Mango and jalapeño might seem like a weird combination for a smoothie. But its surprisingly refreshing and packs just a bit of heat from the pepper.
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Smoothies are almost the ultimate in non-foodie concoctions. They don’t take a long time to make or to clean up afterward. Plus, they’re healthy (unless you replace the yogurt with ice cream…not that I ever do that.)
I add some protein powder for an extra boost as well as some yogurt and banana for texture, but if you’re vegan, you can subsitute hemp protein powder for the
I frequently keep bag of frozen mango at hand and if I find bananas sitting out too long I stick ’em in the freezer. Having your ingredients frozen first gives your smoothie some extra thickness.
Here’s the mango jalapeño smoothie recipe:
- 1 mango or about 3/4 cup frozen mango chunks
- 1/2 jalapeño pepper
- 2 tbsp lime juice (juice of one lime)
- 1 banana
- 1/4 cup whey protein powder unflavored, but you can substitue your own. I like Whey Factors.
- 1/2 tsp stevia sweetener optional
- 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1/5 cups water mixed with ice cubes
How to Make It
- Cut up the mango and banana.
- Remove seeds from the jalapeño and slice (if you want to.)
- Put that, along with everything else, in the blender and blend it.
- I like to use Whey Factors protein powder. I found that my picky eater was less likely to notice this protein powder if I put it in a smoothie for her.
- For a vegan alternative, use hemp protein powder — just a tablespoon vs 1/4 c, depending on your taste, and omit the yogurt. You might need to add 1/4 c more water.
- For smoothies (unless I plan to take a photo of the fruit) I like to sometimes use frozen bananas or mango chunks. For the mangos, I sometimes have a Costco-sized bag of frozen fruit for smoothies in my freezer. You can also make single-size frozen “smoothie mix”bags so on days when you REALLY don’t feel like prepping anything, you can just throw it all in the blender.
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