Friday, May 18, 2012

Mango Smoothie with different juices



During summer months, its natural to feel to eat light and healthy. I guess it because of the sun and the amount of sun light we absorb during the day.
If I eat anything heavy, I feel so uncomfortable and uneasy. That's why I like easy to put together stuff, so that I don't have to spend much time in the kitchen. For this reason I love the semi-homemade dishes!

One of our family favorite is juice, in any form, but the most favorite is the one made of mangoes.
Summer is the best time to enjoy all kind of juices, smoothies, pops, ice creams and other cold stuff. Instead of buying from the grocery store at a higher price, making it at home beats it all, and not to mention, keeping it clean, healthy and sugar free to the most part. Kids surely enjoy it!

Even if you cannot make all the juices at home, here is a smoothie where you can combine different juices you have at home or to make it from scratch, use the fruit what you have readily at home to create a healthy drink. Adding sugar is always optional when you do this. I prefer not adding any sugar, cos I think the fruits are enough sweet already, and if I am using the store bought juice, they already have enough sugar in them already!
This can also be made in pops. Just pour into molds and freeze!


Ingredients:

2 cups of mango puree from fresh mangoes (canned mango can be used)
1 banana
1/2 cup apple juice
1/2 cup orange juice
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 cup coconut water (if available)
water to make to required consistency

Method:

Blend everything together. Strain to remove any fiber or unblended pieces.
You can also blend it with some ice or pour it on ice.
Chill and serve.
Enjoy!!!



Sending this to Srivalli's Kid's Delight event here on my blog - What Kids love....for Summer

Check out what the other marathoners are cooking up in their kitchens here.

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15 comments:

  1. Lovely colour Smitha, love all that blending..

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  2. Refreshing drink for this hot summer. Love the presentation and click.

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  3. Delicious. I love the colour and it looks so cool and yummy.It is calling out to me come and get me.

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  4. Delicious looking smoothie,packed with vitamins...looks healthy and nutritious..

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  5. A very healthy cocktail indeed. Love the color.

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  6. Such a refreshing drink..healthy one.

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  7. That is an interesting mix of flavors and juices...and best of all, I like the idea of adding coconut water!

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  8. Love mango in any form ...the smoothie looks so tempting.

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  9. Mindblowing cocktail, simply loving it..

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  10. this is something different. looks great

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  11. Love the bright orange color of the smoothie -- so summery & refreshing.

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  12. with the coconut water, must have such a nice flavor

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  13. Köszönöm az ötlet! Nagyon szép, mint a ragyogó nap!!!

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