Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Green Orange Mango Smoothie

6 WWPP Posted by 3 years ago 8 Comments

I’m a kitchen sink smoothie maker. Whatever I have on hand goes in the blender and viola! A quick breakfast or a healthy snack.

Last year I posted an “Elastic Approach” to how I make smoothies but I still like to share specific combinations that worked really well. This was one of them.

Green Orange Mango Smoothie

  • 1/2 Mango
  • 1/2 Banana
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 3oz Orange Juice
  • 1 scoop of unflavored protein powder
  • ~5 ice cubes

Put everything except the ice in the blender and blend. I use my Bullet. It works like a charm.

Add the ice and blend again until smooth.

This technique of blending without the ice and then adding it later works great for thicker smoothies when you don’t use any frozen fruit.

I had mine after a run on Friday. Totally hit the spot!

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
1 entire recipe
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
240 1g 5g old: 4 new: 6
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
30g 0g 42g 20g

See other recipes using: banana, mango, orange juice, protein powder, spinach


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    Mimi

    April 3, 2012

    Is the protein powder the thing that is making it 6 WWPs? I have just starting making smoothies with parsley, kale and frozen fruit. Based on my ingredients, it seems like 0 points but I want to make sure. Does putting in protein powder give the smoothie more staying power for you? Thanks! Reply

    roni

    April 3, 2012

    I calculate points based on the total nutritional info. It's the "safe" way and I don't want to false advertise point values. I've attempted to ask WW what the "right" way is but I've never gotten a clear answer. The protein powder is only 80 cals with 20g of protein, no fat or carbs. It does help make them more filling for me but it also ads a wonderful creamy texture. Reply

    Emilie

    April 12, 2012

    This is delicious!! Thanks for the recipe. Reply

    Kathleen

    April 26, 2012

    You should try frozen kale. Healthiest vegetable and when you freeze it, it takes the bitterness out. I swear. I wasn't a believer until I tried it. Reply

    roni

    April 26, 2012

    Great idea! I use kale all the time and freeing it would make it easier. Reply

    Gracie

    May 1, 2012

    I wonder if you would have to blanch the kale before freezing it, though -- otherwise it may be one of those that loses much of its nutritional value (read: vitamins) if you freeze it straight from fresh cuttings. If anyone knows the answer to that, I'd be happy to hear because I've often wanted to freeze my smoothie kale and spinach leaves but haven't because I was afraid of destroying some of the food value if I didn't boil it first. Thanks in advance, if anyone knows the answer! Reply

    roni

    May 2, 2012

    I never heard such a thing but did find this... http://www.pickyourown.org/freezing_greens.htm Reply

    Gracie

    May 2, 2012

    Thanks for posting that site. Looks like I could spend lots of time surfing other parts of it in the near future... :) Answered my question perfectly! Reply