Monday, April 29, 2013

Sips in the Sun

While Jeff was in Jamaica, literally picking mangoes off trees, I was in our backyard all weekend, soaking up the sunshine and loving our surge of gorgeous weather. As soon as 70 degree days hit, I become a smoothie fanatic, craving cold, fresh fruit all summer long. After participating in the March for Babies on Saturday morning, I headed to Whole Foods to pick up some snacks. I happened upon a sale for champagne mangoes - smaller, sweet, non stringy fruits that were perfectly ripe. Mangoes always remind me of hot summer days and I get so excited when they arrive in the grocery store! I filled a bag and headed home to kick off my fix with a mango-peach smoothie that left me practically licking my cup. This was so good that I had a second one on Sunday...

Mango-Peach Yogurt Smoothie:
(Makes one 16 ounce smoothie)

1 cup frozen peaches or 1 fresh peach, sliced and pealed
1 mango, pealed, pitted, and sliced
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
1/2 cup almond milk

Put all of your ingredients in a blender or use an immersion blender. Purée until smooth. Drink!

I am obsessed with my immersion blender, especially for smoothies because you can drink right out of the blender cup. My smoothie recipes are pretty interchangeable, depending on my mood. I'll do 1/2 cup yogurt or a banana, a 1/2 milk or 1/2 cup orange juice, or a mixture of both. The great thing is that the addition of yogurt gives it a boost of protein that helps fill you up, so it can be a snack or part of a meal. So simple, so delicious!



  1. Yummm! I love smoothies in the summer, too!

  2. this sounds absolutely heavenly! definitely trying it soon :)

  3. I'm currently in SE Asia, so I've been drinking mango smoothies non-stop! They are sooo good. ;D


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