My Everyday Green Mango Smoothie
This year my cardiovascular health has taken a bit of a hammering. To start the year, I caught covid, which hugely reduced my ability to perform during exercise. Just as I was making improvements, I began to experience seasonal asthma due to the hot, dry air in the region that I live. It’s been a lesson in taking a step back, eating well and allowing my body time to heal.
Part of my new nutrition routine is to drink a smoothie each day that is chock full of raw greens like spinach, antioxidant-rich fruit, spices like turmeric or ginger, healthy fat, and seeds/nuts. Of course, it also has to be delicious! This green mango smoothie recipe is by far my favourite. It is creamy due to the avocado, fruity with mango, zesty with lime and has a little warmth from the turmeric. (Here’s an article from research by Dr Gregor on the benefits of turmeric. Check it out if you’re interested in finding out more about this fantastic spice.)
The quantities stated in the recipe makes enough for two large glasses or four smaller glasses. Drink the smoothie right away to preserve as much of the nutrient content as possible.
If you cannot source fresh turmeric, ginger would be a great substitute or even dried turmeric. The recipe would also work brilliantly with pineapple instead of mango for a fruitier, less creamy taste.
Green Mango Smoothie
Super creamy and fruity mango smoothie. Full of fresh, raw greens, antioxidants, and healthy fats to supercharge your health.
- 2 tbsp Ground Flaxseed (make sure it's finely ground before adding it to the other ingredients; otherwise, it will not break down.)
- 250g Frozen Mango
- 100g Fresh Spinach
- 1/2 Avocado
- 1 unwaxed lime (zest grated. Peel/cut the skin and white pith off and add the whole peeled lime as if it were an orange)
- 1-inch sized piece of fresh turmeric (you can leave the skin on- just cut any dry bits off, and give it a good wash to remove dirt.)
- 2 Pitted Medjool Dates
- 8 Ice cubes
- 350ml Oat Milk (or other milk)
Zest the lime and add the zest to the blender.
Cut the skin and white pith off the lime, like you would an orange. Add the whole peeled lime to the blender.
Add the rest of the ingredients to the blender.
Blend for 1 minute on high or until everything is smooth and creamy.
Add water or extra oat milk if it is too thick.