Friday, April 22, 2011
Mango Yogurt Smoothie
I picked up some delicious mangoes on sale recently. These were 'Champagne' mangoes, different from the variety I normally get. They were slightly smaller, very sweet, juicy, and not stringy at all.
While I usually prefer to eat my fruit whole, I couldn't resist turning one of these into a smoothie, reminiscent of lassi. To add a little interest beyond the clean fruitiness, I added a dash a cinnamon. This provided a richer, more rounded flavor that was unusual and very nice.
- Cut up one mango to get about 1 cup of fruit chunks
- In a blender combine the mango, 1/2 cup plain yogurt, 1 tsp honey, 1 dash cinnamon, and a pinch of salt.
- Blend until smooth.
- Add 1/2 cup ice. Depending on your blender you may want to crush it a bit first. Blend until the ice is crushed.
I garnished mine with a little basil leaf... and next time I'm going to try a mango basil smoothie.