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Takes Two to Mango Green Smoothie


 Drink up for heart health! Takes Two To Mango Green Smoothie | SimpleGreenSmoothies.com

February is American Heart Month. Put a little love in your heart by blending this mango green smoothie recipe!

At the heart of all of our recipes is peace, love, and leafy greens. And this smoothie is no exception. But I guess you could say we took it a little further by creating a recipe with heart health specifically in mind.

Protect Your Heart

Did you know that  in the United States, about 610,000 people die of heart disease every year? To put that into perspective, that’s 1 in every 4 deaths, making heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. “Every year about 735,000 Americans have a heart attack. Of these, 525,000 are a first heart attack and 210,000 happen in people who have already had a heart attack.” It’s a sobering thought. (source)

Preventing heart disease should definitely be at the top of the list of reasons to eat healthier. And for more people, that doesn’t always mean excessive change – sometimes it’s the small changes that add up over time and have as great of an impact as the big things. A small change we made was as simple as blending up a green smoothie. And it led to making more changes. (We’re not there yet! Baby steps!)

Any of our green smoothie recipes are great for your body’s health, but we made this one especially for a heart-healthy boost by including oranges and rolled oats. Oats are high in dietary fiber and studies have shown that oats help lower bad cholesterol levels which can help prevent cardiovascular disease and stroke. And oranges contain plenty of soluble fiber, as well as flavonoids like hesperidin, both of which helps to prevent blocked arteries by reducing blood cholesterol levels. The high levels of vitamin C in oranges are great for the immune system. See what other foods are on our list of things to eat for heart health.

Green smoothies are a great way to get extra fruits and veggies, fiber, vitamins and minerals, and other nutrients into your day to keep your heart and body healthy.

Drink up for heart health! Takes Two To Mango Green Smoothie | SimpleGreenSmoothies.com

Psst! This mango green smoothie is great for your heart, so share it with someone you love!

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Takes Two to Mango Green Smoothie

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Breakfast, Drinks

Description

Give your heart a healthy boost with rolled oats and oranges in this green smoothie recipe. And don’t forget to drink it with your special someone because it always takes two to “mango!”


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Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 2 cups frozen mango
  • 1 orange (peeled)
  • ¼ cup rolled oats

Instructions

  1. Blend spinach, orange, and water until smooth.
  2. Add remaining ingredients, and blend until smooth. Enjoy!

Notes

*Use frozen fruit to make smoothie cold.

 

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  1. Adam

    April 20th, 2015 at 3:23 am

    This site is great but you use a lot of spinach. I agree it is the best tasting green for smoothies but there is conflicting info as to whether the high level of oxalates can cause problems. What do you think?

  2. SGS Rawkstar

    April 20th, 2015 at 8:02 am

    Hi Adam,

    Great question!

    All raw leafy greens carry a small amount of toxins that protect plants from being entirely consumed by other animals—and wiping out the plant species. It’s a defensive trait, and something even we should be aware of. As humans, if we consume these toxins for long periods of time, they can build up and harm our thyroid. Some symptoms of alkaloid buildup are nausea, tingling in finger tips and fatigue. But before you dump your green smoothie down the drain, you should know that this isn’t anything to worry about as long as you are rotating your greens. Throughout the week, use a variety of leafy greens in your smoothies— like kale, spinach, romaine, herbs and carrot tops.

    https://simplegreensmoothies.com/rotate-your-greens

  3. Heather

    April 26th, 2015 at 11:25 am

    I just made my first green smoothie! I didn’t follow this recipe exactly but threw some spinach, kale, avocado, frozen mango and coconut milk in my new Bella blender. Oh, and a small amount f dried unsweetened coconut flakes for texture. I can do this! I ended up adding water to it because it was actually thick enough to eat with a spoon! Can’t wait to do this again tomorrow! Thanks for your inspiration, I just joined your Fresh start 21 also! Loving the recipes!

  4. Marta

    April 22nd, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    Okay gotta try this recipe. Never thought of putting oats in my smoothie, how unique 🙂

  5. SGS Rawkstar

    April 22nd, 2015 at 7:35 pm

    Hi Marta,

    We love oats! They take a long time to digest. This means that they provide long-lasting energy and help you maintain a stable blood sugar. You can add dry oats, soaked oats or even cooked oats to your smoothie. We usually recommend adding 2 tbs dry oats, or 1/4 cup cooked oats to any green smoothie recipe.

  6. dorisha

    May 21st, 2015 at 8:53 am

    What kind of oats do u sopose to get

  7. SGS Rawkstar

    May 22nd, 2015 at 2:08 pm

    Hi Dorisha,

    We love using rolled oats! 🙂

  8. Jessica

    May 4th, 2015 at 12:50 pm

    What are the nutrition facts for this specific smoothie? And how many calories is it?

