Smoothie with Fresh Raspberries, Mangoes, Banana and Organic Milk

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Smoothies!  What a perfect and healthy breakfast meal, packed with vitamins and great serving of fresh fruit.  I make smoothies all the time, variety of ingredients depends on what I have available at home.

“A smoothie for breakfast helps you get hydrated at the start of the day, something soda and coffee won’t do. Since your body pulls water from many foods in order to stay hydrated, you won’t have to drink water when you’re sipping on a smoothie (especially a homemade one without sugar). Milk and yogurt are largely water, so if your smoothie is dairy-based, you’ll quench your thirst. This is especially handy if you only have one cup holder on your commute. In hot weather, add a few ice cubes to the blender for extra water.

Smoothies made with dairy products as the bulk provide calcium for bone strength. Try whole milk, whole milk yogurt or kefir. The cultured milk products are good sources of probiotics and live cultures. Eight ounces of milk provide almost a third of your daily requirement of calcium. Choose whole milk products rather than skim for optimal nutrition. The health benefits are questionable at best, while whole milk contains the fat and vitamins needed to assimilate calcium and protein found in milk.

A homemade smoothie for your morning meal is an excellent, on-the-go breakfast choice. You can make it in minutes before you leave the house and sip it on your way to work, school or your home office. Drinking a smoothie in the morning keeps you from indulging in empty carbohydrates in the form of donuts and removes the temptation of the drive through.”

Source: Facts and Health Benefits of Smoothies.  http://www.livestrong.com/article/2699-facts-health-benefits-smoothies/#ixzz2Wqtr1Q1R.  Retrieved on June 21, 2013

This smoothie was made with fresh raspberries, mangoes, bananas and organic whole milk.  These fruits have multitude of health benefits, did you know this about bananas?

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Ingredients:

1 Banana, 1 Ripe Mango, 1/2  Cup of Fresh Raspberries, 1 Cup of Whole Organic Milk, 1 Table Spoon of Honey (optional), Garnish with slice of lemon

 

How to make this smoothie:

Cut up your bananas, peel and slice your mangoes.  Wash your raspberries and add all the ingredients in the blender, finally pour your 1 cup of milk.  Pulse and blend until smooth, add ice if you prefer cooler thicker texture and honey if you like it on the sweeter side. Enjoy!:)

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Smoothie with fresh raspberries, mangoes, banana, and organic milk
 
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Fresh smoothie blended with organic milk, mangoes, banana and raspberries.
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Recipe type: Breakfast, Drinks
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 1 Banana
  • 1 Ripe Mango
  • ½ Cup of Fresh Raspberries
  • 1 Cup of Whole Organic Milk
  • 1 Table Spoon of Honey (optional)
  • How to make this smoothie:
Instructions
  1. Cut up your bananas, peel and slice your mangoes.
  2. Wash your raspberries and add all the ingredients in the blender.
  3. Pour 1 cup of milk over cut up fruit.
  4. Pulse and blend until smooth.
  5. Add ice if you prefer cooler thicker texture and honey if you like it on the sweeter side (optional).

 

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