Mango Raspberry Smoothie

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on June 9, 2009

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Mango Raspberry Smoothie

Yield – 4 servings

Preparation Time – 5 minutes

Cooking Time – 0 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen mango
  • 1 cup frozen raspberries
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 1/2 cups of water
  • 2 Tbsp ground flaxseed

Directions

  • Add fruit, flaxseed, milk and water to blender. Blend!

Makes about 32 oz. of smoothie…enough for 4 cups!

**Note: I did not add any “sweeteners” to this smoothie. I thought it tasted great and both boys drank theirs right up. If you use not so sweet mangoes or raspberries, you might consider adding 1/2 cup of your favorite sweetener.

What’s your favorite thing to add into a smoothie??? I also like tossing in spinach and making “green juice,” as the boys call it!

{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

susieshomemade June 9, 2009 at 9:52 am

I love smoothies!! I posted my Strawberry Smoothieyesterday:-)

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Anna June 9, 2009 at 9:53 am

Believe it or not, my kids’ favorite is Pumpkin Smoothies! And I get to sneak in healthy orange veggie and soy

Blend 1/3 – 1/2 cup canned pumpkin puree with a 6 oz cup of vanilla yogurt, 6 oz vanilla soymilk, 1/8 tsp allspice and a few ice cubes. If your yougurt or soymilk aren’t very sweet, you can add a teaspoon or two of sweetner. Mmmm. Like frosty pumpkin pie, only better. This makes about 21 oz. (good for three breakfast sized portions)

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Melissa June 9, 2009 at 12:21 pm

We mix together frozen diced bananas and strawberries or blueberries with some orange juice and homemade yogurt. (Add as much of the last two ingredients to get the consistency you desire.) Yum!

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Amy June 9, 2009 at 2:33 pm

My current favorite is putting pomegranate juice in a smoothie. Pom juice, rice milk, frozen blueberries, pineapple, a couple bananas, flaxseed, and tons of spinach. My kids favorite is chocolate soy milk (I add lots of water though because I think this is so sweet), bananas, cherries, and flaxseed.

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FACS of Our Lives June 9, 2009 at 3:00 pm

Adding fat free/sugar free instant jello pudding to a smoothie is delicious! It adds a lot of flavor for very low calories. My favorite smoothie is:

1 cup ice
1 cup milk
1 cup berries
1 Tablespoons fat free/sugar free jello pudding

You can make all kinds of different flavors using different berries and different flavors of jello :) I made a blueberry cheesecake smoothie yesterday!

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gourmetmomma June 9, 2009 at 7:42 pm

i’m hooked on 1/2 a banana + 1 cup homemade unsweetened yogurt + one scoop chocolate protein powder + 2 tablespoons of peanut butter. add enough milk to make it blendable. if it isn’t sweet enough, try adding a squirt of chocolate syrup. my gym calls it a funky monkey.

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Poltzie June 9, 2009 at 8:51 pm

I like to add raw cabbage. You can’t taste it but it gives it a bit of a texture to it. Yummy and healthy!

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Crista June 9, 2009 at 11:23 pm

I make all-fruit smoothies. Any variety of mango, strawberry, blueberry, avocado, banana, kiwi, pineapple, etc – the banana and/or avocado gives it enough creaminess milk/yogurt/etc aren’t necessary. I use apple juice to make it blendable, and the amount varies depending how much of the fruit is frozen or fresh. I throw in a handful of baby carrots almost every time too – can’t taste them at all. Haven’t worked my way up to spinach though…But I do have to say, my kids will eat pretty much any fruit and veggie put in front of them, the smoothies are just a healthier way to cool off than ice cream in our house! (I’ve thought about trying watermelon, cantaloupe, & honeydew, but haven’t had the chance yet).

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Dawn June 10, 2009 at 6:08 am

I add everything but the kitchen sink! From Kale to ground advocado pit! This is how I get most of my family’s vitamins in them! The best tasting smoothie for both my kids & I is the PB&J smoothie. It tastes just like the sandwich, but nice and cold! I sneak in some cabbage, carrots, whatever I have on hand. Yummy!

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Krista Fogle May 25, 2010 at 10:34 pm

@Dawn, WHat kind of blender are you using? I have heard the Vitamix and Blendtec are good. Any suggestions would be helpful.

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Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom May 25, 2010 at 10:44 pm

I have a Vitamix. Love it!!!

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Shannon June 10, 2009 at 12:34 pm

I have been looking for a good smoothie recipe today, and HOORAY! I have just found it. I can’t wait to try this. It’ll be a great afternoon surprise for the kids.

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Mary W June 10, 2009 at 2:28 pm

I freeze chunks of any fruit getting over ripe in a freezer bag labeled “Smoothie”.

I also freeze excess fruit juice in ice cube trays. This includes juice (not syrup) from canned fruit and extra orange, lime and grapefruit juice from my fruit trees.

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Barb June 10, 2009 at 5:44 pm

I like to take 2 over ripe bananas, 6 large strawberries, 1 kiwi peeled, 1/2 cup of organic vanilla soy milk ( I found it at Walmart super store for less than non organic vanilla soy milk), 3 scoops of fat free vanilla frozen yogurt and about a cup of ice cubes. I just throw it all in a food processor and what a great treat! The kids love it and so do the adults.

Sometimes I will add 1 6 ounce container of fat free yogurt of any flavor.

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