Simple Green Smoothies

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May 102017
simple green smoothies

Simple green smoothies are just that – Simple! Way too often the recipes for “green” smoothies are loaded down with a whole lot of exotic ingredients. Not only are these sometimes difficult to find but that also, in my opinion, detracts from what smoothies are supposed to be: healthy, fun, and easy!

I’m sure you have seen this recipe around in one form or another; like I said, it is simple! But that doesn’t negate the fact that it is very healthy and really tasty.

So, when looking for some simple green smoothies, keep this recipe in mind. It is endlessly variable and always easy.

In your favorite smoothie blender, mix:

  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 2 cups filtered water
  • 1 cup mango (previously frozen if preferred)
  • 1 cup pineapple (please, not canned if you can avoid it)
  • 2 previously frozen bananas, peeled and sliced (TIP peel and slice BEFORE FREEZING)

For best results blend the spinach and water first and get rid of the leafy clumps that sometimes happen. Add the fruit next and mix until you reach your preferred consistency.

Have time for one more? Follow this link for another of our very green smoothie recipes.

Simple Green Smoothies

Healthy Breakfast Smoothie Recipe

 Mango, Raspberry  Comments Off on Healthy Breakfast Smoothie Recipe
Sep 202016
healthy breakfast smoothie recipe

What with all the healthy breakfast smoothie recipe choices we have here you would think that we have a breakfast smoothie every morning. But that is just not the case.

I get up much, much earlier than my partner and, if I serenaded her each morning with a blender mixing up smoothies, I wouldn’t have lasted as long as I have. So, a lot of mornings I have very quiet cereal with fruit. It doesn’t taste a good but it does allow for more sleep.

All this leads me to a new-ish healthy breakfast smoothie recipe I have tried and it is pretty darn good.

Should you and your partner rise together, or if your partner sleeps more soundly than mine, I think this is one you will very much enjoy.

In your favorite blender mix:

  • One Cup Raspberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1/2 Mango, sliced
  • 3 sliced peaches
  • 1 cup vanilla Greek Yogurt
  • Ice to Taste

Healthy Breakfast Smoothie Recipe

Easy Mango Smoothie

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Apr 042016
easy mango smoothie

Mangoes are native to India and they remain the largest producer of this tasty fruit. But very little is exported; because they realize a good thing when they see it almost all of India’s mangoes are consumed locally! This tasty fruit is an excellent source of vitamins A and C and more than twenty more vitamins and minerals. Mangoes have a great deal of dietary fiber as well

Here is a tasty and easy mango smoothie recipe using fresh mango (which probably came from South America or Mexico)

In your favorite blender mix:

  • 1 1/2 cups of diced fresh mango
  • 1 1/2 cups plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp of honey
  • 1 cup of fresh orange juice
  • Ice to taste

Put the diced mango pieces the orange juice, honey, and about 1/2 cup of ice into your blender. Use high speed to blend your ingredients until they are smooth, this will take about thirty seconds minimum. Add the yogurt and blend again, adding if need some more ice cubes until it is creamy and smooth. Serve and enjoy!

Easy Mango Smoothie

Tropical Smoothy with Mango

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Jan 212015
tropical smoothy

Mango fruit is sometimes called “the king of fruits” and there is reason for that. Mango fruit is unquestionably one of the most popular and nutritionally valuable fruits around. The Mango has a distinct flavor, smell, taste, and is ridiculously healthy. A good outline of the healthy qualities is available here.

For our use in smoothies, the mango is a low fat, delicious treat that can be easily combined with a wide variety of juices and yogurts to create a refreshing, healthy, and tasty treat.

In this tropical smoothy mango is mixed with other tropical goodies, coconut and pineapple. Together these three ingredients create a tropical smoothy that everyone in your family will certainly enjoy!

Let’s face it, it’s recipes like this one that give smoothies their great reputation for being both really tasty and really healthy at the same time.

Its also easy to turn this tropical smoothy treat into even more of a nutrition powerhouse just by adding a tablespoon of Chia seed. Chia is a natural seed that adds a large measure of nutrition including heart healthy, cholesterol fighting omega 3 fatty acids and antioxidants. Unlike the better known Flax seed, Chia doesn’t have a noticeable taste of its own so adding it here won’t change the delicious tropical results.

In your favorite smoothie blender mix:

  • 1 mango cut in chunks
  • 1 can of pineapple chunks with the juice (Keep in the refrigerator to chill before using)
  • 1 cup of low-fat coconut Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp. Chia seed (or Flax seed if you prefer)

Mix all the ingredients in your blender at once until smooth–and if you want to serve as a special treat you can add some shredded coconut as a garnish.

If you are not watching your calories and want to “splurge” you can substitute the yogurt for a cup of coconut milk which is quite good, but it is also high in calories.

Still have that tropical feeling? Try this recipe next.

Tropical Smoothy with Mango