Summer is smoothie season! When you’re firing up the BBQ this Memorial Day, why not dust off the ol’ blender, too?
I love Jamba Juice, but their recipes often use a lot of fruit juice, which adds calories without adding much nutrition. It’s pretty easy to make a smoothie at home that rivals Jamba in taste and texture, but beats them in nutrients.
I always keep frozen blueberries, raspberries, and mango chunks ready to go. The mango is key — it adds a dense, creamy richness that makes them more like sorbet.
Here’s the recipe for one that I made earlier this week. Took me all of three minutes.
Blueberry Mango Smoothie
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1 large banana
- 1 cup frozen blueberries
- 1/2 cup frozen mango chunks
- 2 tablespoons flaxseed meal
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract optional
Throw everything in the blender and hang on tight while it works through those mango chunks. You may need to stop, give it a little stir, and start it up again.
Continue until well blended, and then enjoy!
Andrew, I make this smoothie frequently and I like it a lot. I do the same thing you do with the frozen fruits like blueberries and mango. Trader Joes has good prices on the frozen fruit. My major variant is that I use Hemp Seed protein powder from T.J.’s
Hi Tim – Great! Why do you use the hemp seed protein powder? Taste? Vegan? I haven’t had it before, so I’m quite curious…
Also, I bought some fresh pomegranate seeds from TJ’s a couple of weeks ago. The cashier told me they have them frozen too, and they’re about 1/5 the price. Gotta check that out next time!