Juicy mango and creamy coconut milk add delicious flavor to this healthy and delicious smoothie packed with vitamins and nutrients.
Did I make this recipe for St. Patrick’s Day? No. Do I love the fact that it just happens to line up with the time of year that everyone is looking for green recipes? Yes! What I really love is the fact that this rich, creamy and luscious smoothie is bright green thanks to spinach and nature, not creepy bottles of food coloring and chemicals.
Coconut milk is not only incredibly flavorful but it provides heart-healthy fats and a silky texture that will have your kids asking for seconds. In fact, my 18-month-old drank 24 oz of this bad boy the other day!
Each serving provides over 16 grams of fiber and 17 grams of protein so you’ll have lasting energy all morning long. Perhaps you’ll even be able to pass on the neon green donuts in the break room.
Your straw is waiting.
Mango Coconut Green Smoothie
- 1 cup sliced mango (fresh or frozen)
- ½ banana
- ⅓ cup full-fat coconut milk (light)
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds (extra for garnish)
- 2 cups spinach
- handful ice
- Place all ingredients in a high speed blender and puree until smooth.
- To prepare glass, pour 1/4 cup or so of chia seeds on a plate. Run the rim of a glass under running water then carefully dip the top of the glass onto the plate until the rim is covered in chia seeds.
- Pour the smoothie into the glass and serve.
I keep trying green smoothies and being disappointed, so I’m almost afraid to try this one. It’s an even bigger issue to get my husband to be willing to try it. I have saved the recipe, so I’ll probably get there, because it’s mostly flavors I enjoy.
A few things I find that help are adding lemon juice and mint!
I searched for a recipe this morning for a a green smoothie w/ coconut milk. I was so excited to find your since it uses mangos! We live in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba right now and have an abundance of fresh mangos off the trees, so it was perfect. I’m in heaven! I also added an avocado that was ripe and needing using up.
Yummy ! This smoothie needs to be made in my kitchen ! Thanks for the recipe !
I hope you enjoy!!
this is one of my favorite (& go to) smoothie flavor combinations. haven’t tried it with protein powder or chia seeds though, but might need to throw those in next time!
Whenever I don’t add those in, I find myself hungry in 2 hours. Or if I’m working out, it really gives me more energy for the workout.
I had a smoothie this morning, but not with coconut! Yum!
Looks lovely, Liz!
Oooo you gotta add coconut next time!! Thanks Sandy!
This sounds and looks awesome! I have some mangos that need blending!
Yes they do!!! Especially ripe ones!