Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Mango Pineapple Smoothie

Some times some fruits get a bad reputation of being fattening.  I mentioned this earlier with regard to bananas here   But bananas are not the only fruit that people seem to have misconceptions about, mangoes are commonly perceived to be a fattening kind of fruit as well and I know a few people who avoid eating the fruit entirely because they believe doing so would cause them to gain weight. In reality an average mango with its skin and large seed removed has only about 135 calories.

And here's the really good thing about mangoes they are a great source of vitamin A and vitamin C. Mangoes are also a great source of fiber and provide almost 4 grams of fiber per mango. Mangoes are also said to help prevent cancer, lower cholesterol, boosts immune system and surprisingly enough is said to even help clear up skin. And if all of this is not incentive enough to reach for this fruit, it is, at least in my opinion, one of the most delicious tasting fruits too :)

Here is one of the ways I enjoy this fruit from time to time. In a smoothie combined with pineapple and pear. Since all the three fruits are sweet enough on their own, I do not add any additional sugar. If you like smoothies give this one a try and tell me what you think :)
PS : the picture didn't quite turn out as well as I wanted it to, so will try and update in the future :)

Mango Pineapple Smoothie

Click here for a printable view of this recipe

Ingredients and Method to make Mango Pineapple Smoothie
1 mango peeled, seed removed and cut into small pieces
1 8 oz can of crushed pineapple with juice (no sugar added)
1 pear de seeded and cut into small pieces
1/2 cup milk

In a blender puree mango, pineapple  and pear until smooth.

Add pineapple juice (from the can) and milk and give it another turn in the blender.
The copyright of this content belongs to Veginspirations.com

Serve immediately or chilled

Serves approx 2 to 3

Related Posts with Thumbnails