2/22/2013

Pineapple-Mango Smoothie

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I love it when my local market (shout out to Sunset Foods) helps me plan my weekly menus. Pineapples, mangoes, and oranges were on sale this past week, so I was able to make a tropical take on my basic smoothie formula for a breakfast treat over the weekend.  There was even extra fruit left over to keep in the freezer for future concoctions.  

This smoothie tastes like sunshine in a glass.  And just when we need it around here.  It comes together in a flash and can be enjoyed at leisure or on the go.  I used freshly squeezed orange juice this time around, but I have also had good results with coconut water in its place. I like the added taste and sweetness that the vanilla yogurt lends, but plain yogurt can be used if that's what you have on hand. The combination of flavors (and the optional paper umbrella☺) are much needed when trying to mentally escape the current seasonal conditions of cold and snow.

Looking for more smoothie flavors?  Give these a go...




Pineapple-Mango Smoothie
serves 2 (1-cup servings)

1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice 
1/2 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt
1 cup frozen diced pineapple
1 cup frozen diced mango

In a blender, combine the orange juice, yogurt, pineapple, and mango.  Blend until completely smooth.  Serve immediately.  Enjoy!

Source: The Galley Gourmet

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