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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. Katie

    January 8th, 2019 at 11:25 am

    I love orange! Delicious.

  2. Jennifer Maldonado

    January 8th, 2019 at 11:43 am

    I love this one too. I have been a little hesitant to use coconut water in the past but this was delicious.

  3. Jen L.

    January 8th, 2019 at 11:46 am

    I liked the orange and mango flavors, but I didn’t care for the tang of the coconut water. I’ll have to try it again with just water instead!

  4. Nancy Zuchowski

    January 8th, 2019 at 11:48 am

    Smooth and refreshing. Love the blend of orange, mango and banana. This will be one of my regular smoothies as I almost always have oranges, mangos and bananas around.

  5. Darla Dale

    January 8th, 2019 at 11:49 am

    This was one of our favorites! Looking forward to to the orange julius tomorrow 🙂

  6. Annia

    January 8th, 2019 at 11:49 am

    Madness indeed.
    Speechless.

  7. Cory R

    January 8th, 2019 at 12:05 pm

    Loved this one! One of my favorites so far! Very refreshing!

  8. Elizabeth

    January 8th, 2019 at 12:08 pm

    This was very tasty!!

  9. Neal

    January 8th, 2019 at 12:49 pm

    Lovely glowing green ! Used plain water as I had no coconut water to hand. And replaced the orange with pineapple as was at work and didnt have time to peel and slice an orange. Was delicious.

  10. Tina

    January 8th, 2019 at 1:02 pm

    When I am out of coconut water I just add some coconut oil to my water 🙂

  11. smita

    January 8th, 2019 at 1:01 pm

    Love it – besides Mango is just the best fruit ever! and combined with the sweetness of the navel oranges … Oh sooo awesome !!!

  12. Tina

    January 8th, 2019 at 1:01 pm

    This smoothie is perfectly light and refreshing. My kids loved it! A keeper recipe for sure.

  13. Heather

    January 8th, 2019 at 1:40 pm

    Nice light smoothie, tasty and refreshing! I used the cars cars oranges I purchased at Costco. So good!

  14. Holly

    January 8th, 2019 at 2:04 pm

    I really enjoyed this smoothie! Not overly sweet, just right. I’m sharing with my toddler daily and he has loved them all! Time to blend him his own!

  15. Shari Cortez

    January 8th, 2019 at 2:06 pm

    Oranges are my least favorite fruit but boy, this smoothie changed my mind about that!
    Creamy and refreshing. Definitely on my list to drink on the regular

  16. Erica

    January 8th, 2019 at 2:11 pm

    Another good one…I added a tablespoon of coconut oil and 2 tablespoons of course I send and it kept me full all morning!

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