It’s been quite cold here recently, even cold enough to freeze our chickens water dish! But yet I still find myself making smoothies (and perhaps adding a layer or two of warmth with a jacket or sweater while I indulge myself). This smoothie is so very delicious that I could drink it everyday! Coconut milk is blended with bananas, oranges and mango- an incredible mix of flavors. My husband made this up for us the other night and I told him that we needed to take a picture of it to put on my blog because it’s so good!
It’s pretty sweet just from the fruit. In fact I think that this could easy qualify as a dessert. It’s also a great smoothie for this time of year because oranges are in season right now (and so holiday-ish) and mangos are in season on the other side of the world (this is when buying local isn’t an option).
One other note, mango is one of few fruits that are low in pesticides. So if you can’t find it organic, then you will still be okay. I bought some frozen mango chunks at Trader Jo’s.
Oh, and before I get to the recipe, don’t forget about the US Wellness giveaway. We have several other great giveaways in the works for later this week too, so stay tuned!
Mango Orange Smoothie
1 1/2 cups of full fat coconut milk (while coconut milk goes well with tropical fruit, I am sure you could use yogurt, milk, or kefir too).
2 frozen bananas
1 heaping cup of frozen mango chunks
1-2 oranges, seeded and peeled
Add all to a blender, stopping to scrape down the sides if needed, until you have a smooth and delicious treat.