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Gingery Green Smoothie with Spinach and Mango

Makes 2 servings

Baby spinach forms the base of this energizing green smoothie. If you are new to the green smoothie scene, baby spinach is usually a good choice for newbies since it has a milder flavor than greens like kale and chard. The mango and apple in this smoothie add sweetness to the blend, the fresh ginger adds zing, and the frozen banana works as a thickener.

Now, if you've never frozen bananas for smoothies, here's how to do it right: First, peel the banana and cut it into 1-inch chunks. Next, arrange the chunks in a single layer on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper, and place the sheet pan in the freezer. Once the chunks are frozen, transfer them to freezer safe Ziploc bags or containers. If you skip these steps and toss the unfrozen chunks directly into freezer-safe bags, they'll form a brick of frozen banana chunks that even a high-powered blender will have trouble processing.

Ginger Spinach Smoothie


  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 1 large mango, diced
  • 1 small apple, rinsed, cored and diced
  • 1 cup baby spinach, rinsed
  • 1 tsp grated fresh ginger
  • 1 banana, peeled, sliced and frozen


  • Place all the ingredients in a high-powered blender, such as a Vitamix or MagiMix, and secure the lid.
  • Turn the blender on and slowly increase the speed. Blend at full speed for about 1 minute, or until desired consistency is reached.
  • Pour into glasses, and serve immediately.

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