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- Place all ingredients inside a high-speed blender or food processor.
- Blend until smooth.
Cutting a MangoSlice the mango lengthwise along the seed on both sides, then score the flesh in a grid pattern and scoop it out with a spoon.
Choosing the right fruitChoose a pineapple that’s fragrant at the base and slightly yielding to pressure. For mangoes, select ones that yield slightly to pressure and have a sweet smell at the stem.
- Protein Boost: Add a scoop of your favorite vanilla protein powder for an energizing post-workout drink.
- Greek Yogurt: Add a dollop of Greek yogurt for a creamier texture and a boost of probiotics.
- Chia Seeds: Sprinkle in some chia seeds for added fiber, protein, and Omega-3s. They will make a thicker smoothie.
- Coconut Water: Swap out the regular water for coconut water to add a tropical twist and extra hydration.
- Berries: Add a handful of blueberries, strawberries, or raspberries for added antioxidants and a different flavor profile.
- Spinach or Kale: Blend in some spinach or kale for a green smoothie with added nutrients. The fruity flavors will mask the taste of the greens!
- Avocado: Blend in half an avocado for a silky texture and a dose of healthy fats.
- Almond or Oat Milk: Swap the water with your favorite plant-based milk for a creamier, more satisfying smoothie.
- Ice Cream or Frozen Yogurt: Blend in a scoop of vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt for a decadent treat that resembles more of a dessert.
- Nuts or Nut Butter: Add a spoonful of almond or peanut butter, or a handful of raw almonds or cashews, for a protein and healthy fat boost.
- Flaxseeds: Blend in a tablespoon of flaxseeds for a fiber and Omega-3 boost.
- Cacao Nibs: Sprinkle some cacao nibs on top for a slightly bitter contrast and a bit of crunch.
FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
Yes, adding ice will make your smoothie colder and thicker. Just be aware that it may dilute the flavor slightly.
Replace the milk with a plant-based alternative like soy milk, almond milk, oat milk, coconut yogurt, or coconut milk to make your smoothie dairy-free. This type of smoothie is suitable for vegans.
If your fruits aren’t sweet enough, you can add honey, agave syrup, or another sweetener of your choice.
You can try using other tropical fruits like papaya or banana as alternatives for mango or pineapple. But then you’re making an entirely different drink.
Storing Instructions:Place in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Give it a good stir before consuming. Or, pour into ice trays to make smoothie ice cubes. Consume within 4 months.
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Tropical Mango Pineapple Smoothie
- 1 mango diced
- ¼ cup pineapple diced
- 1 banana
- 1 cup milk
- Pinch ground cinnamon
- Place all ingredients inside the blender.
- Blend until smooth.
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