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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. Sheryl

    January 8th, 2019 at 2:22 pm

    I used fresh orange juice instead of an orange and skip the coconut. Despite the substitutions this was fantastic!

  2. Julie Fialho

    January 8th, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    Yesss this one is so yummy! Love the combo of coconut water, orange and mango. I added a touch of honey and vanilla protein powder – I can drink this all day!

  3. Debbie

    January 8th, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    I’m mad about this mango smoothie! Thanks for making it easy simple green smoothies to kick start better health in 2019!

  4. Tiffany

    January 8th, 2019 at 2:32 pm

    I loved this one with the coconut water!

  5. Pam

    January 8th, 2019 at 3:31 pm

    This has been my favourite so far. Such a lovely colour too.

  6. Lindsay Rodriguez

    January 8th, 2019 at 6:24 pm

    Delicious

  7. Linda

    January 8th, 2019 at 7:35 pm

    Ran out of mango so substituted frozen peaches

  8. Linda Thompson

    January 8th, 2019 at 7:36 pm

    Ran out of mango so substituted frozen peaches

  9. Jackie

    January 8th, 2019 at 8:09 pm

    This was really tasty only my tummy felt a little off afterwards but soon subsided!
    Still getting used to the greens I guess! Used one cup of coconut water as I usually
    buy the 520ml cans and seeing as we’re using it again would like to finish it off the second
    day so it doesn’t get stale.

  10. Sheera

    January 8th, 2019 at 9:09 pm

    Love love love this smoothie
    Can’t get enough

  11. Terry

    January 8th, 2019 at 11:40 pm

    This was a very tasty smoothie. I will definitely have this again.

  12. Tanya

    January 9th, 2019 at 4:16 pm

    I liked this one so much, I made it twice! I liked the frozen mango!

  13. Kathryn

    January 10th, 2019 at 11:39 am

    This one really took me by surprise. I’m not usually a big fan of oranges in my smoothies, but yum! I love to add some greek yogurt in there as well for a boost of creaminess and protein! Love rawkin’ these green smoothies everyday!

  14. Philippa Stewart

    January 10th, 2019 at 9:48 pm

    I thought this smoothie had great flavor. I seem to have a hard time with blending the oranges into a smooth consistency so the smoothie was a bit chunky but tasted good!

  15. AshleeT

    January 12th, 2019 at 12:16 am

    This drink is what dreams are made of. It is so, so, so incredibly good!! Side note for those having trouble blending oranges: I was using a fairly decent blender from a big box store but it just could not do oranges. It would never blend oranges down to a smooth consistency. I recently took the plunge and bought a Kitchen Aid high performance blender. Holy mother of Pete, is that thing awesome!! It blends oranges down to the smoothest texture ever. It’s like sipping a cloud.

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