05 May 2013

5:2 Diet - Pink Mango Smoothie = 115 calories

 

Drinking this pretty pink smoothie is like sipping Summer.

It's been a long time coming, but the sun is finally showing her face and everything feels more positive and optimistic.

So what is summer in a glass?

It's strawberries, mango, banana and peach.

I also added some baobab powder to the smoothie. I like to give my smoothies an extra punch of nutrients.

In case you haven't heard of baobab powder before, it's a hard fruit from an African tree, which is made into a powder.  It's high in Calcium, Potassium, Fibre and Vitamin C.

This is a great smoothie for 5:2 Diet fast days, as it comes in at only 115 calories per glass and each glass contains 80% of your recommended Vitamin C.





As you can see Cooper enjoyed it, which is always a plus.

Actually, he does love his smoothies and I do try to make one for him every day.

I am a little sad looking at his photo. He's spending the weekend with his grandparents as we're working this holiday weekend. Friday night through to Monday night. How I miss him! Of course he's having a great time! He shouted down the phone to me this morning that he was going to the park, he loved me and bye. Yes, his telephone conversations are rather short and to the point.

Roll on Monday night!

In the meantime, I hope you enjoy this smoothie. Scroll down for the recipe and some more slurpilicious smoothie suggestions.



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Pink Mango Smoothie
Not a new fruit, just a delicious summer smoothie of strawberries, mango, peach and banana.
Ingredients
  • 12 large strawberries
  • 12 large frozen mango chunks
  • 1 large banana
  • 1 tsp baobab powder
  • 400ml pure peach juice
  • 200ml water
Instructions
1. Whizz all the ingredients in a vitamix or food processor until smooth. You may add ice too.2. For a creamy smoothie, you could add some coconut milk, soya milk or semi-skimmed milk instead of water.3. Enjoy!
Details
Total time:
Yield: 6 glasses


Here are a few more smoothies for you to try:


While you are in the mood for smoothies, check out my post Top 10 Smoothies for Babies and Toddlers over at Baby Centre UK.

17 comments:

  1. Sounds lovely! I've never heard of baobub powder, I'll have to keep an eye out for it in my whole foods shop.

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    1. It's quite pricey, but I you don't need much. I will email you PR details.

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  2. Ha ha and here I was thinking mangoes came in shades of pink. Love the pic of Cooper!

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    1. Hehe, I did wonder if people might think that :)

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  3. This smoothie really is like summer in a glass! The color is just beautiful, and peaches are definitely a smoothie favorite of mine.

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    1. Thanks Jodye. Didn't have any lovely ripe peaches, but the peach juice worked very well.

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  4. Wow, don't children grow up fast these days....Cooper's already grown his first moustache!

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    1. Hehe, I know and his facial hair has grown in black too, just like his daddy.

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  5. Just lovely, my sweet. I am quite addicted to my smoothies in the morning. So easy to pack full of goodness. I often soak my chia seeds and hemp seeds in yogurt overnight and then pulse with a bit of juice, fresh fruit and berries and nut milk or whole milk. The possibilities are endless and exciting.

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    1. You are so right the possibilities are endless. I'm excited to try the chia seeds too.

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  6. This looks so fresh and tasty - love the photo too!

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  7. This smoothie looks really great, I have been reading a lot about this 5:2 diet but was reluctant to follow it as I am a vegetarian, but visiting your site I am now very encouraged to give it ago. Thank you for dropping by simply.food I really appreciate your visit.

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  8. Beautiful beautiful photos Jac!

    thanks so much for linking to my smoothies...

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  9. Thanks for the double mention Miss Jac! I am just coming to after severe jetlag ( I am a rubbish traveller!) so am only now going through my emails and post notifications. Cracking smoothie. The colour reminds of me of Florida sunsets :D And I do like baobab powder, although it is a trifle pricey. Love Cooper's mustachioed straw too!

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  10. Gorgeous pics and lovely colourful smoothie!

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  11. I love the combination of these ingredients: they all go so well together, the color is amazing. I am pinning this because I definitely want to make this!

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I love reading comments, so thank you for taking the time to leave one. Unfortunately, I'm bombarded with spam, so I've turned on comment moderation. I'll publish your comments as soon as I can and respond to them. Don't panic, they will disappear when you hit publish. Jac x

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