Spicy Green Mango Smoothie

I’m normally a peanut butter and banana smoothie kinda gal, but when the temperature heats up outside I crave mangoes. I like adding fresh ginger root, a pinch of cayenne, and ground flaxseed to my mango smoothies. If you’re not a fan of spice, you could totally omit the cayenne. I recommend tweaking the cayenne and ginger to suit your taste buds.

I usually whip this up on days my gut isn’t feeling on point. The mango satisfies my sweet tooth and the ginger is a well known remedy for digestive health. When I’m feeling “extra” I top my glass with some Tajin seasoning for a tangy twist.

Spicy Green Mango Smoothie

A serving suggestion for this spicy green mango smoothie

This spicy green mango smoothie is quick and easy to make with detoxifying ingredients. Make yours as mild or spicy as you’d like!

Serves: Makes 1 serving

Time: 5 minutes

Author: Klaudia of JustaLittleQuirky.com

Recipe Type: Smoothies

Difficulty: Easy

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chilled coconut water, unsweetened almond milk, or water
  • 1 cup frozen mango chunks* (may use fresh)
  • 1/2 inch fresh ginger root* (more or less to taste)
  • 1 small handful baby spinach
  • 1 Tbsp. ground flaxseed meal
  • Pinch of ground cayenne (optional)
  • Optional extras: 1 scoop of vanilla collagen peptides, pinch of chili powder, or a sprinkle of Tajin* seasoning for garnish.

Directions

  1. Add all ingredients to a blender. Blend until completely smooth, adding extra coconut water (or water/milk) if needed to thin out smoothie.
  2. Enjoy immediately!

Helpful Tips:

*If using fresh mangoes, try peeling and dicing the mangoes ahead of time. If you are short on time and are using fresh fruit, a handful of ice cubes is a must for a thick and frothy smoothie.

*If you don’t have access to fresh ginger root, ground ginger found in the spice aisle is a great substitute. About a pinch of ground ginger should be enough.

*This is NOT a sponsored post. I only recommend ingredients I use and trust.

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