Starting The Day Happily and My First Green Smoothie Ever

Starting the day with a yummy, excitingly good breakfast is, as I’ve told you before, very important to me. Today, I really wanted to get out of bed and not feel depressed about the weather – but the weather decided it would still be depressing, so that didn’t really work out. I spent all of last night working on a speech with my Dad that I get to give this weekend, which was very productive, but hard work. I ended up feeling totally brain-dead by the end of it, and went to bed the moment I got home. Waking up this morning, I had hoped the speech would magically fall in place, but I really needed a good breakfast before I could sit down and rewrite it according to my Dad’s suggestions.

So, rummaging through my fridge, I found the following ingredients:

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As you may guess, I made a smoothie this morning – a Mango-Coconut-Smoothie, to be exact:

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Green Mango-Coconut Smoothie

  • Servings: 1-2
  • Difficulty: very easy
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Ingredients:

  • 1 tall glass of baby spinach leaves (about 60g)
  • 1/2 mango
  • 1/2 banana
  • left-over coconut water from making coconut cream (in the picture, it looks like I used coconut cream, but that’s just due to the fact my coconut cream didn’t seperate perfectly from the water – usually that works better!)
  • 1 tsp. flower pollen (optional)
  • 5 icecubes
  • additional water (depending on how liquid you want your smoothie)

Procedure:

1. Place all the ingredients, excepting the additional water, in the mixer/blender.

2. Blend until smooth and creamy, and add extra water if you feel it isn’t fluid enough.

3. I liked the creamy consistency of mine, so I didn’t add that much water. Fill into a glass and enjoy!

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Looks a bit like guacamole, right? Hehe.

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So, the day ended up starting quite well, after all! I managed to sit down at my laptop and work through my speech right after, feeling energized and no-longer-depressed at all. 🙂

If you dislike bananas (like my sister, for example), leave it out and either add more mango, or add some avocado for the same creamy-consistency. You may need to add some honey or other sweetener if you leave out the banana, though!

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4 thoughts on “Starting The Day Happily and My First Green Smoothie Ever

    1. I’m glad you like the recipe! And using apples or peaches is a great idea, especially since it’s apple season right now. However, I think peaches may work better for a creamy consistency.

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      1. Kale is a great alternative to using baby spinach (as I did in this recipe), however, especially for those who haven’t had lots of (green) smoothies, I’d suggest to stick with the baby spinach, as it is a very taste-neutral leaf. Kale is a bit stronger in its taste, but is super-healthy!

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