Luscious Tropical Smoothie (Coconut, Spinach, Mango and Banana)

Luscious Tropical Smoothie – makes up one litre (one quart)

  • 1 green coconut – flesh & water
  • 100 g baby English spinach leaves (3.5 oz)
  • 1 mango (just the flesh!)
  • 2 or 3 bananas

When making smoothies, I like putting in the greens and water (in this case coconut water) first, and blending this up until it’s smooth. Then everything else goes in and is blended again.

This is a fantastic smoothie for a special treat. Yum! I’m making one up tomorrow morning, and cannot wait. Can you see me salivating?

Now, for an encouraging story. :-)

Hubby and I visited his brother-in-law last week and stayed overnight. When I made up my green smoothie (banana & mango) my 12 year-old nephew expressed how gross it looked. Well, I convinced him to give it a try (after all, he’s a big, tough footy player!). He gingerly sipped the first bit, then promptly sculled the rest of his smoothie and helped himself to a glass of wonderful green smoothie from my jug! :-O  How great is that???? Just to show how fantastic this is, his family doesn’t eat many fruit & vegetables, and their fridge and freezer are chock full of meat and packet stuff – mostly for deep frying. I can’t tell you how good it felt to see him enjoying something so healthy.

Here’s to the power of green smoothies!




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