RAW VEGAN TROPICAL GREEN SMOOTHIE!
VEGAN SMOOTHIE CREATED BY TESS MASTERS
4 cups organic spinach
2 cups organic fresh or frozen mango
2 medium organic bananas
2 cups organic coconut water
1 cup ice cubes (optional if you use fresh mango)
1/4 inch small cube of organic creamed coconut (optional)
Throw all your ingredients into your blender and puree until smooth and creamy.
Green smoothies are one of the most wonderful ways to improve your health. I started making green smoothies with fruit to get used to the taste of all of the different greens and wild edibles, and then I slowly transitioned into pure vegetable green smoothies that were more alkalizing and did not contain as much natural sugar. I would suggest starting with fruit smoothies and then gradually reducing the amount of fruit in the blend every day. Green smoothies are so easy to make. Just throw in some leafy greens and the fruits or vegetables of your choice. Experiment with the flavours that work best for you. If it is too sweet, add in some more greens. If it is not sweet enough, throw in more fruit.
For the more savoury green smoothies, a top tip is to throw in an avocado instead of a banana and you will get a creamy raw smoothie that would make anyone green with envy. I also like to throw in some organic creamed coconut and ice, which tends to take the bitterness out of some of the wild edibles and greens that are not as palatable to some people.
This is my favourite green smoothie. It makes a wonderful introductory green smoothie. I love using spinach in smoothies because it is loaded with nutrients. It also has a mild flavour that is easily masked with fruit, which makes this smoothie enjoyable for even the most green-skeptic drinker. Trust me, if it weren’t for the green colour, you would never know this smoothie had spinach in it. This tropical green smoothie tastes just like a mango banana coconut fruit shake. Go green and you won’t be sorry. It will literally change your life!
The best thing about this green smoothie? It is raw, vegan, and allergy free. It is gluten free, dairy free, egg free, nut free, soy free, sugar free, and absolutely delicious.