This nutritious Mango Spinach Green Smoothie with frozen mango, banana, and spinach is a great breakfast, snack, or post workout treat.
With just six simple ingredients, this mango spinach smoothie will give you all the energy you need to power through your morning! It has the proper amount of fiber, vitamins, and protein you need to start your day right.
I just love drinking a smoothie for breakfast. It's so simple to make, yet there are thousands of different ways to make smoothies. Some mornings, I crave something chocolatey, so I make my favorite chocolate avocado smoothie, and sometimes, I crave something sweet but nutritious. I know to add a fiber-rich fruit (like a mango) to the smoothie when I am.
Mangos are one of the sweetest types of fruits you will find, and it is perfect for you too!
It is an excellent source of vitamin C - which boosts your immune system. Plus, it has a more robust flavor profile which allows you to add other healthy ingredients (like spinach) to a smoothie, and you won't even taste them.
I personally just love the bright citrus flavors of this mango spinach smoothie! It reminds me of a fruity island drink. You can't even taste the spinach in it.
Key Ingredients For Mango Spinach Smoothie
This good-for-you 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. Plus, it takes longer to slice up a fresh mango.
- Banana: A ripe banana will be best for the smoothie. The less ripe the banana is, the harder it will be to blend in with the other ingredients. Here is a complete guide to ripe bananas and how to prep them for smoothies!
- Spinach: For this smoothie recipe, try to use fresh baby spinach if you can. Frozen spinach can work in a pinch, but it won't have the same flavor.
- Avocado: You only need 1/2 of an avocado to make this mango spinach smoothie. If you have trouble keeping avocado fresh (or making it ripe enough to use), you can mash up an avocado and store it in an ice cube tray. Frozen avocado chunks will work perfectly in a smoothie!
- Almond Milk: To keep the calories lower (and prevent it from tasting too sweet), use unsweetened almond milk. You could use oat milk (or any dairy milk) as well.
- Protein Powder: This ingredient is completely optional. If you decide to use it, I suggest only using vanilla protein powder since chocolate powder won't taste very good with the mango.
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!
What To Serve With A Mango Green Smoothie
I think that smoothies are a breakfast treat - but they taste refreshing and filling any time of the day.
If you are going to drink the green smoothie for breakfast, serve them with another healthy breakfast food like banana and egg pancakes.
If you have a hectic day planned with no time to sit and eat breakfast, make some zucchini carrot muffins ahead of time and grab them as you go out the door.
Another one of my favorite grab-and-go breakfasts that tastes amazing with a fruity smoothie is a quiche cupcake! It is packed with protein and has a very light and delicate flavor that lets the mango smoothie take center stage.
Recipe Tips And Ideas For Green Smoothies
Follow these tips to make sure your smoothie turns out perfect every single time!
- If you are making a smoothie just for yourself, a single-serve blender is all you need. If you plan on making smoothies for your entire family, invest in a heavy-duty blender (like a Vitamix) that won't wear out.
- To make your smoothie thinner, add a bit more almond milk to it.
- To make the smoothie thicker, add a few more frozen mango chunks.
- Add the spinach to the blender first, then add the rest of your ingredients. Starting with the spinach first will help it all combine smoothly with the creamiest texture.
- Do not use too many sweet fruits at once. When you make a smoothie with mango, use mild-flavored fruits like kiwi instead of lots of sweet berries. If you use too many different types of fruit at once, it can taste too sweet.
Frequently Asked Questions About Spinach Mango Smoothies
Here are some questions I frequently get asked about by some readers…
What other fruits go well with mango in smoothies?
The good thing about mangoes is that they are a mild and sweet fruit that goes with lots of other fruit types. Try it with:
- Seasonal berries
How do you store leftover green smoothies?
Smoothies taste best when you make them fresh!
If you have a leftover smoothie, store it in a container with a lid and keep it refrigerated. When you are ready to drink it again, give it a nice shake to mix it back up. It will stay fresh for up to 3 days in the refrigerator.
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.
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