Friday, August 27, 2010

Green Mango Smoothie

1 large mango peeled and chopped
1/4 cup frozen spinach
2-4 leaves of kale
1/2 banana
1/2-3/4 cup fresh orange juice or almond milk

 Blend the fruit first using half of the liquid. Once combined, add the greens and the rest of the liquid. Blend until the consistency is smooth. 

*Remember, there are no rules or limits to your creativity. If you don't like kale, just stick with the spinach. If you want your smoothie thicker use less liquid. 
If your cutting calories use water instead of juice...the options are endless!
Try your personal favorite green vegetable and let me know how it turns out.
Keep in mind that different vegetables take on different flavors and levels of bitterness and vitamins.

Enjoy for breakfast or as a healthy snack in the middle of your day!

Benefits of consuming mangoes:
  • Contains beta-carotene, vitamin E, and selenium which help to protect one from heart disease
  • Mangoes are recommended for pregnant women and people who suffer from anemia due to its high iron content 
  • Mangoes contain a phenolic compound that is said to have powerful antioxidant and anticancer abilities
  • Known to aid in combating poor digestion  
  • It's been said that the Vitamin E in mangoes helps to boost ones sex life and hormonal system function

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