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Weekly Smoothie Challenge

Spinach, Apple and Mango Smoothie


Serves 2

Don't be intimidated by the spinach in this blend! When combined with fruit or berries, young spinach leaves make a great addition to smoothies. Not only do they have a mild flavor that is easily masked by the intense flavor of fruits, raw spinach leaves can also add tons of vitamins to your smoothies. In this fruity green smoothie, raw spinach comes together with succulent mango, juicy apple and creamy banana. Ground flaxseed is added to the mix to make sure your body also gets some essential fatty acids.

The substitute suggestions in the Tweak It! box at the bottom of this page help you tweak the basic recipe below so that that you can have a different smoothie sensation every day of the week!

Spinach Apple Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw young spinach
  • 1 green apple
  • 1 mango
  • 1 small banana (or another ingredient from the Tweak It! box below)
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup crushed ice
  • 2 tsp ground flaxseed

Directions

  • Rinse the spinach and apple thoroughly. Peel the mango and banana. If you are using another ingredient from the Tweak It! box below to replace the banana, rinse, peel and core the fruit as needed.
  • Core the apple and remove the stone from the mango. Cut all the fruit into bite-size pieces.
  • Place the water, spinach leaves, apple, mango, banana, crushed ice and ground flaxseed in a blender and secure the lid.
  • Process until smooth and serve immediately.


Tweak It!

To keep things interesting, try tweaking the basic recipe above by replacing the oranges with one of the other ingredients included in the Tweak It! box below. The Tweak It! box contains seven ingredients, one for each day of the week!

Day 1Day 2Day 3Day 4Day 5Day 6Day 7
1
banana
1 cup
diced papaya
1 cup
diced pineapple
1 cup
diced dragon fruit
4
apricots
2
peaches
1
pear



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