Start your day with a flavorful fruit smoothie. This drink is as delicious as breakfast, but also serves well as an afternoon snack or even a frosty dessert.
1 cup cubed peeled ripe mango
3/4 cup sliced ripe banana (about 1 medium)
2/3 cup fat-free milk
1 tablespoon nonfat dry milk (optional)
1 teaspoon honey
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
How to Make It
Arrange the mango cubes in a single layer on a baking sheet; freeze until firm (about 1 hour). Place frozen mango and the remaining ingredients in a blender. Process until smooth.
Freeze the cubed mango overnight in an airtight container to make this smoothie a snap to throw together (for variety, try substituting frozen berries for the mango). Remember to let frozen mango thaw for 15 minutes to soften slightly. The dry milk is optional, but one tablespoon provides about 100 milligrams of calcium.
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I just made my own version of this. I'm pregnant so I just tweaked it to the fruits I was currently craving. I also used vanilla bean ice cream, but it still tastes just like a smoothie. I used a mix of frozen mango, peaches and pineapples. Also some diced pineapples from the can. 2/3 of 2% milk because seriously! who drinks fat free milk? I didn't use any vanilla extract, but I did use a tablespoon of honey and about 2 scoops of vanilla bean ice cream. I didn't use any bananas either, but it tastes AMAZING. Like I said, still tastes like a smoothie even though I used ice cream. And I can taste all the fruit. Still a healthy choice.
This is a very good recipe! I used two mangoes and whole milk. It was delicious, but the banana did overpower the mangoes, even with two mangoes. I would definitely make this again, but with more mangoes or less banana.
I liked it very much!
I changed 2 ingredients because I'm vegan and I do not eat honey and milk.
I mentioned your recipe on my facebook blog. I hope you do not mind.
Delicious! I would dub this a Banana Pudding Smoothie. You will never believe there is only 1 teaspoon of sweetener (I used agave, not honey), because the ripe mango and banana are so naturally sweet. The perfect consistency, and a great energy boost.
Great texture, though the flavor needed punching up. I doubled the mango, vanilla, and honey and it definitely gave it a stronger flavor. If followed exactly, the original recipe is good though the banana and milk seem to dominate and leave you with a very smooth and creamy smoothie that is somewhat lacking in mango flavor.