Mango and ginger smoothies are my go-to smoothie for breakfast or lunch. Honestly, they are the only smoothie I make for myself.
I drink at least two or three of these a week! The mango and spinach are packed with vitamins and minerals but not to mention fiber, and the ginger adds that smack of flavor that literally wakes you up and gets you going.
Ginger serves many medicinal purposes from anti-nausea, to intestinal, not to mention it’s been used for years as an anti-inflammatory.
The nonfat Greek yogurt gives this smoothie the protein (and creaminess) it needs to qualify it as a power smoothie!
This smoothie is also a smart breakfast that will help to jump-start your family’s day, build strong bones and prevent osteoporosis. Try to enjoy dairy with your children each morning; not only will you teach them well, but you’ll do your body good, too!
Mango Ginger Power Smoothie
- 15 minutes
- 2 servings
- 8 ounces
- 1 cup fat-free vanilla flavored Greek yogurt (or use whatever your favorite is)
- 1 cup fresh spinach or kale
- 1 cup frozen diced mango
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 piece (1 inch square) fresh ginger, peeled
- 1/4 cup milk (regular or lactose-free)
Place ingredients in order given in your blender, place top on blender and blend on high until drink is completely smooth, making sure that the ginger piece is completely pulverized and incorporated. Variations:
- This can be made with fresh mango; however, the drink will not be as thick. Use one fresh mango peeled and seeded for this recipe.
- This smoothie is also fantastic using banana-flavored yogurt, or you can also add a banana to the mix, as well.
- The juice of one lime can be substituted for the liquid that the skim milk adds.
- Sometimes, I like to pour this smoothie over granola and eat it with a spoon if I need a more filling, yet healthy and delicious, breakfast.
- Because the mango is naturally sweet on its own, I will often forgo the addition of honey as a sweetener.