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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

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
    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
    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
    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
    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 :)
  • Leigh-anne B
    Leigh-anne B
    Can someone please share their opinion on the taste? I'm having a hard time predicting the flavor. Is it mostly sweet like the mango and oj? Does the turmeric have a strong presence? I would like to make this one because I'm always looking for ways to add turmeric to my diet but I hesitate because I don't enjoy the taste. I would prefer to sneak it in a recipe without tasting it. Thank you!
  • Eric W Rouxbe Staff
    Eric W
    You can expect fruit-forward flavors with some astringency from the greens. Feel free to adjust the quantity of turmeric (as well as other ingredients) to suit your preference. Turmeric is bitter, so reduce the amount if it's too strong. Even at a reduced amount, you will benefit from it!
  • Vineeta  G
    Vineeta G
    i made this smoothie it was insanely delicious. Thank you for sharing this recepie.
  • Deborah C
    Deborah C
    I love this delightful smoothie creation! The flavors are complex.

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