A recipe for a green mango monster smoothie that is fit for freezing and sending in the lunch box for school lunches or enjoying immediately. Plus, a Magimix by Robot-Coupe Food Processor is up for grabs!
If I were to keep a list of things I am in continuous denial about you may find such entries as:
:: The number of hours of sleep I require per night.
:: The time it takes to get from here to there.
:: The existence of fairies that are surely coming to clean my house.
:: My children’s ability to transform into those same fairies.
:: That back-to-school shopping is inevitable.
It’s that last one that is currently causing heart palpitations. As an introvert, things like telephones and shopping malls terrify me. There is the search for shoes that fit small, dust-covered feet, scraped and swollen from days ran barefoot through the neighborhood, multicolored folders that will soon be filled with informational sheets addressed to me, and the ever-present room requests on the supply lists (read: tissues and glue sticks in bulk).
All of this occurs, of course, with packages of colored crayons in one hand and a tower of wide-ruled notebooks in the other, whilst looking down past your nose at the lists that are sticking out of your mouth and being bumped from behind by the other school shoppers with similar setups. Sometimes I wish supplies came in parcels with carefully collated contents: Grab-n-go, order online, delivered to desks.
I am much better at packing lunches, dreaming up ideas, and exploring cool containers (watch for me to share my favorites soon!) for this year’s lunchtime tables. These green monster smoothies take on many forms throughout the year, changing their ingredients slightly to account for seasonal produce, but they are one of many we freeze to be ferried out the door in brightly colored sacks.
A variation of these green monster smoothies were featured, along with the ever popular pizza pinwheels in this month’s FamilyFun Magazine, which is all about back-to-school from supply shopping to lunch packing and more. You can read the article I’m in over on the Parents.com site and get the full print issue in stores.
For tips on how to freeze smoothies, head over to my tutorial and tips on how you can pack smoothies in the lunch box.
1 cup greens (spinach, baby kale, swiss chard, beet greens)
1 fresh mango, cut into chunks
1 cup milk (cow, almond, coconut, etc.)
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon honey
Place the banana, greens, mango, milk, lemon juice, and the honey into a blender. Pulse until the smoothie starts to come together, and then blend on high for 1 minute or until smooth.
Enjoy immediately or pour the smoothie mixture into your container of choice, filling 3/4 full to allow room for the smoothie to expand when it freezes. Freeze the container until solid. Pack frozen smoothies in lunches at the noon hour.
Makes 3-4 cups green smoothie.
We’re Giving it All Away! Well, some of it, anyway.
I’m gifting a Magimix by Robot-Coupe 16-cup Food Processor with the Juice Extractor and Smoothie Attachment for all your juicing, smoothie, and sorbet needs. I definitely have sorbet needs these last few weeks of summer.
The Magimix is a premium food processor that features several different blades and settings for all your chopping and processing needs, and the juicer and smoothie attachment really makes it an all-in-one appliance for the kitchen. I pull mine out for everything from smoothies to pesto to seasonal fruit sorbets. The food processor and attachment are available in 12-, 14-, and 16-cup sizes at Williams Sonoma, and you can also get the whole set together now in CHEFS Catalog!
For a chance to receive this food processor, just comment on this post between now and next Friday, August 23rd at 11:59 p.m. EDT.
For an extra entry, head over to the Magimix by Robot-Coupe Facebook page and like them. Then come back here and let me know that you did!
Robot-Coupe is kind enough to provide the food processor for me to gift to a reader, but I already own a Magimix Food Processor of my own and asked them if I could share the love because I adore mine so much.