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Simple Mango Smoothie Recipe

simple mango smoothie recipeWho doesn’t love the sweet taste of mango? This simple mango smoothie recipe lets you enjoy this succulent fruit that is filled with nutrients, vitamins, antioxidants, helps rid your body of toxins and is full of fiber. With all of the great benefits mango has to offer, why wouldn’t you give this smoothie recipe a try? 

Mango can be a bit tough to blend sometimes. Check out our top blender picks for smoothies here if you find your blender struggling.

1 peeled banana
1 cup of mango (fresh or frozen)
1 teaspoon of local honey
1 cup of ice
8-12 oz of whole juice of your choice or water (you can always substitute with almond or soy milk)

Put all ingredients in your blender and blend until smooth.

Thinking of a smoothie supercharge? 

There are many options to supercharge your smoothie by adding your protein powder of choice, chia powder to curb appetite or flaxseed for Omega 3’s.

A few mango preparation tips

Fresh mangos can be difficult to prepare because they have a pit.  Take the mango and cut it in half at an angle. This allows the pit to be removed easier.  Once the pit is removed, take the two halves and use a small knife to cut little pieces into a checkerboard pattern without cutting through the skin.  Then turn the mango inside out and flesh the mango fruit out of the skin.  If you aren’t up for a little pre smoothie preparation or mangos aren’t in season, frozen mango works just as well.   

Was your mango smoothie a success?

Did you use fresh or frozen mango?  Have any fresh mango preparation tips?  Was adding honey to your smoothie recipe a change to your typical smoothie?  Do you have a mango smoothie recipe you’d like to share with us?  

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