Green Mango Smoothie

Green Mango Smoothie


Made with spinach, kale, celery, fresh turmeric and ginger, mangoes and a pinch of cayenne pepper — this refreshing smoothie will put a little kick in the start to your day!
  • Serves: 2
  • Active Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
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Step 1: Preparing the Smoothie

• 1 cup (packed) spinach*
• 1 cup (packed) kale*
• 1 1/2 cups frozen mango pieces
• 2-inch piece fresh turmeric
• 1-inch piece fresh ginger
• 2 celery stalks*
• 1 + cups fresh orange juice
• cayenne, to taste


*Note: For a nice cold smoothie, freeze the spinach, kale and celery first.

To make the smoothie, place everything into a high speed blender and blend until smooth. For the cayenne pepper, start with a pinch or two adding more as needed or desired.

If the smoothie is a bit too thick, add a bit more orange juice and blend again. Also, depending on the sweetness of the mangoes, a date can be added for a bit of extra sweetness. Essentially, feel free to play around with the amounts of ingredients added, to see what suits you best.

Serve immediately.


  • Julie B
    Julie B
    This sounds amazing! I love a morning smoothie. I take turmeric tabs daily to help with inflammation and I cook with it often but have never used fresh. I will search some out so I can try this. Is it hard to find? I would assume the difference in taste is night and day similarly with fresh ginger and ginger in the jar.
  • Dawn T Rouxbe Staff
    Dawn T
    Fresh turmeric has a bit more of a punch or livelier flavour than dried turmeric, much live fresh and dried ginger. Fresh turmeric is available in well stocked grocery stores — I generally buy it at Whole Foods. Good luck and let me know if you find it, and if so, what you thought. Cheers!
  • Carol D
    Carol D
    Can you freeze this smoothie?
  • Kirk B Rouxbe Staff
    Kirk B
    Hi Carol - Sure, you can freeze this smoothie. Just let it thaw out a little bit; on occasion, I take some of a frozen smoothie and add it to a new batch of smoothies! Once in a while I re-blend a previously frozen smoothie - to ensure smooth consistency! I hope you continue to enjoy learning with Rouxbe! Chef Kirk
  • Delilah B
    Delilah B
    Very good! I didn't have fresh turmeric so I added some ground turmeric...wasn't sure how much to use but it turned out great! I will be sure to add to this to one of my morning smoothies. Thank you.
  • Kirk B Rouxbe Staff
    Kirk B
    Thanks Delilah! So happy that your pleased with the results! All the best, Chef Kirk
  • Karen M
    Karen M
    This is the best green smoothie I have ever made. The fresh turmeric really makes a difference.
  • Talmesha E
    Talmesha E
    What other grocery stores can you find the turmeric if you don't go to the Whole Foods Store, thanks!
  • Eric W Rouxbe Staff
    Eric W
    Turmeric can be found at Indian grocers, Southeast Asian grocers, and sometimes 'health food' stores.
  • Madeline G
    Madeline G
    Absent fresh ginger what quantity of ground ginger can be used as a substitute?
  • Kirk B Rouxbe Staff
    Kirk B
    Hi Madeline and thanks for your question. So a good rule of thumb to follow is to use anywhere from 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon of ground ginger per tablespoon of fresh ginger. I hope this helps and thanks for cooking with Rouxbe! Chef Kirk
  • Marie R
    Marie R
    I will be trying this, sounds so refreshing! I want to share my first experience with fresh turmeric - I put it through my juicer and it left is so sticky it took me hours to clean. It also left yellow stains on my counter that I had to bleach off. I've since resorted to purchasing only powdered turmeric, so much easier to handle - but added to a smoothie I may find myself buying another fresh piece :)

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