Mangos are a good source of vitamin A, vitamin C, dietary fiber, and vitamin B6.
After playing around with various ingredients and having a few failed attempts, I've finally created a mango smoothie that I find tasty while being nutritious. It contains mango (vitamins and fiber), peanut butter (protein), almond milk (calcium), ice, and a little honey (optional sweetener). A banana can be thrown in for extra nutrients and/or in place of honey for added flavoring.
1 cup mango
1-1 1/4 cup vanilla-flavored almond milk (amount depends on your desired consistency)
2 tbsp natural peanut butter
4-5 ice cubes
1/2 tsp honey (optional, depending on your palate)
OR 1 banana (in place of the honey)
My smoothie regimen: one every morning, whether mango, banana, or green.
Smoothie suggestion: If you want to incorporate berries (antioxidants), I'd suggest blueberries and blackberries. Stay away from raspberries because they tend to give the smoothie a sour taste (unless, of course, your palate does not mind). Some strawberries can also do the same but not as intense. If you do use raspberries or strawberries, I suggest sweetening their flavor a bit with the addition of a banana in your smoothie.
|My green smoothie. Contains kale, banana, almond milk, peanut butter, ice, and sometimes blueberries or blackberries. (I no longer use soy milk.)|