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Posted by on Aug 23, 2014 | 0 comments

Almond Mango Protein Smoothie

Almond Mango Protein Smoothie

Almond Mango protein smoothie

Variety is the spice of life, so they say. If you’ve been using berries in your smoothies day after day, you might be experiencing flavor fatigue. I like to alternate between berries and another low-glycemic fruit family: stone fruits. Examples are peaches, nectarines, plums, cherries, apricots and…MANGOS!

MANGOS ARE KNOWN AS THE “KING OF FRUITS.” THEY’RE HIGH IN FIBER, VITAMINS, MINERALS + ANTIOXIDANTS. 

Translation…they’re extremely good for you!

Speaking of spicing things up, this protein smoothie has a Mediterranean vibe to it with medjool dates and cardamom! Feel free to experiment with other spices, like cinnamon, nutmeg, or cloves.

ALMOND MANGO PROTEIN SMOOTHIE

(vegan + gluten free + dairy free)

Time: 5 minutes

Serves 1-2 people

INGREDIENTS: Use organic whenever possible

ADD TO THE BLENDER IN THE ORDER LISTED:

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 avocado
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon hemp hearts
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 2-3 medjool dates or 1 teaspoon raw honey
  • 3/4 cup frozen mango chunks
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1 cup purified water
  • 4 ice cubes
  • optional + recommended: one handful of raw spinach
  • optional: one scoop vanilla protein powder

DIRECTIONS:

Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender and gradually blend from low speed to high speed for about 30 seconds. Then blend on high for another 45-60 seconds to make sure the dates are chopped up well.

This recipe has about 10 grams of protein. If you’d like more than that I suggest adding a scoop of clean protein powder (like USANA Nutrimeal Free). If your protein powder has a lot of sugar in it you can reduce or eliminate the dates/honey.

Enjoy!

Shannon  

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