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{refreshing} green orange mango banana smoothie

by Heather

I’m so sad our weather forecast looks like this…

Boo rain!

For so many days we had warm weather and sunshine.  But, I guess in Washington I should know it won’t last long.  It is only May after all.

While I don’t look forward to the rain much, I do look forward to this week.

  • I’m due on Friday (WHOO!!)
  • It’s my last week of work (haven’t decided if it’ll be Wed, Thurs or Fri yet)
  • Final Bradley class (we made it all the way through!)

So although I’m sad the weekend is almost over, my days of work week –> weekend will soon be gone… every day will be the weekend 🙂  Definitely a good thing to look forward to.

And with the warmer weather promising to return (right?????), I have more smoothies to look forward to this summer.

Green smoothies at that.  Since my CSA brings me greens galore, I’ve been finding ways to eat them left and right.  The spinach almost exclusively makes it into smoothies.  And that’s what happened here.

Orange and mango is a favorite flavor combo in our house.  Typically when I buy OJ, I love to get the Simple Orange – orange mango variety.  We also love the mango lemonade, it comes with a nice tang to it.

While I didn’t have that particular OJ on hand, I did have fresh, perfectly ripe mango and a jug of OJ.  Even better!

Green Orange Mango Banana Smoothie
Serves 2 regular sized smoothies, or 1 gigantic smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 mango, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 banana, frozen and chopped
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 tbsp protein powder (I used plain brown rice protein powder here)
  • 3-4 cups fresh spinach
  • 1 cup ice

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients except the ice in a high speed blender.  Run on high for 1-2 minutes.  Add in the ice and blend until perfectly smooth.

My glass was definitely not big enough for this smoothie.  I kept going back for more.  The green scared Jacob away… so it was all mine!

How’s your weekend going?  Once the hubs is up it’s dog walking time + church this morning.  I should also plant the rhubarb my mom gave me before the rain begins… I should 😉

Happy Sunday!

Heather

 

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14 comments

Kath May 20, 2012 - 8:05 am

Beautiful smoothie!

So sorry about your weather 🙁

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Erica May 20, 2012 - 11:20 am

So cool that your due date is so soon! AH! Loving it. I just made Kay her first smoothie yesterday- she loved it!

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Kristen @ Swanky Dietitian May 20, 2012 - 2:16 pm

This smoothie looks delicious!
I have been trying to add more green smoothies into my diet.

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Fit Mama May 21, 2012 - 9:08 pm

It’s such an easy way to sneak in more greens. Plus they’re so darn tasty!

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Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers May 20, 2012 - 5:27 pm

The smoothie looks delish!!! Sorry about the weather, were finally getting warm weather and sunshine!!!

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Fit Mama May 21, 2012 - 9:09 pm

I bet you enjoy a bit more sunshine than I do being in CA!

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Emily Butler May 20, 2012 - 6:16 pm

Had a green smoothies for breakfast this morning 🙂 I have frozen mango in my freezer but I keep forgetting to try it in a smoothie, maybe tomorrow?

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Fit Mama May 21, 2012 - 9:09 pm

Yes, do it!

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Nicole, RD May 21, 2012 - 4:17 am

Such a pretty green!! I love it! 🙂 Hunter’s arrival is coming up so fast!!!! I can’t wait to “meet” him!

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Fit Mama May 21, 2012 - 9:09 pm

I can’t wait to meet him too!!!

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