Recipe: Tropical Mango Smoothie

by Cate on October 7, 2014

A super healthy, tropical-flavored mango smoothie that is a cinch to whip up … and will have you dreaming of warmer climates in a heartbeat.

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When the folks at The Motherhood mentioned a new project with the National Mango Board (yep, there is such a thing), I signed on right away.

Because, at age 44, today was the first time I’ve actually TRIED a mango.

I know.

Craziness.

And clearly I’ve been missing out. Because, judging by the stats, mangoes are a fruit that pack a powerful punch. Just one cup has only 100 calories, and contains 100% of your daily vitamin C, 35% of your daily vitamin A, and 12% of your daily fiber.

How ya like them apples?

Er, mangoes.

All that in ONE CUP.

Mangoes are available year round and the US-sold mangoes usually come from Mexico, Peru, Ecuador, Brazil, Guatemala, and Haiti.

But now that I bought the mangoes, what to do with them? Obviously I could have just eaten them straight up, but I thought I’d play a little instead.

Because next to eating fruit plain in its naked form, our second favorite way to enjoy fresh fruit is by making smoothies. Easy to make, and, most important, kid-approved.

A little bit of Greek yogurt, a little bit of OJ, a squeeze of honey, ice, and mango… and done. The recipe below makes one generous serving, and is easy enough to double or triple, depending on how many servings you need.

If you’re new to mangoes as well, or love them to death, join the National Mango Board with The Motherhood (and ME!) for a one-hour Mango Master Class Twitter chat on Wednesday, October 8 at 12 PM CT/1 PM ET to discuss their versatility, as well as easy ways to prepare and serve mangoes for your family! You can search the hash tag #MasterTheMango tomorrow to join the class. The National Mango Board will be offering all sorts of tips and recipes, and will be giving away some fun prizes (10 sets that include a Kuhn Paring Knife, Fruit Scoop, Mangoes & Le Creuset Utensil Holder {$50 value}) as well. Hope to *see* you there!

Hungry for more smoothie recipes?
This Nutella Smoothie is one of our favorite go-tos.
A Chocolate Peanut Banana Smoothie that’s so good, you barely know it’s healthy.
Got fruit? This Pineapple Orange Smoothie is a delicious taste of the tropics.

Tropical Mango Smoothie
Recipe courtesy of Cate O’Malley

1 cup chopped ripe mango (frozen works as well)
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 cup ice
1/4 cup plain low-fat yogurt (or Greek yogurt)
1 tablespoon honey (I’m partial to Madhava honey, which I also use in this recipe)

Mix everything in a blender until well combined. Serves 1.

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Joanne October 8, 2014 at 8:03 am

I am mango-obsessed. This smoothie is definitely making an appearance in my mornings!
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