This orange mango green smoothie is only 185 calories per serving. It’s delicious and refreshing and it has a whopping vitamin C content, giving you a huge boost to help you start your day!
An orange mango green smoothie, what else could be so appealing and healthy looking to kick start your day the right way?
It’s so low in calories, that it’s an ideal smoothie you can drink alongside your porridge. It’ll compliment that bowl of nutrition without an additional calorie overload!
Just compare the calories in my orange mango green smoothie to those of a shop bought one. You’ll see the difference!
When you compare this smoothie to that shop bought one, also look at their ingredients. I can pretty much guarantee there will be some you’ll question.
Sugar? Syrup? Preservatives? Flavourings?
Yep, well we’ve none of these here. In fact, if you miss out the optional 2 ingredients, you’ll need just 4 ingredients to make this. Plus it’ll take you literally minutes.
The refreshing combination of the combined mango and orange juice and the added goodness from the spinach and the celery make this a perfect addition to your smoothie list.
And have you checked out my other equally delicious nutritious smoothies yet?
So where did this orange mango green smoothie recipe come from?
Well, it was inspired by a recent trip to a coffee bar in Glasgow.
I’ve got Lady Lynne to thank here for her choosing a green smoothie there. That set me off thinking how could I recreate that delicious combo of mango and spinach in my own green smoothie.
That’s the reason for this orange mango green smoothie today.
But Why is this Orange Mango Green Smoothie More for Less?
So, remember what I said when I signed off to you in the feta and lemon quinoa recipe? “Less is more“?
Take this recipe. You’ve basically got 4 ingredients (less than any shop bought equivalent I could find) giving you this vitamin C boosting low calorie orange mango green smoothie.
And the cost. This was less than £2 to make. I made Lady Lynne and I a serving each. An equivalent one in a local store is £3 so, £6 for us both.
Making this smoothie from scratch and paying less gave me more. It gave me more money in my pocket and it also gave me a huge vitamin C boost from a less calorific smoothie than I could find in a store .
Here, the 80/20 rule is about getting more from less.
It works in all manners of life. Health, wealth and happiness.
It’s a rule to keep in your head. How can I get more from less?
- 300ml / 1 and ⅓ cups smooth orange juice
- 350g / 2 cups chopped fresh mango
- 35g / ¼ cup chopped baby spinach
- 65g / ½ cup chopped celery
- 2 tsp. runny honey (optional sweetener)
- 2 tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice (optional for sharpness)
- Put the first four ingredients into your blender and blend into a smooth juice.
- If required add the optional honey and / or lemon juice ingredients to personal taste.
Folks, when you read this I’ll be on a short break with Lady Lynne to Liverpool. Keep your fingers crossed that the sun comes out a little for us, so I can share some pictures with you on my return!
All our holidays this year are low cost “staycations” already paid for in advance as we save up for our huge trip next year to Hawaii. 🙂
Hawaii, in March 2017 seems quite far off at the moment but it’s good to have something like that to work towards. It makes all the hard work and long hours that Lynne and I do have a purpose.
What are you working towards / looking forward to?
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