This Mango Banana Smoothie recipe is made with frozen bananas and mangoes with orange juice and grapefruit juice - super refrreshing and kid friendly!
If you are like me, you often have a few spare bananas hanging out in the freezer. Rather than toss them when they reach that point of almost over ripe, I typically wrap them up and put them in the deep freeze and enjoy them in a variety of recipes. When frozen and then added to a smoothie, a banana gives a luscious, ice cream-like texture. In this amazing Mango Banana Smoothie, they add just the right level of sweetness and density, in addition to nutrient density, fiber, digestive support and blood sugar regulation for which they are known.
That is not to say that this breakfast smoothie depends on bananas alone for its appeal. No, it is actually a standout among my other breakfast smoothies because of its amazing level of freshness. Bright and invigorating, it also features oranges, grapefruits, mangos and the benefits of pepitas (pumpkin seeds).
The citrus adds that brisk sweetness, with the orange delivering a huge amount of vitamin C as well as the B vitamins, a good level of folate, and all that vitamin A and calcium. The grapefruit also delivers many of the same benefits but also brings in the potassium, lycopene, fiber and choline.
Let’s not forget that both bananas and grapefruit are effective appetite suppressants and blood sugar managers, meaning this smoothie is going to give you energy and keep you satisfied throughout the day.
Mangoes are also little zingy powerhouses packed with flavor. They are great antioxidants and wonderful for digestion, but they also help with cholesterol, too. The pepitas are a surprise to some, but you should know that these crunchy little seeds are high in magnesium, omega-3s, zinc and are fantastic for relaxation thanks to their high tryptophan levels.
If you want to start the day, or blast through the afternoon, with sweetness, energy, satiety and relaxation, this is the smoothie for it.
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Mango Banana Smoothie
- 2 frozen bananas
- Juice of 2 oranges
- Juice of 1/2 grapefruit
- 1/2 cup frozen mangoes
- Toppings: Pepitas & mango chunks
- Add all the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth and consistent.
- Add toppings and enjoy!