Mango Spinach Smoothie
This nutritious Mango Spinach Smoothie tastes like a tropical vacation! It's creamy, refreshing, and a healthy way to get in your greens.
With just five simple ingredients, this mango spinach smoothie gives you all the energy you need to power through your morning or get ready for a workout! This sweet and creamy green smoothie tastes delicious and is packed with nutrients.
We are huge smoothie fans over here, especially green smoothies. It is such a simple and delicious way to add more fruits and vegetables to your diet. We also love this Tropical Kale Smoothie and Banana Green Smoothie.
Now let's talk green smoothies for a minute. This Mango Spinach Smoothie is what I call a beginner green smoothie. Since mangoes and bananas are both naturally sweet and creamy, the baby spinach is virtually undetectable.
That makes this the perfect green smoothie for kids or veggie-averse adults.
This good-for-you green smoothie recipe only has a handful of ingredients - you are going to love it! Here is the list of ingredients you need:
- Mango: It's best to use frozen mango chunks instead of fresh mango. If you use fresh mango, it won't have the same slushie texture. Mango adds Vitamin C and antioxidants to the smoothie.
- Banana: Ripe bananas are best for smoothies since they add the most natural sweetness. Frozen bananas are best if you like a super creamy texture. Bananas add lots of potassium and fiber to this smoothie
- Spinach: For this smoothie recipe, try to use fresh baby spinach if you can. Frozen spinach can work in a pinch, but the flavor is slightly stronger. Adding spinach to your smoothie adds iron, Vitamin K, and lots of other important nutrients. Kale can be used as well but the green "taste" is stronger.
- Avocado: Many smoothie recipes lack healthy fats, which is why you are hungry soon after eating them. Adding avocado is a great way to avoid that crash. Frozen avocado chunks will work perfectly in a smoothie and also help make it creamy. Feel free to leave this out or use less avocado.
- Almond Milk: To keep the smoothie light and prevent it from tasting too sweet, use unsweetened almond milk. You could use oat milk, coconut milk, dairy milk, coconut water, or plain water as well.
- Protein Powder: Adding protein is a great option to help keep you full, especially if this is a meal replacement. This ingredient is completely optional. If you decide to use it, I suggest only using vanilla protein powder or unflavored protein powder. You could also add Greek yogurt for protein.
Note: For a complete list of ingredients and detailed instructions on how to make this green spinach smoothie, take a look at the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post!
Mango Spinach Smoothie Variations
Follow these tips to make sure your smoothie turns out perfect every single time!
- Without bananas: If you aren't a fan of bananas, swap in about 1 cup of frozen pineapple. This keeps the same tropical flavors without bananas.
- Add protein: The best options for adding protein to this smoothie are unflavored or vanilla protein powder, Greek yogurt, or protein-enriched nut milk.
- Add nutrients: If you want to boost the nutrients in this smoothie consider adding chia seeds, hemp seeds, flaxseed meal, or maca powder.
- Use yogurt: To boost the protein and calcium in this smoothie, add some plain Greek or regular yogurt. Coconut-flavored yogurt also tastes great in this smoothie to play with the tropical flavors.
- Add berries: Although the color won't be the prettiest, this smooth tastes great with strawberries or blueberries added.
- Add more fruit: This mango spinach smoothie also works with pineapple, peaches, oranges, and papaya.
Make Ahead Smoothie Packs & Storage
If you want to meal prep this smoothie, there are a few options:
- Smoothie bags: Measure out the bananas, mango, avocado, and spinach and add them to a ziploc bag. Label the bags and store them in the freezer. Then simply dump the contents into the blender with almond milk for a quicker smoothie prep.
- Smoothie ice cubes: You can also blend the ingredients together, using about half the liquid. Once well-blended, pour the green smoothie into ice cube trays. Once frozen, store in a freezer-safe bag. Make the smoothie by adding the ice cubes and almond milk to a blender.
- Leftover smoothie: Since this smoothie has bananas, it doesn't keep well for much longer than 12-24 hours in the fridge. It can be frozen and defrosted, but it will lose some of the creamy texture.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some questions I frequently get asked by some readers…
Does blending spinach destroy nutrients?
Blending spinach in a smoothie will not destroy or remove any of the nutrients. All of the nutrients in the spinach remain in the smoothie and it is essentially the same nutritionally as eating the spinach raw and whole.
How much spinach do you put in a smoothie?
Generally speaking, you can add one heaping cup or a large handful of spinach to a smoothie without it altering the flavor or texture very much.
Mango Spinach Smoothie
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- 2 cups frozen mango chunks
- 1 ripe banana, chopped
- 1 cup baby spinach leaves, packed
- 1/4 avocado
- 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
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