Mango Smoothies definitely have a taste all their own: a very unique type of smoothie.
Mangoes can be Green or Pinky-red, depending on where they are grown, but either way, I really like the addition of Ginger and/or lime to make the smoothie sparkle. You should try one soon.
Mango Smoothies and Health
Mangoes have a single large seed and a thick skin that turns from green to mottled yellow and sometimes a red tinge.
The juicy gold/orange flesh is high in vitamin A, C and D. One medium sized one has about 130 calories, a trace of fat, no cholesterol and no sodium.
[P.S. There are a very few people who are allergic to Mangoes for some reason, so please take this into consideration the first time you try one…test things first!]
1/2 cup Orange juice.
1/2 cup peeled, pitted and sliced fresh Mango.
Honey to taste.
1/2 cup ice.
Place the juice, fruit and honey in a blender.
Blend on high speed for 30 seconds.
Add the ice and blend until smooth.
MANGO VANILLA SMOOTHIE
1 ripe Mango, peeled, pitted, chopped (approx. 1-1/4 cups)
3/4 cup milk, skim (chilled)
1/4 cup non fat Vanilla yogurt.
3/4 teaspoon Vanilla extract.
3 ice cubes.
Pinch of salt.
Fresh Mint sprigs.
Combine all ingredients except Mint in blender.
Blend until smooth and creamy.
Garnish with mint.
MANGO GINGER SMOOTHIE
2 ripe Mangoes, peeled and chopped.
2 pieces crystallized Ginger, about 1 ounce.
1 cup non fat Buttermilk.
One 8-ounce container non fat Vanilla yogurt.
Handful of chipped ice.
In a blender, purée the fruit and ginger, scraping down the sides as necessary.
Add the buttermilk, yogurt and ice and purée until smooth
MANGO MANIA SMOOTHIE
2 cups non fat Vanilla yogurt.
1 cup Mango nectar.
2 Mangoes, peeled and chopped.
1/4 tsp. Cardomom.
Add all ingredients to blender and process until smooth.
Add 1 cup of ice cubes and blend till crushed and smooth.
MANGO PEACH SMOOTHIE
1 cup peeled Mango chunks.
1 large Peach (about 8 oz.), peeled, pitted, and cut into chunks.
1 cup Peach nectar.
2 tablespoons Lime juice.
Combine all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.
Makes two small drinks.
MANGO TANGO SMOOTHIE
1 cup Pineapple juice.
1 cup Orange juice.
1/2 frozen Banana (chunks)
1 cup Pineapple sherbet.
1 1/2 cups frozen Mango slices.
Pour all liquid ingredients into the blender.
Add all frozen ingredients.
Blend at MIX setting for 30 seconds then blend at SMOOTH setting until smooth.
While the machine is running, move the stir stick around counter-clockwise to aid mixing.
Each recipe serves 3-5 glasses.
Now go enjoy your very special Mango Smoothies.