Hello dear smoothie lovers! ☺️
Today I’d like to share with you a very bright and insanely tasty smoothie recipe — I call it a Mango Raspberry Sunrise smoothie. This smoothie has two distinct layers 💛❤️ which are made with two basic ingredients: mango and frozen raspberries.
The yellow layer is sweet and adds some tropical notes to your smoothie, whereas the red layer, a simple raspberry nice-cream, balances out the sweetness of the mango and adds a sour(ish) taste to your smoothie.
This smoothie is refreshing and makes for a perfect drinkable snack at any time of the day. It fills you with sugar and vitamins to help you keep you going for a long time.
You can find the full recipe, nutrition facts and more below, but if you prefer videos, check out our Mango Raspberry Sunrise Smoothie video recipe:
Tropical Mango Orange Smoothie
- 1 banana (fresh or frozen)
- 1 mango
- 2 oranges
- 1/2 cup pineapple chunks (fresh or frozen)
- Cut the orange in two halves and squeeze juice out of them, using a hand juicer. Pour the orange juice into the blender jar. I personally love orange pulp and don’t like throwing away any of the healthy dietary fibers, so I usually use the hand juicer with a strainer and then add the remaining pulp to the blender jar.
- If you have more than one frozen ingredient, try to process them one after another, by adding first, for example, mangoes, processing them with some liquid, then adding bananas, processing them and so on. Scrape down the sides of the blender as needed and blend ingredients until they are fully combined.
- Peel the mango and cut it roughly into chunks. Add the mango (fresh or frozen) to the blender.
- Peel the banana, break it into chunks and add to the other ingredients in the blender jar. If you use frozen banana then you can add it directly to the other ingredients.
- Add the pineapple chunks and process until smooth.
- Pour your sunshine smoothie in serving glasses, decorate according to your taste and serve immediately or store in the refrigerator.
- For a creamier texture, use frozen mangoes and bananas.
- If you use fresh fruits then blend in some ice cubes to thicken up your smoothie
- Try adding some protein and fiber powder to add nutritional value to this smoothie without sacrificing its delicious taste.
- Try adding a piece of fresh ginger to the mango smoothie to add antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Mango and ginger go perfectly together, so don’t be afraid to give it a try!
Why my Mango Raspberry Sunrise Smoothie is good for you:
- Mango are low in saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium. They are an excellent source of dietary fiber, vitamins B6, A and C. Mangoes are also rich in minerals like potassium, magnesium and copper, and they are one of the best sources of quercetin, betacarotene, and astragalin. These powerful antioxidants have the power to neutralise free radicals throughout your body.
- Raspberries contain strong antioxidants such as vitamin C, quercetin and gallic acid that fight against cancer, heart and circulatory disease and age-related decline. They are also high in ellagic acid, a known chemopreventative, and have been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties.
|Low in cholesterol||High in sugar|
|Good source of dietary fibre (27% of RDA)|
|Very high in vitamin C and A (104% and 81% of RDA)|
|Good source of vitamin B12 and B2 (29% and 32% of RDA)|
|Contains calcium, phosphorus, copper and manganese|
Be healthy and enjoy your gorgeous, antioxidant-packed smoothie! 😘
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