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Sponsored: Take Yourself to the Tropics with a Mango Smoothie

WIN! One reader will win a cookbook and a chance to win a shipment of mangos and $200 gift card to Williams-Sonoma–see details at bottom of post.

Mangos are awesome–with six different varieties from various parts of the world, you can always find one, no matter the time of year. My parents traveled to India a while ago, and mangos were served up in drinks, called a lassi. A combination of milk, plain yogurt, sugar and, of course, mango, the concoction is drunk ice cold to help keep you cool during the hot weather. So here we are, in Southern California where it’s been hot, hot, hot and I had just received a box of beautiful mangos from the Mango Board. What better time to test out the lassi?

My children love smoothies–it’s how we enjoy our fruit, and I get to sneak in some veggies by adding a handful of fresh spinach to the mix. So, I took the lassi idea and changed it up a bit by adding pineapple and banana (and omitted the sugar by using vanilla yogurt) to make a delicious treat that both the kiddos and my husband loved. (Check it out in the video above.) You’ll also feel good serving them up–mangos are an excellent source of vitamins C and A, both important antioxidant nutrients and a good source of dietary fiber. Plus, mangos contain over 20 different vitamins and minerals! What more could you want out of a fruit?

Alex’s Mango Smoothie (as made in the above video)

Ingredients:

  • 1 mango, diced
  • 1 banana broken in half
  • 1 cup of pineapple chunks
  • 1 cup of vanilla yogurt (I used Greek)
  • 1/2 cup of orange juice

Directions:

  • Put all ingredients into blender, once smooth, pour and enjoy!

For more interesting info and on mangos, including how to tell if they are ripe and how to cut them, go to the Mango Board’s official site, by clicking here!

WIN!!!!! The National Mango Board challenged me to spend a week creating healthier eating and snacking habits for my family. Tell us what’s your family’s favorite way to enjoy fruits and vegetables . . .  answer below and one Breezy Mama reader will receive a cookbook and a chance to win a shipment of mangos and $200 gift card to Williams-Sonoma.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of National Mango Board. The opinions and text are all mine. Official Sweepstakes Rules.

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