Here's a green smoothie full of green goodness that no one can deny! Avocado, spinach and kale...oh my! Put all three of these green powerhouse ingredients together and you've got an anti-oxidant, protein, fiber, vitamin rich power smoothie. Regarding the taste, one of my kids' first responses after trying this concoction was, "Mama, that's a really smooth smoothie!"
The Tropical Power Combo
The avocado and mango duo is great for your body on so many levels. It's great for bone health, eyes, healthy fat, nerve function and much more. These tropical fruits don't have to be a pain to enjoy. The beauty of avocado is it's easy to cut open, seed and scoop out, mango is another story. If you've ever tried enjoying a fresh mango you know it's a big pain to slice up. The great thing for smoothies is that most stores now carry frozen mango chunks at very reasonable prices, so the hard part's been taken care of for you. I personally love the organic mango chunks at Costco.
I recently also started freezing avocado for smoothies. If you know you're losing time on the ripeness of the avocado, (we all know they have a very short perfectly ripened period) seed and skin it and freeze it in halves in a freezer bag. It's the best way to save those precious avocados without them over ripening and getting tossed out.
Give this green smoothie a try and let me know how you like it! I use my high speed blender
to quickly blend this up for the smooth thick smoothie texture you see above. Print
Mango Avocado Green Smoothie
This recipe makes about 32 oz (2 adult servings or 4 child size (1 cup) servings
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 1 minute
- Total Time: 6 minutes
- Yield: 2 1x
- Category: Smoothie
- 1 ½ cup frozen organic mango chunks (fresh ok too, but I prefer convenience of frozen)
- 1 avocado, seeded and scooped out of skin (frozen of fresh)
- 1 large frozen banana
- 1 packed cup organic spinach leaves
- 2 medium organic kale leaves (I substitute another cup of spinach leaves if I'm out of Kale)
- 1 cup coconut milk (or your preferred milk)
- ½ cup water
- 2 Tbs flax seed
- 2 tsp raw local honey
- Place all ingredients in your blender and do your thing.
- If it's not thick or cold enough for your liking, add a few ice cubes (For me, using the frozen mango and banana turns out just right)
- Enjoy immediately!
- Serving Size: 1
Elena Borowski says
To add to the previous comment, besides Golden Flax, also added a TB of Chia seeds for good fiber. It did not change the texture or taste because our Vitamix did a great job of chopping and blending the smoothie, as usual. A fine way to start the day!
Nadia Borowski Scott says
We just made this smoothie with fresh pineapple only because we were out of bananas. It was the most delicious smoothie I've ever had, actually. It could easily pass for a dessert for a dinner it felt like such a treat. I didn't expect it to be so creamy...I'd have it again in a second. Yum.