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Banana Mango Smoothie
This smoothie is so delicious. It makes a great breakfast or mid-afternoon pick me up. Freeze banana and mango chunks so you can make this fast and easy smoothie anytime. I don’t seem to make enough smoothies. Smoothies are a great way to add fruits and vegetables into your diet. They’re filling, refreshing and if your watching your weight, smoothies can curb your craving for ice cream.
A Word About Bananas
Grown in the warm, humid tropics, bananas are picked and shipped green. Contrary to nature’s norm, bananas are one fruit that develops better flavor when ripened off the bush. Banana bushes mature in about 15 months and produce one 50- pound bunch of bananas apiece. Each bunch includes several “hands” of a dozen or so bananas or fingers. There are hundreds of banana species but the yellow, arched Cavendish or common banana is America’s favorite.
A Word About Mangoes
The mango tree is considered sacred in 🇮🇳 India, the land of the fruit’s origin. Now this delectable fruit is cultivated in temperate climates around the world, including California and Florida. There are many species of mango, which come in a wide variety of shapes. Depending on the variety, their skin color can range from yellow-orange to yellow-green to yellow with red blushing. The fragrant flesh is a golden orange, super juicy and exotically sweet and tart.
Smoothies have become extremely popular over the past 10 years or so and with good reason. They’re nutritious, healthy and very filling. “Juicing” has become popular over the last few years also. I haven’t gotten on that wagon, yet..but who knows. Smoothies are great for breakfast, a late lunch or even an after dinner “dessert.” We enjoy smoothies in the summertime instead of a bowl of ice cream. We use a KitchenAid 5 Speed Blender to make our smoothies.
Smooth, creamy and refreshing.
- 2 mangoes, pitted, peeled and diced
- 2 bananas, peeled and sliced
- 1 cup milk, almond milk or coconut milk
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 cup ice
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.