Mango Banana Smoothie

I’ve got to admit that I’m taking a liking to mangos. Up until recently, you couldn’t get me to take a bite let alone a sniff of one. Friends raved about them, talking them up more than I could stomach. Yet, something’s changed. For some reason, I’m finding myself actually liking mangos. But not on their own. Not like eating an Apple or Orange. A mango, to me, still needs to be combined with something.

As it turns out, that little mango combines really well with greens! In this case, spinach.

So, I know you’ve heard me say that ‘this is the best smoothie ever’ before, but, it really holds for this little concoction. If you love creamy smoothies, this one just about tops the charts!

bananas, spinach, coconut milk, dates and mango

As you can see in the  picture, the ingredient list is pretty small.

  • 2 bananas
  • 1 mango
  • 7 – 8 small dates
  • 1 ½ cup coconut milk
  • ½ lb Spinach.

Unlike a number of other smoothies, this one needs the extra sweetness so it melts in your mouth like a liquid candy bar. These little dates I picked up at Top Foods for $4.50 a lb. I always buy a few pounds at a time, I just turn the plastic bag inside out over my hands and then scope out as many as my hands can hold. At this price, you can add them to just about anything.

Oh, and there are techniques to pitting a mango. I don’t remember (right now) where I learned how to pit one, but it’s pretty easy. I get out a cutting board and peal the outside with an apple peeler. Then, I stand the fruit up so that I can get the two haves cleanly separated. Lastly, I trim the extra ‘meat’ so as to leave the seed fairly clean.

But don’t take my words for it.  Try Kopkitty!  I love this little video. It almost makes you want to give her a hug!


I think I’ll watch that one again. I love her laugh at 6.26 into the video. What a sweet mess.

In any case, just get as much of the fruit as you can in the smoothie rather than on your hands.

Take a look at the final results.

Wish I had more

Notice how it’s standing at the top of the jar and that the air bubbles are trapped by how thick it is. Yum. If you’ve never made a smoothie, don’t start with this one for you’ll never find a liking for any of the other ones!

As always, have a great day.

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