Friday, March 2, 2012

Tropical Smoothie Recipe

We have been working really hard at living and eating healthier in our family. For Lent, we gave up sugar, pastries, white breads and other white starches like pasta and potatoes.

Fruit smoothies used to be a regular item for us, but for some reason got out of the habit some time ago.

Our smoothies have to be made without added sugar, and I don't like artificial sweeteners, so ripe, tasty fruit is a must.

Today's smoothie recipe:

1 cup fresh or frozen mango (I used frozen today)
1 small banana, fresh or frozen. (I keep peeled bananas in the freezer for these. Frozen bananas lend a nice texture to the smoothie.)
2 handfuls of Bob's Red Mill unsweetened, shredded coconut.
I cup milk of your choice. I used organic 2% lactose free milk.
Juice from half of an orange.

Throw it in the blender, whirl it up, and serve. A couple orange slices and cashews go well with the smoothie.
*If you object to any texture in your smoothie, feel free to skip the coconut.



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