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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Get Your Greens In A Vegan Orange Mango Smoothie

A delicious way to eat those leafy greens!



  I love my morning smoothies. They are a great way to get 2-3 servings of fruits and veggies into my day. I also make my smoothies with protein powder so my smoothie is a complete meal. When I eat 15- 20 grams of protein in the morning this keeps me satisfied so I am not snacking all morning. I also recently discovered that we ladies need more protein as we get older to prevent the dreadful muscle sag that tends to happen in our arms. More protein in my diet, exercise, healthy eating, and simple weightlifting is what keeps my arms and the rest of my body looking good. This Vegan Orange Mango smoothie has plenty of flavor in it so you can not taste the spinach. It is a delicious way to get some healthy greens into your diet. I also add an avocado to the smoothie for some healthy fats. I love the taste of avocados and can eat them by themselves as they as so creamy.


  I added healthy protein smoothies to my diet three years ago when I turned 50 and was not happy with the way my body was looking. The weight was creeping on and my arms were flabby. It was then that I discovered that my body was lacking protein. In a couple of months, my body started to tone up. I eat a meatless diet and I was not consuming the protein that my body needed. A smoothie is just one of many ways to Get More Protein Without Eating Meat. My morning smoothie also fills me up with plenty of nutrition and the protein keeps me satisfied all morning so I do not snack on on cookies. Another smoothie that I am enjoying is an Energizing Berry Beet Smoothie that I make with a concentrated beet powder that is so incredibly sweet so it makes my smoothie so delicious and healthy.

 This delicious smoothie is also dairy free which is a plus for me. I have always had dairy issues with the lactose but I am cutting out dairy from my diet to see if my seasonal allergies get better. This year I have had a lot of asthmatic coughing and my allergy medicines are not working as well. So I will be eliminating dairy from diet to see if that helps.


Vegan Orange Mango Smoothie

1 orange, peeled and separated into pieces
1 cup frozen mango chunks
A handful of fresh spinach
1/2 avocado
1 scoop vegan vanilla protein powder
1 cup water

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Makes one serving.


20 comments:

  1. I do enjoy smoothies. It's been ages since I've had one. This one looks tasty! I think I'd like the flavors.

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  2. Mango is one of my favorite fruits ever! especially in summer! and i love smoothies! this sounds amazing!

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  3. Omg that looks soo yummm.. I soo need it right now.. The pregnant me is craving for it now... :) since its summer an we have loads of mangoes I am definitely gonna try it tommorow :)

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  4. Wow! It looks very yummy and delicious. Loved the twist you've done, will definitely make this at home.

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  5. This is the real test of mango recipe. Wow, it's look like a testy item and I must try myself at home. Thanks for sharing the same.

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  6. It's looks so yummy.Mango is one of my favorite fruits ever! especially in summer! I will definitely make this at home.

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  7. I love how vibrant the colour is. It sounds absolutely delicious and refreshing x

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  8. This sounds so yummy and sweet! I love sneaking greens into my smoothies, especially spinach and spirulina.

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  9. I've been trying green smoothies more and more lately. In the beginning, I wouldn't drink them. My trick to change that was to add in fruit. Sinc oranges and mango are two of my favorite fruits, I feel like this one would be one I'd enjoy.

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  10. The orange mango smoothie looks really good! I have been making fruit smoothies in the morning with protein powder instead of breakfast lately and find that it's helping my energy levels more than I thought it would!

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  11. This smoothie looks delicious! I have to add this to my list of favorite fruit smoothies!

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  12. Wow love to know About that smoothie. I think it tastes amazing. Thanks for sharing the complete guide.

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  13. Yum! I love using smoothies and shakes to get in more veggies, especially spinach and kale. This is a great recipe!

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  14. This sounds like a great combo for a smoothie. Mangos make everything taste delicious!

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  15. i will try this combination. I am into smoothie lately. we have some oranges here. i need to buy a few mangoes.

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  16. This looks really good. The one thing I haven't added to a smoothie is protein powder.

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  17. What a wonderful post! This looks like a great smoothie, I'd love to try it. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  18. I am always iffy about smoothie combinations, but this one sounds refreshing!

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  19. I like the idea of blending mangoes to other fruits or veggies. Mangoes are known for enhancing flavor or taste. Great post

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  20. I am always looking for good smoothie recipes. Thanks for sharing this , I am going to try out for sure.

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