I cracked it, I made a green smoothie that Cooper likes. YAY!!!
The last time I tried to persuade him he would love one by calling it Stegosaurus Smoothie and it had limited success. He did try it, but didn't get much further than that. It's a shame really as that is one of my absolute favourite smoothies.
This time, I had a tray of ripe mangoes, but I wanted to add some green in there, so I added spinach. I know, I use a lot of spinach, but it's great stuff and so good for you. This time I added a cube of frozen spinach to my smoothie. I also added half a ripe avocado to add a creaminess to it.
Of course I whizzed up my smoothie in my Optimum 9400. I'm sure you're sick of hearing about it by now, but if you're interested in getting one yourself remember to use my link and the voucher code
Green Mango and Spinach Smoothie
A frothy green smoothie, with a fruity flavour and a creamy texture.
- 2 mangoes, all the flesh and juice
- 2 apples
- 1 banana
- ½ ripe avocado
- 1 cube frozen spinach or a large handful of fresh spinach
- 1 heaped tsp baobab powder (optional)
- 500ml orange juice
1. Prepare the fruit. If you don't have a powerful blender like mine, cut the fruit into small pieces and use fresh spinach as the frozen spinach may kill the motor.2. Add the fruit to a blender with the baobab powder and the orange juice and whizz until smooth and well blended.3. Pour, add a straw and enjoy!
Yield: serves 4-6
|photo: Food to Glow|
Here are a few more delicious smoothies for you to try:
- Green Passion Smoothie - Food to Glow
- Hemp Protein Smoothie - Smarter Fitter
- Mango, Nectarine and Passion Fruit Smoothie - Crumbs and Corkscrews
- Plum and Ginger Smoothie - Coconut and Berries
- Pomegranate and Mint Smoothie - Greedy Gourmet
Disclosure: I was sent an Optimum 9400 to review. I was not expected to write a positive review and any opinions expressed are my own.