If you hadn’t noticed, I love my smoothies and I’m always looking for new ways to add the most beneficial nutrients packed inside my easy-to-carry afternoon snack. For me, I’m always on the go and while I’d love to sit down and eat a smoothie bowl, it’s not always convenient for me. I need something I can carry with me wherever I go.
So here is my Super Sprout & Mango Green Smoothie Recipe, that is not only easy to carry in my GGS Lover Bottle, but is an easy way to sip in all of my nutrients and hydration—keeping me beautiful from the inside out. And isn’t that what Beauty Detox Solution is all about?! ;)
Want to up the ante with more nutrients and enzymes in your diet? An easy, whole food-based way, is to try consuming more microgreens and sprouts. Personally, I love to grows sprout, especially since I have the space—I’m even growing bigger sprouts like sunflower sprouts. There’s nothing more gratifying than connecting with the foods we consume, by growing the foods yourself.
What could these young seedlings have in them that can really make any difference in our diets? Well, one study showed that the microgreens from 25 nutritious vegetables contained higher concentrations of essential vitamins and carotenoids than fully mature varieties.
These healthful plants are also higher in beneficial enzymes and phytonutrients than their full-grown counterparts. One study showed that broccoli sprouts were high in inducers of enzymes that offer protective benefits against carcinogens.
Some other benefits of various types of sprouts include:
- Alfalfa sprouts—high in antioxidants and may prevent menopausal symptoms.
- Broccoli sprouts—reduce risk of cardiovascular disease.
- Clover sprouts—fight cancer.
Most of these micro-greens can be found at most farmers markets and upscale grocery stores, and are quick and easy to grow indoors on a sunny windowsill!
Mango Beauty Benefits
Mango is one of the juiciest fruits (when you pick wisely), and therefore, one of the most hydrating. When we keep our bodies hydrated, we not only keep things moving internally, but keep our skin glowing too.
Mangoes are amongst many tropical fruits that grow near the ocean—the mother of of all bodies of water. We should always aim to consume fruit with seeds because they contain reproductive and creative power within, and are in their natural form.
Beyond their juice, is their sweet and luscious flavor that contains an abundance of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that aid in providing you with optimum health and beauty!
This bright orange-yellow fruit not only contains vitamin C but is an amazing source of beta carotene, which is a natural antioxidant used by the body to make vitamin A. Because of being really high in antioxidants, which some research has found that along with its high content of vitamin C, overwhelmingly outweighs the small amount of naturally occurring fructose contained in the fruit.
Some other stand-out benefits are, they are very low in saturated fat, low in cholesterol, and low in sodium. They are an excellent source of dietary fiber (which is crucial to regular and safe elimination), vitamin B6, vitamin A and vitamin C.
Mangoes are rich in minerals, like magnesium, potassium, and copper. With all of these powerful antioxidants, this juicy fruit has the power to neutralize free radicals throughout the body—helping to fight against premature aging, that comes from free radicals that damage the cells.
Some things to remember when you visit your local farmers market or grocery store:
- The stronger or more intense the color of the fruit (or vegetable), the higher the concentration of beta-carotene content.
- Go for vibrant mangoes- whether the outside is bright yellow (in the case of champagne), or red/green—there are so many different varieties.
Other foods with loads of beta carotene: cantaloupe, pink grapefruit, broccoli, spinach, sweet potato, and (of course), carrots.
Let’s get out our blenders and give this baby a try! ;)
See full recipe below…
- 1 banana
- 3 large handfuls baby kale or spinach
- 1 handful of micro-greens or sprouts
- 1 mango
- 1 cup filtered water
- Add all ingredients to the blender and blend until fully combined.
Let me know what you think of this recipe and don’t forget to add this to your Pinterest Smoothie board!