Monday, March 15, 2010
Orange, Mango, Banana Smoothie
We visit Starbucks at least once a week. I used to laugh at the thought of someone ordering a drink that takes 10 minutes just to order because the name is so long, custom drinks to the extreme. I am now that person... Me and my double tall, one pump, soy white chocolate mocha with no whip. I can't help it, I'm spoiled.
The kids like the Vivianno smoothies; the Orange, Mango, Banana is their favorite.
We've recreated this deliciousness at home to make it cheaper, healthier and tastier because it's made with Love :) I'm drinking one right now... Mmmmmmm. The perfect mid-morning snack.
Having very ripe fruit is essential to a good smoothie; brown spotted bananas, squishy oranges and mangoes are a must!
Ingredients (makes 4 servings):
2 very ripe bananas
1 large very ripe orange
2 very ripe mangoes.
1/2 cup yogurt (we used honey Greek)
1 cup almond milk (more or less to achieve desired consistency)
Handful of Ice (unless your fruit is frozen, then you can skip the ice)
Throw it all in the blender and blend until smooth. Add more milk to thin it out if needed.
For even more fun, throw it into popsicle molds and freeze!