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Mango Orange Smoothie


Take your tastebuds on a tropical journey with this Mango Orange Smoothie!

It’s no secret that I love mango. I could blend it in every smoothie. It’s one of the stars of our fool-proof Beginner’s Luck Smoothie. Our Mango Orange Smoothie swaps pineapple for an orange and coconut water for plain water. It might be hard to choose the favorite between both smoothies…

What Are The Health Benefits of Coconut Water?

Coconut water and coconut milk are two different things. The milk is extracted from the fibrous white “meat.” Coconut water is the sweet, nectar-like liquid from inside the coconut. Pick up a coconut and shake it – that’s the coconut water. It is typically produced from young, green coconuts when it’s at its sweetest. But if you buy a coconut at the grocery store, you can totally drill some holes in the shell and strain out the liquid inside.

Coconut water is a great way to help replenish lost electrolytes after exercising or spending time outside in the heat. I like using coconut water in my post-run green smoothies. During World War II, coconut water was even used in place of standard IV fluids to help prevent dehydration.

Coconut water is often referred to as “nature’s gatorade” because it is hydrating and high in potassium, sodium, and magnesium, electrolytes which can become depleted after intense exercise and perspiring. Those three minerals are essential for muscle and heart function. One 8 ounce serving also contains 5% RDV of calcium and 3% of DV of protein. Drinking coconut water can help prevent muscle cramping.

Plus coconut water tastes great. It’s naturally sweet and pairs nicely with tropical fruits. Choose an unsweetened coconut water that is free from unnecessary preservatives and additives.

The Importance of Vitamin A in a Healthy Diet

Orange fleshed fruits and vegetables are naturally high in beto carotene, the precursor to vitamin A (also known as retinol). Beta carotene makes up about 50% of the vitamin A essential for a healthy diet. Vitamin A helps keep skin, mucus membranes, the immune system, and eyes healthy.

One 1 cup serving of mango provides 35% the recommended amount of vitamin A, and 1 cup of raw spinach contains 56%.

How Much Vitamin C is Recommended Daily?

Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble vitamin. Every time you visit the restroom, you excrete any excess vitamin C your body hasn’t used. That’s why it’s important to eat food rich in vitamin C daily which not a hard task because loads of fruits, vegetables, and leafy greens are loaded with the big C.

The recommended amount of vitamin C for the average adult is 90 milligrams for men and 75 mg for women. Because it is excreted throughout the day, it’s hard to overdose on vitamin C, but large doses (especially from extra supplements) can cause stomach upset and diarrhea. The body simply cannot store more vitamin C than it can use.

Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant which helps prevent cellular damage due to free radicals. Free radicals form as our bodies convert food into energy. The same antioxidant properties are also important for healthy skin. Those free radicals can cause damage and wrinkles. (So can too much sun – use sunscreen!) Studies also show evidence that vitamin C may lower the risk of certain cancers.

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While vitamin C deficiencies are seemingly rare these days, it can cause problems such as scurvy. Those with certain chronic diseases, malabsorption disorders, smokers, and those without access to a variety foods are the most at risk for deficiency. (source)

Fuel your body with Mango Orange Smoothie

Take advantage of Nature’s Farmacy by blending up a plant-powered smoothie with mango AND oranges. This smoothie has always been a rawkstar favorite in our smoothie challenges. I hope you give it a shot and let us know what you think of it by leaving a comment below.

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Mango Orange Smoothie

  • Author: Jen Hansard
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: Drinks, Beverages
  • Method: Blending
  • Cuisine: Healthy

Description

Coconut water is a great way to help replenish lost electrolytes post run. It’s often referred to as “nature’s gatorade” and pairs nicely with tropical fruits. This smoothie is also known as Mango Orange Madness.


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Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • 1/2 cup coconut water
  • 1/2 orange
  • 1/2 cup mango
  • 1/2 banana

Instructions

  1. Place spinach, coconut water and oranges in blender. Puree until smooth.
  2. Add remaining fruit and blend again.

Notes

Use at least one frozen fruit to make the smoothie cold or serve over ice.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 16 ounces

Keywords: mango orange smoothie, mango, orange, green smoothie

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  1. Monique King

    January 8th, 2020 at 10:05 am

    It was good but not a huge fan of the orange . May have been the actual orange that I added – it didn’t add any flavor in my opinion.

  2. Marcie

    January 8th, 2020 at 12:31 pm

    Really liked the combination of flavors in this one. I’ll definitely be making this one again!

  3. CJ

    January 8th, 2020 at 5:57 pm

    Nice fresh flavor. I used OJ instead of the orange.

  4. Krista

    January 8th, 2020 at 7:05 pm

    Love the coconut water in this smoothie, great combination with the fruit, It is incredibly refreshing and will make it a lot!

  5. Yvonne

    January 9th, 2020 at 12:10 am

    Yummie smoothie-love the orange citrus flavor and I will make this one again!

  6. Tammy Verhulst

    January 9th, 2020 at 12:21 pm

    Making sure I rated this recipe. I know I have commented already.

  7. Beth

    January 9th, 2020 at 1:55 pm

    Misjudged how much frozen mango I had when I started the challenge so I had to substitute peaches for mango in this recipe. It was still delicious though! Looking forward to trying this as it is supposed to be though and will be getting more mango soon.

  8. KayLyn Fox

    January 9th, 2020 at 2:15 pm

    I really loved this smoothie. Made it a meal replacement by adding rolled oats and almond butter. So yummy!!

  9. sarah

    January 9th, 2020 at 4:39 pm

    Love this smoothie. It taste like the tropics!

  10. Sandra S

    January 10th, 2020 at 12:10 am

    This smoothie had a bright citrus flavor.

  11. Birgit

    January 10th, 2020 at 4:27 pm

    It was tasty, but I didn’t like the texture (my blender has a problem with oranges)

  12. Cynthia

    January 11th, 2020 at 1:31 pm

    I love mango!! So good.

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