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Oranges are high in fiber, vitamins, minerals, and carbohydrates, and low in cholesterol, sodium, and saturated fat, and have a low glycemic load. This smoothie will boost your energy all day long.
- 1 Cup almond milk
- 1 large mandarin orange, peeled and seeded
- 1 Cup mango chunks
- 1 Tablespoon honey
- 1/8 Teaspoon of cayenne or chili powder (or to taste)
- 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
Calories Per Serving275
Folate equivalent (total)100µg25%
10 Irresistible Smoothies to Make Right Now
Dear LIVESTRONG reader, this list is would not be possible without you! Out of the sea of smoothie recipes promising to be the perfect blend of flavor and good health, you knew what you were looking for. These are your favorite smoothie recipes, the ones you go to time and time again.
Ranging from refreshingly light to deliciously decadent, one thing they have in common is whole-food ingredients packed with unique nutrients for good health, from post-workout recovery to revving metabolism to boosting brain health. Without further ado, here are the 10 best LIVESTRONG smoothies according to our readers.
Tropical Pineapple, Mango & Orange Smoothie
Tropical Pineapple, Mango & Orange Smoothie contains a super boost of nutrients!
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Got a sweet and fruity, tropical smoothie for you to try sometime this weekend – Tropical Pineapple, Mango & Orange Smoothie with a super-orange, vitamin-packed twist!
(By the way, I didn’t think it was possible, but orange food is even more impossible to shoot than red food, which is really saying something!)
Anyway! The inspiration behind this recipe came from McDonald’s Pineapple & Mango Smoothie. Judge me. I had a sample of it at the BlogHer conference I went to several years ago and have legit been thinking about it ever since. On the 5+ hour drive home from Chicago last weekend I was super restless and needed something to take my mind off the blinding rain coupled with cars who don’t use cruise control, so I pulled off the road a couple hours away from home and ordered a big and frosty smoothie to sip on. Ahhhh. It was just as good as I remembered!
Back at home I set out creating a copycat recipe that ended up tasting just like the Mc-E-Dees version – except I added a bright orange veggie to provide a little boost of nutrients and color. Carrots! The result is a thick, smooth-as-silk drink that’s great for breakfast, an afternoon treat, or cool evening snack. This was so good – very tropical-island tasting!
Start by combining 1 cup frozen mango chunks (about 1 mango,) 1/2 cup frozen pineapple, and 1/2 frozen banana in your blender. No, you can’t taste the banana – it just helps amplify the tropical flavor of the smoothie.
Strawberry Shortcake Smoothie
Next add 2 chopped raw carrots for a boost of vitamins and vibrant orange color.
Now, this ingredient is optional and I only recommend adding if you have a blender that has a “whole juice” or “juice” setting like a Blendtec > (which is what I have) Vitamix, or something comparable. Throwing raw carrots into a standard blender will not turn out well, me thinks. No worries if you can’t include it – this smoothie will still taste GREAT, it will just be more yellow in color instead of orange.
Next add a 6oz Pineapple Chobani Greek Yogurt.
Finally add 1/2 – 3/4 cup Orange-Mango Juice. I used about 3/4 cup but use whatever works for your blender. Some need more than others to get going. And if you can’t find this particular juice, just use regular orange juice.
Pop a lid on your blender and let ‘er rip! FYI – I used the “whole juice” setting on my Blendtec.
How to Make a Mango Smoothie
This mango smoothie is super creamy, and unlike some smoothies it doesn’t break up as it comes to room temperature thanks to the creaminess of the banana base. I think it should be a rule that all smoothies include a banana. Creamy, potassium fortified. They’re a superfood for sure.
To make a mango smoothie, simply add all the ingredients into a blender and pulse until it’s reached your desired consistency. For a thicker smoothie, add more ice or frozen banana. For a thinner smoothie, add more milk.
And yes, they’re called smoothies for a reason. But I still crave a little chew in my taste. So I like to top my mango smoothie with a little extra coconut, some chunked up mango, and for another protein boost I sprinkle on whole-grain chia seeds.
- ¼ (35 g) medium orange, peeled
- ¾ cup (180 ml) water
- ¼ cup (60 ml) light coconut milk
- 1 small lime, peeled
- ½ (65 g) banana, peeled
- ½ cup (80 g) frozen mango
- 1 cup (150 g) frozen pineapple chunks
- 2 cups (260 g) ice cubes
- Place all ingredients into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure the lid.
- Start the blender on its lowest speed, then quickly increase to its highest speed.
- Blend for 30 to 45 seconds, using the tamper to push ingredients toward the blades.
