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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. grace

    January 3rd, 2019 at 9:49 am

    Mango, banana and spinach are my to-go combo in my daily green smoothies – adding orange changes the flavor a bit but not too much, thank you for sharing!!!

  2. Christina

    January 4th, 2019 at 11:45 am

    Love mango juice so this will be a good one.

  3. Christina

    January 4th, 2019 at 11:47 am

    Love mango juice, so this will be a good one.

  4. Jessica

    January 5th, 2019 at 11:12 pm

    This was a winner. I doubled the recipe for my husband and myself. We both enjoyed it.

  5. Ana

    January 6th, 2019 at 3:54 pm

    Just love it

  6. Gayathri

    January 7th, 2019 at 4:07 am

    Mango is my favourite fruit and usually use it with banana for smoothies. I usually add a bit of low fat Greek yoghurt too. But I was reading the tips for smoothies as a meal replacement and noted the combination of ingredients for protein and healthy fats replacement, and there is no sign of yoghurt. Is there a reason for this?

  7. Pam

    January 7th, 2019 at 9:33 am

    Loved the different taste that the coconut water gave…. definitely keen to use more of it

  8. Meagan

    January 7th, 2019 at 11:21 am

    I blended cauliflower in place of banana and it was so yummy. I can only imagine how yum with the banana! Win in my book

  9. Clare Jones

    January 7th, 2019 at 2:13 pm

    THIS SMOOTHIE IS AMAZING. I LOVE MANGO. I HAVEN’T HAD A SMOOTHIE YET OUT OF THIS CHALLENGE THAT I HAVENT LIKED

  10. Adriana

    January 7th, 2019 at 2:21 pm

    Loved this one. I used almond milk instead of coconut water and it was super yummy!!

  11. Robyn C

    January 7th, 2019 at 2:34 pm

    Love this smoothie. Just the right amount of sweetness. And I love that this one calls for coconut water!

  12. Lina

    January 7th, 2019 at 2:36 pm

    I loved this recipe- I will be honest I left out the banana because i can’t stand them, however the smoothie tasted amazing without it anyway- I tasted a lot more of the orange than i did the mango which I also love but delicious either way. I am so happy I decided to jump onboard!

  13. Amber

    January 7th, 2019 at 2:39 pm

    Love this smoothie

  14. Mireille

    January 7th, 2019 at 2:45 pm

    Even though this isn’t one that I can have everyday due to it being so sweet, it is delicious! It’s really yummy with avocado added as well.

  15. Clare Skinner

    January 7th, 2019 at 3:12 pm

    This is my favourite so far, didn’t have any coconut water so used plain old H2O. The ingredients blended easily and gave it a smooth consistency. It tasted great. Really enjoyed it was yummy

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