Start your morning with this HEALTHY and refreshing Peach Mango Green Smoothie for the perfect pick-me-up to your day. It’s loaded with frozen peaches and mangoes for a quick and easy smoothie recipe. An extra-large handful of fresh spinach blended with the fruit, non-dairy milk, flaxseed, and almond butter delivers a super healthy green smoothie that’s also delicious.
This gluten-free smoothie with spinach and frozen fruit is going to be your new go-to when you want a cold drink. This summer will be beckoning for something as refreshingly crisp as this mango spinach smoothie.
Why I love this Peach Mango Spinach Smoothie
- Healthy - Each ingredient contributes to all the amazing health benefits of this green mango peach smoothie.
- Coconut water - Is hydrating and full of electrolytes. Not to go overboard, but that’s just the beginning of the healthy benefits of coconut water. It’s high in potassium, a good source of vitamins and minerals, and diabetic friendly.
- Fruit - We use frozen fruit with healthy properties like fiber, Vitamin A and C, and antioxidants.
- Almond milk and flaxseed - Plant-based kinds of milk and these super seeds can be a great source of calcium and high-quality plant protein, plus many other nutritional benefits.
- Spinach - Iron and folic acid dense, this superfood is known to do wonders for your health when added to your diet.
- Alternative for caffeine - Because of all the healthy natural ingredients and extra hydration boost gives you more energy, caffeine lovers will enjoy this mango green smoothie.
- Keeps you full longer - The addition of flaxseed and almond butter helps to keep you full through to lunch when you enjoy this easy breakfast smoothie recipe in the morning.
- Frozen peaches and mango - In this green smoothie with nut butter, you’ll love using frozen fruit as it keeps the smoothie extra cold for a refreshing gluten-free breakfast drink.
- Fresh Spinach - as far as leafy greens go, spinach in smoothies has the mildest flavor and leaves you tasting just the fruit and nutty flavor of almond butter.
- Almond milk - The most nutritious plant-based milk. Feel free to sub for another dairy-free milk or exchange for regular milk.
- Coconut water - With its added health benefits, coconut water smooths the consistency of the blended smoothie with fruit and spinach. Use less or more depending on how you like your smoothies, thicker or thinner.
- Ground Flaxseed - Why add flaxseed to smoothies? It adds fiber and Omega-3 fatty acids but also acts as a thickening agent. It's not necessary and you can leave it out. I personally love the extra health kick!
- Almond butter - adding almond butter to smoothies is an easy way to a creamy, thick high protein smoothie with that best nutty flavor.
- Spices - Cinnamon or turmeric adds a subtle fragrant aroma and taste that compliments the other ingredients. Plus, they have their health benefits, too! Both spices help to lower blood sugar levels and may relieve inflammation. A small amount goes a long way when added to your gluten-free diet.
- Toppings - Add some hemp seeds, cashew cream, or our favorite Dairy-Free Whipped Cream just for fun. They’re a tasty addition.
How to make Smoothie with Spinach and Fruit
- Add the liquids first, followed by the frozen fruit and remaining ingredients to a blender. Blend on high until smooth and creamy. Add more liquid to thin if desired.
Gluten-Free Smoothie Substitutions
Smoothie recipes tend to be versatile with ingredients. You don’t always have everything you need in the pantry or fridge, so feel free to make some substitutions. Keep it dairy-free and gluten-free or adjust it to your dietary needs.
Here are some substitutions that are sure to give you a delicious tasting smoothie:
- Dairy milk can substitute for any plant-based milk
- Banana or avocado can substitute for mango
- Coconut water can be replaced with extra plant-based milk or water.
- Almond Butter Substitute for Smoothies: You can use your favorite nut butter such as peanut butter, sunflower seed butter, or cashew butter.
- Frozen fruit - you can easily exchange the frozen peaches for another frozen fruit such as strawberries, raspberries, or blueberries. Pineapple would also be a yummy exchange and tropical tasting.
- Leafy greens - Substitute kale, chard, or collard greens for spinach.
Frequently Asked Questions
No! This dairy-free smoothie is made with plant milk. To get the consistency of a smoothie that is made with yogurt, this recipe uses almond butter, flaxseed, and frozen fruit.
Because we add fiber and protein-rich ingredients this healthy breakfast smoothie with spinach is very filling.
Yes! For the most part, fruit is frozen at the peak of freshness. Freezing the fruit will preserve all the nutrients. You can ensure this by freezing your fruit yourself, but purchasing pre-frozen fruit from the grocery store is completely acceptable for a healthy ingredient.
Surprisingly, no. Even though we’re putting a hefty amount of spinach into this green fruit smoothie, the fruit and other ingredients help to mask any earthy, bitter flavor the spinach might have. The almond butter is a great way to conceal this flavor as well.
Make-ahead fruit smoothie
Having a quick on-the-go breakfast smoothie ready for you in the morning is so helpful on busy days. Make this smoothie the night before and store it in a to-go cup to help get you out the door.
Top Chef's Tip
When making a healthy smoothie, always add the liquids first to a blender before the fruit and other solid ingredients. This helps to prevent air pockets when the blades start moving.
More Healthy Breakfast Recipes:
- Chocolate Raspberry Smoothie
- Strawberry Basil Smoothie
- Chia Seed Pudding
- Coconut Mango Chia Pudding
- Southwest Breakfast Skillet