Mango, Mandarin and Cayenne Smoothie Recipe - Recipes
Strawberry Banana Sea Moss
1/2 cup Raw Almonds or Walnuts
1/4 cup Strawberries
1 Tablespoon Seamoss Smoothie Blend
Sweeten to taste with Dates, 1/2 cup of Agave or 1/2 cup of Pure Maple Syrup (If desired)
Blend all ingredients together, until smooth and creamy.
1/2 cup of Raw Almonds or Walnuts
4 cups water
1 ½ Cup frozen mangoes
1 Tablespoon Seamoss Smoothie Blend
Sweeten to taste with Dates, 1/2 cup of Agave or 1/2 cup of Pure Maple Syrup (If desired)
Blend all ingredients together, until smooth and creamy.
1 handful of Raw Almonds or Walnuts
1 tablespoon Coconut Butter
1 avocado (if creamier texture is desired)
1 Tablespoon Cocoa Moss
Sweeten with Dates, 1/2 cup of Agave or 1/2 cup Pure Maple Syrup
1/2 tsp Cinammon & Nutmeg
Boil 1 Quart of Spring Water
1/2 tbsp of Sea Moss Smoothie Blend
1/4 cup of Grade B Maple Syrup or Agave Nectar
Add all ingredients into the blender.
Blend on high, (sprinkle cinammon on top)
Mama Nadra's Seamoss Mucus Buster Tea
(Excellent for breaking up congestion throughout the body & for circulation)
1 pinch of Cayenne Pepper (not for small children)
1/2 tablespoon of Seamoss Smoothie Blend
Cut up 1 fresh Ginger (sliced and smashed) or grated
Boil all ingredients together, strain, let simmer for about 10-15 mins
Add juice of 1 key lime (freshly squeezed)
1 cup unsweetened coconut/almond/walnut or hemp milk
1 Tbsp nut butter or dairy-free chocolate chips
2 Tbsp of Cocoa Moss Smoothie Blend
1) The night before, add all ingredients (except the chocolate chips, if using) to the bowl of your blender and give it a stir to ensure that everything is well combined. Cover and place in the fridge for at least 3 hours, preferably overnight. This step isn't absolutely necessary, but allowing the oats to soak for a few hours will make them easier to blend and give you a smoother, creamier smoothie.
2) When ready to eat, blend on high until oats are fully broken down and a smooth and creamy consistency is reached.
3) Transfer the smoothie to a small saucepan set over medium heat (adding chocolate chips, if using) and bring to a simmer or boil, depending on how hot you want it. If the smoothie is too thick, add an extra splash of almond milk until desired consistency is reached.
4) When your smoothie reaches your preferred temperature, transfer it to a bowl, garnish with toppings of choice, and enjoy!
Blend on high until oats are fully broken down and a smooth and creamy consistency is reached.
Frozen Mango Margarita Cocktail Recipe
If there is a drink that I always order when going out for dinner, it is the Margarita. I love the combination of citrus and sweetness in the drink. Besides the classic margarita, you can find it made with different fruit flavors, like strawberry, tamarind, watermelon, and hibiscus, just to mention the most popular ones.
What is the best Tequila to make a Margarita?
I guess we can all agree that Tequila Blanco is the best choice for making margaritas. For this recipe, I’m using tequila from the brand Tequila Cazadores, a premium tequila made from 100% blue agave. This agave from the highlands of Jalisco has a different flavor, with more citrus, floral, and sweet notes than other tequilas.
Nowadays, you can find many fruits sold frozen and available year-round, which makes it very easy to whip up this Mango Margarita in your home whenever you want. It’s ready in only a matter of minutes, and the big plus is that you can use this recipe to make it using other fruits.
For those of you that like their margarita “on the rocks,” use fresh mangos or Mango fruit nectar. Mango fruit nectar is a mango juice sold at Latin or Asian stores.
If you find fresh mango, peel the mango, cut it into chunks (removing the pit), and freeze it for at least 4 hours to make this Frozen Margarita. Otherwise, you can use the fresh mango to make a Mango Margarita on the rocks by blending it with all the ingredients in this recipe and adding the crushed ice. Any way you make it, this will be a restaurant-quality margarita that you and your guests will love!
42 Mango Recipes You Need to Try
Mango is a versatile fruit. It’s sweet enough that it can replace sugar in many sweet recipes and desserts, it’s an excellent smoothie base, and it goes especially well with other fruits—I love the tropical combination of mango, coconut, pineapple, and banana. But mango also loves savory dishes too, and is an excellent complement to meats and vegetable dishes. Give some of these mango dishes a try, from chia puddings to breakfast smoothies to wraps, marinades, and salsas. All of these recipes are paleo and absolutely delicious. Go mango crazy!
