February 28, 2012

Fresh Mango Banana Smoothie

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 So as some of you might have picked up on, I am kind-of a smoothie junkie.

Green ones, black ones, blue ones pink ones, even secret ingredient ones. They are all amazing.

I try and have a smoothie every morning and pack it filled with fresh or frozen fruits, healthy milks, a few vitamin and mineral additives and every so often a nice handful of green. The best part about smoothies is that they taste amazing and you can have endless varieties so each and every day is different.
I have been getting a lot of "looks" at work when I bring in my green smoothies and every day I am asked... "ok, so what's in today's green monster"... well I wanted to turn the tides a bit and make a smoothie from one of my favorite fruits that I don't always get my hands on.

 I love mango, but to be honest, I don't have it as much as I would like because it can be a nightmare to cut up and peel to get to that delicious fruit. So most of the time I just do without unless the grocery store has already done the hard part for me.

{I really need to add a mango slicer to my Pinterest wish list.}
So the other day Trader Joe's had some freshly cut mango and they looked so bright and juicy, I had to get them. The next day I was blending up this sunny smoothie and can I just say it was fabulous.

Refreshing, light and full of flavor. 

You can add flax or chia seed, protein powder or even coconut oil if you wanted to have a little extra fiber  and boost in your smoothie for a heartier breakfast or leave it as is for the perfect afternoon snack.

Have a great day!
Mango Banana Smoothie
Servings: 1 lg (or 2 small)
1 over ripe banana
1 cup mango chunks
1 cup vanilla coconut milk, light or regular
1/4 cup plain low-fat greek yogurt
1 tbsp honey

a few ice cubes

Add all ingredients to the blender and mix on high until smooth.

Recipe and photos by A Healthy Jalapeño 



Deelicious Sweets said...

Two of my favorite ingredients! I'm with you though, I hate cutting up mangoes!

Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie said...

I drink smoothies half the time for breakfast. They are so yummy and easy to make. Love this one.

Sandi G said...

Oh. yum. :)

Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga said...

mmmm, good! I love mango smoothies and have other versions with peaches and pineapple and coconut cream...yum!

p..s your word verif is killing me...it's not letting me get this comment in...keeps saying words don't match. Hate word verif!

Medeja said...

That's it this recipe is on my list! I love the color and I'm sure I would love the flavor.

Elizabeth said...

I do love smoothies, and this one looks exceptional!

Kiri W. said...

I can relate to the mango prep issues!
But this smoothie looks absolutely fantastic :)

Jen @ Peanut Butter and Peppers said...

Looks delicious! Your on a great smoothie kick!!!

Elyse @The Cultural Dish said...

Mmm I made something similar to this yesterday! I just didn't have honey or yogurt so just froze my banana to keep it cool... so tasty!

Joanne said...

Mangoes are my absolute favorite fruit of all time! This sounds like such a refreshingly delicious treat!

Magic of Spice said...

I love mangoes as well, but they are a bit difficult in the cutting department. This looks so delicious and ultra healthy :)

Anonymous said...

I found frozen mangos which work awesome in this smoothie!