Mango & Greens Smoothie
This bright green tropical smoothie is filled with all the good stuff.
Hemp seeds are now available in most supermarkets and are a great source of both protein and essential fatty acids. The body is unable to produce essential fatty acids yet they are crucial for ensuring long term health. Adding something like hemp seeds regularly into your diet ensures that your body is getting a sufficient dose.
Another slightly unusual ingredient in this smoothie is psyllium husk. It's a great addition to smoothies if you prefer your smoothie on the thicker side. They absorb more water than chia seeds and have no impact on taste. They are also an awesome source of fibre and are fantastic for gut health. If you don’t have any on hand, chia or flax seeds can be subbed in for a similar result.
Lastly, a quick word on maca powder. Maca powder is also now stocked in most supermarkets (check out the health food isle). It has a slightly earthy, caramel taste that adds a nice complexity to this smoothie. It is loaded with a number of important nutrients including vitamin C, copper and iron. If you can’t get your hands on any, subbed for extra hemp seeds and a pinch more cinnamon.
Mango & Greens Smoothie | MOD Appliances
125g diced mango, fresh or frozen
65g baby spinach leaves
50g overripe banana, chopped and frozen
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1 TBSP hulled hemp seeds
2 tsp maca powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
1/2 TBSP psyllium husk (optional)
140ml almond milk (or other milk of choice)
5 ice cubes
Place all ingredients into a high speed blender (we love using our MOD Blend Pro).
Blend until thick and creamy.
Note: you may need to adjust the amount liquid required as different protein powders require different amounts of liquid.
If you are prefer your smoothies thicker and have added in the psyllium husk, chia or flax seeds, allow the mixture to rest in the blender for 5-10 minutes.
Serve in a glass, mason jar or bowl. Enjoy!