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green smoothie with mango and chia in mason jar with straw

Green Machine Smoothie

  • Author: Polly
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Total Time: 3 minutes
  • Yield: One (16 ounce) smoothie
  • Category: Smoothies
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: American

Description

This easy, healthy Green Machine Smoothie is a great way to start the day. Especially if you’ve worked ahead and make a few freezer smoothie packs. Simply blend up your powerhouse ingredients and be charged up for a great day.


Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsweetened plain almond milk
  • 1/41/2 cup orange juice (sub: coconut water)
  • ½ large avocado, chopped (preferably frozen for great smoothie texture)
  • ½ cup frozen mango chunks
  • 1 cup chopped kale
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds (sub: favorite raw nuts)

Instructions

Make It Now:

1. Start by adding 1 cup almond milk and 1/4 cup orange juice to a high-powered blender. Then, add all the other ingredients.

2. Blend until smooth. You may need to stop and stir/shake the blender or add up to 1/4 cup more orange juice, as needed, to make sure it gets smooth.

Make Freezer Smoothie Packs for Later:

1. Layer ingredients in small freezer bags (or reusable silicone bags) in this order:

  • ½ large avocado, chopped
  • ½ cup frozen mango chunks
  • 1 cup chopped kale
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds (sub: favorite raw nuts)

2. Seal tightly, squeezing out the air, and freeze for up to 3 months.

3. To Blend: Start by adding 1 cup almond milk and 1/4 cup orange juice to a high-powered blender. Then, add all the other ingredients. Break up the ingredients in the bag by hitting it on the counter or crunching it with your hands. Dump the ingredients from the bag in and follow blending instructions above.