It took falling in love with this smoothie to get me writing again. Not that this is the only delicious food I’ve eaten in the past 5 months but it a unique enough drink that I had to share. It all started when my coworker Angela had me taste a spinach mango smoothie she made with chia seeds. I had one sip and literally thought about it for the next two days until I picked up frozen Mangoes to make it myself.
I spent some time researching mango spinach smoothie recipes and put one together based on what I like in smoothies (I prefer frozen fruit without any ice for a smoother consistency).
After much anticipation out came my new favorite smoothie that my daughter loves as well. Delicious and loaded with nutrition which makes me happy for myself and the baby I’m feeding in my womb. The chia seeds are a great touch to thicken the smoothie and the banana is a great subtle addition to the tropical mango flavor. If you don’t finish the whole smoothie you can put it in the fridge and the chia seeds will thicken it so you can still enjoy it the next day. That’s right it doesn’t turn to liquid mush like most leftover smoothies do.
Mango Spinach Banana Smoothie
- 1 cup frozen mangoes
- 1/2 cup packed spinach leaves (with stems if fine)
- 1/2 fresh banana
- 1/2-1 Tbsp chia seeds (I usually use 1 Tbsp)
- 8-10 ounces of vanilla almond milk (soy or cows milk would work here too)
- Place all the ingredients into a Magic Bullet Blender (or other blender) and emulsify until all the spinach and mangoes are pureed and ENJOY!