Now I know many of you either can’t eat yogurt, and then there are those of you who might simply not want to and might want a tasty mango smoothie recipe without yogurt instead, I totally understand, and I am here to feed your need! Thankfully nature has for us a natural thickener usually needed when making smoothies in the form of the humble banana.
I and many others often use this fruit with many smoothie recipes due to this reason, plus the flavor of banana tends to blend well with just about any set of fruits and ingredients used in most smoothie recipes, including mango smoothies! Scroll down to the bottom for the recipe!
Just Banana’s? Surely There Are More Exciting Fruits We Can Also Use!
Of course! Mangoes often evoke a sense of the tropics, and therefor I tend to use a lot of tropical fruits and flavors in these types of smoothies. Now you can certainly mix and match whatever tropical or non tropical fruits you like, but the types I’ll be using in this delicious smoothie recipe are papaya and lime.
No sweeteners will be needed for this particular smoothie in my opinion, but you can certainly add a tiny bit of organic Stevia if you absolutely must :).
Feel free to experiment with the proportions of fruit if you happen to like one flavor over the other, but given that this is a mango smoothie recipe, I will be emphasizing that particular flavor by using more of that fruit then the others.
This smoothie is not only tasty, but very healing, as the ingredients contain high levels of dietary fiber, potassium (known for lowering blood pressure), and digestive enzymes to help break down proteins in our food. I also have a couple other recipes: blueberry smoothie without yogurt and how to make a strawberry smoothie without yogurt too, for those of you who want more non yogurt recipes!
Some Stodgy Health Info For You Health Junkies!
Mango Health Benefits:
- Mangoes are rich in pre-biotic dietary fiber, minerals, vitamins, and poly-phenolic flavonoid antioxidants!
- According to some research findings, mangoes have been found to protect against certain cancers like breast, colon, prostate, and leukemia cancers.
- They are rich in vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin A, C, E, and B6, as well as being a rich source of potassium.
- These fruits are also known to help with digestion by having digestive enzymes which break down proteins.
Banana Health Benefits:
- Bananas are also rich in vitamins and minerals including Vitamin C, B6, an Manganese
- They are rich in dietary fiber as well as potassium
- They are also known for calming an upset stomach
Papaya Health Benefits:
- This fruit is very rich in vitamins C, A, E, and K, and also Folate.
- Papaya is also is rich in potassium and dietary fiber
- Papaya also has several unique digesting enzymes for proteins including papain and chymopapain, which are also anti inflammatories (bodily inflammation is a known cause for all manner if illnesses)
Tropical Mango Smoothie Recipe Without Yogurt
(Always use organic produce and ingredients whenever possible!)
- 2 cups filtered water
- 1 large squeezed/juiced lime
- 2 large peeled and sliced fresh mangoes (small chunks)
- 1-2 cups fresh papaya chunks
- 1 whole banana in small frozen chunks/slices
- (optional) 1/2 tsp organic ground Stevia (for a 0 calorie natural sweetener)
- Pour your water and lime juice in the blender first.
- Then add the Mango and Papaya chunks
- Add in the frozen Banana slices
- Add your optional sweetener if desired
- Blend till desired consistency. Enjoy!
Servings (yield) : Makes about 2-3 servings
Notes : I reccomend you use only frozen banana chunks to make the smoothie creamier and more consistent. If you choose to use all fresh, just make sure to throw in 2-3 ice cubes to thicken it up a bit.
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