This easy and elegant salad uses sole fillets, fresh, ripe mango, chayote, bell pepper, fresh herbs like parsley and mint, lime, and seasonings. Garnish with microgreens and serve as a dinner appetizer or as a light but nourishing meal for lunch. Yummy!
The mango salsa that goes on this mahi mahi really steals the show. It’s what you get when you use sweet, ripe mango mixed with fresh veggies on tender, perfectly cooked fish. Just another example of how well you can eat with Paleo.
These protein bars are made from almonds, dried mango, coconut flakes, egg white powder, honey or maple syrup, vanilla extract, and a touch of cinnamon. They’re flavorful and nourishing without being overly sweet or dessert-like. Use one to refuel after a workout!
Craving a taste of the tropics for breakfast? These muffins are made with coconut flour, flaxseed meal, chopped macadamia nuts, fresh mango, and other delicious ingredients. They’re topped with a sweet and tangy coconut lime streusel that finishes off the flavor profile.
If you’re familiar with my recipe lists, you know how crazy I am about fruit salsas. They’re both sweet and savory, and are basically a party in your mouth. Try this recipe with mango, avocado, sweet Maui onion, cherry tomatoes, red wine vinegar, and other ingredients.
Photo: Rubies And Radishes
These tasty wraps come together quickly if you’ve got fresh mango and you keep frozen shrimp around in your freezer. They’re refreshing on a hot day, and they use a pre-made paleo wrap to keep things super simple (though you’re welcome to try it with a homemade version!).
These chillers really couldn’t be any easier: just cold mangos, lime juice, and ice! But there’s something that feels so refreshing about a nice, cold, tropical drink on a hot day, and I’m a huge fan of these dairy-free, sweetener-free, simple-to-make smoothies.
I’ve shared this recipe before, and for good reason. It’s amazing! make a simple, homemade mango sorbet and float it in whipped, frothy coconut milk for a creamy and cold treat that’s totally dairy-free and gently sweetened with coconut sugar and maple syrup.
Could the title of this dish be any more perfect? Just look at all those amazing words! Even better, though, is actually eating this dish with its sweet, spicy, tangy perfection. Creamy, cool avocado? Check. Spicy mango cherry salsa? Check. Ancho shrimp? Check!
This bowl of goodness is like a dairy-free ice cream treat made from delicious frozen fruit and a pre-made tasty granola. Have you ever made ice cream from frozen bananas? They’re the perfect base because they’re sweet and when ripe, they have a low water content, so they whip into a perfect ice cream texture that isn’t icy.
For those of us who aren’t from the UK, ice lollies are popsicles. And these are perfect. With layers of maple-sweetened mango and cinnamon-vanilla coconut cream, you’ll be hooked at first lick.
This breakfast obviously isn’t really oatmeal! Instead, it’s a hot and nourishing porridge made from banana, coconut flour, eggs, cinnamon, coconut oil, caramelized mangoes and peaches, and toppings of your choice. I’d have mine with hemp seeds and crushed nuts!
I love this smoothie for its beautiful color, its probiotic base, and hydrating coconut water. Using mango kombucha makes this smoothie amazing for your digestive system, while frozen blackberries and mangos make it delicious.
These little bites are perfect for right before a workout—they’re a quick source of energy in the form of natural sugars, and they’re held together with healthy coconut oil! The sweet and tangy fruit flavors and vanilla extract are the perfect combination. So tasty, and so good for your body, too.
These pops are made for celebrating. With fresh raspberries, honey, mangoes, and prosecco, they have a sophisticated sweetness and a tangy, bubbly feel in your mouth. Not for kids, but you could make them their own version with coconut water!
These muffins are perfect for a quick and portable breakfast, and they’re totally tasty, too. With a blend of starches and sunflower seed meal, they have a lovely texture and a sweet mango flavor. You can replace the xanthan gum with psyllium seed husk.
These might look like morning pancakes, but they’re a much more savory treat. These tuna cakes are made with scallions and coconut flour, and they’re topped with fresh diced mango and green salsa for a well-rounded tropical flavor.
I moved a few months ago, and my new grocery store carries organic dragon fruit every week—it’s the first I’ve seen of the fruit in real life (really!) and I’m going to make this smoothie my first dragonfruit recipe. So beautiful and tasty!
This bowl combines savory pineapple beef with greens, a homemade mango-avocado salsa, fresh spinach and deliciously sweet and soft roasted sweet potatoes. It’s easy to pull together on a weeknight, and oh so good.
