Blueberry Mango Smoothie

Blueberry Mango Smoothie

 

I’m happy to start a new week. It always seems that when my husband is away things start to go wrong.

Last week started with an early wake-up by my son.  He was trying to get the trash can out, but he garage doors would not open.  Neither door seemed to be receiving power. This has never happened before.  I checked the breaker panel and all seemed okay.  We had a big thunderstorm the night before, so I thought maybe it had something to do with that. But, all the other outlets and lights were working. So, I released the safety and manually opened the door for him.  Trash can made it outside for pickup. Crisis averted!

Then, I got a text from my friend that we carpool with for soccer. His son wasn’t going to practice. Now, I need to drive. I need to get my car out of the garage. Great!

I started thinking if an outlet isn’t working maybe a GFCI that “popped” somewhere.  I’m not sure how they are all connected, so I go through the house to check the kitchen, bathroom, and laundry room. Nope those were all good. I remember there is an outlet outside…nope. I’m feeling stumped and then I remember there are a couple GFCI outlets in the garage.  Sure enough the one near the breaker panel was tripped. I reset the outlet and we are free!

 

Blueberry Mango Smoothie

 

The next day, I woke up to the sound of a smoke detector beeping.  I know that means the battery needs replacing. I’m walking around the house searching for the beep.  I finally locate the noise-maker. Of course, I don’t have a single 9-volt battery in the house.  It seemed the longer it beeped, the more aware I became of the noise.  I can’t take it and head to the store.

Then the following day, my son casually says I think something is wrong with our toilet. The water keeps rising. Oh geez!

I head up to check it out and the toilet wouldn’t flush.  I’m not even sure we own a plunger. I dig around the garage and luckily find one.  Thank goodness, because I was already thinking I’m going to have to go to Home Depot. That means I’ll have to buy a whole bunch of other things to camouflage buying a plunger!

Using a plunger shouldn’t be complicated, but it took me much longer than I’d like to admit to finally get that thing to flush.

 

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Blueberry Mango Smoothie

 

Thankfully, the following days were issue free!

 

So, a fresh start to a new week calls for a smoothie. Whenever I’m not quite feeling like myself, I’ll make a smoothie. Suddenly, the world feels right again! :D

I have lots of smoothie combinations that I love to make, but wanted something new.  I’m thinking green smoothie. I know I want to use a mango for the smoothie. I grab some spinach, blueberries, Greek yogurt, and a banana.

 

This is one nutrient rich smoothie.  My green smoothie didn’t turn out green at all. There are tiny specks of green, but the blueberries and mango won the color battle.

Even if you can’t see the color, you know you are getting great benefits from that spinach.

Blueberry Mango Smoothie

 

 

Spinach is full of antioxidants such as vitamin C, vitamin E, beta-carotene. Plus it has vitamin A, K, iron, folate, manganese, zinc, and selenium.

Spinach also has two carotenoids, lutein and zeaxanthin. These antioxidants aid in vision and help prevent age-related macular degeneration.

 

I love the flavors of this smoothie! The blueberries and mango pair perfectly to create a deliciously fruity smoothie that is light and refreshing.

 

 

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Blueberry Mango Smoothie
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Serves: 2
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 1 cup mango chunks
  • ½ cup blueberries
  • ¼ cup 0% plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 small banana
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup ice
Instructions
  1. Combine spinach, mango, blueberries, yogurt and banana in a blender. Add water and ice.
  2. Blend until smooth.

 
 

 


Comments

  1. Sounds like you had an eventful week, Cindy! Hopefully things are back to normal and this week will be great. I love the flavors in this smoothie! What a great idea to add blueberry and mangoes together. I just made a mango smoothie for the first time about a month ago and it was amazing, so I can only imagine how good this one must taste!

    • Thankfully, I’m pretty good at handling most issues by myself. :D Even so, my fingers are crossed for an easy week!
      I love mango smoothies and the blueberries make a great combination of flavors.
      Thanks Gayle :D

  2. I love mango and blueberries give this smoothie a lovely color! :)

    • This wasn’t the color I was expecting, but I think it is so pretty. The mango really lightens the overall color. Thanks Medha

  3. Hmmmm.. Sounds like you had a rough week.. glad everything’s fine now…The smoothie looks amazing and refreshing.. mango and blurberry together is bliss.. Can’t wait to try this healthy smoothie. . Pinning! :)

    • It was a little crazy Arpita. So far this week is going smoothly :D Nothing like a good smoothie to set things right. You’re great…thanks for Pinning!

