Nov 282012
 
mango spinach smoothie



Before getting to the Mango Spinach smoothie recipe, we Found this bit about mangoes at Mangos.org and what better way to start talking about a mango smoothie?

“In addition to sumptuous tropical flavor, mangoes deliver a host of nutrients and make healthy eating a delightful sensory experience. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that healthy adults consume 5 to 13 servings of fruits and vegetables every day (based on a daily consumption of 1,200 to 3,200 total calories). That’s where mangoes come in! The versatile mango is available year round and adds delicious flavor to a balanced diet.”

Couldn’t have said it better myself!

Adding to the overall goodness of this mango spinach smoothie is the Avocado. Avocados are low in calories (just 50 per ounce) and are free of cholesterol and sodium. And, by the way, Avocados are classified as a fruit, not a vegetable! Its contribution here (besides all the nutritional goodness) is to add a creamy texture to the overall mix.

We have also added a tablespoon of Chia seed to the mix to provide even more nutrition including heart healthy, cholesterol fighting omega-3 fatty acids. Unlike the better known Flax seed, Chia has no taste of its own so adding it to the recipe won’t change the delicious results a bit.

In your favorite smoothie blender mix:

-½ Avocado, peeled and cut into chunks
-1 cup of frozen Mango chunks
-1/2 -1 cup of fresh Spinach or a mix of Spinach and Parsley
-1 cup of Diet V8 Splash® Berry Blend Juice
-1 tbsp. Chia seed (or Flax seed if you prefer)

If you have another minute or two, follow this link for another tempting mango smoothie.

Mango Spinach Smoothie

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