Banana-Mango Smoothie

I just realized I forgot to wish all of you ladies a happy Mother’s day this past weekend.  So…..happy belated Mother’s day to all you mothers reading this here blog!  I hope that you were showered with love and gifts.

We had a nice streak of Summer weather going last week which got me in a smoothie kind of mood.  This week is back to being chilly and we even have a frost warning for overnight!  Not good for our newly planted grass that is trying it’s hardest to grow in our front yard. I’m SO ready to pack up my winter clothes but sadly can not do that yet.  I can’t wait to be in California later this week. Sun-shining San Diego, here we come!

I saved this smoothie recipe out of a Cooking Light magazine a couple of years ago.  I happened to have a supply of bananas and a mango in my kitchen at the same time this past weekend so I threw them in a blender to whip up this delicious smoothie.  Definitely give it a try!

Banana-Mango Smoothie Recipe.  Perfect for Summer and low calorie.

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup cubed peeled ripe mango
3/4 cup sliced ripe banana (about 1 medium)
2/3 cup fat-free milk
1 teaspoon honey
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

DIRECTIONS:

Arrange the mango cubes in a single layer on a baking sheet; freeze until firm (about 1 hour). Place frozen mango and the remaining ingredients in a blender.  Process until smooth.

Note: Freeze the cubed mango overnight in an airtight container to make this smoothie a snap to throw together (for variety, try substituting frozen berries for the mango). Remember to let frozen mango thaw for 15 minutes to soften slightly.

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Author:Ashley

These are a few of my favorite things: cooking, baking, Broadway musicals, cruises, Disney World, Christmas, storms, 80's and country music, and my favorite pastime has always been baseball. Go Yankees!

29 Responses to “Banana-Mango Smoothie”

  1. May 14, 2013 at 12:13 AM #

    This sounds really delicious, Ashley. I just made a strawberry smoothie…that weather-thing must have been getting to me, too!

    Blessings,
    Sinea
    Ducks ‘n a Row

    • May 14, 2013 at 11:37 AM #

      Hopefully the weather breaks for us soon!

  2. May 14, 2013 at 1:17 AM #

    The smoothie looks delicious and perfect for the summer! I know what you mean though with the weather. It’s 70s-80s one day, and then thunderstorming and back to the 50s for the next 3 days before the skies clear again for another peak of sun. Can’t wait till the blossoming of spring into summer!

    • May 14, 2013 at 11:37 AM #

      I don’t know why rainy, cold weather makes me crave summer foods/drinks but it does! I’m weird! :)

  3. May 14, 2013 at 6:47 AM #

    I’m a little obsessed with mango right now! This sounds so refreshing!

    • May 14, 2013 at 11:18 AM #

      This was my first mango in FOREVER. I don’t know why I waited so long to have one!

  4. May 14, 2013 at 10:04 AM #

    Getting a Vitamix blender here soon and am super excited to make some smoothies. Looks like a great recipe :)

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

    • May 14, 2013 at 11:17 AM #

      Awesome! Let me know how you like the Vitamix. I’ve been thinking of getting one myself :)

  5. May 14, 2013 at 10:07 AM #

    I absolutely need to try this immediately!

    • May 14, 2013 at 11:17 AM #

      You should, it’s so good!

  6. May 14, 2013 at 3:00 PM #

    I used to have smoothies all the time, but I haven’t had one in forever. I need to put my blender to work. This looks so yummy!

    • May 14, 2013 at 3:50 PM #

      Definitely do that! They are too easy not to make :)

  7. May 14, 2013 at 3:50 PM #

    We had a nice summer streak going too, but this morning and yesterday morning – frost! (I totally just typed “frosting” haha) Anyway, I’ve been making smoothies so much lately because I am craving summer! This looks wonderful. Mangoes are my favorite fruit!

    • May 14, 2013 at 4:33 PM #

      Hahaha I laughed out loud that you typed frosting instead of frost. Gee, I wonder why??!! ;)

  8. May 14, 2013 at 4:42 PM #

    Mmm I miss summer already haha – this drink is so refreshing!

    Cheers
    CCU

    • May 15, 2013 at 12:33 AM #

      I love summer! Thanks for stopping by :)

  9. May 14, 2013 at 5:10 PM #

    Such crazy weather! If only the weather was as perfect as this smoothie!

  10. May 14, 2013 at 9:27 PM #

    This smoothie sounds ideal for the nice weather Seattle has been having!

  11. May 15, 2013 at 8:04 PM #

    I’m loving the great mango prices in the stores at the moment! We’re eating tons, although haven’t made a smoothie yet. This looks perfect – something I’ll definitely be wanting tow whip up! Thanks for this.

    • May 15, 2013 at 11:43 PM #

      Thanks, John! I hope you try it out soon!

  12. May 16, 2013 at 11:12 AM #

    I love smoothies in the summer and after workouts and I have a bunch of frozen mangos, so this is perfect! Love the picture, too, it’s beautiful!

  13. May 20, 2013 at 2:36 AM #

    Yum! I’m on a major smoothie kick right now, and have one for breakfast every morning. (sadly I’m also on a major milkshake kick, so I’m sure it all balances out somehow.) I’ll be adding this one to my rotation!

    • May 20, 2013 at 2:02 PM #

      I’m doing the milkshake thing too, Elizabeth :)

  14. March 24, 2014 at 6:51 PM #

    This smoothie looks so delicious and refreshing. Perfect for summer…can’t wait to try it!

    • March 24, 2014 at 8:13 PM #

      Thank you phoebe!!

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