Blueberry Mango Smoothie

May 28, 2010 8:05 am
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Blueberry Mango Smoothie

Summer is smoothie season!  When you’re firing up the BBQ this Memorial Day, why not dust off the ol’ blender, too?

I love Jamba Juice, but their recipes often use a lot of fruit juice, which adds calories without adding much nutrition.  It’s pretty easy to make a smoothie at home that rivals Jamba in taste and texture, but beats them in nutrients.

I always keep frozen blueberries, raspberries, and mango chunks ready to go.  The mango is key — it adds a dense, creamy richness that makes them more like sorbet.

Here’s the recipe for one that I made earlier this week.  Took me all of three minutes.

Blueberry Mango Smoothie
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Recipe Type: Beverage
Cuisine: Smoothie
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Serves: 2
 

There’s no ice or juice in this smoothie — it’s not necessary. The frozen fruit is cold enough! (Frozen fruit, if it’s unsweetened and unprocessed, can be just as nutritious as fresh — but a lot cheaper.)
Ingredients
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 large banana
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • ½ cup frozen mango chunks
  • 2 tablespoons flaxseed meal
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract, optional

Instructions
  1. Throw everything in the blender and hang on tight while it works through those mango chunks. You may need to stop, give it a little stir, and start it up again.
  2. Continue until well blended, and then enjoy!

Nutrition Information
Calories: 244 Fat: 4 g Carbs: 39 g Sugar: 27 g Fiber: 6.6 g Protein: 18 g

 

2 Comments on "Blueberry Mango Smoothie"
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    June 6, 2010 at 4:30 pm
    Tim Ward says:

    Andrew, I make this smoothie frequently and I like it a lot. I do the same thing you do with the frozen fruits like blueberries and mango. Trader Joes has good prices on the frozen fruit. My major variant is that I use Hemp Seed protein powder from T.J.’s

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      June 7, 2010 at 8:44 am
      Andrew says:

      Hi Tim – Great! Why do you use the hemp seed protein powder? Taste? Vegan? I haven’t had it before, so I’m quite curious…

      Also, I bought some fresh pomegranate seeds from TJ’s a couple of weeks ago. The cashier told me they have them frozen too, and they’re about 1/5 the price. Gotta check that out next time!

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