This colorful salad looks like a rainbow and tastes like heaven. With mangoes, avocado, red onion, red bell pepper, chopped cilantro (or mint/basil if you don’t love cilantro), lemon juice, and garlic, it’ll be your new favorite salad.
This BBQ sauce is one of my favorites, and we have it with chicken at least a few times a month. It’s made with mango, chopped dates, apple cider vinegar, garlic, fresh ginger, tomato sauce, curry, salt, and pepper, and a hahanero—which you can leave out if you need it mild.
This Thai-inspired dish is made from riced cauliflower, coconut oil, garlic, green onions, red bell pepper, ripe mango, red onion, fresh mint leaves, and cashews doused in a dressing of coconut milk, fresh ginger, almond butter, and lime.
These super fresh rolls are rolled in red-leaf lettuce, so they’re totally paleo! I love the mango rolled up inside, but my favorite part is the tahini sauce with red pepper flakes, coconut aminos, and a touch of maple syrup to balance out the flavors.
These steaks are tender and juicy and seasoned with ground coffee, chili powder, paprika, and lime. Top them off with a fresh mango salsa made from mangoes, red bell pepper, red onion, jalapeno, lime juice, and plenty of cilantro leaves (you could replace the cilantro with mint).
This mango curd is healthy with gelatin, mango, and vanilla extract. And you don’t have to cook it! I recommend using grass-fed gelatin for this recipe. Just look at that beautiful color! I think I want to put this on everything, starting with some grain-free pancakes.
The taste of the Caribbean comes through in these pork chops, and the mango salsa does a great job of sealing the deal. The sweetness of the mango combines well with the savoriness of the pork for a taste sensation that delivers every time.
This fruity chutney would be absolutely amazing with meats or paleo breads and crackers. It’s sweet with pineapple and mango, with hints of spice from jalapenos, red onion, ginger, and other spices. Use all coconut sugar as the sugar in this recipe.
If you’re like me, you probably love full-meal recipe posts because you don’t have to think about the different dishes in your meal. I love this plate with juicy and tender steak, grilled mango with chili sauce, and heavenly Brussels sprouts (one of my favorite veggies).
This is an application for mangoes you probably weren’t expecting! Try these baby eggplants with coriander seeds, cumin seeds, turmeric, chili powder, and mango powder. Use coconut sugar in this recipe, and if you can’t find mango powder, make your own by freezing dried mango and blitzing it in the blender.
These tuna steaks are perfectly seasoned with smoked paprika, onion, powder, cumin, and ground black pepper with a touch of coconut sugar, ground ginger, and apple cider vinegar. Top them off with a sweet and creamy salsa for an easy and healthy meal.
Since moving to the desert, I’ve been really into slaws. I’ve never loved leafy salads, but slaws are so much different, and super refreshing on hot, dry days. I love this one with fennel, mango, lime, cilantro, jalapeno, and olive oil. Add a bit of salt and pepper and you’re sold.
Here’s a kid-friendly popsicle with coconut milk, frozen mangos, lime juice, and a bit of chili powder for a bright and unexpected burst of flavor. I love chili powder on frozen desserts, especially fruity and tropical ones like these mango coconut pops.
I’m not really an eggs-and-meat for breakfast kind of person. I don’t want dessert for breakfast, either, but I love fruity breakfasts, and this grain-free cobbler is perfect. When the weather cools off, I can’t wait to eat it with coconut milk poured over the top!
Here’s another grown-ups-only popsicle with diced mango, lime juice, tequila, honey, cayenne pepper, salt, coconut milk, honey, and lime juice. The beautiful layers will keep you on your toes as you’re eating, and they’re so refreshing and tasty!
With the added sweetness of mango this green smoothie becomes a surefire winner. It’s a great way to drink your greens since it’s loaded up with kale and perfect for those that don’t really like the idea of eating a big plate of kale.
Thought you couldn’t enjoy a streusely coffee cake anymore after going paleo? Think again! This one is tasty and free of dairy and grains. You’ll need coconut flour, eggs, almond milk, coconut sugar, shredded coconut, ripe mango, and nuts for your crunchy topping.
These easy fish tacos are wrapped in lettuce and stuffed with mango, kiwi, minced shallots, fresh cilantro, and wild caught Alaskan cod. They’re fresh and flavorful and would make a great lunch on a warm day.
Everybody loves a good sorbet, right? It’s smooth, cold, creamy, and sweet. This one’s also nutritious! Made with frozen ripe mango, mint leaves, lime juice, and a healthy sweetener to taste (I would use a bit of maple syrup—maybe a teaspoon or two), it’s easy to make and healthy, too.
