If you are looking for a summer drink that should have a high calorie with low nutrient then Mango smoothie is a perfect drink for you. Apple and spinach add more nutarians in this and make it tastier. It is easy to prepare so in breakfast it may become a regular drink in summer.
Smoothie is healthy or not?
It totally depends on the ingredients which you use to make smoothies. This mango smoothie is healthy for your body because we are not using any ingredient which is harmful to health. Percentages of polyphenols and carotenoids are high in a smoothie and these are good for health.
Beta-carotene is contained by mango and this is helpful to fight with cancer. In research, it is proved that polyphenols in mango are able to reduce the risk of breast cancer
How can we forget spinach which has lutein and zeaxanthin nutrients? When these nutrients get mixed with mango, they make an antioxidant-rich beverage, and all these help to fight with macular degeneration, cancer, and diabetes.
Which mango is right to make a smoothie?
A mango which is sweet and soft is a perfect choice for a smoothie. Don’t take firm-textured mangoes because they will make smoothie sour and fill it with extra fibrous. In India, Alphonso is famous for its sweetness. You can use Alphonso its buttery flesh taste give depth to the flavor.
If you don’t have Alphonso then Kesar is another good option that is available. In India, we can easily find Kesar in summer anywhere. It has bright yellow skin with full of juice. Alphonso and Kesar both are good choices to make mango smoothie. Both mangoes will make a tasty smoothie.
How to Make a Mango smoothie recipe?
For this, you need three main ingredients mango, apple, and spinach. Wash all the ingredients before using them.
Now peel the mango cut it in small pieces. After it cores the apple and dice both apple and mango in a mixer.
The next ingredients you need are yogurt, ice cubes, and honey. Now mix all these ingredients in a blender until it becomes smooth puree forms. Now server smoothie which is garnished with mango and mint. To make smoothie thicker you can use frozen mango.
Fresh vs frozen mango which is good for smoothie
Fresh or frozen both mangos are good for a smoothie. Both mangos give different texture and taste to the smoothie.
If you use frozen mango then smoothie will become thick and texture will be sorbet.
Fresh mango gives a creamier taste to a smoothie and makes it less thick so you can sip it with straw. Both tastes are good and it depends on you that which you want to taste. Some like thick smoothie and some don’t like. It is easy to make a smoothie and not too many utensils get dirty in making it, due to which you have to waste less time with the faucet in the sink.
Calories in mango
202 calories are contained in mango. When we compared it with other fruits like orange and pears then this calorie amount is high but in terms of nutrients, mango is winner. It has more nutrients then oranges and pears.
It has a little bit amount of protein which is equal to 1% of calories. A calorie is more in comparison to other fruits so the amount of protein is also more. In mango major percent of calories comes through natural sugars and the amount of natural sugar is almost 14% of the total nutrients.
Ingredients in smoothie
Paring food is not a bigger task because almost all foods can be paired together. Mango is a sweet fruit for this to balance the sweetness of mango you can use any fruit that has slight tartness. For example, pineapples, strawberries, citrus all add a sour element to mango. Banana is another great choice that can be used with mango. If you use banana with mango then add some yogurt so the overall flavor of smoothie will be tempered.
Yogurt is known as a staple ingredient for a smoothie. It is mild, thick, smooth, and creamy all these specialty makes yogurt a perfect choice for a smoothie. Gut-helping probiotics are also added by yogurt. Yogurt is perfect for mango smoothie because the sweet element of smoothie yogurt adds a contrast.
Some people don’t like yogurt then how they will make a smoothie. Don’t worry we have a solution for it. Coconut cream is a substitute for yogurt. This is equally creamy like yogurt. Add a bitter element to make all things balance.
To make smoothie creamy milk is a good option. Milk is filled with protein means it add more protein in a smoothie with sweetness but doesn’t overpower other elements. If you hate milk and can’t drink it then you can use water instead of milk.