Yes, that’s quite a long name but it sounds good, doesn’t it? This smoothie recipe comes from a cookbook called Eating Clean in Costa Rica (softcover). As I looked through my review copy, I found lots of easy, healthy foods that the book describes as “farm-to-table” recipes and there are 108 to choose from for breakfast and brunch, main dishes, veggies and sides, salads, soups, and desserts. The instructions for most of the recipes include amounts measured in grams, milliliters, etc., so if you’re used to cups and ounces like I am, you’ll have to convert the amounts.
I thought I’d try the Banana, Mango, Ginger, Orange Smoothie. It sounds kind of summery, but the day I made this it was almost 70 degrees. So a tropical-sounding smoothie was in order to celebrate this warm sunny day! It was so smooth and creamy, and had a great lightly-sweet taste. Normally I like to sweeten smoothies with honey, but this recipe does not need any additional sweetener.
BANANA, MANGO, GINGER, ORANGE SMOOTHIE from Eating Clean in Costa Rica
Makes 2 servings
- 1 mango
- 1 to 2 bananas (I used 2 bananas)
- 2 oranges, juiced
- 200 ml plain yogurt (I used 1 cup–it’s not an exact conversion, but it’s very close!)
- A pinch of ground ginger (I used 1/4 teaspoon)
- 12 ice cubes
- 2 slices of lime
Cut mango into cubes, removing the pit and skin. Chop the bananas. Juice the oranges.
Combine these ingredients into a blender, including the ginger and yogurt. Blend until smooth and creamy, adding a little water if needed.
Add ice cubes and blend once more. Serve in tall glasses decorated with a slice of lime.
I love smoothies and I’m sure I’ll be making this quite often during the warm weather. Do you have a favorite smoothie recipe?