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Spinach Mango Smoothie

I l.o.v.e. this smoothie, and not just for it's high nutritional value (I'm not that shallow). I actually truly enjoy the taste of this smoothie. Don't worry you don't have to pinch your nose and guzzle the whole thing as quickly as possible; and you're not the only person out there with apprehensions about drinking something so green.

There are some benefits to drinking your spinach versus eating it. We tend to speed through our meals, which means we probably don’t chew our food enough…which means less of those good nutrients can be absorbed.

When you finally try it, you will be pleasantly surprised by its not-so-green flavor. Drink this for breakfast and you'll be blown away by how much energy and confidence you acquire.

long distance breakfast date

The green confidence booster:
1 mango
2-3 handfuls fresh spinach
about 1/2 cup cold water
1/2 cup apple juice
  1. Peel the mango and remove meaty flesh from stone.
  2. Layer the mango slices and spinach in the blender. Add enough juice and water to make it blend-able.
  3. Get your drink on.

ADDITION 3.15.2012:
VegKid and I made a variation of this smoothie this morning and let me tell you, just when I thought it couldn't get any better...IT DOES! Even VegKid said, "Oh my gosh! I'm in green smoothie paradise! I want this for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, and both snacks!" (actual quote here, folks.)

2 bananas, diced and frozen
1 mango, diced and frozen
1 c fresh pineapple
3 handfuls fresh spinach
1/2 c apple juice + about 1/2 c water to get the consistency we wanted
Me and VegKid gettin' our green on


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