I'm always proud of myself when I pick a smoothie, especially a green smoothie, over my standard cup o' joe in the morning. I like my coffee sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeet and creamy! And frequently a cup of coffee (or 4) is my breakfast. I'm trying to make smoothies part of my morning habits.
2 months ago, I actually made it a whole week with having several green smoothies everyday. I lost a whole jean size during that time 🙂 Thank goodness too, because I fully indulged in all of the Holiday goodies.
I really love this mango green smoothie. The mango is definitely the dominant flavor - it doesn't taste "green" at all. Even though fresh, ripe mango is super delicious, frozen mango tastes pretty good and is very convenient. Plus, did you know you can get frozen mango at Dollar Tree?
It only takes about a minute to throw frozen mango, a banana, a handful of greens, and to pour coconut water into a blender. Another 45 second blending on high speed and my smoothie is ready to enjoy.
For my smoothies, I almost always use at least one frozen fruit, so I never add ice. I also like to use almond milk, but coconut water is definitely my favorite.
What goes into your morning smoothie?
Mango Green Smoothie
1/2 cup fresh or frozen mango
2 cups fresh greens - spinach, kale, chard, or a combination
10 oz. coconut water
1. Place banana, mango, and greens into a blender.
2. Pour coconut water over other ingredients.
3. Blend on high speed for roughly 45 seconds, or until smooth,
4. Pour into a cup and enjoy!