Mango Smoothie Bowl! A great way to start your morning! Packed with mangos, bananas and more! One cup of mangos provides 100% of your daily vitamin C, 35% of your daily vitamin A and 12% of your daily fiber!
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post in partnership with the National Mango Board.
For the past couple of years, I’ve been on a smoothie kick. What started as a 30-day green smoothie thing has turned into a lifestyle for me; my morning routine. I make smoothies every morning for myself and my girls. The girls weren’t incredibly excited about the green smoothies (lots of spinach!) at first but they soon became green smoothie believers.
They help me slice fruit, put things into the blender, and their favorite part: sipping on their smoothies! Or, if we are making smoothie bowls, they love putting on their own toppings.
I love smoothies because you can pack them with so much nutrition and goodness: protein from almond butter, calcium and probiotics from yogurt, vitamins and fiber from vegetables and fruit and more!
Their favorite will always be a mango or berry smoothie and right now, it’s my mango smoothie. My kids can’t get enough of mangos!
Whether I’m simply cutting up a ripe mango, or throwing them into the freezer for our smoothies, my kids love mangos and I love giving them mangos to eat.
Did you know?
- One cup of mangos provide 100% of your daily vitamin C, 35% of your daily vitamin A and 12% of your daily fiber.
- Mangos are fat free, cholesterol free and a good source of dietary fiber.
- Mangos contain over 20 different vitamins and minerals, making them a superfood.
- Adding mango to your diet may help maintain and regulate gut health and beneficial gut bacteria levels.
Some Helpful Information On Mangos
Selecting: Don’t judge a mango by its color – red does not mean ripe. To find a ripe mango, just squeeze gently. A ripe mango will be slightly soft like a peach or avocado. A firm mango will ripen at room temperature over a few days.
Ripening: Ripe mangos will often have a sweet smell at the stem end. To encourage ripening, leave mangos at room temperature and they will ripen over several days.
Prepping: Stand the mango on your cutting board stem end down and hold. To cut a mango, simply slice off the sides of the fruit, avoiding the large seed in the center. Once you have these two sides, slice or dice within the mango halves as needed being careful not to break through the skin. Then, simply scoop the mango out of the skin.
Storing: Keep unripe mangos at room temperature. Never refrigerate mangos before they are ripe. Once ripe, mangos can be moved to the refrigerator to slow down the ripening process for several days.
We hope you give this Mango Smoothie Bowl a try! Enjoy!
- 2 cups fresh, diced mango
- 1 frozen banana, broken into pieces or sliced
- ½ cup mango kefir, or plain yogurt
- 1 cup water
- 1 tablespoon honey
- Fresh, diced mango
- Kiwi slices
- Assorted berries: fresh or frozen
- Coconut flakes
- Raw shelled hemp seeds
- Place 2 cups of fresh, diced mango and banana pieces into your blender, top with the kefir (or yogurt), pour in the water and honey. Place lid on blender and blend until smooth. Pour into bowls, top with assorted toppings and enjoy!