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Searching for the Unicorn of Green Smoothies?
Packed with spinach, this smoothie includes good for you foods like banana, mango, freshly squeezed orange juice and coconut milk. I added some maple syrup for a little added sweetness and topped with shredded coconut. My husband and I loved it! It had been so long since we had a green smoothie and it was like seeing an old friend.
My Kids Opinion.
My kids? Well, they didn’t share the sentiment. Unfortunately, it was “too spinachy” though if you’ve ever had a smoothie with spinach in it, you’ll probably agree that you can’t really taste the spinach. While they love cooked spinach, they just can’t be convinced that raw spinach is good too. But don’t think I’m giving up on that one! I’m already working on another one to change their mind!
Low in fat and even lower in cholesterol, spinach is high in niacin and zinc, as well as protein, fiber, vitamins A, C, E and K, thiamin, vitamin B6, folate, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, copper, and manganese. In other words, it’s loaded with good things for every part of your body!*
Don’t forget, you can add in additional fruits to change it up a bit, though this dairy-free mango coconut green smoothie is delicious as is! Make sure to check out our Dairy-Free Very Berry Smoothie too!
Check out the recipe and let me know what you think in the comment section below!
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The unicorn of green smoothies. It’s so good, it’s magical.
- 1 cup fresh spinach leaves (packed)
- 1 cup frozen chopped mango
- 1/2 frozen banana
- 3/4 cup canned coconut milk
- 1/2 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- unsweetened coconut flakes (topping)
- Add all ingredients to your blender and blend until smooth.
- Top with coconut flakes!
* Spinach facts courtesy of Dr. Mercola.