Vanilla Mango Spinach Smoothie

Vanilla Mango Spinach Smoothie | Cookie Monster Cooking

Smoothie overload … or at least that’s what it seems like right now.  I know there are a bajillion (yes, bajillion) smoothie recipes floating around the internet at the moment but I’m ignoring that fact and sharing this one with you anyway.  Because we can always use another smoothie recipe.  At least in my world we can.

I’ve been on the green smoothie bandwagon for a while now and have no intention of jumping off anytime soon.  I also just like the color that it makes my smoothies and we all know that pretty colored foods are more fun to eat.  And yes that is a fact.  {Fact. Bears eat beets. Bears. Beets. Battlestar Galactica → I’m sorry I couldn’t help myself.  Favorite episode ever.  I totally heart Jim and Dwight}

Vanilla Mango Spinach Smoothie | Cookie Monster Cooking

Moving along … this vanilla mango spinach smoothie.  You can’t taste the spinach and it’s really almost like a tropical vacation, with the mango and ginger.  A little creamy, a little sweet and a hint of kick.

Perfect for after a workout or after eating too many cookies…

Vanilla Mango Spinach Smoothie | Cookie Monster Cooking

Or for sipping on while watching Jim and Dwight argue at work.  Michael?! Michael!!!!  Okay, I really am stopping now.

Vanilla Mango Spinach Smoothie
 
Yield: 1 large smoothie
Ingredients
  • 1 cup frozen mango chunks
  • 1 cup packed fresh baby spinach leaves
  • ¾ cup milk of your choice
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons freshly grated ginger
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • ½ to 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • few tablespoons water, if needed
Instructions
  1. Add all of the ingredients except the water to a blender. Process until the mixture is completely smooth. Use a little water to thin out the smoothie or to get it going in the blender if needed. Serve immediately.
Notes
I like the higher amount of ginger in my smoothie, but start with less and you can always add more.

I add the vanilla protein powder when I have this after a workout. This is completely optional and of course feel free to leave it out.

Depending on my mood and the type of milk I’m using, I’ll add the honey. Start with either no honey or the lower amount and adjust to your taste.

Source:
Cookie Monster Cooking. Adapted from my blueberry peanut butter smoothie.