Mango Smoothie

I love a smoothie and Mango Smoothies are, by far my favorite of the smoothie family. One thing that makes them really wonderful is that a certain child in my home who will only eat bananas and won’t touch yogurt would actually consume one of these every day. It would satisfy his tremendous appetite and my need for him to get more fruit and calcium in his growing body.

I am hesitant to call this a recipe. How can I when all you do is throw a bunch of stuff in a blender and press the “On” button? I am going to give you two versions of this drink. The first is what I make my kids and the second is what I make myself. I add a couple things that make it a little healthier.

Kid’s Version
1 cup vanilla yogurt
1 cup fruit (in this case mango)
1/2 tsp vanilla

Blend and serve. Two servings.

Grown up Version
1 cup plain yogurt
1 cup fruit
1/4 cup oats
1 tbsp flax seed

Same instructions as above. :)

 I know there are approximately 1.2 gazillion “recipes” for smoothies on the Internet. I certainly cannot claim mine is better than any other. I would like to point out one thing about mine. I don’t add any sugar. Of course, the kids get vanilla yogurt but I usually have Greek yogurt which tends to have less sugar in it than the non-Greek kind.

You can use fresh fruit or frozen fruit. I tend to save my fresh fruit just before it’s about to be pitched and freeze it for smoothies. We also put it in oatmeal.

So try this out. Compare it to your own version or the others you have seen online.


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