09 May 2014

Mangolicious Shake

Mango and Banana Shake

You'll know by now of my quest to get as much fruit and veg into Cooper as possible. I try to make sure he has plenty over the course of the day, but the ones he's not so keen on eating, well I whizz them into smoothies and shakes.

Today's delicacy is a shake. A mangolicious shake.

It's a mango and banana shake with all sorts of good stuff in it. Banana, orange juice, Greek yoghurt, milk, baobab powder and I used frozen mango, so I didn't need to add ice. I enjoyed a glass too and I can report it was really good.

Shake, shake, shake Senora!


Mangolicious Shake



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Mangolicious Shake
A creamy mango and banana shake with all the goodness of fruit, yoghurt and milk, given an extra boost of baobab for a nutritional burst.
Ingredients
  • 150 - 200g frozen mango
  • 1 large banana
  • 400 ml milk or soy milk
  • 200 ml fresh orange juice
  • 150 ml Greek yoghurt or dairy free yoghurt
  • 1 tsp baobab powder
Instructions
1. Peel the banana and cut into chunks.2. Whizz up all the ingredients in a blender.3. If you are using fresh mango remember to add ice.4. Enjoy!
Details
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Yield: 4-6 glasses



Here are a few more of my shakes to try:



  1. Berry Custard Shake 
  2. Chocolate and Avocado Shake
  3. Apricot and Mango Shake
  4. Choco Snazzle Smoothie Shake

For more shakes check out my Top 10 Milkshakes over at Baby Centre.

However, if you prefer smoothies check out my Top 10 Smoothies or Monica Shaw's new ebook Smarter Fitter Smoothies.

Smarter Fitter Smoothies is all about "how to make delicious healthy fruit and vegetable blends that will rock your world and make you feel awesome"! They are vegan, dairy free, soy free and gluten free. Just pure fruit and veg goodness.

28 comments:

  1. Note to self, must drink more smoothies.
    Jean x

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    1. They are great, it's worth taking the time.

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  2. What a great idea! I haven't tried my little boy on anything like this and I bet he would love it. He seems to have a sudden aversion to bananas and I have a fruit bowl full of them so might try this! I bet it would be delicious frozen in ice lolly moulds too when the weather is warmer.

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    1. Making them into lollies is a great idea. Give the smoothies a go and let me know how you get on with them.

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  3. We love mangos and currently they are in season so eating them before the stocks stop coming because of the ban.Your shake looks yummy.

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    1. I love them too, I have been waiting for the boxes to arrive, they are cheaper than buying them individually.

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  4. All your shakes looks lovely! I don't know if I like mango but would love to try it in something different than ice cream ;)

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    1. It's gorgeous in drinks Sylvia and the flavour works well with the banana.

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  5. I always struggle with the texture of smoothies but this one looks delicious - I presume that tinned mango could be used. I bet my little man would love this.

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    1. You could Lorna. If the texture isn't right, try adding fruit juice and ice for a thinner and smoother texture. The ice really makes a difference.

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  6. Mangos are the best fruit for smoothies - plus strawberries and you have perfection

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    1. Oh yes that is a winning combo Heidi, I agree.

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  7. It sounds really lovely - I really should make more of these for my little girl.

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    1. It's a great way of making sure they have enough fruit and veg and not just that but more variety too

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  8. I love smoothies and have them often for breakfast. I've never heard of baobab though. Having looked it up now, I see it's a fruit. What is the flavor like?

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    1. You actually buy it in powder form here in the uk. I don't add it so much fr flavour, but for the nutrient boost it gives. It's known as a super fruit. I sometimes add it to Cooper's porridge too.

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  9. These sound delicious. Do you freeze your own mango? If so how do you? Chop it and peel it, freeze on a tray then bag up?

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    1. No, I just buy frozen mango. I use both fresh and frozen depending what I have and if the fresh is ripe. The frozen mango is actually really good.

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  10. I'm not a shake person, but intrigued by the baobab powder - does it taste of much?

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    1. No, not really, the powder has a slight tang or bitterness to it, but you don't notice if you just add one teaspoon of powder.

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  11. I didn't know you could buy frozen mango - what a good idea. I love mango, but trying to prepare fresh ones is a bit of a pain. This shake sounds delicious and the addition of baobab powder has got to be good - I still haven't tried it.

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    1. Yes, frozen mango is great and it quite often works out cheaper as well as cutting down on the prep time.

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  12. I have a whole bag of mangoes to use up in my fridge and I was thinking of making some sorbet, but i'm going to have to make this smoothie now too it looks sooooo inviting!

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    1. Oh yes a sorbet sounds good, but def make the smoothie too, if you have enough mango.

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  13. This is a smoothie that my kids and me would love. Clever to add in Baobab powder, I may well add some chia seeds to mine, have rather a lot!

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    1. I really have to get some chia seeds to add to dishes. Note to self!

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