  9. SGS Rawkstar

    May 4th, 2015 at 1:48 pm

    Hi Jessica,

    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 (my personal favorite).

  10. Doug

    May 28th, 2015 at 9:05 pm

    I noticed somebody talking about using gluten-free oats. I thought gluten was only present in wheat? What gives?

  11. SGS Rawkstar

    May 29th, 2015 at 7:05 am

    Hi Doug,

    Great question! The explanation is really very simple; oats are naturally gluten-free but are a rotation crop with wheat, barley and rye. As any farmer knows volunteer plants will grow here and there within the alternative crop if they have been planted in the field the previous year, which is exactly what happens. So the oats become contaminated with wheat, barley or rye in the field and with the harvesting and processing equipment that is also used to harvest and process those grains. In this scenario there is no way to prevent cross-contamination, therefore regular oats are not safe to eat on a gluten-free diet.

    For the gluten-intolerant, the only way to safely consume oats or oat products is to purchase certified gluten-free oats.

    Hope that answers your question!

  12. Doug

    May 29th, 2015 at 8:11 am

    Hey, thanks for that response. Makes complete sense. Nothing is grown in complete isolation when it comes to production fields.

    One thing I’ve added to smoothies to give more protein is nutritional yeast. I haven’t noticed it in SGS recipes I’ve looked at so far. The flavor is fine to me but is not for everybody (but then I’ll choke down pretty much anything for health).

    By the bye, luv ur site!

  13. SGS Rawkstar

    May 29th, 2015 at 4:04 pm

    Hi Doug,

    Your so welcome! Thanks for sharing about nutritional yeast, it’s a great addition to your diet!

    🙂

  14. Mary Pena

    June 9th, 2015 at 8:37 pm

    I have made the lucky green smoothie and totally enjoyed it. Are all these smoothies safe for a diabetic. How should I alter the ingredients in order to keep my sugars balanced.

  15. SGS Rawkstar

    June 10th, 2015 at 8:52 am

    Hi Mary,

    Thanks for reaching out to us. Since we are not doctors or nutritionists, we suggest that any member of our community with health concerns to speak with their healthcare provider to confirm that green smoothies and the natural sugars are okay for their eating plan. Here is a link to our favorite low sugar fruits:

    https://simplegreensmoothies.com/low-sugar-fruits

  16. Kris

    June 16th, 2015 at 8:28 am

    Hi there,
    I was just looking up some smoothie recipes and came across your website and I immediately fell in love with all those yummie recipes. I am trying to make some healthy changes to my diet and I am interested to start making smoothies 🙂 Now you say that you drink only one a day every day. My question is, do you consume the smoothie as a meal or a snack in between meals?

  17. SGS Rawkstar Jessie

    June 16th, 2015 at 3:24 pm

    Hi Kris!

    Welcome! Thank you so much for blendin’ with us! We are so happy to have found each other in a busy internet world! You can drink green smoothies any time of the day, here are Jen and Jadah’s tips:

    Our smoothie recipes make about 4-5 cups (32oz – 40oz). Jadah drinks at least 2 cups (16 oz) everyday in the morning as a breakfast meal replacement. Jen drinks hers for lunch or sometimes as a mid morning snack Since green smoothies are full of fiber, they keep us both full for a while. If either of us needs afternoon pick-me-ups, we have been known to make another green smoothie later in the day instead of drinking a caffeinated beverage.

  18. Zoya

    August 21st, 2015 at 3:18 pm

    Can this be drank if the consumer was on a raw vegan diet?

  19. SGS Rawkstar

    August 24th, 2015 at 11:00 am

    Hi Zoya,

    YES! Our Takes Two Mango Green Smoothie is perfect for those on a raw vegan diet. Looking for more vegan options? Check out our FreshStart21 Cleanse here…

    https://simplegreensmoothies.com/cleanse

    Cheers 🙂

  20. Regina

    September 10th, 2015 at 10:26 am

    When in a recipe I see where in you say a cup of fresh spinach or freah fruit does that mean use fresh when ask and use frozen when ask in a recipe?

  21. SGS Rawkstar

    September 11th, 2015 at 12:25 pm

    Hi Regina!

    Thanks for reaching out! Our recipes are simply here to inspire you and are never set in stone. Feel free to use fresh or frozen fruits + leafy greens based on whatever you prefer or have on hand :). We like to add at least one frozen fruit or veggie to make our smoothies nice and cold, but if you’re blendin’ all fresh ingredients, you can always toss a few ice cubes into the blender! For leafy greens, keep in mind that 1 1/2 cups frozen greens is equivalent to 2 cups fresh greens.

    If we have a big bunch of leafy greens on hand, one of our favorite smoothie hacks is to freeze them so they don’t go bad! Here are our favorite tips + tricks for freezing your greens:

    https://simplegreensmoothies.com/tips/freeze-leafy-greens

    Cheers 🙂

  22. tracey

    October 8th, 2015 at 11:45 am

    I use powder Kale, what do you think of this?

