“Wow! The perfect winter smoothie … tropical mango to remind you of summer, while the green tea and ginger keep you from getting sick.”🙂 Nicole M.
Green Tea Mango, a Vitamix smoothie recipe, is an energizing tea-based smoothie, loaded with healthy bioactive compounds, disease-fighting antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory spice. Earthy from the green tea, naturally sweetened with Caribbean mango and dates, with a hint of spicy ginger. The perfect cold-preventing potion as we head into autumn.
Mango – Mango, in some corners of the world, is known as the “King of Fruits” and delivers an impressive amount of potent nutrients and healthy plant compounds. They are extremely high in vitamin C and provide significant amounts of copper, folate, and vitamin B6. Mangoes are also known to boost your immune system, improve digestive health with their amylases enzymes, help prevent diabetes, and have even been shown to reduce the risk of certain cancers.
Green Tea – Green tea is widely claimed to be one of the most healthy drinks on the planet. It is loaded with powerful bioactive compounds, including polyphenols, the potent catechin epigallocatechin gallate, caffeine, and the amino acid L-theanine. Green tea improves brain function and protects against neurodegenerative diseases, increases fat burning, and reduces your risk of developing certain cancers, including breast cancer, colorectal cancer, and prostate cancer. [Amazon]
Dates – Dates are the sweet and chewy fruit of a palm tree that are typically consumed dried. They are highly nutritious, containing significant vitamin B6, copper, iron, magnesium, em>manganese, and potassium. Dates are abundant in disease-fighting antioxidants and have been shown to improve brain function by reducing inflammation and preventing plaque formation.
Ginger – Ginger is a Southeast Asian flowering plant that is one of the healthiest spices on the planet. It contains the bioactive compound gingerol, which has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Ginger is also used to treat many forms of nausea, including morning sickness and sea sickness, to relieve chronic indigestion, to reduce joint pain resulting from osteoarthritis, and to help fight infections.
A standard blender is all that is required to make Vitamix smoothies. If you are making it for just one person, we recommend using the Vitamix One personal blender as it is the perfect size for a single smoothie and very easy to clean.
If you are making them for more than one person, we recommend a higher-end Vitamix A3500 Professional-Grade blender that can process larger loads more efficiently.
For overnight storage, we recommend using a glass or BPA-free airtight container with a resealable lid.
How To Make This Smoothie
The Vitamix Green Tea Mango smoothie is very easy to make:
- Step 1: Place mango, brewed green tea, dates, ginger, and ice into a blender and secure the lid.
- Step 2: Start the blender on its lowest speed and steadily ramp up to its highest speed. This will reduce wear and tear on the motor and blades, facilitate a more consistent blend, and help prevent food splatter onto the lid and sides.
- Step 3: Blend for approximately 30 seconds or until a smooth consistency is achieved.
- Step 4: Pour into a glass for immediate refreshment or place in the refrigerator in an airtight container to enjoy later.
Recipe Tips And Substitutions
If you don’t have frozen fruit, or simply prefer to use fresh fruit (we totally get that), we recommend adding 1/2 cup of ice to chill your smoothie and give it a pleasing icy texture.
1 cup of water and 1 tbsp of matcha green tea powder can be substituted for the brewed green tea without significantly changing the flavor profile.
- Place mango, brewed green tea, dates, ginger, and ice into a Vitamix blender and secure the lid.
- Start the blender on its lowest speed and steadily ramp up to its highest speed. This will reduce wear and tear on the motor and blades, facilitate a more consistent blend, and help prevent food splatter onto the lid and sides.
- Blend for approximately 30 seconds or until a smooth consistency is achieved.
- Pour into a glass for immediate refreshment or place in the refrigerator in an airtight container to enjoy later.
- If you don't have frozen fruit, or simply prefer to use fresh fruit (we totally get that), we recommend adding 1/2 cup of ice to chill your smoothie and give it a pleasing icy texture.
- 1 cup of water and 1 tbsp of matcha green tea powder can be substituted for the brewed green tea without significantly changing the flavor profile.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 384Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 196mgCarbohydrates: 81gFiber: 7gSugar: 52gProtein: 15g
Smoothie Frequently Asked Questions
Does green tea have caffeine in it?
Yes, green tea does contain caffeine, but its content is generally less than that found in coffee or black tea. The exact amount can vary depending on factors such as the type of green tea and the brewing time, but on average, an 8-ounce cup of green tea contains about 35 milligrams of caffeine.
Are mangos good for you?
Yes, mangos are indeed good for you as they are rich in vitamins A and C, dietary fiber, and various antioxidants that support immune function, digestive health, and eye health. However, they are also high in natural sugars, so they should be consumed in moderation particularly by those managing blood sugar levels.
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