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An energizing mango smoothie with a tinge of orange juice.

simple mango smoothie recipeLooking back at my childhood it puzzles me as to what was our facination with imported fruits like apples, pears and grapes? It’s funny how when you move away from home you crave the things you took for granted. Like off-the-tree mangoes and oranges. Mangoes with such names as Julie, long, hog, dou dous (sp), belly full, Princess Town starch, calabash, donkey st*nes and turpentine to name a few. Today I’m stuck buying  the flavour less stuff we get in the supermarkets. Mangoes that were picked green so they could last the journey to North America and still have some shelf life.

I’m sure this will taste much better if I had the mangoes that grew in our yard as a kid, but you got to use what you have.. right!

You’ll need..

1 Cup diced ripe mango
1 cup yogurt
1 Orange (juice)
6 ice cubes
1 teaspoon honey

This is so simple! Dice one ripe mango into cubes and set aside in the freezer for about 1 hour. Then in you blender, food processor..or the magic bullet that you kinda stole borrowed from your dad, combine the ingredients mentioned above and blend (puree) for about 1-2 minutes.

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This is so refreshing after a long summer’s day as you’re about to hit the hot tub to unwind!

BTW – I placed the diced mangoes in the freezer so I didn’t have to water-down the smoothie with too much ice. This way I was still able to keep the temperature of the finished drink/dessert chilly! If Tehya wasn’t having some of this with me, I’d add a shot of dark rum or Cointreau just for good measure :)

Do leave me your thoughts in  he comments box below. Almost forgot.. I didn’t have plain yogurt so I used a vanilla flavoured one which turned out to be awesome.

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32 Responses to “An energizing mango smoothie with a tinge of orange juice.”

  1. rita says:

    I do not use yougurt because I dont like it but I make it with milk and its very good

  2. Pat says:

    Ai juice quite a lot. I will try this one.

  3. carolyn says:

    looks and sounds on my way to buy mangos now so I can make taste buds are talking to me.i wll try the frozen mangoes if I cannot find fresh. hope it comes out the same

  4. lenore Jackson says:

    Great recipe Chris but, I would also add some fresh strawberries and paw paw for a more robust fruit taste haha !

  5. Lisa Mills says:

    Hi Chris I love mangoes and I will try it

  6. SuzyNorosky says:

    Hi Chris, I will try this as I drink smoothies all the time, also do you have a recipe for a good peanut punch?

  7. Donna Taylor says:

    Dear Chris: I love Mango a lot I will try this one. Thank you for all
    your recipes.

  8. helen murray says:

    how much orange juice did you use?

  9. grace says:

    Chris this is wonderful. thank man lot of luv.

  10. Rose says:

    have lots of mangoes , will try this one and thanks for many wonderful recipes

  11. Denise Bradley says:

    Where do I get Burnt sugar, mixed essence, because where i live we do not have a Jamaican or Caribbean store,,So what can i use to in the place of those ingredients. This is my first time on this site, I love it, and I love the way you take your time to talk about each recipe and each ingredient you need to be live on a T.V show.

  12. Amanda Allie says:

    If I wasn’t married I would be at your door begging to be all yours … Just for you To cook for me would be a dream! Not trying to scare you! Everything you make is amazing!!! Thanks!

  13. Ria says:

    loving the bit of rum


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