  23. SGS Rawkstar

    October 8th, 2015 at 5:56 pm

    Hi Tracey,

    Great question! We prefer to blend with fresh greens, but if powdered greens is all you have available, do what works for you!

    Cheers 🙂

  24. fany

    November 18th, 2015 at 5:21 pm

    Hi! may i substitute coconut water with fresh water? and then.. is it fine if I use not fresh spinach? i mean i bought many cups today but I’m gonna use it again tomorrow. thanks for the responses!

  25. SGS Rawkstar

    November 19th, 2015 at 11:12 am

    Hi Fany,

    Thanks for reaching out! We love switching up our liquid bases in each recipe, so swapping in coconut water for fresh water is a great idea! Using spinach you have on hand? Perfect! Just make sure it’s bright green and not past its prime!

    Cheers 🙂

  26. Heather G.

    September 8th, 2016 at 9:59 am

    Do you taste the oats? I have a vitamix. should i cook the oats in water first? and will this smoothie give you energy? (should i add chia seeds or flax? i have coconut oil for healthy fats but it might taste too much like coconut. I want a more orangy tropical flavor. I’d make this a meal replacement for breakfast to keep me full till noon.

    Thanks,
    Heather

  27. SGS Rawkstar

    September 8th, 2016 at 12:10 pm

    Hi Heather,

    Great question! Oats have a very mild taste + are a great addition to your green smoothie. Oats take awhile to digest, meaning that they provide your body with long-lasting energy. Oats also help maintain stable blood sugar. You can add dry oats, soaked oats or even cooked oats to your smoothie. Dry oats will create a slightly gritty texture, while cooked oats will create the creamiest smoothie. We usually recommend adding 2 tbs dry oats, or 1/4 cup cooked oats to any green smoothie recipe.

    Looking for more healthy fat options? Check out some of our favorites here..

    https://simplegreensmoothies.com/tips/healthy-fats

  28. Heather G.

    September 8th, 2016 at 2:15 pm

    So do i measure out 1/4 cup then add water and microwave? why only 2 tbs if dry? that doesn’t seem like enough. possibly..idk

  29. Heather G.

    September 8th, 2016 at 2:18 pm

    I have a large container of quaker oats. i hope thats the right kind. they are plain (no taste by itself) yuck! lol and the heart healthy heart is on it.

  30. Heather G.

    September 9th, 2016 at 6:21 am

    OMG this smoothie was really creamy and delicious.

    I added: (for my husband and I) needed to double it. he got a 28 oz and i had 18 oz for breakfast (hope not too much calories) going to plug it in my app.

    1 tbsp melted coconut oil (yum) (for healthy fats)
    3 tbsp Chia Seeds
    1 Banana
    1/4 cup plain greek yogurt (for protein content)
    2 Halo oranges
    3 tbsp Stevia (needed to be sweeter lol)
    Ice

  31. Sandra

    February 6th, 2017 at 11:52 am

    This green smoothie was a pleasant surprise! Used the packaged frozen mango; the oats just made it “smoothier” – no real change in the taste. Like the orange in it!

  32. Shannon

    February 21st, 2017 at 9:10 pm

    First time commenter here. Thanks for this recipe. It was wonderful and I loved that I had all the ingredients on hand (even the frozen mango). Your photography is beautiful as well. I can definitely appreciate the time and effort that went into that. Thank you!

  33. SGS Rawkstar

    February 22nd, 2017 at 11:04 am

    Thanks for your comment, Shannon. And for taking the time to reach out. We hope to see many more! 🙂

  34. j. kim

    February 22nd, 2017 at 4:00 pm

    Hi,

    This sounds great. Do you have a carb count for this recipe?

    Thanks,

    j.Kim

  35. SGS Rawkstar

    February 23rd, 2017 at 4:08 am

    Hi Kim,

    We try not to focus on the numbers. 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 carb and calorie info. Three great resources for tracking calories are Self Nutrition Data, and the phone apps: My Fitness Pal and Lose It.

    Looking for low-carb recipes? Here’s one of our favorites…

    https://simplegreensmoothies.com/green-smoothie-recipes/slow-carb-green-smoothie-protein-fiesta

  36. Vivi

    March 26th, 2017 at 6:16 pm

    Hi! First of all, I’m in love with all the smoothies, especially this one! It was the first one I ever tried and I’ve been in love with it ever since! My question is that would I be able to replace the spinach with kale? And if so, how would I do it without changing the taste so much? Thank you so much!

  37. SGS Rawkstar

    March 27th, 2017 at 9:55 am

    Hi Vivi,

    You can definitely swap in kale! I’ve done it for this recipe + it’s super yummy!! Nervous about trying it for the first time? Go 50/50 at first. 50% kale + 50% spinach.

    Hope this helps!

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