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Orange Mango Green Smoothie

Hi all,

This Orange Mango Green Smoothie is the perfect way to sneak some healthiness into your morning.

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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?

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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!

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The coconut water, oranges, bananas, and mangoes are obviously typical Caribbean ingredients, but they are also very easy to find in your local supermarket.

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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 🙂

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  1. 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.
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