Summer is here and on one particular morning it was incredibly hot and I wanted a nice smoothie for breakfast. I wanted the smoothie to not only be full of vitamins and minerals but wanted it also to be nice and refreshing. When I think of summer, I always think of fresh and tasty strawberries.
These were therefore an essential fruit to go into the smoothie, I also decided to combine it with some fresh mango. In order for a smoothie to also be healthy, I like to add a couple of vegetables. The vegetables add some excellent health benefits whilst the fruit helps to give it a sweeter taste, after all who wants a smoothie that just tastes of carrot or spinach…. I also find it important not to just use fruit as it does contain a lot of natural sugars, which is one reason why you should blend the fruit and not just strain the juice from it (the pulp contains a lot of the nutrients).
Every smoothie I make I always either add spinach or kale, this time I used spinach and combined it with a chopped carrot. To ensure that it was not to pulpy got a better word, I added 200ml of coconut milk. I use a BlendActive to make my smoothies and cannot recommend it enough, its decent as well as being low cost. I did do a full review of it, which can be found here; Full BlendActive Review
Simply put the coconut milk into the blender and add chopped carrots, sliced strawberries, chopped mango and a handful of spinach. Give this a good blend to ensure its all blended nicely and enjoy! I enjoyed mine in the sun and it was very refreshing. If you did want it to be colder then you could use some frozen strawberries/mango, or alternatively blend up some ice cubes instead of the coconut milk.
Strawberry, Mango and Spinach Smoothie
- 200 ml coconut milk
- 6 strawberries sliced
- half mango chopped
- 1 carrot sliced
- 1 Handful of spinach
Place all of the ingredients into a blender
Blend until smooth and free of any chunks/bits
Pour into a glass and top with some spare strawberries