Simple, healthy, and unbelievably tasty, this Green Mango Protein Smoothie makes a wonderful breakfast or an afternoon treat. Packed with mangoes, bananas, and spinach, and sweetened with vanilla whey protein isolate, it tastes like ice cream! This is my #1 favorite smoothie!
This post has been sponsored by LifeExtention. All opinions are my own.
Haven't I convinced you to try this smoothie yet? It’s my favorite, and for good reason. I have no doubt that it'll become your favorite, too. But before you run to the store to get the mangoes and spinach, let's talk about whey protein first. Do you know anything about it?
I learned about whey protein after I had my son. I was struggling to lose the baby weight and didn't have the time/energy for the gym during the first 3-4 months. I decided to clean up my diet and eat better, healthier foods. I discovered that in addition to helping lose body fat, whey protein has a lot of health benefits, so I decided to give it a try. Smoothies have been a part of my diet for many years now, so after trying quite a few whey protein smoothies, this Green Mango Protein Smoothie was born, and I have been addicted ever since.
WHAT IS WHEY PROTEIN ISOLATE?
Whey protein comes from cow's milk. Milk contains two types of protein: casein (80%) and whey (20%). Whey is the liquid left behind when milk is turned to cheese. There are many benefits associated with the consumption of whey protein, and researchers are constantly finding new, possible therapeutic properties. It helps to shed body fat, lower blood pressure, improve digestive health, and help treat type 2 diabetes. Check out this article: 10 Evidence-Based Health Benefits of Whey Protein, if you'd like to learn more.
When shopping around for the best whey protein, I found this Whey Protein Isolate (Natural Vanilla Flavor) by LifeExtention. It is a delicious, high quality product and my husband and I LOVE IT! If you decide to try supplementing with whey protein - give this one a try! You will not be disappointed.
WHAT KIND OF MILK TO USE?
I've tried this Green Mango Protein Smoothie with cow's milk, almond milk, and soy milk. They all work great! I bet coconut milk would be a perfect fit, too. So, pick the milk you enjoy most.
Place all the ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.
QUICK TIP: Divide the leftover spinach into serving portions and place into small ZipLock bags, and freeze. Use this spinach when you make a smoothie next time.
I am so eager for you to try this Green Mango Protein Smoothie, friends! It is truly delicious and very filling. Cheers!
Green Mango Protein Smoothie
- 1 small ripe mango peeled and cut into pieces
- 1 small ripe banana peeled and cut into pieces
- 2 cups of baby spinach leaves
- 5-6 ice cubes
- 1 scoop of LifeExtention Whey Protein Isolate (Natural Vanilla Flavor
- 1 cup of milk your favorite kind
- Place all the ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.
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