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Citrus Vegan Smoothie


This simple Citrus Vegan Smoothie is jam-packed with vitamins, minerals, fiber, and other nutrients to help boost your energy levels in minutes. You don’t have to be vegan to enjoy the health benefits of this tasty smoothie.

Green smoothies and plant-based eating are becoming more and more popular (hello Beyonce!). People are looking to add more plants to their diet because the results don’t lie. And well, that’s our goal here at SGS. We want to inspire everyone to eat more plants and blend green smoothies with us.

What’s in this vegan smoothie

This citrus vegan smoothie contains some of my favorite fruits: pineapple, oranges, banana, and mango. What makes it green is the fresh spinach (that you won’t even be able to taste, but your body will thank you!).

What you won’t find in here is anything using animals— cow’s milk, yogurt, honey, etc. Some of this foods can cause digestive and skin issues, so we stay away from it all when making smoothies. And you know what? They taste even better and I feel even better!

You can blend this smoothie any time of year because the ingredients are available year-round fresh and frozen. If you’re on a budget, I recommend sticking with frozen fruit (and look to Costco to save the most).

Vegan Smoothie Ingredients

Add Plants, Crave More, Live Better

When I was 28 years old with two babies…. I realized hadn’t been giving my body the right kind of fuel. Instead of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, I was living off of coffee, Lucky Charms, and mac n’ cheese. I called myself the world’s unhealthiest vegetarian and I felt like crap.

Well, that all changed after that first taste of a green smoothie.

Thanks to childhood pickiness, portrayal in the media, and the color green, a lot of people think they don’t like veggies, especially leafy greens. By leaving those out of the diet, the body misses out on so many nutrients that it can’t get from other places. Vitamins and supplements still aren’t as good as eating your fruits and veggies.

Vegan Smoothie with spinanch and mango

How This Vegan Smoothie Can Change Your Life

Eating and living healthy starts with the desire to do so. It can be a scary thing to do. And I’m not suggesting everyone needs to adopt a vegan diet and lifestyle. I live by a “you do you” mantra. But it almost goes without saying that most people could benefit from eating more plants.

During the day the majority of us are accustomed to three meals and a few snacks. Swap one of those with a green smoothie and see what happens. If you’re like me, you’ll find your energy start to soar. Your tastebuds will change. You’ll start craving more plants. And who knows? Maybe it will inspire you to make other healthy changes like going for a daily walk, practicing good sleep hygiene (we even have a vegan smoothie that helps promote good sleep!)

Healthy starts with a green smoothie

My point is you don’t have to go crazy. Start with one thing: a vegan smoothie, and see where it takes you. Green smoothies have taken me on a journey to other nations, they’ve fueled my body to run marathons, they’ve given me energy to be a girl boss, a wife, a mother, and all of the other roles I fulfill.

The more plants you add to your diet, the more you’ll start to crave them. That’s exactly what happened to me when I first started drinking green smoothies. (I didn’t dive fully into vegan smoothies in the beginning, yet I quickly realized the results get even better when you do!)

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Citrus Vegan Smoothie

  • Author: Jen Hansard
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 smoothie 1x
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Method: Blending
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This delicious citrus vegan smoothie is bright, citrusy and refreshing when you’ve been sweating and hot on a hot summer day. It’s also called Citrus Breeze in my best-selling book, Simple Green Smoothies.


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Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 orange
  • 1/4 cup mango
  • 1/4 cup pineapple
  • 1/2 banana

Instructions

  1. Blend the spinach, water, and oranges together until smooth.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and blend again.

For more vegan recipes, check out Top 7 Green Smoothies of all time.


Notes

Use at least one frozen fruit to make the smoothie cold or serve over ice.

Keywords: spinach smoothie, citrus smoothie

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By: Jen Hansard | Updated: 5.26.2020 | COMMENTS: 290

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  1. Tina says:

    Delicious & sweet! Whole family loved it.

  2. Karina says:

    So good!

  3. Rebecca Starkey says:

    Perfect to start the day! Loaded with vitamin C! Delish!

  4. Deanna Perlmutter says:

    Love this … smooth & crisp & clean!

  5. Annette Vos says:

    This is so simple and refreshing! Love the tropical fruit blend. The tip to blend the spinach first is great! Really blends it up well before adding fruit.
    Thank you. Another great recipe from Simple Green Smoothie !

  6. Karen says:

    I substituted Vitamin C booster cubes for the mango and pineapple and really enjoyed this smoothie.

  7. Mary Buersmeyer says:

    Perfect way to start the day!

  8. April R Eckert says:

    This was the perfect first smoothie. It was not complicated and yummy!

  9. Holly P. says:

    We LOVED the addition of the orange! Adds a nice extra hint of summer.

  10. Jalisa S says:

    I’m not usually good at making green smoothies taste good. I definitely will have this recipe in my notes as a go-to. I like it.

  11. Andrea says:

    I am not a huge fan of oranges and I have never thought to put them in my smoothie but this combo is delicious! Refreshing on a hot day!

  12. Alissabeth says:

    Always a favorite. So sweet, citrusy and tropical. Yum!

  13. Shelley says:

    Yes I liked the taste of this one. I appear to like smoothies that have pineapple in them a lot. So yeah yum

  14. Grace says:

    Thought it might be too sweet with the banana, pineapple and mango, but the portions were well balanced. The banana and mango made it nice and smooth

  15. Eve says:

    This is one of my favorite smoothie recipe’s and has quickly become a go to recipe for me. It is so bright and refreshing and it’s just perfect!

  16. Mary says:

    A nice vegan tasting smoothie. Great way to start the week off. Very light tasting but delicious. Refreshing after a run and very pretty green!

  17. Kira says:

    So refreshing! Taste like Summer!

  18. Randy says:

    Good flavor. Not too sweet.

  19. Trudy Richardson says:

    I really liked this smoothie and will make it several times in the future. I especially liked the combination of orange, pineapple, mango, banana. It gave the smoothie a very good flavor. Very pleasant.

  20. Dee-Ann says:

    I loved this smoothie! I admit that I was a little skeptical making it the night before, thinking I would wake up to find the ingredients had separated into a yucky mess. Instead I discovered the most smooth and creamy smoothie as if I had just made it! This is definitely going on my Regularly Drink Smoothies list.

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