This smoothie was the result of wanting to make something without additional sweeteners that the hubby would also like, since he’s been kind of eyeing the pitcher when I make these now. And this one tastes like fruit punch!
For the mango, I wash it thoroughly but leave the skin on. There’s lots of nutrients and fiber in the skin, which I’d prefer not to just throw away. Plus it looks like pretty multi-colored confetti in the finished smoothie 🙂 Just make sure you scrub the fruit down thoroughly with a safe fruit wash before using it, then slice around the pit like you would normally and add to the smoothie. A small percentage of people might be allergic to some compounds in mango skin, so do be aware and take appropriate measures to make sure you are not one of them. As with any fruit. Nuff said.
I used pre-flavored yogurt for the example pictured, since it was in the fridge already and fit with my plans pretty well. It is actually called fruitbomb flavor. Combined with the mango, this seriously tasted like fruit punch candy. I later did this again using regular unflavored or vanilla yogurt and a splash of sugar-free orange squash (fruit juice concentrate) and got nearly identical results. It’s almost like a tropical mocktail!
Disclaimer: The obvious stuff. I am not a nutritionist, dietitian or medical professional. Just sharing what works for me.