This smoothie is the perfect breakfast when you want something sweet and super healthy for you!
Loaded with Omega 3’s, protein, fiber, healthy fats, and high amounts of most major vitamins and minerals, this gives you everything your body needs to keep you energized throughout the day and fill you up so you aren’t hungry again for hours!
Truth be told, I never really had a mango until recently.
I know, that is weird.
But i didn’t really grow up in a household that was big on fruit. We had grapes, apples and bananas, but we never really had much more than that.
Once I began my journey to help my health by adding food with more vitamins and minerals, I started experimenting with new things and new recipes.
This time I found mangoes and LOVED them.
Yes, they are a little high in sugar, but have a “moderate” glycemic index, which isn’t bad at all. It’s kind of in the middle of the best and worst fruits for how they digest in the body.
Glycemic index and Glycemic load are what is important to look at when it comes to fruit, not just the sugar. Because there is so much more information to consider with fruit and how it metabolizes than just sugar content alone.
Mangoes are LOADED with vitamins and minerals. Which makes them a winner in my book. I love foods that give me health benefits!
In fact, in the next couple of months, I will be posting more mango recipes! Stay tuned for that!
Aaron Stole My Breakfast
Aaron works nights. So usually when he gets home, he won’t eat anything, he will just go straight to bed. That means, when I get up at 6am and make myself breakfast, it is just for me.
One morning, I was out of eggs, blueberries, and avocados, but saw we had a ton of frozen cherries and mangoes. So I thought, why not make a breakfast out of them?
I made the smoothie and took a drink and LOVED it. My favorite smoothie I have made so far.
Aaron walked in the door and I asked him to take a sip to tell me if he likes it. He agreed this was the best smoothie we have had. Then he proceeds to walk out of the room with my breakfast, continuing to drink it. He did end up giving it back once he drank half of it.
Now when I make this, I make enough for two.
This not only is a great protein and healthy fat source, but the flax-seeds add a great amount of Omega 3’s to your diet!
Many of us are deficient in Omega 3’s. Omega 3’s help your blood pressure, heart health, and prevents inflammation! This is a great nutrient for those of us with arthritis!
I honestly need to eat more things with Omega 3’s, and that is why I threw the flax-seeds in here. Flax-seeds go with pretty much anything because of it’s neutral taste. You can toss it in smoothies, salads, dips, etc! They have almost no carbs and are high in fiber, making them a great thing to add.
Besides Omega 3’s, Based on a 2,000 calorie diet, these have great amounts of most major vitamins and minerals (except B12, which can only be found in animal meats, which unfortunately wouldn’t go good with this smoothie).
This is what you are consuming with this recipe:
- 86% Copper
- 83% Manganese
- 75% Calcium
- 69% Magnesium
- 53% Vitamin C
- 53% Thiamine (Vitamin B1)
- 52% Phosphorus
- 41% Vitamin A
- 40% Iron
- 35% Potassium
- 31% Vitamin K
- 31% Zinc
- 30% Vitamin E
- 28% Vitamin D
- 27% Vitamin B6
- 25% Selenium
- 19% Folate (Vitamin B9)
- 15% Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)
- 11% Pantothetic Acid (Vitamin B5)
- 11% Niacin (Vitamin B3)
Those are fantastic amounts and much more than I found in most other foods! This has most of Copper and Manganese, which are both fantastic for metabolism and the formation of strong bones!
How Else Do The Nutrients in This Smoothie Help My Body?
Besides metabolism, preventing inflammation, and formation of strong bones, the vitamins and minerals this has the most of work together to help your body the following ways:
(This list is in order of how it helps your body the most:
- Nervous System Function
- Immune Function
- Energy Production
- Red Blood Cell Formation
- Growth and Development
- Hormone Regulation
- Reproductive Health
- Wound Healing
- Blood Pressure Regulation
- Muscle Contraction
- Protein Formation
- Collagen Production
- Blood Clotting
Why Goat’s Milk Yogurt?
Goat’s Milk is technically still considered dairy, but it has been shown to be MUCH healthier and easier to digest than cow milk. It doesn’t have the same inflammatory properties that cow’s milk has. It also has more nutrients and nutrient absorption properties, which helps to prevent a lot of types of anemia.
We found there is a slight taste difference between goat’s milk and cow’s milk. The goat’s milk is a little bit creamier and not as sweet, but the difference is not at all drastic. The goat’s milk yogurt has a much creamier consistency than cow’s milk, giving the smoothie a creamy, yummy taste.
Can you use Fresh Instead of Frozen Mangoes and Cherries?
Yes, you can. But please note it may come out with a different texture, which might result in a slightly different taste. The frozen fruit is what makes the smoothie cold and gives it’s consistency. If you want to use fresh fruit, you may want to add ice cubes to the mixture to keep it cold.
And I highly recommend using a high quality blender for this (this is what I use!). Best item in my kitchen, hands down. Putting the blender on high speed for about 30 seconds will give you the creamiest texture. And if you decide to use ice cubes and fresh fruit, it will create a perfect mixture in no time with powerful ease. I haven’t had to get a food processor yet because my blender is so powerful that it doubles as one!
I save a ton of time and money by using many of the same ingredients each week for my meals. I talk about this a lot in Eating Healthy on a Budget.
So here are some recipes that use some of these same ingredients you can make the same week you make this recipe:
More mango and cherry recipes are coming soon!
This Mango Cherry Smoothie not only is the best smoothie we ever had, but is filled with high amounts of most major vitamins and minerals your body needs for you to have the best day possible. Also filled with Protein and Omega 3’s, this is one of the most nutrient packed breakfast smoothies you will have that will keep you full for hours!
1. Throw all ingredients into a powerful blender (like this one)
2. Power the blender on high
3. Let it blend for about 30 seconds or until it looks well blended
4. Pour into a glass and enjoy!
You can also use unsweetened plain Cashew Milk. We have tried it both ways. It doesn’t have much of a taste difference, but the Cashew Milk is slightly sweeter and we felt the Almond milk balanced it out a little better.
Nutrition information is based on using organic products and the particular brands I used. Different brands may have different nutrition information .
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: Blender
- Serving Size: 1
- Calories: 628
- Sugar: 26g
- Sodium: 247mg
- Fat: 40g
- Saturated Fat: 8
- Unsaturated Fat: 28g
- Trans Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 53g
- Fiber: 10g
- Protein: 22g
- Cholesterol: 17g
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