Get your greens in with this delicious healthy green smoothie recipe made with mango, pineapple, ginger, avocado for creaminess and a dose of heart-healthy fats and spinach for nutrition. Vegan and dairy free for the ultimate breakfast on the go or refreshing snack.
Some healthy info on these amazing ingredients:
frozen pineapple: did you know that pineapple is great for digestion? It contains an enzyme called bromelain which helps fight inflammation in the gut and body.
frozen mango: instead of frozen mango you can feel free to use 1 frozen banana. I do like to stick to frozen fruits as they help keep smoothies cold and frozen.
ripe avocado: if you like your smoothies extra creamy, avocado is a great add-in. Not only does it help enhance the color of this green smoothie but it also provides healthy fats, potassium, fiber and plenty of B vitamins. You do not taste it at all in this smoothie, though!
fresh ginger: Be sure to use fresh ginger (not powdered) and if you don’t have a high powered blender, I recommend grating the ginger ensure even blending. A great anti-inflammatory food, and also good for digestion.
organic spinach: a great veggie to add to any smoothie. if you’re looking to get more greens in your smoothie, try adding a few cups of spinach is the perfect way to do so!
almond milk (or milk of choice): feel free to use any non-dairy milk you’d like: almond milk tends to have a neutral taste in smoothies, coconut milk will add a more tropical and creamy flavor.
INGREDIENTS (serves 1)
• 1 cup frozen pineapple chunks
• ½ cup frozen mango chunks
• 1/2 medium ripe avocado
• 1 inch knob of ginger, peeled (or more!)
• 2 cups organic spinach
• 1 cup unsweetened almond milk, plus more as necessary
• Optional: 1 tbsp hemp seeds or flaxseed meal
In a large high-powered blender, add in all ingredients and blend on high for 1-2 minutes or until all ingredients are well combined. If necessary, add in more milk to thin the smoothie and blend again.
matcha: if you're a green tea lover, you can add a teaspoon of matcha to your smoothie for green color, antioxidants and earthy flavor.
flaxseed meal: this is one of my favorite ingredients to add to smoothies for a little boost of fiber and minerals; usually a tablespoon is plenty!
chia seeds: add in a tablespoon of chia seeds to your smoothie for a boost of healthy fats and fiber.
hemp/pumpkin/sunflower seeds: throw in a tablespoon into your smoothie for a boost of healthy fats, omegas and minerals.
protein: make this a post-workout smoothie and boost the protein by adding 1/2 cup full-fat greek yogurt, kefir, coconut yogurt, or 1 scoop of your favorite protein powder.