The Mango Smoothie is the perfect pick me up to start your day with. As a kid growing up mangoes only started to become widely available during late 90’s early 2000’s (maybe it was just my stupid little kid brain). But to a kid who never really experienced a fruit quite like the mango, eating one was like a fruit adventure.
The mango is native to Southeast Asia and is considered the national fruit of India, Pakistan, and the Philippines. Mango comes from the Kairali word, manna, which then made its way via the Portuguese traders of the late 1400’s. Mangoes came over to the Americas in the 17th century but often had to be pickled so they wouldn’t go bad. Pickled mango to this day is still popular in Indian cuisine.
Mangoes are a staple of the Southeast Asian cuisine and are used in savory and sweet dishes.
Mango consumption can be extremely messy (see: sticky hands) so it takes a little savvy to cut up a mango properly.
So why a mango smoothie? Well, when mangoes are added to a smoothie they add a wonderful richness to the drink. Also the mild flavor yet sweet flavor doesn’t get weird when it’s blended so it wont overpower your smoothie.
Typically mango drinks will use yogurt, but I think using a 2% milk adds to the flavor and adds another hint of sweetness to the drink.
Recipe- Mango Smoothie
1 Cup of 2% Milk
1/2 Tsp. of Vanilla Extract
Cut up mango, put in a blender with milk and vanilla. Blend. Enjoy!
- One Mango
- 1 Cup of 2% Milk
- ½ Tsp. of Vanilla Extract
- Cut up mango, put in a blender with milk and vanilla. Blend. Enjoy!