This creamy mango avocado smoothie is made from mango, avocado and spinach for a mango green smoothie that is packed with healthy fats and vitamins. It is dairy free and vegan and is a delicious healthy smoothie for breakfast or a quick snack!
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Smoothies are one of my favorite light meals or snacks when I am in a hurry because they take only a few minutes to put together and are easy to drink on the go. I can make smoothie a lot more quickly than I can make a salad, and I can’t take a salad in the car with me. So on days when I am too busy for breakfast or am running late for an afternoon appointment a snack smoothies I can take five minutes to blend up a smoothie.
This Mango Avocado Smoothie is a tasty treat that works well as a snack or an easy breakfast or lunch. The tropical mango flavor blends with the smooth avocado for a match that is made in heaven. This creamy green treat has only five basic ingredients and includes no added sweetener.
Dairy Free Smoothie
I prefer to make smoothies that are dairy free. This smoothie uses avocado to make the smoothie creamy without any milk or yogurt. I also use orange juice as a liquid in this smoothie which just adds to the tropical flavor.
How to Make a Mango Avocado Smoothie
This smoothie couldn’t be much easier to make. Simple pour the orange juice into a blender and then add the mango, avocado, spinach, mint and ice. Then blend it all until it is well mixed.
The mango and the orange juice make for a sweet smoothie that doesn’t need any added sweetener to taste amazing. If I have fresh mint I like to add a few leaves to this green smoothie to give it a slightly minty taste.
The spinach combines with the avocado give the smoothie its pretty green color. The spinach not only adds color, it also makes the smoothie even more nutritious. And even if you aren’t a fan of smoothies with greens in them don’t worry – the flavor of the spinach is overwhelmed by the other ingredients, so you really can’t taste it at all.
Should I use fresh or frozen fruit in my smoothie?
Either fresh or frozen fruit will work well in a smoothie, with slight recipe modifications. For this smoothie I used a fresh mango and added some ice. But you could easily make it with frozen mango and reduce the amount of ice or skip it altogether. Using either ice or frozen fruit makes the smoothie frothier and thicker. I like my smoothies thick and creamy!
Why use Avocados in Smoothies?
Avocado is the key ingredient in making this smoothie. If you have never made a smoothie with avocado before it might seem strange, but give it a try because it tastes amazing. I love to use avocados in smoothies like this one and my strawberry avocado smoothie recipe. The key reasons for including avocado:
- It makes a creamy smoothie without yogurt. I am just not a big fan of yogurt in smoothies and avocado is one of the best ways to give smoothies a silky, smooth texture without using yogurt.
- The taste of the avocado is very subtle and disappears into the smoothie, especially when you include fruit in your smoothie. So even for this smoothie which has 1/2 an avocado you don’t feel like drinking a big glass of avocado. The avocado enhances the other flavors but doesn’t overwhelm them.
- Avocados include lots of heart healthy monounsaturated fats along with vitamins, potassium and fiber and more. Many people consider avocado a superfood.
- Avocado smoothies are filling, so they make a more substantial meal or snack. This smoothie makes a satisfying snack that will stay with you for hours.
Smoothie Recipe Options
There are lots of ways you could change up this mango green smoothie if you are looking for something a little different.
- Replace the spinach with kale – kale is very nutritious and this smoothie is a great way to sneak it in without really being able to taste it.
- Leave out the mint if you aren’t a fan of minty flavor
- Add some flax seed or chia seeds to increase the nutrients in the smoothie
- Add some protein powder if you want to make this a more of a complete meal replacement smoothie
Now that spring is here smoothies make a delicious an ice cold drink on sunny, warm days. The tropical flavor of this mango green smoothie makes it a refreshing drink for anyone in the family.
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- 1 Mango
- 1/2 Avocado
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 1 cup spinach
- 5 mint leaves
- 6 ice cubes
- Cut the Mango and Avocado into small pieces.
- Combine all the ingredients in the blender and mix.
- Garnish with mint leaves.
Nutrition facts are estimates.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 326 Saturated Fat: 2g Sodium: 39mg Carbohydrates: 48g Fiber: 10g Sugar: 33g Protein: 5g
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