The National Mango Board contacted me earlier this summer to share a recipe with you from their new cookbook, Mango Eats & Treats, and to challenge me to create healthier eating and snack options for my family. I was more than willing to participate as we L.O.V.E. mangoes in the Smashed Peas household.
Want to know a few fun mango facts!? Did you know that an average mango has about 100 calories and is an excellent source of vitamins C & A? Vitamin C helps promote healthy immune function and collagen formation (it's good for you skin!) and vitamin A is important for vision and bone growth. They are also a great source of dietary fiber...so eat your mangos people!
One recipe from the cookbook that we really liked was for Mango Smoothies...yum! They are super quick to whip up and make for a great breakfast option, lunch companion, or after-school snack, holla!
Mango Smoothies (makes approximately 20 ounces)
2 ripe mangos, peeled, pitted and diced
1/2 cup ice cubes
1/3 cup vanilla yogurt
2 tablespoons orange juice
Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth. Serve immediately.
Seriously, so easy. Cut up your mangos and add to a blender along with the yogurt, ice, and orange juice.
And then pour and enjoy! 5 minutes to a delicious and healthy drink :-)
And for your viewing pleasure, how about a quick video short of my little ones enjoying their mango smoothies as part of our lunch time fun! Awesomeness I tell you...Ellie cracks me up at the very end of the video! :-)
If you want more information about mangos or would like more healthy recipes using this fun fruit to feed your family something healthy just visit the Mango board!
The National Mango Board challenged me to spend a week creating healthier eating and snacking habits for my family. Join the conversation and one of my readers will receive a cookbook and a chance to win a shipment of mangos and $200 gift card to Williams-Sonoma.
Giveaway ends Monday, August 20 at midnight!
*This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of National Mango Board. The opinions and text are all mine. Official Sweepstakes Rules.