Every wonder what is in the bright green smoothie bowl that just loves to pop on my Instagram every few weeks. My mango green smoothie bowl is one of my favorite morning pick-me-ups and a great way to start the day feeling fantastic. I love starting the morning with a serving of fruits, vegetables, and healthy fat already under my belt. It almost takes a little pressure off for the rest of the day (not that I don’t try to get in fruits and veg the rest of the day… I just feel a little more confident in meeting the 5-a-day recommendations!). In my eyes, you can never have enough green in your life 🙂
My mango green smoothie is super easy and super fast to whip up and enjoy. My toppings of choice typically are:
- sliced bananas
- whole or slivered almonds
- chia seeds
- frozen berries such as blueberries or raspberries
- a little high-protein granola
I usually stick with 3 or 4 toppings unless I am feeling super creative (or a little extra hungry!). For the smoothie, you will need:
- 1/2 banana, frozen or unfrozen
- 1/4 of a medium avocado
- 2 large handfuls of fresh spinach
- ~ 1-1.5 cups frozen mango chunks
- ~1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
Place all of your ingredients into a a good blender (I use a Ninja) and blend until smooth. Make sure you stop after a few seconds and scrape down the sides to assure all little bits of spinach break apart and blend.
*Tip — Always add your liquid first so it is in the very bottom of your blender. It help the blending process quicken and gives you a smoother consistency faster!
Once your smoothie is blended without lumps or chunks, place into a large bowl and add the toppings of your choice. I always like a little crunch on my smoothie bowls! Enjoy and keep being creative in the kitchen!