Whether your need is for a healthy mango smoothie that has a low sugar content, contains fiber and calcium, or has healing properties, you will enjoy these four great ways to make the healthiest possible mango smoothie to enjoy with your family during mango season. Even when mangoes are out of season, you can often check with local health food and grocery stores to find frozen mango as a substitute in the interim.
With a healthy dose of royal jelly and fiber-containing flaxseed oil, your body will love this healthy mango smoothie as much as you do. To make it, simply combine a mango (peeled, pitted and sliced), 1 cup of dark berries like blueberries or blackberries, one-half cup of distilled water, one tablespoon of flaxseed oil, and one tablespoon of royal jelly. Add one teaspoon of either maca powder or ashwanga powder for extra stress support. Press "blend," drink and enjoy.
If you aren't fond of calcium but know you need your dairy, and aren't crazy about fiber but like oatmeal, then this healthy mango smoothie will be right up your alley. To make it, you will need two-thirds of a cup of oat flakes, one cup of milk (or soy or rice milk), one cup of boiling water, one-half cup of cool water, two peeled, pitted, and sliced mangoes, and two tablespoons of sugar (or stevia or other sweetener substitute). First combine the boiling water and oat flakes and stir and set apart for 10 minutes by timer. Next, combine the other ingredients in your blender. Blend them, then add your oatmeal and water mixture and taste for sweetness. This is one smoothie that tastes as good over ice as it does plain, so fix it to your tastes.
Probiotics are the talk of the health community of late, with celebrities like Dr. Oz touting their health properties in fighting off disease and helping digestion. Additionally, the health-conscious are working hard to cut out simple sugars that can cause challenging artificial and stress-inducing energy spikes and dips. For this healthy mango smoothie that is high in probiotics and low in simple sugar, you will need one banana (peeled), one mango (fresh or frozen, peeled, pitted, and sliced), one cup of juice (pineapple, orange, cranberry or other juice of your choice), one cup plain unsweetened yogurt with active yogurt cultures, and honey (or stevia or alternate sweetener) to taste. To prepare this smoothie, first freeze the mango (even if fresh) for at least one hour in your freezer. When the mango is nice and frozen, take it out and add it into your blender along with all of the other ingredients. Blend and sweeten to taste.
For a variation on the probiotic low sugar mango smoothie, add in a generous cup of dark berries. You can use a combination of blueberries and blackberries if you like; doing so will give you a great antioxidant boost in your smoothie.