When’s the last time you had a mango?
Oh, I would eat them every day if I could, but I usually can find the good ones in the store only in spring and summer. So I was thrilled when the grocery store near me started carrying frozen mangoes! This means I can eat mango smoothie in the dead of winter when I’m snuggled up to the wood stove wearing a fleece and a thick pair of cozy socks.
Actually, I’ve started buying mangoes in the diced and frozen variety even when fresh mangoes are in season, because a couple bags in the freezer means I can have mangoes without waiting for the one on my countertop to get ripe … and without even peeling or cutting it. The ultimate in
Speaking of easy, this recipe is.
1. Place ingredients in blender jar.
2. Push button.
How healthy are mangoes?
In just one cup of mango, you get 25% of the vitamin A you need for the day and 76% of the vitamin C! And research suggests that the phytochemicals in mangoes may actually suppress fat cells – which can help with weight loss.
How healthy are bananas?
Not only do bananas add natural sweetness to this smoothie, but they also add fiber, potassium, and vitamin C. When included as part of a healthy diet, bananas have been shown to help with weight loss, protect against type 2 diabetes, strengthen the nervous system, and help with the production of white blood cells.
Mango Banana Smoothie
Yield 1 delicious smoothie
This naturally sweet smoothie is a delicious summertime treat and also doubles as a healthy sauce for Wonderful Waffles.
- 1/4 cup coconut milk
- 1 medium very ripe banana (I like to use a frozen banana, but you can use fresh one.)
- 1 cup frozen mango dices
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Place all ingredients in blender in order listed. A high-powered blender works best for this.
- Blend until smooth. Serve immediately.
For the sweetest taste, be sure to use a banana that is very ripe.