Raw Blueberry Mango Banana Smoothie #smoothie #recipe #plant-based #vegan #raw

This Raw Blueberry Mango Banana Smoothie is as refreshing as a cool breeze on a summer day.  And there’s something so delightful about the combination of blueberries and mango. The way their flavors meld together practically feels romantic. Remarkably, that terribly overused pickup line  ‘some things just fit’  seems appropriate here; except for, in this case, it’s actually true. Nothing goes together quite like blueberries and mangos.  Like a happy couple; they seem to bring out the best in each other.

If you’ve spent much time in my kitchen, you’ll know that there are some ingredients I favor. For example, I tend to carry over certain ingredients from one fruity smoothie recipe to the other. Banana, avocado, flax, spinach, kale, hemp seed hearts, chia seeds, and carrot juice; they all make regular appearances. But when my daughter sets out to make something to eat, while she may use one or two of my staples as a base, she most often keeps the ingredient list short and sweet.

In this Blueberry Mango Banana Smoothie recipe, which is Sydney’s combo creation, the variety of ingredients are minimal so that the natural flavor of each of the three fruits are easy to distinguish. And I’ve got to say; it works!  I mean, look at that color! There’s nothing muddled or confusing about the flavors here. You can tell by the inviting color of this smoothie that things are about to get fruity!

Since the fruit I buy is often frozen, we use filtered water rather than ice when blending our smoothies. But if you want your smoothie to be super thick and totally frozen, switch out some of the water for a handful of ice.  The addition of ice will make your tasty Raw Blueberry Mango Banana Smoothie sip a lot thicker.  Just be sure to use a little liquid to make sure your blender doesn’t freeze up.

Blueberries take center stage when it comes to the magnificently noticeable color of this smoothie.  So, let’s take a quick minute to look into the magnificent nutritional benefits of blueberries.

Blueberries are said to be high in antioxidants, help fight cancer, amp up weight loss, boost brain health, alleviate inflammation, and support digestion.

And I recently learned that one of the most amazing benefits of eating blueberries is its effect on artery function. In this video clip, Dr. Michael Greger of NutritionFacts shares precisely how many blueberries you should eat to experience maximum artery benefit. And since, ideally,  once you know better you do better, after viewing this video a couple of weeks ago I went straight to the store to purchase some frozen blueberries.

Frozen organic blueberries are often more affordable and considered just as nutritious as fresh.

Now that I am turned on to this incredibly beneficial little berry, you can bet blueberries will make their way into many future recipes. And once you try this simple Blueberry Mango Banana Smoothie, you’ll want to keep your freezer stocked, too.

Happy eating!

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Raw Blueberry Mango Banana Smoothie

Raw Blueberry Mango Banana Smoothie

  • 5
    Prep:
  • 0
    Cook Time:
  • Yield: 2 Servings

Raw Blueberry Mango Banana Smoothies are a lite, refreshing, sweet, and tart drink with a fabulous combination of fruity flavors!  The banana in this simple recipe creates a deliciously creamy base.  Mango brings tang and brightness.  And the blueberries, well, they bring gorgeous color and a boatload of nutritional benefits! This recipe makes enough smoothie for two, satisfying one-pint servings.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of water
  • one medium to large ripe banana, fresh or frozen
  • 1 1/2 cups of frozen mango, or fresh
  • 2 cups of frozen blueberries, or fresh

Instructions

  1. To make your smoothie, put the water, banana, mango, and blueberries in a high-speed blender and blend for a minute or two until the mixture is smooth enough to drink!
  2. If you've looked through a few of my recipes, you may have noticed that I use pint-sized canning jars for many of my salads, sauces, smoothies.  I like to store things in glass rather than plastic, and these sturdy wide-mouth jars are just the right size and seal well.

Notes

  • For a super thick consistency, substitute a cup of ice for one cup of the filtered water and use frozen fruit rather than fresh.
  • Whenever Mike and I use straws in our recipe photos, you will notice that they are either made of reusable glass, stainless steel, bamboo, or environmentally friendly biodegradable paper.

Nutrition

% DV

Calories Per Serving: 190
  • Total Fat 1.2 g 2 %
  • Saturated Fat 0.1 g 0 %
  • Cholesterol 0 mg 0 %
  • Sodium 0.6 mg 0 %
  • Carbohydrates 48.5 g 16 %
  • Fiber 7.8 g 31 %
  • Sugar 35 g ---
  • Protein 2.4 g 5 %
  • Vitamin A 18 %
  • Vitamin C 60 %
  • Iron 3 %
  • Calcium 2 %

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