Hate green smoothies? It’s okay. I did too. Then a few months ago I dove stomach first into the Conscious Cleanse and got hooked on their deliciously, simple Green Mango Smoothie.
The Green Mango smoothie has three ingredients: Romaine lettuce, fresh parsley and a ripe mango. I sighed the first time I made it, thinking I’d have to brave through it. To my surprise it was light, refreshing and the best mid morning snack I’ve had in recent memory. One day we ran out of romaine lettuce it it got simplified even further and now it’s just one bunch of parsley, one ripe mango and two cups of water. My Green Mango smoothie is the bridge between breakfast and lunch that I can’t live without it.
I have a few other green smoothies in my recipe box that I’ll resort to should I absolutely have to but right now it’s the star of my morning. I keep four bundles of parsley in the fridge all snuggled together in a Giant Abeego and four to six mangoes on my La Denise eau at all times.
This unassuming smoothie has not only nixed my mindless snacking habits but it’s curbed my purchase habits. Parsley is Cheap! But that’s not even the best part. It’s full of vitamins and minerals, low on the Glycemic index and rich with antioxidant nutrients. Now all I want to do is re-brand Parsley. It's more than a garnish friends.
Here’s the original Green Mango Smoothie from the Conscious Cleanse
2 large mangoes
(frozen, about 2 cups of fruit)
1 ½ cups parsley
1 cup romaine lettuce
2 cups water
And here’s our take:
1 ripe mango
1 bunch of parsley
2 cups of water
Instructions: In a high-speed blender, blend parsley, mangoes, romaine lettuce, and water until creamy or if you're like us use your beloved immersion blender. It’ll be a bit chewier but clean-up is a breeze.
We have to sincerely thank Jo and Jules for making me dig into something I thought I didn’t