These popsicles are fresh, delicious, healthy, and simple. Blend them with spinach for a healthy and green popsicle and still tastes like a fruity treat, and if you wish, add some vegan vanilla protein powder for additional nutritional value.
This salad uses toasted coconut flakes, cauliflower, sweet potatoes, mango, onion turmeric, jalapenos, spinach, and other seasonings with a bit of sweetness (use coconut sugar in place of the sugar). You’ll love the coconut curry dressing with lime juice!
Photo: That Girl Cooks Healthy
This pudding is made with coconut milk and pureed mango thickened with heart-healthy and versatile chia seeds. If you’ve never had chia pudding, give it a try! The chia seeds cause the liquids to thicken into a tasty treat that’s healthy enough to eat for breakfast.
Turmeric is a powerful anti-inflammatory, and this smoothie is a great way to enjoy it without the bitter flavor. This is a mango-orange smoothie with carrot, cashews, coconut water, grated ginger, and even a bit of freshly cracked black pepper for an amazing flavor.
I’m a green smoothie monster myself—mostly because I don’t love eating salads, and my husband and I are in the middle of a very busy part of our lives, so we sometimes eat more potatoes and rice than we should. Good thing this smoothie bowl is super easy to make so there are no excuses, and it tastes great!
The World’s Most Popular Fruit
Oh, mango, you beautiful fruit, you! You may find this hard to believe, but globally, the Mango is the worlds most popular fruit 1 ! Crazy, but I don’t doubt it, because they are so incredibly tasty. It just so happens that they are loaded with beauty boosting vitamins and minerals 2 . Vitamin C is the most present, followed by Vitamin A, Folate, Fiber, and Vitamin B6. All these are beneficial to our bodies in a number of ways! Vitamin A is critical to your vision, helps your immune system, is great for reproductive health, and bone growth. Folate helps prevent spinal defects in babies of mothers who take it. It also helps the body make red blood cells, and improves cardiovascular health. Fiber helps keep you regular, and keeps you from being constipated. The kicker with fiber though, and why I like it so much, is that it slows the absorption of sugar into the blood stream. This is particularly why I am not fond of juicing. All the awesome fiber in those fruits and vegetables are stripped out! Go the smoothie route, bro. I’ve heard people say that they avoid fruit because they contain sugar. This is complete nonsense too, again, because of the fiber! I believe you have to really look at the fruit as a whole. Mangoes are also a good source of Vitamin B6, which aids in creating hemoglobin for the body, which is responsible for the carrying of oxygen to all of our body tissues! Besides being quite tasty, all these facts make a great case for the mango taking that first place prize.
Best Pregnancy Smoothie Recipes
Here are our top recipes for easy pregnancy smoothies that you just have to try!
#1 – Berry Smoothie for Pregnancy
Berries are packed with antioxidants, boost heart health, and are high in fiber.
Ingredients for Pregnancy Berry Smoothie:
#2 – Pregnancy Protein Smoothie
This smoothie will satisfy your chocolate cravings, help you feel full, and give you the essential protein and nutrients.
Ingredients for Strawberry Pregnancy Protein Smoothie:
#3 – Breakfast Smoothie for Pregnancy
Busy mornings often mean running out the door skipping breakfast, or picking up a less than healthy one. But to stay balanced as a pregnant mom, eating a healthy breakfast is an absolute MUST! Try this healthy breakfast fruit smoothie for pregnancy!
Ingredients for Pregnancy Breakfast Smoothie:
#4 – Emerald Green Smoothie
This green smoothie for pregnancy is a great and easy way to add nutrients to your day!
Ingredients for Green Pregnancy Smoothie:
1 1/2 cups unsweetened vanilla Almond milk
1 big handful of organic spinach (or mixed greens)
#5 – Pregnancy Date Smoothie for Labor
This pregnancy superfood smoothie is special because it contains one little pregnancy superfood that has many benefits for preparing the body for childbirth. Adding this delicious fruit to smoothies is perhaps one of the easiest ways to get ready for labor – all you need is a few simple ingredients and a blender.
Ingredients for Pregnancy Labor Smoothie:
1-2 cups cherry berry frozen fruit mix
1 cup of mixed baby greens
Eating healthy smoothies during pregnancy is a great and delicious way to get all of the right nutrients for you and your baby. The smoothies in our list are easy to make, delicious, and provide all of the right nutrients. Remember to make sure your smoothies include:
- Real food ingredients
- Protein and healthy fats
- Protein powder like this protein powder just for pregnant Moms
- Pregnancy superfoods
- Fruits low in sugar