Mango Smoothie with Coconut Milk

 

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Too hot! Too dry!! Too tired!! Do you feel that too? Get some mango and make a mango smoothie. One of my Indian friends used to make a mango drink called Mango Lassi for me on hot summer days. She made with mango, plain yogurt, a little bit of sugar, and ice. It was an energy booster and also helped to quench my thirst.

I found out later that mango has a lot of nutrients especially vitamin A, C, B vitamins, and even omega 3. But it contains pretty high calories and fructose which can be a cause for health problems. The best way to eat the fruit is eating just whole fruit then the vitamins and antioxidants that are in the fruits will help to reduce the hazardous effects of fructose. So strictly speaking, making fruit juice is not desirable but anything in moderation will be fine.

The good news is mango is one of the safest conventionally grown crops so you don’t have to buy organic. There are fruits and vegetables that have the lowest pesticide load. So when you go to a grocery shopping you can save some money :))

Here are the lists:

Asparagus, Avocado, Banana, Broccoli, Cabbage, Eggplant, Kiwi, Mango, Onion, Pineapple, Sweet corn (frozen, GMO free), Sweet peas (frozen, GMO free)

Ok. Let’s make mango smoothie. When I make smoothies I usually use milk but since I decided not to drink milk I used coconut milk instead. I think coconut milk and mango goes well together.

Mango Smoothie with Coconut Milk

1 mango, peeled and roughly chopped
1 cup coconut milk
1 tablespoon honey
some ice (optional)
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Cut mango.

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Combine all the ingredients in a blender and process until it blends well. If the smoothie is too thick, add some more coconut milk or water. Or you can add some ice if you like cold drink.

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Pour into a glass and enjoy.

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