Vegan Mango-Coconut Green Smoothie

So, I realize I’m several years late to the party here, but I’ve finally discovered yoga.

It’s, like, a trip to the spa for a massage. Except you do it yourself, it’s cheaper, and you feel even better afterwards. I’m taking very beginner level classes – no impossible pose attempts in front of depressing mirrors and no hot-yoga blackout episodes, not that I’d know anything about either of those things – and I’m practically giddy over how much I’m enjoying it. “Grace” and “flexible” are about the last two words one would ever use to describe me, but if I keep this up, maybe I’ll get a little closer. So far, it certainly makes me feel great.

A blog story about a nice, healthy green smoothie seemed to be the perfect chance to share my yoga discovery. After all, when I come home all loosey-goosey relaxed after yoga class, this mango-coconut green smoothie is pretty much the perfect way to recharge.

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Smoothies are the best thing ever, aren’t they? They feel like a treat – it’s like drinking a fruity milkshake! – but generally they’re packed with energizing nutrients and guilt-free goodness.

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This one in particular is unbelievably good – not to mention pretty (have I ever mentioned green is my favorite color? What can I say; it pleases me every time I go in for a sip.)

If you’ve never tried a green smoothie made with spinach, you’ll be shocked and amazed that you don’t it at all. Spinach just makes the smoothie gorgeously green, and, of course, super-healthy.

 

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Vegan Mango-Coconut Green Smoothie

With its light coconut milk base - no dairy here - this vegan green smoothie is utterly creamy and coconutty. Mango gives it a tropical vibe that makes it taste like a day at the beach.

Yield: 1 large or 2 small drinks

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup fresh washed spinach leaves, packed (I generally use packaged, pre-washed baby spinach)
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen mango cubes
  • 1/2 medium banana
  • 3/4 cup light coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup ice cubes
  • Optional:
  • 1 tablespoon coconut butter (this adds a bit more more coconut flavor plus fiber and a little protein)
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseeds (these add some more fiber plus omega-3 fatty acids and a little protein)

Directions:

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth. Pour into glasses and serve with a straw.

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32 Responses to “Vegan Mango-Coconut Green Smoothie”

  1. Maria Tadic posted on February 28, 2013 at 8:20 am

    This looks so good! I love adding spinach to my am smoothies. It turns everything such a pretty green!

    • Kare replied on March 4th, 2013 on 7:03 pm

      Seriously, the color makes me smile whenever I drink it!

  2. a farmer in the dell posted on February 28, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    This is MY kind of green smoothie! yum!

  3. Deanna posted on March 1, 2013 at 8:25 am

    This was so delicious this morning! Had 6 mangos on hand so perfect.

    • Kare replied on March 4th, 2013 on 7:10 pm

      Yay! Glad you liked it. :)

      • Deanna replied on March 9th, 2013 on 8:37 am

        Actually made 8 of these this week! Walked with a couple friends and made them come in for one of these smoothies!

        • Kare replied on March 13th, 2013 on 7:27 pm

          That’s awesome. You are a VERY good friend!

  4. Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies posted on March 1, 2013 at 9:19 am

    Ahh, we are so on the same wavelength! I’ve been making these all the time lately–same ingredients, minus the ice cubes with an orange or clementines instead of orange juice. And I can attest to the fact that they are good. :)

    • Kare replied on March 4th, 2013 on 7:05 pm

      That’s hilarious! Do you just throw the orange wedges in there? I’ve wondered if that would work/be good, but have never tried it.

  5. Bernadette @ Now Stir It Up posted on March 2, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    I love green smoothies, and one with mango has me sold!! Sounds so good and so healthy. Great way to start a morning.

  6. Vespa Woolf posted on March 4, 2013 at 4:57 am

    I love the looks of this smoothie. With the coconut water, spinach and flaxseed it must be packed with nutrients. Congrats on discovering and enjoying yoga!

  7. Lou posted on March 10, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    I was looking for the perfect mango smoothie recipe and stumbled across this. So making it tomorrow :D xo

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  10. Kayla posted on June 2, 2013 at 7:23 am

    I am pregnant and found this recipe looking for nutritious smoothies that wouldn’t make me nauseous. I omitted the banana (I don’t like my smoothies too thick) and used fresh grapefruit juice instead of orange (didn’t have any on hand) and it tastes great! Not too sweet but still indulgent. Thank you so much!

    • Karen Troughton replied on June 10th, 2013 on 7:55 am

      Hi Kayla, I’m so glad you liked it! I know all too well how hard it can be to find something you can stomach when pregnant. Congratulations to you!

  11. Lindsey Pocekay posted on June 16, 2013 at 6:13 am

    Naturally refreshing, coconut water has a sweet, nutty taste. It contains easily digested carbohydrate in the form of sugar and electrolytes. Not to be confused with high-fat coconut milk or oil, coconut water is a clear liquid in the fruit’s center that is tapped from young, green coconuts.;*”..

    With best regards
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  13. Caroline posted on June 20, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    I have tried to make green smoothies before, and they failed me each time. So I was a little nervous making this smoothie. But this smoothie is absolutely AMAZING!!! I used almond and soy milk (because I didn’t have coconut milk) but it still turned out great! And I added coconut butter, and it is perfect. Couldn’t be happier with this smoothie! Thanks :)

    • Karen Troughton replied on June 21st, 2013 on 6:12 am

      I’m so glad you like it! I think it’s important that your first few green smoothies taste great because it’s tough enough to get over the color. Once you’ve had a great one though, it’s smooth sailing! ;)

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  17. Jennifer posted on January 4, 2014 at 5:32 am

    I just made this! Sipping on it currently and LOVE it!

    • Karen Troughton replied on January 4th, 2014 on 7:28 am

      Hi Jennifer, so glad you like it! Thanks for the comment. :)

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  22. Linda posted on June 17, 2014 at 10:08 am

    I needed to use my (expired) bag of spinach, so i put the whole bag in the blender with coconut WATER (14 oz), then added mango, 1/2 banana, coconut OIL, chia seeds and 2 ice cubes. I was so nervous that I wouldn’t like it. BUT I DID!!! it made quite a bit, a whole Mason jar, plus a full 8 oz. glass. Coincidently, I have been doing yoga for almost 20 years (congrats on joining the party) and have been drinking green smoothies from Whole Foods, but there was something about DIY that made me think I wouldn’t like it. Even though it tastes good, I’m still hesitant to do more of this, but with encouragement and recipes like yours, I’m sure I will be a blending Queen before too long. Thank you for the inspiration!!!

    • Karen Raye replied on June 24th, 2014 on 8:39 am

      I am glad you are delving into smoothie DIY (and making it your own while you’re at it)! It’s fun to experiment. But Whole Foods is also a pretty fun place, too. :D

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