Mangos have gained a lot of popularity over the past few years. When fresh, they are juicy and delicious, although a bit difficult to cut. When frozen, they can be eaten right out of the bag or tossed into the blender for a smoothie. Mangos even pair well with sticky rice or stir fry.
Aside from the amazing taste, mangos provide 50% of your daily recommended Vitamin C plus more than twenty other essential vitamins and minerals. And all of those nutrients are better absorbed with fiber, which mangos also have.
Mangos should be stored on the counter at room temperature. After they ripen and grow soft, you can place them in the fridge to stay fresh for a few more days.
When the mango in my fruit basket was ripe, I was craving a creamy mango smoothie. I sliced the mango (by cutting around the pit, the way you would slice an apple or pear, and then cutting off the skin) and put it in my Vitamix. Then I added some orange juice and yogurt. Lastly I added a banana, because banana is the secret ingredient that rounds out every single smoothie’s flavor and texture.
Blend on high for thirty seconds. Take a sip and be transported to a tropical paradise!
- ½ cup orange juice
- 1 banana
- 1 mango
- ¼ cup yogurt
- Add all ingredients to blender.
- Blend on high for 30 seconds until all ingredients are blended.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 199Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 23mgCarbohydrates: 47gFiber: 4gSugar: 37gProtein: 4g