Coconut Mango Banana Spinach Smoothie


March 17, 2011

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.

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*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.

*Celtic Sea Salt – I add a pinch (or more) of this alkalizing, mineral-rich salt to all smoothies to boost the natural flavor of fruits and veggies; temper the acidity of sweet fruits and sweeteners; stimulate the lymphatic system; replenish electrolytes; aid digestion; and help the body access energy. I do not recommend adding common table salt which is generally heated to extreme temperatures, iodized, bleached, processed, and refined. This salt does not have the same benefits. If you have a health condition that requires you to limit your sodium intake consult your doctor before adding salt to your smoothies.

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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

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Photo by Trent Lanz; styling by Alicia Buszczak

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