Glowing Green Mango Smoothie
What better way to get in a good dose of healthy greens than with this fresh glowing green mango smoothie! It’s loaded with spinach, romaine, mangoes and healthy fats & a great natural protein source from hemp seeds.
Whenever I’m feeling like I need a good boost of healthy greens and fresh fruit in my diet, I’ll reach for this glowing green mango smoothie – it is one of my favorite green smoothie recipes to drink!
Packed with healthy ingredients and whole foods that deliver your daily values in vitamin c and vitamin k, this green glow smoothie can be made any day of the week.
As the weather starts to get warm, I find myself wanting to consume foods that are light and refreshing.
Making this delicious smoothie is a great way for you to get wholesome ingredients in your daily diet that nourishes your body and makes you feel good.
You’ll love this recipe because it’s:
- Made with simple ingredients: I mean really, this green mango smoothie couldn’t get any easier. Greens, fruit, sweetener of choice, protein source, and liquids – boom. And the best part is, you can easily find all the ingredients listed in the recipe card in your local grocery store.
- Has the right balance of sweet and greens: I’ve found that some smoothies have so many greens in them that they often taste “too healthy” not appetizing (if you know what I mean) and they sometimes have a bitter aftertaste. This smoothie provides the perfect balance of sweetness from dates to all the greens added.
- Perfect for beginners: If you’re just starting out on a plant-based diet, you know that it can feel overwhelming! This smoothie is not complicated at all and its easy enough that you can make this daily.
Ingredients & Substitutions:
- Spinach: I am a huge spinach fan and whenever I make a grocery trip, spinach is always on the list. Spinach packs a punch in iron, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. As a substitute for spinach, you can try adding in kale, collard greens, or swiss chard.
- Romaine Lettuce: I know this may sound weird to add romaine lettuce in a smoothie, but adding additional leafy greens to your smoothies mixes things up and increases the volume of additional minerals and vitamins. It’s also found if you want beautiful skin, romaine lettuce is good for skin rejuvenation and can help your skin glow! If you’re looking for other leafy greens to add to your smoothie, you can throw in iceberg lettuce, mixed greens, or even arugula.
- Mango: The star of the show – juicy, fragrant, ripe mangoes. In this recipe, I used frozen mango but if you live in a climate where mangoes grow all year round, then use fresh whenever you can!
- Cilantro: Also known as coriander, I love adding this to my smoothies! Cilantro is a good source of antioxidants that can support and slow down cell damage caused by free radicals in the body. If you are not a fan of cilantro, try adding parsley as a good alternative.
- Hemp seeds: I’ve spoken before about the benefits of hemp seeds & why I love them so much, but this superfood really is that awesome and gives a nice dose of healthy fat. Adding in nutritious ingredients such as hemp seeds is a great way to replace chalky protein powders if you’re like me and would prefer a different alternative. You can always add more hemp seeds to your smoothie as needed to support your protein requirements. Other alternatives include adding in ground flax seeds or even chia seeds.
- Lime: A good squeeze of lime juice in your green smoothie actually helps to preserve the bright green color we all love with green smoothies, and it provides a bit of tartness that balances the greens nicely. Here, you can also alternatively use freshly squeezed lemon juice, or orange, or grapefruit juice.
- Ginger: Ginger is so soothing to consume and gives the green smoothie a little bit of a spicy kick that’s subtle but so good.
- Medjool dates: I used two pitted Medjool dates in this recipe. I love dates for their sweet, caramel-like flavor. Here, you can use any sweetener of your choice or omit it if needed but some good substitutions are maple syrup or agave syrup.
- Water: I used water in this recipe but you can use any liquids you prefer! Coconut water is a great alternative but if you want a thicker smoothie texture, feel free to add in almond milk, coconut milk, or an all-natural freshly squeezed fruit juice with the pulp.
- You may find that adding romaine lettuce to this glowing green smoothie can be a bit strong to taste. If you find this is the case, you can use less romaine lettuce or simply omit it and add in other greens to your liking.
- When making this smoothie, I have found the easiest way to get an incredibly smooth texture is by using a high powered blender but this recipe can be made in a regular blender too. Make sure to layer in your ingredients by adding your liquids, fruits, and then your leafy greens last. Blend well for up to 2 minutes.
Gather all ingredients and add in your water or plant-based milk of your choice, then add in your mango, dates, hemp seeds, ginger, romaine lettuce, spinach, and cilantro.
Simply blend all ingredients together for a few minutes until you get a nice smooth consistency.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can I drink this every day?
Yes, this smoothie can be consumed every day! Even though you can have this delicious green smoothie every day, I still recommend you include other sources of whole grains, fruits, vegetables, legumes, fats & proteins so you can get the most out of your plant-based lifestyle.
How do you make a smoothie creamy without bananas?
This refreshing smoothie doesn’t have bananas in it as I know many people will add a banana to make their smoothie creamy. If you are looking for a creamy smoothie, you can always add plant-based milk, yogurt, avocado, chia seeds, flax seeds, or silken tofu as an option.
Storage & Freezing
Storing: You can store this smoothie in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days and you can make this smoothie even a day before! Just remember to give the smoothie a good shake or stir before serving as most times, the smoothie will separate a bit.
Freezing: If you have extra leftovers, pour the smoothie into ice cube trays and freeze it and add the cubes to the next smoothie you make.
So here’s how to make a Glowing Green Mango Smoothie!
Glowing Green Mango Smoothie
- High-powered blender
- 3-4 cups water
- 1 cup mango (fresh or frozen)
- 2 pitted Medjool dates (or 2-3 tablespoons of maple syrup)
- 3 tablespoons hemp seeds
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh ginger
- 2-3 cups spinach
- 1-2 romaine leaves
- 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro (or parsley)
- ½ fresh squeezed lime juice
- Gather your ingredients and add them to a blender and blend on high until smooth.
- Taste to see if you need to add more lime, sweetener as desired, and serve immediately.
- For the best results, add your ingredients to your blender in the order of the recipe.
- If you find the romaine lettuce to be too strong, you can reduce the number of leaves used or replace the romaine with another mild leafy green of your choice.
- This recipe makes about (4) 16oz servings or (6) 8 oz servings.
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This looks scrumptious! Never tried with dates before, so gotta try it now!
Amazing, Rebekah! Yes, the dates really add something special to the smoothie. Hope you enjoy it!
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