Since many of us are trying to eat a little healthier after the holidays, I thought I’d share this recipe for a Fresh Mango Smoothie I made the other day. Mangos happened to be half price the last time I went to the grocery store, so I thought they would be great for a smoothie! I usually use plain or vanilla Greek yogurt in my smoothies and I like sweetening them with honey. I added a little ground flaxseed in this for extra fiber, too. This smoothie is so thick and creamy! It’s perfect when you want something that tastes dessert-like but is really good for you!
FRESH MANGO SMOOTHIE by NancyC
Makes 1 (12-ounce) serving
- 1 cup chopped ripe mango
- 1/2 cup plain or vanilla Greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup skim or low-fat milk
- 1 Tablespoon honey
- 1 teaspoon ground flaxseed or wheat germ
- 2 to 3 ice cubes
Place chopped mango, yogurt, milk, honey, flaxseed and ice cubes in blender and blend until smooth. Serve immediately. Makes about 12 ounces, enough for 1 large or 2 small servings.
I need to make a note to myself to buy mangos more often–I really like them, but I forget to buy them when I’m at the store! Do you use mangos much in your recipes?