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After your first sip, you’ll understand how the favored flavors of this Refreshingly Lite Pina Colada Mango Smoothie are song-worthy. In fact, the sweet and tangy pineapple, banana, mango combination may have you dancing around your blender in pure delight. And speaking of lite, unlike a traditional pina colada, this baby is high in nutrients and low in fat!

Pineapple is rich in bromelain, which is an enzyme that’s great for preventing bloating. It’s also high in vitamin C, which gives your immune system a healthy boost. Pineapples also have high amounts of manganese, which is vital for antioxidant defenses. And pineapples also contain significant quantities of thiamin, a B vitamin involved in energy production.

Bananas are an excellent source of essential vitamins and minerals, such as potassium, magnesium, fiber, and many more. They’re a perfect food for those who exercise regularly because of their fast-acting carbohydrate’s effect on energy levels. They’re a convenient source of energy before a workout.  Bananas also provide vital post-workout nutrients needed to repair muscle and balance water retention. They contain filling fiber, too.  All in all, for only about 100 calories, bananas provide the whole nutritional enchilada.

Mangos provide more than 20 vitamins and minerals, similar to the ones found in pineapples.  One particular benefit of mangos stood out to me as it involves the health of the heart. Mangoes contain high amounts of pectin, a soluble fiber that can help naturally lower cholesterol levels in the blood. Its low sodium levels and high potassium and B vitamins, mangos may help reduce the risk for heart disease. Heart disease is a major killer which is why I chose to describe this particular attribute; it’s the leading cause of death for both women and men in the U.S.   If you’d like to know more about the nutritional benefits of eating mangos, read about eleven additional health benefits of mangos in this article.

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And now, back to the smoothie. This Refreshingly Lite Pina Colada Mango Smoothie has the same tropical flavors of the traditional coconut milk-based cocktail; minus the extra fat and calories.  This smoothie tastes fantastic all on its own. It’s also terrific as a beverage to enjoy with breakfast, lunch, or dinner.  It’s wonderful to serve when entertaining as a quick hydrating snack or even a lite, easy to dress up, drink for dessert.

So, if you like Pina Coladas and getting caught in the rain.  If you´re not into yoga – if you have half a brain. 

If you like making love at midnight, in the dunes of the cape.  I’m the love that you’ve looked for, write to me, and escape.

Yes, you most certainly could add some rum to this smoothie!  Use this recipe to make a lighter version of a traditional tropical pina colada with some real nutritional benefits! And yes, you could go all in and pour in a bit of coconut milk, too… I certainly won’t tell.

And FYI, I am into yoga. So, please take no offense to the song lyrics… they’re just for fun.

Happy eating!

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Refreshingly Lite Pina Colada Mango Smoothie

  • 5
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  • Yield: 4 Servings

This Refreshingly Lite Pina Colada Mango Smoothie will escort your mind and body to a place of pure hydration and relaxation.  The ingredients can be kept exactly as they are to enjoy as a kid-friendly, alcohol-free refreshment suited to quench your thirst on a hot summer day or fancied up into an adult type of beverage with the bonus of lovely, immune boosting nutrients!  This recipe makes enough Refreshingly Lite Pina Colada Mango Smoothies for about four generous servings.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups of filtered water
  • 1 cup of coconut water
  • two medium-sized ripe bananas
  • 2 cups of frozen mango
  • 1 cup of frozen pineapple
  • 1 cup of ice, optional, for a super lite & refreshing drink

Instructions

  1. Make a batch of Refreshingly Lite Pina Colada Mango Smoothies by putting all of the ingredients in a high-speed blender and mixing until it reaches the preferred consistency.  If you prefer an icier drink, replace some of the filtered water for more ice.  If you'd like your smoothie sweeter, increase the amount of coconut water and reduce the amount of filtered water.  If you want more fruit flavor, increase the amount of fruit!   There is no wrong way to make this Refreshingly Lite Pina Colada Mango Smoothie your own.

Notes

Nutrition

% DV

Calories Per Serving: 165
  • Total Fat 0.3 g 0 %
  • Saturated Fat 0.2 g 1 %
  • Cholesterol 0 mg 0 %
  • Sodium 18.9 mg 1 %
  • Carbohydrates 42.5 g 14 %
  • Fiber 4.6 g 19 %
  • Sugar 27 g ---
  • Protein 1.5 g 3 %
  • Vitamin A 17 %
  • Vitamin C 91 %
  • Iron 3 %
  • Calcium 3 %

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