Peanut Butter, Mango and Greens {Smoothie}

by zesty on April 19, 2013 · 4 comments

Hey there it’s Danielle from Food Confidence with this week’s luscious green smoothie!  This one is a great on-the-go breakfast or post workout recovery shake.  It’s full of chocolately-peanuty mango flavor.  If you’re scared to try this shake because it’s green, I promise…you don’t taste the spinach at all!  That’s just one great reason to add baby spinach to your smoothies, you get tons of good nutrition without sacrificing great taste.  Mango is also a nutrition star —  it contains vitamins A, C and D along with the antioxidant power of 25 different kinds of carotenoids, including beta carotene.  These antioxidant compounds have been found to protect against colon, breast, leukemia and prostate cancers.

 

PBmangogreensmootie

Here’s how you make it:

Ingredients

  • 6-8 oz unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 Tbsp natural peanut butter
  • 1 cup frozen mango
  • 1 big handful baby spinach
  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder (I use Vega One)

Method

  1. Place the almond milk, spinach, peanut butter, mango and protein powder in a blender.
  2. Blend until smooth and enjoy!

Zesty Tip: You never have too much frozen fruit on hand.  This is a great way to keep your smoothies unique and non boring but also a great way to make your smoothies cold and ready to go.

 

Danielle Omar is a nutritionist for busy men and women, focusing on creating personal eating strategies through her signature approach, “Learn it, Live it, Love it.” She loves helping working parents, busy families, and stressed out professionals change the way they think about food. Join Danielle’s newsletter for inspiration and tips to help you become a confident eater.
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1 Kristin @ Dizzy Busy and Hungry!

This looks so easy to make and delicious too. I don’t mind at all that it is green, anything with peanut butter has got to be good! :)

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2 Marianne

Vitamin D in mango? Uh…not as far as I know. Was this a typo?

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3 Emily

I was just trying to convince my mom today that when you make a green smoothie you cannot taste it! I think the thought of her drink being green makes it a little difficult for her to drink. Not me though, I love green smoothies!

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4 Carla @ Gluten Free Recipe Box

@Marianne,

I’m sure that must be a typo. There isn’t any Vitamin D in mangos.

Meanwhile, I would never thought to add peanut butter to a protein shake. Great idea! Thanks for sharing.

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