Mango Banana Smoothie

Allergen Information:  Contains tree nuts. (substitution listed)

Mango Banana 2

I know the whole “green” thing grosses some people out, especially those at the beginning of their food journey.  But just take a second and look at that picture.  Isn’t it pretty?  Like a pretty color of green?

Yes, it’s green because there is spinach in it.  And yes, it would be a pretty yellow-creamy color without the spinach.  But what if I told you that you can’t taste the spinach in this smoothie?  Try it and see!  This is why I love this recipe–people who may not ordinarily like spinach (mother? *cough *cough) might just like this smoothie!

If you like spinach, ignore everything I said and just enjoy 🙂

This smoothie makes two servings.  When smoothies make this much, you have several options:

  1. Drink half of it in the morning on the way to work or as you are around the house & drink the other half throughout the morning
  2. Drink half of it & save the other half in an airtight container (like a mason jar) & drink it in the afternoon when you feel the slump coming on!
  3. Drink it all in one sitting because you’re either really hungry or just plain awesome
  4. Share with someone special 🙂

If you are looking for a nut-free option, simply substitute your favorite nut-free milk like rice or hemp milk.

Mango Banana Smoothie
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Serves: 2
 
Ingredients
  • 2 T hemp seeds
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup frozen mango
  • 1 cup of frozen spinach or fresh spinach
  • 1¾ cup almond milk (see notes)
  • ¼ t gluten-free vanilla
  • 1 cup ice
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients except the ice in a high speed blender in the order shown. Blend on high until smooth. Add ice and blend again until smooth. Enjoy!
Notes
1. To make this shake nut free, use your favorite nut free milk like rice or hemp milk

*Please use organic ingredients when possible

 

2 thoughts on “Mango Banana Smoothie

  1. catrina rousch

    My daughter was just diagnosed with EE disease so we are very new to this. She is very allergic to peanuts/tree nuts. Help me understand about hemp milk. When I look at the ingredients it the first ingredient is hemp protein nut. What is that? Is it nut free??

  2. McKenna Hydrick Post author

    Catrina, I’m so sorry about your daughter’s recent diagnosis. Hemp protein nut is probably just another name for the hemp hearts. It’s classified as a seed, not a nut. They are full of so many great nutrients including amino acids & protein. In fact, when our middle son was so underweight, hemp milk was one drink we tried to get him to gain weight (granted he would be drinking a lot of it). They are believed to reduce inflammation! If you have a high powered blender, hemp milk is really easy to make! Here’s a good recipe for it! http://detoxinista.com/2013/05/homemade-hemp-milk/ If you have specific questions about your daughter’s case, I would take to your dietician if you have one!

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