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Gateway Green Smoothie: A Beginner's Green Smoothie Recipe
If you're new to—or slightly suspicious of—green smoothies, this recipe is the place to start. It's easy to like and every bit as friendly as befits someone from the tropics. And if you're a green smoothie aficionado, you'll love it too!
frozen banana, peeled
cup diced fresh pineapple
Flesh of 1 medium mango
packed cups baby spinach or sorrel
tablespoon ground flax seed
teaspoon extra-virgin coconut oil
cup protein powder (optional)
Combine all ingredients in blender and process until completely smooth (see note above). Serve immediately.
Use baby spinach for a milder-tasting, sweeter smoothie. If you like a brighter, tangier note to your sweets, try the sorrel. Both greens are beginner-friendly since they're not bitter or earthy in flavor.
This recipe does not require a high-speed blender. Just process until it's completely smooth. If your blender needs a little extra water to make that happen, that's okay. And if you're using a regular blender, slice the frozen banana before adding it.