Packed with healthy fats, plant-based protein, and nutrient-rich fruit + leafy greens, this delicious smoothie is sure to keep your body going until your next snack or meal. What’s more, coconut oil is uniquely absorbed in the small intestine, providing the body with a more immediate form of energy rather than storing it for later. How cool is that?!
Healthy lifestyle starts with smoothies
This is truly the healthiest smoothie using mango if you’re trying to focus on your health. It’s the foundation to my day and helps curb my cravings. The key to using smoothies for a healthy lifestyle, is adding in leafy greens to slow down the absorption of the fruit sugars into your body. It’s also good to add healthy fats to help your body absorb the nutrients. Protein through cashews helps curb appetite and fuel your muscles.
If you have a viscous sweet tooth, check out my #1 smoothie recipe that is bursting with fruit and flavor.
How to make a healthy mango smoothie
There’s only a few simple ingredients you’ll need to make this smoothie. You can find them all at your local grocery store and it can be very affordable. Especially if you consider how much people spend at juice/smoothie bars!
- Fresh baby spinach
- raw cashews
- coconut oil
- vanilla extract
This recipe is pulled straight out of our Fresh Start 21-day cleanse.
What are the health benefits of mango?
Mango is a healthy tropical fruit that is worth blending. The fiber, potassium, and high vitamin content in mangoes may help keep your arteries working properly and reduce the risk of heart disease.
There is a compelling 2014 study from Japan showing that carotenoid-containing fruits and vegetables (like mangoes!) may reduce the risk of colon cancer.
5 More Mango Smoothie Recipes
- Strawberry Mango Smoothie
- Kale Mango Smoothie
- Mango Orange Smoothie
- Cilantro Mango Detox Smoothie
- Mango Melon Madness Smoothie
This dreamy, tropical healthy mango smoothie has all the bases covered—healthy fats, protein, vitamins, and minerals, plus, it tastes great! The addition of coconut oil helps give your body an energizing boost, while being easy on the digestive system.
- 1 1/2 cups spinach
- 1 cup water
- 2 tbsp raw cashews (soaked overnight and drained)
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 cup peaches (frozen)
- 1/2 cup mango (frozen)
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
- Place spinach, water, cashews, and coconut oil in blender. Blend until smooth.
- Add remaining ingredients and blend again.
If smoothie is too thick, add a little water and blend again.
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