Mango is the gift of summer and it is rich in complex carbohydrates, dietary fiber, beta carotene, vitamin C, and many other antioxidants. This thick creamy banana- mango smoothie with Greek yogurt and low-fat milk could be an ideal breakfast as well as a post-workout option.
We are not going to add any extra sugar in this smoothie as that may increase the carbohydrate load. Use perfectly ripe mango and banana to sweeten up the smoothie. If you do not get Greek yogurt, hung curd can be used in place of that. To make hung curd, put normal curd in a muslin cloth and let it sit overnight in the fridge. By the morning all extra water would be drained out and the creamy curd would remain which can be used in making the smoothie.
The addition of chia seeds is completely optional. Also, if you want to add some crunch to the smoothie, you can top it with some roasted nuts and seeds of your choice. The milk and Greek yogurt already make the mango smoothie a protein-packed one. If you want to increase the protein content of it, you can add one more scoop of mango or vanilla flavored protein powder to it.
Let’s have a look at the recipe –
Preparation Time – 10 minutes
Equipment Used – Blender, serving glass
Serves – 4
- 1 cup skimmed milk
- 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1 and ½ cup of ice cubes
- 1 banana
- 1 cup ripe mango cubes
- 2 Tbsp coconut scraped
- 1 Tsp Vanilla
- 1 Tbsp honey ( optional )
- Chia seeds ( optional )
- Roasted slivered almond ( 2 Tbsp )
Place all the ingredients except chia seed, almond, and coconut, in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour the smoothie in serving glass, top it with coconut scrapes, almonds and chia seeds. Serve and enjoy!
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