This mango, carrot & ginger smoothie is a delicious and nutrient-filled breakfast or workout snack. Healthy fruit & veggies are blended smooth along with added protein from Greek yogurt.
What’s better than a fruit smoothie? A fruit and veggie smoothie with Greek yogurt for added protein. This mango, carrot & ginger smoothie is packed with nutrients . Plus, you don’t have to wait for everything to be in season because the fruit and veggies are available right from the freezer section of the supermarket.
When I first moved the U.S., I became close with someone who is still a very good friend to this day, her name is Melanie. What’s amazing is that we actually became and remained friends because we are just so opposite. Not only did we grow up on different sides of the world and with that comes with cultural differences and habits, our personalities could not be more different. I’m shy and consider myself to have a good (British) sense of humor, Melanie is very outgoing and tries to be funny (bless her heart), but it doesn’t quite happen. It’s OK, she’ll be reading this and she will agree. As far as our eating habits, complete polar opposites. I workout and eat clean everyday, she… well, does not let’s just say.
When I mentioned to Melanie that I was going to be making a smoothie, she wrinkled her nose at the thought of something good for you. I told her that if I can get her to like my smoothie, she has to buy me dinner. And that is how and why my smoothie was born.
Mango and carrot may seem like an odd coupling, but they actually make a delicious combo. Vitamins A & C as well as fiber are all packed into them. So why not drink your nutrients? Just like my friend and I, you would think that fruit and vegetables would not get along, trust me, they do and they do very well in my smoothie. This mango, carrot & ginger smoothie has become my new pre and post workout snack and to make my life easier.
You’re probably wondering what Melanie thought of the mango, carrot & ginger smoothie. Let’s just say, we have a dinner date this weekend and Melanie has a new healthy snack. I think it was the cuteness of my bunny straws that helped seal the deal.
- 1 cup fresh, or frozen mango chunks
- 1/2 cup carrots, sliced
- 1 tablespoon Greek yogurt
- 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
- 1/2 cup coconut water, more if it's too thick
- Add all the ingredients to a NutriBullet or blender and blend until smooth.
- Serve chilled.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 158 Sodium: 177mg Carbohydrates: 36g Fiber: 5g Sugar: 29g Protein: 4g