spinach & mango smoothie

 

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Last week at work we hosted an annual “Rev Your Bev” event for the first time. It’s powered by the Virginia Foundation for a Healthy Youth and when we signed up with a time and location for May 13th, they sent a box of resources, including sugar cubes with table tent pictures of commonly consumed beverages to really open peoples’ eyes to the amount of sugar they contain. We had a pledge board and sign to take a picture with for posting with #REVYOURBEV. While some people could have cared less, others got excited about working towards a change which as a current nutritionist and future RD got me excited! I’m never going to stop baking delectable, fattening treats loaded with sugar but I thought my blog could also use some recipes from the way I eat on a daily basis. So here you have it, my spinach & mango smoothie.

Putting spinach in a smoothie has always scared me because the thought of drinking a leaf just isn’t appetizing BUT I decided to throw some spinach and a few other things I enjoy in a blender in hopes it would turn out not only edible but delicious. Luckily for this morning’s breakfast, it did!

spinach & mango smoothie

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1/2 cup OJ
  • 2 handfuls fresh spinach
  • 3/4 cup mango
  • 1 scoop vanilla or unflavored protein powder

Blend and enjoy!

Side note: I don’t like the sound of blenders to begin with so I avoid putting ice in them. A handful would probably be a good addition to this drink if your ears can handle it.