  4. Smoothies make everything better, don’t they? You always come up with the best recipes – this one too looks like a real winner :)

  5. Oh gosh Cindy! I know how you feel, it seems every time Josh is away something always happens in our house too.

    This smoothie looks absolutely delicious and so gorgeous! I feel like I can’t get enough fruit this time of year. Pinning!

    • Glad to hear I’m not the only one who has issues once they leave. Thankfully, it was nothing huge. I can usually handle the little stuff.
      Thanks for Pinning Danielle :D I love this blueberry mango smoothie!

  6. realfoodbydad says:

    Hopefully this smoothie helped, what a week!!

  7. I’ve never tried a mango-blueberry combination before in a smoothie. It sounds delicious!

  8. Oh, Cindy — what a hectic week you had! Things always happen when my husband is away, too. I had that toilet problem, we had a mouse get caught in the mouse trap and my son had to take it out cuz I couldn’t…ugh! This smoothie sounds like the best way to unwind and enjoy a new week, and this is a new flavor combo for me. I need to try this blueberry-mango thing — it sounds delicious!

    • Marcie, why do things happen like that? I’m not needy, but some things I just don’t want to deal with :D Thanks Marcie! Hope you are having a great week!

  9. Cindy, I know EXACTLY what you mean. Every single time The Husband goes out of town, something goes wrong. It never, ever fails. Why and how int he world does that happen??? But, the good news is – a smoothie always, always makes me feel better. They are seriously one of my favorite things. I’m going to send you good vibes for the next time the hubby goes out of town. May it be the best relaxation bunch of days you ever had!!! :-) Nice thought, right? Hugs!

    • I wish I knew why so I could make it stop. I just laugh every time. I told my husband to keep a tally of all the things that happen while he is away. He’ll soon see I’m not making this up.
      Thanks for the positive vibes. I need them! Thanks Kristi :D

  10. Glad the cloud of doom just lasted one day!!! Your yummy smoothies would surely make any not so great day brighter :)

  11. We had our share of minor problems last week…and I’m very glad we have a new week ahead of us! This smoothie looks lovely!

  12. This sounds delicious! It looks like you and I are on the same wavelength! I love the flavor combinations that you came up with! Pinned!

    • We definitely are! Although my green smoothie isn’t green like your strawberry banana smoothie. :D I really love smoothies! Thanks for Pinning Lindsey :D

  13. Yikes, that sounds like quite the week. Things always seem to go wrong when my husband is away too…hopefully things go your way this week and the next time your husband is away:) This smoothie is just what you need after all of that. It looks delicious and I really love the flavor combination :)

    • Was it ever a crazy week! Glad that is in the past :D
      A good smoothie is like a cleanse for me. It gets me back on track and every thing feel right :D Thanks Kelly!

  14. I bought loads of mangos the other day, so I know what I am going to be making. This sounds yummy!

  15. Lately, I’ve been obsessed with nutritious smoothies and juices, I’m trying to make a different smoothie every day, so I’m making this one tomorrow. the ingredient combo is great, 1 vegetable and more fruits to keep the sweet flavor :)

    • Thanks Nikolay. I love that the combination are endless. I usually have a smoothie everyday, so mixing up the flavors is a must. I haven’t been brave enough to try any other green aside from spinach. Spinach itself is so nutrient rich and I always have some that it is a no-brainer to add it to my smoothies :D

  16. spicedblog says:

    Haha! This cracks me up, Cindy. I love your uh, adventures last week! Oh, and the smoke alarm chirping is one of the most annoying things ever. A couple of years ago, my wife and I rented a cabin in the mountains with friends. In the middle of the night, the smoke alarm started chirping. Guess where we finally found the thing the next morning? In the crawl space UNDER the house! Here’s to this week being better!

    • Seriously, in the crawl space? That’s a strange place. That’s probably as bad as having one in the attic. Ha The hunting for the chirp is the most frustrating. Hear a chirp, walk in that direction, stop listen, move to another room, etc. We have one area where there are 3 within 3 feet of each other. I thought I’d go deaf trying to figure out which one was making the noise. Haha

  17. Haha Cindy, your problems are so real! Most of us just talk about them. I plunged myself last week at my in-laws cottage when my little one clogged their toilet! So embarrassing. oh well, like you said, nothing like a smoothie to smooth over your problems =) I love how you snuck in the spinach, yet the perfect color remains. This is totally my kind of smoothie, nothing that I don’t already have in my house. Perfect. Garage door sounds familiar too, we just ordered a new one as we’ve been the curb appeal garage door eye sore for years now on our street. Hmm, better make another smoothie!

