This Orange Mango Green Smoothie is the perfect way to sneak some healthiness into your morning.
Healthiness? Yup, it’s a thing. And it’s especially important as the weather gets warmer outside. I don’t know what it is about warm weather, but it makes me want to eat all the things I know aren’t the best for me — ice cream….. barbecue ANYTHING… more ice cream.
But I recently came up with a theory: if I’m able to get some of the stuff that’s good for my body early in the day, I’m less likely to crave the not so good stuff. Sounds plausible, right?
So here goes! This 5-minute smoothie is a super easy way to sneak in some greens and fruits, while at the same time filling me up and giving me energy throughout the day. For the liquid, I used the juice from a few freshly squeezed oranges, as well as some fresh coconut water. Then, it’s all about the fruits. Here, I used bananas, green apples, and mangoes. Finally, because green is the universal color for healthiness (no kidding!), I blended in a handful of spinach. And that’s it!
The coconut water, oranges, bananas, and mangoes are obviously typical Caribbean ingredients, but they are also very easy to find in your local supermarket.
P.S. For an extra dose of healthiness, I love to top my smoothie with a mixture of hemp seeds, chia seeds, and flax seeds. It’s an easy way to boost the flavor and benefits of a smoothie. Plus, it’s delicious!
Give this smoothie a try and let me know what you think 🙂
- 2 ripe bananas, frozen and cubed
- juice of 3 large naval oranges
- 1 cup coconut water, plus more as needed
- 1 cup frozen mangoes, cubed
- 2 cups fresh spinach
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
*makes 4 large glasses
- Combine all the smoothie ingredients in a blend and blend on high until smooth. Top with your choice of hemp seeds, chia seeds, or flax seeds. Serve immediately.