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. Marianela 5.26.2016 at 5:13 am #

    This looks delicious and refreshing =) Thanks for sharing. I like mine with as many fruits and vegetables as possible.

    • SGS Rawkstar 5.26.2016 at 6:03 am #

      HI Marianela,

      This is one of our favorite recipes, especially with summer right around the corner!

      Cheers!

  2. Caitlin 5.20.2016 at 12:07 pm #

    Just curious what brand of coconut water do you use? Many that i find process their water at such high temps it destroys most nutrients. Thanks!

    • SGS Rawkstar 5.23.2016 at 7:35 am #

      Hi Caitlin,

      Looking for a great raw coconut water option? Try reaching for Harmless Harvest.

  3. kela 1.25.2016 at 1:24 pm #

    hey just wondering what time of day is best to have smoothies ?? and can they be used to replace meals?

    • SGS Rawkstar 1.25.2016 at 6:25 pm #

      Hi Kela,

      Thanks for reaching out! You can enjoy your green smoothie any time of day! Just know that your green smoothie will give you a great energy boost, similar to a cup of coffee, in case you’re planning on having your smoothie late at night.

      You can definitely use your green smoothie as a meal replacement! We simply suggest adding protein + healthy fats to ensure you’re fueling your body with a complete meal. Check out our favorite meal replacement booster combos here…

      http://simplegreensmoothies.com/tips/green-smoothie-meal-replacement

  4. NICHELLE WILLIAMS 1.15.2016 at 6:47 am #

    I WAS WONDERING HOW MANY CALORIES IS THIS SMOOTHIE?

    • SGS Rawkstar 1.15.2016 at 8:52 am #

      Hi Nichelle,

      We personally don’t count calories, so we don’t include them in our recipes at this time. You’ll find that when you consume more nourishing whole fruits and veggies, you will not only feel full longer, but you’ll also have lessened cravings for high-calorie, nutritionally empty foods. So in the end it balances out. But we know many people would like to have calorie info. Three great resources for tracking calories are Self Nutrition Data, and the phone apps: My Fitness Pal and Lose It.

  5. meaninc 9.30.2015 at 5:06 am #

    Wowzers! I didn’t know what to expect from this recipe because I’ve never had anything like it. The incorporation of lime juice and orange truly made this smoothie something special. I added 1 packet of stevia and 2 tbls of Chia seeds. This smoothie is an explosion of flavor. It tastes like I just threw a handful of skittles in my mouth. Best of all it’s all from nature. Thanks for this amazing website!

    • SGS Rawkstar 9.30.2015 at 6:49 am #

      HI Meaninc,

      We love your description of our Tropical Mango-Rita Green Smoothie!! Thank you so much for sharing, and we love hearing your love for making healthy living taste great!

      Cheers 🙂

    • Jay 5.5.2016 at 7:49 am #

      I just did the exact same thing ( added chia and stevia). This smoothie is fabulous!

  6. Angguni 9.29.2015 at 7:13 am #

    Hi Jadah & Jen, i’m wondering what kind of orange that you use for this recipe? How about the orange seeds? Do you squeeze the orange or just put it on blender? Thanks

    • SGS Rawkstar 9.29.2015 at 9:55 am #

      Hi Angguni,

      Thanks for reaching out! Use any orange you love, my favorite is navel! If you want to truly capture all the benefits that citrus fruits can provide, then try blending them whole (including the seeds) with your green smoothies (just make sure they are organic if you use the peel and all. Don’t go crazy on the peels because the taste is strong (Jen figured that out the hard way).

      http://simplegreensmoothies.com/citrus-boost

      Cheers 🙂

  7. Loren 7.30.2015 at 11:42 am #

    I’ve been wanting to make this one for a while because I love margaritas. I decided to make it for my boyfriend since he practically survives off of smoothies.
    We absolutely loved it. He said it was his favorite part of breakfast (we had it with toast, poached egg, and avocado garlic lime spread). He said it went well with the avocado lime spread.
    Now he’s a believer of simple green smoothies.
    I really liked the addition of the salt around the rim. It provided a nice contrast to the sweetness of the drink.

    • SGS Rawkstar 7.31.2015 at 8:13 pm #

      Hi Loren,

      YAY! We’re so excited to hear you + your boyfriend enjoyed our Tropical Mango-Rita Green Smoothie! It’s the perfect summer green smoothie, especially with the hot weather coming in August. We love hearing from our SGS community, thank you for taking the time to reach out!

      Cheers 🙂

  8. Pazpazim 7.10.2015 at 5:44 am #

    Hello ! I cannot eat bananas, oranges and kiwi, what can be a substitute of those fruits ?

    Thanks a lot !

    • SGS Rawkstar 7.10.2015 at 4:46 pm #

      Hi Pazpazim,

      Thanks for reaching out. Can’t have bananas, oranges, + kiwis, no worries, we’ve got you covered! Some great banana substitutes are:
      mango, papaya, pear, chia seeds, fresh dates, nut butters, unsweetened applesauce, + avocado (won’t add the sweetness, but will definitely add the thick and creamy texture)

      http://simplegreensmoothies.com/green-smoothie-recipes/banana-free-green-smoothie-recipes

      For oranges: we love reaching for grapefruit, clementine, tangerine, mango, + papaya in their place. And for kiwi: mango, tangerine, + lime!

      Hope this helps!

  9. DK762 7.2.2015 at 7:01 am #

    Made this Mango-margarita smoothie this morning, I added Greek yogart instead of banana for protein factor. It was light and refreshing. Will be making this again as a poolside refresher/pick-me-up on those hot summer days.

    • SGS Rawkstar 7.3.2015 at 5:46 am #

      Hi DK762,

      Great idea! We love adding protein to our smoothies, it helps keep us full + satisfied throughout the day! Here are some of our favorite protein options:

      http://simplegreensmoothies.com/tips/protein

  10. Doe 6.21.2015 at 5:54 pm #

    OMG! This Mango-rita is soooo delicious!! I love Margaritas, but I can’t drink alcohol anymore. This is so tasty, the salt and lime give it a nice kick!

    • SGS Rawkstar 6.22.2015 at 7:06 pm #

      Hi Doe,

      This smoothie almost demands to be enjoyed poolside! 🙂

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