Good morning my fellow readers! 🙂 Time to rise and shine if you haven’t already. I’m excited to share a new recipe with you. This one is literally the easiest thing to make!
This mango and orange flavoured smoothie is nice and light on your stomach first thing in the morning. It is also very easy to take on the go if you have to rush to work. You can always make a couple for the week, so that you don’t have to spend any time making them in the morning. Just pop them in the refrigerator, or in the freezer if you want them to keep longer (in which case you will have to take it out of the freezer the night before, so that it can thaw overnight).
I found that this smoothie was sweet enough without adding any honey to it. This might be the case because I used minute-maid orange juice in this recipe. An even better option would be to use freshly squeezed orange juice, in which case it might need some sweetening, depending on how sweet the oranges are.
This drink is packed with healthy nutrients! It contains a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, calcium, many vitamins and minerals, antioxidants, fiber, and proteins. Mangoes, oranges, and chia seeds all have immense health benefits (click on them to read some informational articles on these foods). Fruits are generally high in sugars as well though, so keep this in mind before you decide to drink 10 of these in a day! 😉 Also, keep in mind to always drink lots of water, as chia seeds are high in fiber (we don’t want to cause any blockage now, do we? Haha!).
I hope you enjoyed this recipe! Please share some of your favorite smoothie recipes below! I would love to hear from you! Enjoy your weekend!! xo- Erika
- 1 cup cubed frozen mangoes
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 1/4 cup plain yogurt
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 tbsp. chia seeds
- honey (optional)
- Combine all ingredients (except chia seeds) in a blender. Blend until smooth.
- Pour into a glass, and stir in the chia seeds. Let sit for 5 minutes, then serve.