I know it’s technically winter. But, here in California (well, some parts) it is sunshine and springtime outside. All this good weather gave me a HUGE craving for a citrusy, bright, crisp smoothie. You know the kind you drink and feel proud that you’re doing something good for your body. A self-love smoothie, if you will.
This recipe is TOTALLY a self-love smoothie! It is packed with spinach (that’s good for you), tangerines (hella good for you), mango (real good for you), and Greek yogurt (freakin’ good for you). But, more importantly, it tastes really good.
Some things you should know about this recipe:
It’s a little on the tart side, so I recommend using a sweeter yogurt like a vanilla Greek yogurt if you’re not a fan of tart. You could also add 1/2 orange juice, 1/2 water/almond milk to add some sweetness, if you like.
Blenders hate frozen mango. This might just be my experience, but it usually takes a good bit of liquid for my blender to pulverize mango. Just be warned that you might need to add some extra liquid to get this baby to blend. I like my smoothies thicc.
Don’t worry if you have a low-budget blender, this is the blender I’ve used for years to make thick, creamy smoothie bowls.
Green Machine Smoothie
Makes 3 cups
2 cups mango, frozen, chopped
2 tangerines, peeled
1 cup spinach, fresh, packed
1/4 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
1.5 cups water or milk of choice
Add all ingredients to a blender.
Blend until smooth. Serve immediately.
Inspired by this recipe from Gimme Some Oven!