Happy Mother’s Day to all you amazing mamas! Today, I hosted brunch for my mom and decorated my table with all her favourite brunch items. After brunch, I was feeling a little exhausted and needed a little pick me up. With the sun shining outside, beaming at almost 30 degrees celsius, I got in a bit of a summer mood. Summer = tropical fruits and flavours = healthy mango yogurt smoothie.
Although tropical fruits such as mangos are not exactly in season right now, there is always an abundance of mango chunks in the frozen section aisle. That basically means that it can feel and taste like summer in the middle of May. With weather this hot, nothing else sounds so refreshing than a glass of creamy and healthy mango yogurt smoothie. It has seriously never felt more like summer.
Now let’s talk about mangos. It constitutes the bulk of this smoothie which means I want to know everything about them. I already know that they taste absolutely delicious but I want to know what benefits they provide. Just to name a few:
- prevents and fights cancer
- lowers cholesterol
- alkalizes the body
- promotes eye health
- helps digestion
- clears the skin
- strengthens immune system
- helps fight heat stroke
So clearly I need to eat more mangos on a regular basis! I wish I had thought of this for brunch, it would have been the perfect addition to our table.
- 2 cups frozen mango chunks
- 1 cup low-fat plain yogurt
- ¼ tsp. ground cinnamon
- ½ tbsp. honey
- 1 tsp. lime juice
- Place all the ingredients in a blender. Blend for a couple of minutes until smooth.
- Pour into a tall glass and serve with a straw.
Check out more smoothie recipes
- 5-Minute Super Berry Smoothie Bowl
- Green Smoothie Bowl
- Majoon (Banana and Date) Smoothie
- Strawberry and Banana Smoothie