Happy Sunday! I can’t believe that it’s already Sunday! Some of my students read my blog, and one of them has been requesting for me to post a recipe of a smoothie. This post is for you, kid!
For smoothies I tend to not use only fresh fruit because it’s an expensive way to make smoothies. I prefer eating fresh fruit as is and then buying bags of frozen fruit from Costco or Trader Joe’s for smoothies (same amount of vitamins and nutrients, but cheaper). For this recipe I had a mix of frozen and fresh fruit and veggies.
The smoothie, although filled with mostly orange pigmented fruit, turned into a bright green color from the leafy greens. It may have looked and smelled a lot like the leafy greens, but it tasted more so like orange juice with a hint of mango. Recipe is below! Note: You may need a fairly powerful blender.
- 2 whole oranges
- 2 cups frozen mango chunks (add more of you’d like)
- 2 cups packed baby mixed greens (spinach, kale, chards)
- a little bit of water to help the blender spin
- Peel the oranges and blend them first to get some liquid. Add the mango chunks and blend until smooth, then add the mixed greens. Blend until smooth, pour into cups, and enjoy! If your blender gets stuck, try stirring the smoothie and adding a bit of water into the mix.
Voila! Smoothies generally make great simple breakfasts or even lunches. They’re easy ways to attain a variety of vitamins and are chock full of complex carbohydrates. This makes them ideal for many people who want to eat/drink something right before working out, but don’t want to feel too full. I know my aunt and uncle drink them before their long runs or races, and whenever I stayed over at their place before we ran, we’d drink a smoothie right before we headed out the door. It’d keep me energized up until the end!