Tropical Mango-Rita Green Smoothie

There are certain times of the year when having a frozen drink in hand feels almost necessary… and Cinco de Mayo is one of them! This year, we’ll be starting our day off with a frozen tropical drink that tastes amazing and is so good for our bodies… the Tropical Mango-rita Green Smoothie!

Cinco de Mayo feels like the unofficial kickoff for summer, and who doesn’t love a good reason to celebrate?! So let’s celebrate together with a glass full of green smoothie goodness! You’ll be the life of the party when you make a double batch and share your Tropical Mango-rita Green Smoothie!

Need even more reasons to celebrate? Check out this recipe + over 100 more in our book Simple Green Smoothies!

 

Tropical Mango-Rita Green Smoothie

Course: Breakfast, Drinks
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2
We love the taste of this tropical smoothie so much, it's hard to believe it’s packed full of nutrients our bodies love! This tropical fruit combo packs a big Vitamin C punch and the coconut water base will keeps us hydrated all day long. Oh, and coconut water is great for replenishing lost electrolytes and recovering from a hangover 😉
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • 1 cup coconut water unsweetened
  • 1 orange peeled
  • 2 cups mango frozen
  • 1 cup pineapple frozen
  • slices Juice of 1/2 lime plus lime for garnish
  • Coarse salt for rim of glasses optional

Instructions

  1. Blend spinach, orange, and coconut water until smooth.
  2. Add mango, pineapple, and lime juice. Blend again.
  3. Save squeezed lime and rub it around the rim of the margarita glasses. Dip the rim into the coarse salt.
  4. Pour the smoothie into the prepared glasses and garnish with a slice of lime.

Recipe Notes

*Use frozen fruit to make smoothie cold.

 

56 Responses to “Tropical Mango-Rita Green Smoothie”

  1. Kelsey 7.27.2016 at 8:53 pm #

    Hi, two questions!
    1. Is there not an issue with the white stringy bits between the peel and flesh of an orange? Should I make an effort to get rid of as many as possible?
    2. As a college student, smoothies are a great idea for a quick breakfast that will keep my immune system up. But so much fresh, tropical fruit can be expensive. Can you get an enjoyable smoothie out of no-sugar-added canned pineapple, peaches, etc?

    • Kelsey 7.27.2016 at 9:01 pm #

      PS Sorry, I should specify – I’ve noticed that frozen fruit also often costs a silly amount. That’s why I ask about canned.

    • SGS Rawkstar 7.28.2016 at 6:42 am #

      Hi Kelsey,

      Thanks for reaching out. Worried about the orange pith? Don’t be, it’s packed with fiber. It does have a slightly bitter flavor, so if you don’t enjoy the flavor, removing some additional pith is a good option.

      We’re all about making green smoothies work for you + your wallet. While you can definitely blend with canned fruit, even those stored in their own juice contain additional sugar. So it’s important to take that into consideration when blending.

      Here are a few more tips for making healthy living easy on your budget…

      -Make a shopping list: Making a weekly meal planning list that covers what you will eat on a daily basis will help you only buy what you need. Make sure to include snacks in your meal plan and shopping list, too.

      -Buy seasonal fruit and veggies: Purchasing produce is in season and is typically cheaper. And if you see a good deal on fresh fruits and veggies, purchase in bulk and freeze for future smoothies.

      -Buy out of season fruits frozen: Costco and Sam’s Club sell large bags of organic frozen fruit at good prices. If your freezer can accommodate bags in bulk, take advantage of making these purchases.

      -Buy from local fruit stands, farmer’s markets and CSAs (Community Supported Agriculture): For the tastiest and most fresh organic produce, buy locally. Not only has the produce been grown and harvested close to home, but buying locally also helps our environment by eliminating the time and resources needed to deliver. Visit, http://www.LocalHarvest.org to find your local farm, farmers markets, and other local food sources.

      -Follow the EWG’s Dirty Dozen: This list will help you know what is worth getting organic and what you can buy conventional.

      http://simplegreensmoothies.com/healthy-eating/2013-produce-buying-guide

      Hope this helps!

  2. Donna B 7.20.2016 at 4:46 pm #

    Most of your recipes say 2 servings, does that mean I shouldn’t chug the whole thing myself?

    • SGS Rawkstar 7.21.2016 at 7:30 am #

      Hi Donna!

      Thanks for reaching out! Our serving sizes are there as a suggestion :). We always recommend doing what’s best for you, personally!

      I’ve been known to go through both servings, as well (they’re just so darn tasty!), so what I do now, is divide up the servings right away, and stick one in the fridge for lunch or an afternoon snack :).

  3. Jenny Travens 6.9.2016 at 2:15 am #

    Can i use any other fruit instead of pineapple? I am not much fan of pineapple.

    • SGS Rawkstar 6.9.2016 at 7:50 pm #

      Hi Jenny!

      Totally! Feel free to use any fruit you love :). Any citrus fruit–like mango, orange, or kiwi–are some of my favorite pineapple substitutes.

      Cheers!

  4. Lisa 6.7.2016 at 11:19 am #

    Is there a substitute for coconut water? Can tap water work?

    • SGS Rawkstar 6.8.2016 at 11:13 am #

      Hi Lisa!

      Feel free to use any liquid base in place of coconut water :). Filtered water, coconut milk, fresh-squeezed juice, and green tea are some of our favorites!

      Cheers!

  5. Robert Skrob 5.30.2016 at 7:39 am #

    Do you peel and pit the mango or use the whole thing?

    • SGS Rawkstar 5.30.2016 at 6:19 pm #

      Hi Robert,

      Great question! We definitely suggest pitting the mango prior to blending. The peel on the other hand is heavily concentrated with carotenoids and polyunsaturated fatty acids – known for fighting off cancer, inflammation, diabetes, and heart disease.

      When blending the mango skin we suggest selecting your fruit when the fruit is ripe and the skin is at its thinnest. While the mango skin is packed with nutrients, those sensitive to poison ivy or poison oak should avoid eating the skin due to a potential allergic reaction known as “mango itch”. And with any peel, we suggest starting small. You can always add more as your body + taste buds become accustomed to their health benefits + taste.

      Learn more about our favorite peels here…

      http://simplegreensmoothies.com/tips/peel

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