Mango’s are one of my all-time favorite fruits and when mango and spinach are combined in a smoothie, the body’s ability to absorb their antioxidants, particularly lutein and xanthein, TRIPLES!
This is good news since together these nutrients reduce the risk of cataracts by 72 percent and lower the risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) by 67 percent.
How’s that for a smart smoothie breakfast?
Makes 2 Servings:
- 2 cups fresh spinach, washed
- 1 banana, frozen (I cut mine into chunks before I freeze them)
- 1 cup peeled and chopped mango
- 6 natural almonds
- 1 cup fat free soy or rice milk
- 1 cup fat free vanilla yogurt
Combine everything in a blender (I recommend Vita-mix) and blend til smooth.
In case you’re worried about the bitterness of the spinach, you won’t even notice it since the delicious, sweet mango and ripe banana are the most powerful flavors in this drink.
Here’s why I recommend Vita-Mix …
Vita-Mix & Phytonutrients
If you know me at all, you know there is one kitchen appliance I am passionate about — my Vita-mix blender! Yes, it’s at the top of my “Couldn’t Live Without” list — and yes, you’re going to see a plug for it on every smoothie recipe I write because using a Vita-mix blender gives your smoothies much more nutritional value than any ordinary blender possibly can! And because I care about YOUR health!
Here’s the “skinny” — Vita-Mix processing breaks open the cell walls to release maximum nutrition from whole foods, more than you can get any other way.
Vita-mix gives you verything you’d want from a blender and more! No question about it — the Vita-Mix blender is superior to anything else on the market and well worth the investment!
To learn more about Vita-Mix — or to get your coupon code for FREE SHIPPING — please visit my Vita-Mix page.