Hello dear smoothie lovers! 😀
Today I’d like to share with you a very tasty, yet simple, tropical smoothie recipe 🍹 This is a 100% fruit smoothie. All you need for it is a ripe mango, one banana (optional), some fresh oranges and pineapple chunks (also optional). If you prefer, you can use frozen mango cubes. It will taste just as great 👍
This smoothie is perfect for a sunny summer day as a refreshing snack or as a dose of pure sunshine during the gloomier times of the year. So if you feel like you need some sunshine ☀️ on a cold fall or winter day, just make yourself this smoothie and you will feel great again.
This smoothie is high in Vitamin C as well as vitamin A. Please note that vitamin A is fat-soluble, so it is important to include some healthy fats in this smoothie. The fats help your body process the vitamin. I recommend you to add some chia seeds, ground flaxseed, nuts or a couple of spoons of low-fat yogurt. If you drink this smoothie after a meal, there is no need to add any extra (fatty) ingredients as you probably got enough fat from your main dish.
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!
If you have too many mangos at home (as if that’s possible!), you might want to try out my other mango smoothie recipes.
Why this smoothie is good for you:
- One cup of mangos provide you with 100% of the daily vitamin C recommendation, and 35% of your vitamin A, important for vision, bone growth, and maintaining healthy mucous membranes and skin. Mangoes contain more than 20 different vitamins and minerals, as well as dietary fiber. They are rich in potassium and magnesium, and mangoes are great natural remedies for high blood pressure patients. They also contain selenium, calcium, iron and phosphorus. Mangoes are said to be vitamin powerhouses as they are rich in riboflavin, vitamin B6, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, niacin, folate, thiamin and panthothenic acid. These components help you to avoid a host of diseases that can come from deficiencies of these vitamins and minerals.
- Oranges are an excellent source of vitamin C. They are also a very good source of dietary fiber. In addition, oranges are a good source of B vitamins including vitamin B1, pantothenic acid and folate as well as vitamin A, calcium, copper and potassium.
- Pineapple is a powerhouse of important nutrients, vitamins, and minerals, including potassium, copper, manganese, calcium, magnesium, vitamin C, beta carotene, thiamin, B6, and folate, as well as soluble and insoluble fiber, and bromelain.
|Low in sodium and contains zero cholesterol||High in carbs and sugar|
|A good source of dietary fibre (48% of RDA)|
|Very high in Vitamin C and A (248% and 97% of RDA)|
|High in vitamin B6 and Folate (47% and 34% of RDA)|
|High in manganese and copper (51% and 40% of RDA)|
Hope you enjoy this vitamin-packed tropical mango smoothie! ☀️