Mango Salsa Green Smoothie

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Raw
  • Dairy Free
    Dairy Free
  • Gluten Free
    Gluten Free
  • Egg Free
    Egg Free
  • Nut Free
    Nut Free
  • Soy Free
    Soy Free
  • Blender

I think the smoothie gods have been sleeping in my bed, but I've hit the jackpot again with this mango salsa green smoothie. Many of you a few emailed me stating that you couldn't do savory smoothies, and that you were struggling with digesting onions, garlic, and ginger in the morning. I've heard your cries, and offer up this delectable little creation as a peace offering.

This delightful smoothie strikes a beautiful balance between sweet, spicy and savory, and is not too rich or pungent in flavor. It's got an incredible dimensional flavor that keeps developing, and I think it's the best smoothie I've ever had in my life.

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 smoothie tastes like it has rum in it!" "The apple pie in a glass tastes like is a melted pie with ice cream!" "I can't stop eating the lemon cheesecake smoothie!" "The liquid strawberries and cream smoothie is the best strawberry smoothie I've ever tasted!" These are all lovely comments I've received from you over the last few years, so I realize it is a bold statement. But, I think this smoothie delivers.

I'm not discounting aforementioned s'blended creations. But, this mango salsa smoothie is bursting with complex flavors that dance on the tip of your tongue and tickle your throat long after they've massaged your belly.

I'm interested to hear what you think. I think this creation is utterly s'blended.

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*Probiotic Powder - I add 1/2 teaspoon of probiotic powder to all smoothies to replenish stores of healthy bacteria for immunity, digestion, detox, and to balance the acidic effects of high-sugar fruits and other sweeteners. The really potent probiotics require refrigeration. If you have capsules, break the shell and release the powder. Unsweetened probiotic-rich liquids like kefirs (water, coconut water, milk varieties) or kombucha make wonderful health-promoting additions to shakes, too.

*Celtic Sea Salt - I add a pinch (or more) of this alkalizing, mineral-rich salt to all smoothies to boost the natural flavor of fruits and veggies; temper the acidity of sweet fruits and sweeteners; stimulate the lymphatic system; replenish electrolytes; aid digestion; and help the body access energy. I do not recommend adding common table salt which is generally heated to extreme temperatures, iodized, bleached, processed, and refined. This salt does not have the same benefits. If you have a health condition that requires you to limit your sodium intake consult your doctor before adding salt to your smoothies.

Mango Salsa Green Smoothie

Mango Salsa Green Smoothie

Makes two 16-ounce glasses10 MINS
  • 1 1/2 cups (360ml) raw coconut water or filtered water
  • 1/2 teaspoon probiotic powder (optional, see post)
  • 1 cup (43g) firmly packed baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup (14g) chopped cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cucumber
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped red onion
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped jalapeño pepper, plus more to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon finely grated lime zest, plus more to taste
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice, plus more to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon Celtic sea salt, plus more to taste
  • 3 cups (480g) frozen mango
  • 5 drops alcohol-free liquid stevia, plus more to taste (optional)

optional boosters

Throw all of the ingredients into your blender (including any boosters) and blast on high for 30 to 60 seconds until smooth and creamy.

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Photo by Trent Lanz; styling by Alicia Buszczak




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