Lime Mango Spinach Smoothie


July 30, 2012

This lime mango spinach smoothie with sprout powder is sweet and delicious.

Are you including sprouted foods in your diet? Live sprouts are one of the most magical health-promoting foods on offer. Rich in vitamins, minerals, and complete proteins, sprouts are not only raw foods, they’re live foods that transfer their alkaline life energy into our bodies. But, they don’t always taste so great.

The Sprout Living Sproutein powder is a great superfood supplement, and offers a much more palatable way to include sprouts in your diet. This powder is raw, vegan, gluten free, organic, non GMO, nutrient-dense, and alkalizing. With a potent combo of freeze-dried chia, yellow pea, kale, millet, mung bean, quinoa, sunflower and amaranth sprouts; and exotic blendf of goji berries, maca root, lucuma and baobab; and 10 grams of protein per serving, this protein powder is a pretty perfect food.

As much as I love to sprout nuts, seeds, legumes, and grains and do include them in salads and other dishes, they don’t taste too fabulous in smoothies. This sprout powder offers a convenient and tasty way to get your fix in a smoothie. I’ve sweetened this limeade blend with apple juice and mango. It’s zesty, sweet, and oh, so tasty. You’d never know there was sprouts in it.

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

*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.

 

Lime Mango Spinach Smoothie

This lime green smoothie using sprouts tastes like a refreshing limeade, and is a great way to include sprouts into your diet.

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

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (240ml) raw coconut water (or filtered water)
  • 1 cup (240ml) unfiltered apple juice
  • 1 cup (44g) firmly packed baby spinach
  • 1/2 medium avocado, pitted and peeled
  • 1 scoop (2 tablespoons) Sprout Living Sproutein powder 
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lime zest
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 cups (320g) frozen mango

optional boosters:

Instructions

  1. Throw all of the ingredients (including any boosters) into the blender 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 9

  1. I am interested in knowing how I could win this month’s giveaway Tess. I would really like to try these products. I live in a small town and we don’t even have a good health food store, but if they are available online, I’d like to try them out. It’s been many years since I was a vegetarian however, I love sunflower sprouts.

    Thank you,

    Cynthia

    1. Cynthia, if you are a resident of the US you are welcome to enter! All of the links to these products and to the giveaway are in this post above. Or, there is a link beside the post. Good Luck 🙂 These products are AMAZING! If you order anything this month, you get 10% OFF using coupon code: theblendergirl.

  2. Thanks! I had a smoothie-athon at my house this month. It was SOO much fun.
    PLENTY more to come!
    I just LOVE smoothies!

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