Yummy Mango Banana Green Smoothie

This is a daily staple in my home… wherever I roam!

When I lived with my daughter and her husband, for about a year after the fire, I made sure we ALL started the day with a green smoothie. I'm often told those smoothies are missed the most (and the french braiding services for my daughter). Ha!

These days I've got my daughter-in-law and two grandkiddies drinking green smoothies. At first they weren't too sure about the green drink, but once they had a taste we had a hit! 

The Mango Banana Green Smoothie is delicious, nutritious and a GREAT way to jumpstart your morning self care ritual. Even better, it's easy peasy!

Of course, it always helps to have the best tools to work with. My favorite smoothie blender – for the past 8 years – has been a Vitamix. I was at an Argentine Tango Festival in Chicago when I was seriously turned on to raw foods. But … that's a story for another day.

Enjoy the delicious Mango Banana Green Smoothie and let me know what you think below.

Later lovelies …
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p.s. And the grandkiddies earn points for drinking a green smoothie so there's a built in health incentive.

Mango Banana Green Smoothie
Serves 4
Perfectly delicious way to break your fast, or boost your energy throughout the day.
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Prep Time
8 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
8 min
Total Time
10 min
213 calories
35 g
0 g
9 g
3 g
6 g
258 g
17 g
22 g
0 g
2 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
258g
Servings
4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 213
Calories from Fat 76
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g
14%
Saturated Fat 6g
31%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 17mg
1%
Total Carbohydrates 35g
12%
Dietary Fiber 6g
22%
Sugars 22g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A
47%
Vitamin C
71%
Calcium
6%
Iron
6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 2 Cups Fresh Spinach
  2. 3 Medium Bananas
  3. 1 Mango
  4. 2 Tbsp Coconut Oil
  5. 2 Tbsp Chia Seeds
  6. Water
Instructions
  1. Wash spinach and place in blender.
  2. Add banana and mango to blender.
  3. Add Coconut Oil and Chia Seeds.
  4. Add water and ice to taste.
  5. Blend on low till fully mixed.
Notes
  1. You can adjust the thickness of your green smoothie by adding more water to thin, or ice to thicken. Enjoy!
  2. (In my household the grownups like it thicker and the kids like it thinner. Here's how I cater to different tastes: I serve the grownups first, then I prepare for the kiddies by adding more water, blending and serving. Everybody's happy!)
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Easy, Healthy Vegan Quinoa Salad Recipe You’ll Love!

Is it lunch time yet? This is one of my favorite quinoa dishes. It’s a version of tabouleh that I first tasted and learned how to make while a student at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. It's been one of my standard dishes since I trained there in 2001.

This dish can be served as a meal all by itself or as a salad. It's easy to make and delicious! I enjoy the quinoa – instead of the traditional bulgur wheat – for it's protein and lightness. Add this tasty ancient seed to your menu. You’ll be glad you did! 

And … if you can't find quinoa at your local health food store, Trader Joe's or Whole Foods you can check out Viva Lab's Quinoa on Amazon and get a home delivery.

Enjoy!
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Easy, Healthy Vegan Quinoa Salad Recipe You'll Love!
Serves 6
This is a variation on a tabouleh recipe.
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Total Time
30 min
Total Time
30 min
161 calories
22 g
0 g
6 g
5 g
1 g
144 g
10 g
1 g
0 g
5 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
144g
Servings
6
Amount Per Serving
Calories 161
Calories from Fat 56
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g
10%
Saturated Fat 1g
4%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 10mg
0%
Total Carbohydrates 22g
7%
Dietary Fiber 3g
12%
Sugars 1g
Protein 5g
Vitamin A
8%
Vitamin C
14%
Calcium
4%
Iron
11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup quinoa
  2. ½ cup scallion, thinly sliced
  3. 1½ cups water
  4. ¼ cup fresh mint leaves, chopped
  5. ½ cup red onion, minced
  6. 1 tbsp fresh dill
  7. ¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  8. 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  9. ½ cup grape tomatoes
  10. 1 bunch parsley & sea salt
  11. 2-3 cloves chopped garlic (optional)
Instructions
  1. Bring washed and drained quinoa to a boil with water and salt.
  2. Cover and reduce flame to lowest point. Cook for 20 minutes until water is absorbed.
  3. Spread cooked quinoa on large platter to cool (or rinse with cool water).
  4. While quinoa is cooking/cooling, mix together parsley, onion, tomatoes, scallion, dill, and mint leaves.
  5. Make lemon vinaigrette by combining lemon juice, olive oil and salt to taste.
  6. Combine all ingredients. Add garlic if you'd like some extra zing.
  7. Refrigerate salad until chilled.
Notes
  1. Adjust the amount of parsley to quinoa to your taste! If you like more of a salad texture use less quinoa and more parsley. If you're on for more of a grain dish use more quinoa and less parsley.
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fat
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protein
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carbs
22g
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