Thursday, March 15, 2012

Mango Smoothie

Around our house we really struggle to eat the fruits and veggies we should. I have an especially hard time getting my 2 year old daughter to eat anything besides meat and cheese. One way I've been able to get fruit into her is via smoothies.

There are a lot of things I like about smoothies. They're fast. They're portable. They help us use up all the fruit we get in our Bountiful Baskets. They're healthy. I've noticed that a lot of smoothie recipes have honey or agave to sweeten them, but I find that if you use good fruit, you really don't need sweetener. Using a whole orange gives you the juice you need for a good smoothie without the added sugar of bottled juice. I also love to use nonfat plain Greek yogurt because the protein in it helps me feel full until lunch time.

Mango Smoothie

1 mango, peeled and diced
1 orange, peeled and quartered
1 banana, peeled and chopped into 3 or 4 pieces
1/4 c. nonfat plain Greek yogurt
8 ice cubes

Place everything in a blender and blend until smooth. Easy! This makes about 3 cups, which is perfect to split between my daughter and me. 

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