Coconut Mango Banana Spinach Smoothie


March 17, 2011

This coconut mango banana spinach smoothie is sweet and delicious, and the perfect introduction to green smoothies.

Coconut Mango Banana Spinach Smoothie

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I’m celebrating with this coconut mango banana spinach smoothie. This is my favorite green energy smoothie.

I’m thrilled my mum, dad, sister, and niece are staying with me so we can celebrate St Patrick’s Day together.

My mother is part Irish. Her family are descendants of the McDermotts, Sullivans and O’Learys. We are very proud of our Irish heritage and milk it for all it’s worth.

St. Patrick’s Day was originally a religious holiday. But let’s be honest, to any self-respecting hedonist, it’s fondly embraced as a “feast and drinking day”, and a golden invitation to get over refreshed with irreverent indulgence under the guise of national pride.

But, really, every day is a green day for me. I start every day with a green smoothie, and this coconut mango spinach banana smoothie is my favorite blend.

This mango banana spinach smoothie is my go-to introductory smoothie for newbies because it’s sweet and delicious, and if you closed your eyes you’d never know it contained leafy greens. The mild flavor of spinach is perfect for greenophobes as its so easily masked with sweet fruits.

I intend to drown my sorrows in a few gallons of this mango banana spinach smoothie after I drop my sister and my little niece off at the airport tonight. However, if the green smoothie doesn’t do the trick, I’m heading down to the Tam O’Shanter with mum and dad to sing and dance with our Irish comrades.

Find more delicious smoothie recipes in The Blender Girl Smoothies book.

*Probiotic Powder – I add 1/2 teaspoon of probiotic powder to all smoothies to replenish stores of healthy bacteria for immunity, digestion, detox, and to balance the acidic effects of high-sugar fruits and other sweeteners. The really potent probiotics require refrigeration. If you have capsules, break the shell and release the powder. Unsweetened probiotic-rich liquids like kefirs (water, coconut water, milk varieties) or kombucha make wonderful health-promoting additions to shakes, too.

Other Green Smoothies

Detox Green Smoothie
Green Tea, Apple, and Wheatgrass Smoothie
Apple Mango Bok Choy Smoothie
Tastes-Like-Ice-Cream Kale Smoothie
Pineapple Ginger Green Smoothie

Let me know what you think of this coconut mango banana spinach smoothie in the comments!

Your feedback is important, and it helps me decide which recipes to post next for you.

 

Coconut Mango Banana Spinach Smoothie

This coconut mango banana spinach smoothie is sweet and delicious, and the perfect introduction to green smoothies.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 16-ounce glasses
Author Tess Masters

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (480ml) raw coconut water (or filtered water)
  • 2 cups (88g) firmly packed baby spinach
  • 1 medium-sized banana
  • 2 tablespoons coconut butter
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 2 cups (320g) frozen mango

optional boosters

Instructions

  1. Throw everything into your blender (including any boosters) and blast on high for 30 to 60 seconds until smooth and creamy. 

Recipe Notes

Find more delicious smoothie recipes in The Blender Girl Smoothies app
Photo by Trent Lanz; styling by Alicia Buszczak

Comments

Comments 35

  1. HEY, I come from a line of McDermotts too! Another awesome picture and recipe! Happy St. Patty’s to you, hope you all enjoyed each other today!

    🙂 xxo Eva

  2. I couldn’t wait to blend this one this morning!
    My suspicious husband said: “We’re going to *drink* spinach?!”
    He asked for more after the first glass…
    Even our 2 1/2 yr-old said “Mama, I want my green smoothie too!” 🙂

  3. I’m new at this at made this smoothie and wow. I like it more than fruit smoothies. It’s sweet and very yum yum. If you’re new try this first, you won’t believe it’s spinach. Incredible!

  4. Oh, I am so pleased Piggy Lenore.
    I will post a lot more of my favourite green smoothies in the next few months.
    They really do make such a huge difference to your health and were the missing piece for me! So glad they are working for you too.

    1. Jolly,
      I always freeze my mangoes cut up into pieces to make it easier to grab what I want for use in smoothies.

  5. Hey Piggy Nicky
    If you are following food combining principles the smoothie is best in the morning because it is light and has fruit in it. You can absolutely enjoy it for lunch if you wait a few hours after your breakfast meal. If you are not concerned with food combining, sip away anytime you want! LOL!

  6. This was the first recipe I tried from your site, and immediately I was hooked on your concoctions!
    This is now my favorite smoothie to have for breakfast.

    I have never been vegetarian, vegan or had any food allergies, but have always loved cooking! (And being healthy!)

    Your recipes have truly opened my eyes to the possibilities of vegan, raw vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free cuisine. Thanks so much, Tess!

  7. this smoothie is amazing! it is so refreshing and the perfect way to start off the day 🙂 all my coworkers couldn’t believe i was drinking a green smoothie, so i gave them some to try and even the biggest doughnut fans said they loved my breakfast!

  8. I made this, and it was drinkable but not what I expected. BUT I was like ok…. lets save it. So I froze what was left, thawed i back out later over night, added a few ice cubes (it was kinda still frozen by itself) and it tastes so good today. I think it wasn’t cold enough before? I blended an entire tray of ice cubes but it wasn’t to my liking. so maybe if you have my experience, freeze it a bit. I also added two whole kiwi to it. Mine looks nothing like the picture tho X) I wish my daughter liked it, she says she can taste spinach. I can’t, all I taste is banana… but I don’t really like bananas and she doesn’t really like spinach… it’s a mind trick! lol

    1. Oh ya, sorry for my second post in a row, but people are dying for recipes to use for their Ninjas. I got the set for Christmas which is how I ended up here. Would it be ok if I shared this? I’d like to give credit to your website when I do so, if that’s alright, because you have so many recipes that would work great with it.

    2. Chele
      Thanks for sharing your experience with everyone. Freezing is a great idea. You can also add in some more fruit or some dates to make it sweeter.

  9. My husband wants to buy me a Vitamix. Whichever one I think I need. Since I want to be able to do juices plus mix dough for muffins, throw in tree stumps etc. Lol ! Everything basically, which model would you choose ? I’m asking you because I’ve followed you long enough, I trust your opinion … Thx Sarah

    1. Hey Sarah, SORRY for my tardy response to your question. I have had a crazy schedule and am just getting caught up now. I have been delaying the arrival of your Vitamix! Shame on me! The standard 5200 with the wet and dry containers will allow you to do everything you need to do. You can go up one model and get the pre-programmed settings. But, I really don’t think you need to spend the money on that. I never use them. I really prefer to completely control my blends on a variable speed and stand there with the tamper ready! The 750 is also AMAZING. I have that too. You only need one carriage for that machine. You can do smoothies, knead dough, grind flours etc in one container. However, I have found that the wider larger container can be problematic with smaller quantities. I use the 5200 for that. So, overall, that would be my pick! But honestly, ALL of the models are AMAZING. It is really a matter of personal preference. Just get the 62 ounce wet container. I hope this helps. CANNOT wait to hear what you make first. SO excited for you!

  10. Oh well oh well this probably my new favorite smoothie , I played a little bit on mine though replaced mango with peaches & almond mild instead of yogurt And more of the bananas and apples it was plain awesome . Thank you for sharing this recipe sure thing will try the rest of your smoothies

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