Raw Vegan Mango Salsa Green Smoothie18
Piggies! I know I have said it a couple of times this month (what can I say, the smoothie GODS have been sleeping in my bed with all of these incredible creations) but I have absolutely HIT THE JACKPOT with this raw vegan mango salsa green smoothie. I had quite a few of you email me, comment on posts, tweet, or facebook me complaining that you couldn't do savoury smoothies, and that you were struggling with digesting onions, garlic, and ginger in the morning.
Well, you will be pleased to know I heard your cries, and offer up this delectable little creation as a peace offering. This mango salsa smoothie strikes a beautiful balance between sweet, spicy and savoury, and is not too rich or pungent in flavour. For this very reason, I am going to make a BIG PIGGY call and say that it might be the best green smoothie I have created!
Oh my, as I write this, I can hear the protests already! "But what about the pistachio kale smoothie?" "Are you crazy, the banana coconut cream pie smoothie is TO DIE FOR!" "What're you, nuts? The pina colada green smoothie tastes like it has rum in it!" "The apple pie in a glass really tastes like is a melted pie with ice cream!" "I can't stop eating the lemon cheesecake smoothie!" "The strawberry and cream smoothie is the best strawberry smoothie I have ever tasted!" "The vegan sweet potato pie smoothie is a vegan thanksgiving lifesaver!" These are all lovely comments I have received from you over the last couple of years, so I realize it is a bold statement.
I am not discounting these s'blended creations, that, if I do say myself, are pretty spectacular. However, for a tasty smoothie that packs a flavourful punch on the lips without denting the hips, my money is on this mango salsa smoothie. It just bursts with complex flavours that dance on the tip of your tongue and tickle your throat long after they have massaged your belly. Note: you don't have to include the dandelion greens; I had them on hand and thought it added a little 'somethin-somethin' to the blend.
I am interested to hear what you think. If you don't like mango salsa, you are out of luck on this one. But, as a mango salsa LOVER I am going to suggest that this green smoothie does every bite of the BEST mango salsa justice, and will therefore proclaim that this is a stunner, a winner, and not to be missed! Or, dare I say it (and those of you who have been following me for a LOOOOOOONG time know I ONLY reserve this for VERY SPECIAL recipes), "ANGELS!!!!!!"
Raw Vegan Mango Salsa Green Smoothie
- 4 cups fresh or frozen ripe mango
- 2 cups filtered water
- 2 cups ice (if using fresh mango)
- ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro
- ½ cup dandelion greens (*optional – see note in post)
- ¼ cup peeled chopped cucumber
- 2 ¼ Tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
- 2 or 3 tsp finely chopped jalapeno pepper depending on heat of pepper
- 1 ½ tsp finely chopped red onion
- ¼ tsp Celtic sea salt or Himalayan salt
- Place all the ingredients in your Vitamix and puree until smooth and creamy.
- Tweak flavours to taste – you might want some more chili pepper, onion, lime juice or salt.
- Makes three 16-ounce glasses
Piggy Cooking Tips
the best way to clean your blender
After blending up something sticky, gooey or smelly, just place a few drops of soap in the carriage with some warm water and blend on high until all of the congealed food slips away from the blades and sides. Then repeat this process. Then rinse with water and presto! Clean carriage.
If you have smells or stains repeat this process with some bicarbonate of soda or lemon juice and water.
Check out the video on A No Hassle Way To Clean Your Blender that I did as part of the Chow Tips Series.