    • I think it is crazy how everything seems to happen all at once. We’ve been problem/issue free for a long long time. Hopefully, that is all in the past.
      Smoothies really do make me feel better. They are such an easy way to get great nutrients with little effort :D Thanks Laura

  18. Oh geez, sounds like a crazy couple of days!
    This smoothie sounds great, I’ve always been afraid of putting spinach in my smoothies (the whole green smoothie thing has always been a turn off for me even though I know it’s so good for you) but I think I might be able to handle it here. I couldn’t even tell from the photos that this recipe included spinach! :)

    • Thanks Sam. I was a bit leery too of adding spinach. I didn’t think it would be good at all. Thankfully, I tried it and have loved them ever since. Spinach has such a mild flavor you can’t taste it through the fruits. With this recipe you can’t even see the green. Hope you give one a try :D

  19. Good for you handling all those problems alone! I think I would have broken down and called my dad. This smoothie looks delicious! I love that there is spinach that the kids won’t be able to see :)

    • Oh Sherri, it would be so nice to be close enough to family to have the pop over to help. I’ve had to learn to do lots of things by myself. :D
      I too love that you can’t see the spinach and the color isn’t green. My kids drink this and love it!

  20. I’ve never made blueberry and mando smoothie. It looks a great combo. You’ve inspired me to try it. Healthy and flavourful ;-)

  21. sprinklesandsauce says:

    We gotta try this combo! Great idea!

  22. Thankfully nothing was a huge crisis and everything got sorted out. But I am sure it was very frustrating to say the least. Lovely recipe to start the week Cindy :)

    • Exactly, I’ll deal with little issues anytime versus a huge one. It all just seemed strange to happen once he left. Haha
      Thanks Tandy :D

  23. Nothing like a delicious smoothie to start your day!

  24. It always seems like everything happens/breaks/needs replacing at once, doesn’t it? Although, I think this amazing looking summer smoothie would make me forget about any troubles! :)

    • It so does! Although, I’ve heard things happen in 3′s and I had 3 things happen so I hope that means I’m done for a long time :D
      Thanks Allision!

  25. Love the mango and blueberry together! YUM!

  26. This looks so refreshing & delicious! :)

  27. haha I totally get the plunger story! It happened with me..I know it is supposed to make things easy but I can never ever get it to work!!lol BTW this smoothie is perfect as a stress reliever! ;)

    • Right, Ami?! That thing should be so simple. Talk about frustrating. Haha
      This smoothie was the perfect stress reliever :D

  28. Love this smoothie and all these fruits happening here! Great base to add some additional ones depending on harvest season too!

  29. Nice smoothie…beautiful color Cindy!
    Enjoy your week :D

  30. Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe! I am starting to make my own smoothies at home (:

    • Connie, I love making smoothies and think it so fun to come up with different flavor combinations. I’ve yet to make one that I haven’t loved :D

  31. Oooh, Cindy! Isn’t it crazy how things always go wrong all together like that? I laughed about you worrying about having to ‘camouflage’ your plunger purchase … hahaha! I would do the same!
    Anyway, glad your problems came to an end and … love the sound and look of the smoothie! So so healthy!

    • Helen it is times like that where I love that they offer a self-checkout. Haha
      This smoothie is awesome! I love the flavors and I just feel good after having it :D

  32. Ugh, when it rains it pours! I remember the week our dish washer and washing machine quit and it was like, why? Why both?? At least we could leave the house! And oh my goodness, smoke detectors win the most annoying noise award.
    But moving on :) … this smoothie sounds absolutely delicious! I love how kids and adults can get a sweet, yet nutritious, treat with smoothies. Gorgeous color and perfect for my mango kick! Pinned!

    • Dishwasher and washing machine…that would really stink. I just watched an episode of Modern Family and the dad was trying to find a smoke detector that was chirping. It was driving him crazy. I kept thinking that was so me! Haha
      Thanks for Pinning Mary Frances!

  33. Blueberries and mango sounds like a PERFECT combo. These smoothies are so so gorgeous, Cindy! So wishing I had a glassful in my hand right about now! :)

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