Almond milk: Unfortified almond milk is a good source of vitamin E & calcium, many varieties are often fortified with vitamins A, D, & B12, riboflavin, & zinc.
Banana: A great source of vitamin B6, bananas also contain moderate amounts of potassium, vitamin C, and manganese.
Mango: High in vitamin C & A and contains moderate amounts of vitamins E, K, B6 & B9 in addition to potassium and copper.
Baby spinach: Loaded with vitamin K (1 cup provides over 180% of your recommended daily intake) as well as vitamins A & C.
Pumpkin seeds: Pumpkin seeds are a good source of protein, iron, zinc, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, copper, and potassium.
1 cup (250 ml) unsweetened almond milk
1 ripe banana, frozen
1/2 cup (125 ml) chopped mango, frozen
1-2 large handfuls of baby spinach
1/4 cup (60 ml) pumpkin seeds (Pepita seeds)
optional: 1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder + 1/4 cup water (Vegan – not Whey)
In a blender layer the spinach, banana, mango, and pumpkin seeds. Add the almond milk and blend until smooth. I use a cheap 15$ immersion blender and I blend this smoothie for about 2 minutes (long enough to blend the pumpkin seeds really, really smooth.) This recipe makes a single 16 oz serving sized smoothie.
Get creative and share your favorite smoothie recipe with us!