Orange Mango Banana Spinach Smoothies

Orange Mango Banana Spinach Smoothies

I’ve been resisting the green smoothie trend for a long time. But no more!

This month, for Secret Recipe Club, I was given Fit Mama Real Food, and reveal day happens to be today, on the last day of #HotSummerEats. What is summer without a refreshing smoothie?

Heather’s refreshing Green Orange Mango Banana Smoothie recipe made me totally nervous. Spinach in a smoothie? Ew! I’m an adventurous eater, but for some reason, the thought of spinach in my smoothies always made me wrinkle my nose.

If fact, as much as I wanted a smoothie recipe for the last day of #HotSummerEats, I really expected to hate it (sorry Heather!), so I picked out a bunch of back-ups, including this Crockpot Berry Cobbler recipe (which I still intend to try later this month, because it sounds amazing).

But now that I’ve actually tried a green smoothie…I am a total convert! I never thought I’d like spinach in a fruit smoothie, but the overall flavor was really good – it tasted more like banana than anything. Jeffrey’s parents were visiting, and his dad tried one too…and also loved it.

Green Smoothie

These were a total success, and I’ve made them several times since initially trying them! It’s the perfect summer pick-me-up. So, thank you to Heather and Fit Mama Real Food for teaching me that green smoothies are AWESOME!

Like I mentioned, today is not only Secret Recipe Club, but also the last day for #HotSummerEats. We have a really cool giveaway going on which you can check out here, and here are some great summer recipes from other bloggers who are also participating:

And here’s the smoothie recipe. I promise you – if you love fruit smoothies, you will love this! Don’t let the spinach scare you!

Orange Mango Banana Spinach Smoothies

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 4 smoothies

Orange Mango Banana Spinach Smoothies

This refreshing green smoothie is perfect for breakfast of as a pick-me-up snack on a hot summer day. Don't let the spinach scare you - the fruit flavor in this smoothie is amazing.

Ingredients

  • 1 mango, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 banana, frozen and chopped
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3-4 cups fresh spinach
  • 1-2 cups ice

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients except ice in a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Add ice, one handful at a time until you get the right smoothie consistency for your tastes. Blend as you go to make sure that all chunks are broken up.

Notes

You can add a few protein powder if desired.

http://thepintertestkitchen.com/orange-mango-banana-spinach-smoothies/

If you have never heard of Secret Recipe Club, I highly recommend checking it out! It’s an amazing group of bloggers who “trade” blogs (secret-Santa-style) every month so we can branch out and try new recipes. Once a month, we have a reveal day where everyone finds out who made a recipe from your blog! It’s a lot of fun! :)

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Here are the other bloggers who revealed their Secret Recipe Club recipes today:


Enjoy!

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Allison is one of the co-founders here at The PinterTest Kitchen. She also works as a content marketing consultant and freelance writer - find out more at AllisonBoyer.com.

16 thoughts on “Orange Mango Banana Spinach Smoothies

  1. Allison, I had to giggle a bit reading your thoughts on a green smoothie, because I felt the same way the first time I tried one. I love spinach, but the thought of drinking it just didn’t appeal to me. ..until I tried it. YUM!

  2. Ok, that does it! I’m going to finally give it a try, too! I’ve been wrinkling my nose about spinach smoothies for too long! 😀 Great SRC pick!! :)

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