Spicy Mango Madness Smoothie

20130201-153520.jpg
I use a blentec blender for all of my smoothies (quite a few people have been asking that question lately) but any blender will work to make this delightfully tangy and slightly spicy smoothie. This would also make a great juice if you would like to break out the juicer!

The below recipe makes about 2 servings. I usually eat one serving in the morning and place the other serving in an airtight container until later that day when I am ready to enjoy my second serving and I throw it back in the blender with about 6-8 ice cubes and voila! Just be sure to consume your smoothie mix within 8-12 hours after you make it that morning.

Many of you have been asking about jalapenos and if this smoothie is extremely spicy. You will only notice a slight kick of spice, but if you are sensitive to spicy foods, maybe start with 1/2 jalapeno and add more to your liking. Jalapenos fight headaches, relieves congestion, soothes your digestive system, acts as a thermogenic for weight loss, along with many other health benefits! (Source)

20130201-153743.jpg

RECIPE:

  • 2 lemons, peeled and sliced
  • 1 Lime, peeled and sliced
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Zest of 1/2 lime
  • 1 jalapeno pepper sliced (I use the seeds as well)
  • 2 Kiwi fruits quartered (leave the skins on! they are so good for you!!)
  • 1 cup frozen/fresh chopped mango
  • 1 cup frozen/fresh chopped pineapple
  • 2 handfuls kale
  • 2 handfuls spinach
  • 1 cup water or green tea (any liquid will do)
  • Stevia to taste

1. Place your liquid in your blender followed by all of your greens, the lemons, limes, zest, and jalapeno.

2. Blend until completely smooth (the last thing you want is a chunk of unblended jalapeno!)

3. Add all remaining ingredients and blend until smooth, add ice cubes if necessary to achieve your desired consistency . ENJOY!!

20130201-153836.jpg

XOXOX- Reverent Lion

20130201-154144.jpg

3 thoughts on “Spicy Mango Madness Smoothie

  1. This sounds delicious! Would placing premixed smoothies in the freezer harm them? I am thinking of making a lot of these smoothies and then placing them in the freezer to save for later when I am crunched on time.. Thoughts?

    • I put mine in the freezer sometimes too!! I try to use them that week still to ensure I’m getting all of the healthy enzymes and to maintain the integrity of the drink!!!!! Let me know how it goes!

  2. I love this smoothie!! Who knew that kale and spinach in a drink would taste so good. Can’t wait to see what else you come up with!

Leave a Reply to Taylor Cancel reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *