This power smoothie is filled with wholesome ingredients and is perfect for breakfast or an afternoon power boost. The combination of spinach, mangoes, bananas, and almond butter will keep you full and satisfied.
What is a power smoothie?
Power smoothies are quick and easy to make and are filled with fiber and protein. It’s also easy to switch out ingredients for what you have on hand.
The smoothie base is fresh baby spinach, frozen mango chunks, and banana. Then a splash or so of plain almond milk, creamy Greek yogurt, and almond butter. You can also add your favorite protein powder for an added boost of protein or nuts and seeds.
The beauty of homemade smoothies is that you get to choose the quality and type of ingredients they’re made with.
Here are the ingredients you’ll need to make this smoothie recipe:
- fresh baby spinach
- frozen mango
- Greek yogurt
- almond butter
- almond milk
How to make power smoothie recipe
Add all ingredients into a blender and blend until creamy and smooth. If the smoothie is too thick, thin it out with more almond milk.
Pour it into a glass and serve immediately!
What else can you add?
There are just so many ingredient options to give this breakfast smoothie recipe a power punch! Try a combination of your favorite additions:
- Peanut butter
- Protein powder
- Plain yogurt
- Pumpkin seeds
- Hemp hearts
- Goji berries
- Pitted dates
- Oat milk
- Rice milk
- Hemp milk
- Soy milk
- Coconut milk
- Chia seeds
Turn your smoothie into a smoothie bowl
One of the best ways to get the most out of this power smoothie is to make it into a bowl and top it with all kinds of energy-boosting toppings.
Add your favorite toppings such as sliced almonds, chopped pecans, coconut flakes, chia seeds, sunflower seeds, cacao nibs, goji berries, oats, sliced bananas, fresh mango, blueberries, or strawberries.
Recipe Tips & Variations
Here are some tips and variations that you can use to make the best green smoothie:
- Use fresh fruit whenever possible
- Frozen fruit will make it thicker, and you can freeze your own
- Use a food processor if you don’t have a blender
- Prep the ingredients or the entire smoothie in advance
- Use natural sweeteners like honey, agave, or pitted dates, if needed
- Blend the spinach and liquid first before adding the other ingredients
- Try using plain yogurt (not Greek) or vanilla yogurt
- Make this smoothie vegan by leaving out the yogurt altogether
If you’re looking for a power boost of energy, you can add leafy greens, seeds, or avocados to your smoothie.
You can definitely make your smoothie the night before and drink it the next morning. You may need to stir it, but it probably won’t be as thick as it was when you made it.
When your smoothie is too liquidy, you can add more frozen fruit to make it thicker.
Spinach adds an earthy and nutritional quality to the drink, but you can’t taste it specifically.
Breakfast power smoothie with spinach, mango, almond butter, and Greek yogurt.
- 1 cup fresh baby spinach, about a handful
- 1 1/2 cups frozen mango chunks
- 1 medium banana, peeled
- 1 cup unsweetened plain almond milk
- 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1 Tbsp. almond butter
- Add all ingredients into a blender and blend until creamy and smooth. If the smoothie is too thick, thin out with more almond milk. Pour into a glass and serve immediately. Makes 2 (12 oz.) glasses.
- Recipe originally published August 2017
- Serving Size: 12 ounces
- Calories: 268
- Sugar: 27.4 g
- Sodium: 132.2 mg
- Fat: 10.2 g
- Carbohydrates: 37.7 g
- Protein: 10.9 g
- Cholesterol: 9.3 mg
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