Green Mandarin Smoothie – Dani Valent

A winter spin on a morning marvel

I am always looking for ways to incorporate seasonal fruit and veg into my daily delights. At the moment, I am loving adding mandarins to my morning green smoothies for extra winter zing. Mandarins bring sweetness and their special floral fragrance as well as their lovely citrus flavour.

Makes: 4-6 portions
Time: 5 minutes


  • 300 grams (10.5 oz) coconut water or water
  • 250 grams (8.8 oz) watermelon, cut in large chunks
  • 3 mandarins, peeled (if there are lots of pips, squeeze them out)
  • 1 pear or apple, halved
1 big handful baby spinach leaves or leaves pulled from 3 stalks kale
  • 2 cm fresh ginger
  • 100 grams (3.5 oz) ice cubes


1. Place all ingredients in mixing bowl and blend 1 min/speed 10, or place in a blender and blitz until smooth. Serve straight away for that winter zing!


  • Add more water if a thinner consistency is desired.
  • Apple or pear don’t need to be peeled or cored.
  • Extra smoothie can be stored in a jar in the fridge and shaken before serving.
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