Mango Ginger & Celery Green Smoothie – Full of Energy
Today, I want to help you fuel your passion and boost your immune system with this delicious green smoothie recipe.
All right. We’re going to use 1-1/2 cups fresh spinach. We’re also going to do a 1/4 cup of parsley and a 1/4 cup of celery. And then, we’re going to add in a whole lemon and, also, a whole cucumber. And then, finish it off with some ginger and 3 cups of mango.
INGREDIENTS FOR MANGO GINGER IMMUNE BOOSTING GREEN SMOOTHIE
- 1 1/2 cups spinach (fresh)
- ¼ cup parsley
- ¼ cup celery
- 1 lemon
- 1 cucumber
- ½ inch piece of ginger
- 3 cups mango
- 2 cups of water
Today, I’m using a powerful blender, and we are going to use it to fill it up with our spinach, which is a great leafy green for your body.
Then, we’re going to add in a 1/4 cup of celery. I’m using celery that has the stalks on it and the leaves, too, and that’s fine.
This is a green smoothie, so the more greens we can get, and the better.
So a 1/4 cup is about a small handful. Then, we’re going to do our 1/4 cup of parsley. Try to stick with the florets or the leaves, the greens on the top, and don’t go for the stems because they’re more bitter.
All right, so we’ve added our leafy greens. Now, we’re going to put it in the water. And depending on the blender you’re using, if it’s a lower-powered one, you would want to blend right now. So the next step for you is to blend. But if you’re using a high-powered blender, we can continue adding in ingredients at the same time.
Cucumber is an Amazing Hydrating
So we’re going to move onto our cucumber. And, for this, we’re going to peel it. It’s one cucumber. And the reason I peel it is because there’s a waxy coat on most cucumbers, and I don’t want wax in my green smoothie.
Cucumber is a super hydrating, which is good for your skin. It’s also good for your digestive system to help push things through. And when you’re sick or feeling under the weather, you need your body to be working fast and efficiently. And the more fiber, the more hydration, and the better you’re going to feel.
All right. Next, I’m going to just chop off the ends and then do a couple of chunks. The blender’s going to do the rest of the work, but we want at least chop it up a little bit to make it easier.
Lemons Highest Amount of Vitamin C
All right, the next step is we are going to add our lemon. We’re doing a whole lemon, but we are going to peel it and so, I’m going to do it just by cutting around the edges.
Lemons also have pith on it, which I’ve talked about before in my posts, and the pith is the white part of the citrus fruit that has the highest amount of vitamin C in it. Vitamin C is great for boosting your immune system and helping keep your body strong. So that’s exactly what we need to be doing right now if we’re not feeling great.
All right. And there are seeds in the lemon. If you’re using a standard blender, you can pull them out. I’m just going to put them straight into the blender and let it do its work that way.
Ginger for Sweat Out Toxins
All right, the next ingredient is our ginger. So ginger root comes like this in the grocery store. If you see a giant piece, don’t feel like you have to buy the whole thing. Go ahead and break it off. You can do this and then just check out with the amount that you need.
And to peel it, I use the back of a spoon and just gently scrape it and it peels off the skin, or the outer surface, just like tissue paper, and then that helps with texture.
We just need 1 tablespoon or it’s about 1/2″ of ginger. Which is not a lot. Because ginger is very potent it also it’s a burning flavor in it, which helps you sweat out toxins. So if you were to eat a piece of ginger, it would immediately make you sweat and release those toxins in your body that are causing you to be sick in the first place.
So we’re going to add our tablespoon of ginger, and then the last thing we’re going to do is put in our mango. So the mango is high in fiber. It’s also high in sugars, which makes it delicious and it makes it a smoothie that you would want to look forward to drinking again and again.
When you’re sick, you need to be craving the foods that are good for you. That’s why we do this with our mango-ginger boosting smoothie.
All right. Now that we have all of our ingredients, we’re going to put them in the blender and turn this baby on and see what it can do.
This green smoothie is plant-powered, simple, affordable and tasty
All right. It smells delicious. And I have two cups here; one is for me to drink right now because I don’t know if you can tell but I am under the weather. I have a cold and I am making this smoothie for me.
So I do practice what I preach because this is how I’m going to get better naturally and let it do its thing.
So this smoothie makes three servings pretty much because we have a whole separate smoothie here.
So feel free to put it in another cup, give it to your kids, whoever needs it, but just spread the love and enjoy this immune-boosting green smoothie recipe.
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