Here’s a simple green smoothie recipe for you that doesn’t “taste” green. 😉 This mango spinach smoothie is naturally sweetened, absolutely delicious and has the added bonus of being dairy free and nutritious. Ready in 5 minutes or less.
This recipe was originally published in August 2019. It has been updated for content and photos.
I’m a long time smoothie lover, but have never been a green smoothie kind of girl. So coming from me, when I say this drink does not have even a hint of that “green taste”, that really means something.
Trust me, just close your eyes and drink it, you’ll never guess there’s a vegetable in sight.
Why you’ll love this mango spinach smoothie
- It’s sweet without adding sugar. Mango and banana do a splendid job of adding sweetness here so you won’t need any added sugar, refined or otherwise.
- Very nutritious. Spinach is a nutrient dense veggie with vitamins A, C, K and so much more. Good thing there’s a TON of it in this mango spinach smoothie.
- Perfect for breakfast. Since you can have this ready in 5 minutes or less, it makes a perfectly nutritious breakfast option when you’re in a hurry. Just take it to go.
- My favourite reason? It does NOT taste green. You will not taste the spinach in here at all. I promise. What you will taste is sweetness from mango and banana combined with nutty deliciousness from the peanut butter. Peanut butter and banana are an incredible combo, so I know you will all love this mango spinach smoothie.
How to make a mango spinach smoothie
(This is a summary with step by step photos, full recipe measurements and instructions are in the recipe card below.)
Gather your ingredients.
Make sure your banana is ripe and measure out your other ingredients, but don’t worry too much about measuring the spinach. Just grab two large handfuls.
Add all your ingredients to your blender and process on high until smooth. (photos 1-2)
NOTE: If your blender is struggling to blend up the frozen fruit, add a touch more milk or water, but don’t go overboard or your smoothie won’t be very thick.
You will get about four cups worth, enough for two large glasses, or go for seconds.
Serve immediately and enjoy.
- You may sub the fresh banana for frozen if you don’t have any fresh on hand. You’ll get a little less banana flavour this way, but still the sweetness it provides. You may also need a touch more milk or some water to get it smooth when using more frozen ingredients.
- For the milk, you may sub with any milk you have and prefer.
- Make it kid friendly. Since we eat with our eyes first, kids may be opposed to drinking a green smoothie, so have some fun with it and call it a “Hulk Smoothie” or “Ninja Turtle” or whatever else they might be in to. 🙂
- For peanut free, sub the peanut butter with almond butter or another nut butter of choice.
- To make it completely nut free, sub the peanut butter with sunflower butter or another seed or soy butter of choice, and sub the cashew milk with oat, coconut or soy milk.
- Use what you have! If you don’t have spinach, but you have kale, try that instead. Or if you have fresh mango and strawberries, but not frozen, use those! Make this mango spinach smoothie your own. Just remember to increase or decrease liquids accordingly when adjusting the fresh vs frozen ratio of ingredients.
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- Add all the ingredients to your blender and process until smooth and creamy. Enjoy cold.