This coconut water mango smoothies is a great alternative to the milk or yogurt based smoothie. It is the easiest full bodied, refreshing health drink of the ages. This smoothie uses mostly mango to compliment, which adds to tropical taste.
The filminess of coconut water and the banana (especially if frozen) helps provide the thickness we expect from a smoothie while reducing the fat from milk and avoiding the allergies to soy or almond milk, which are often the dairy alternatives. So it is a clean smoothie. This recipe does not add a sweetener, however a natural sweetener could be added.
For a person who is in need of sources of potassium in their diet, this is a easy healthy beverage to add to your weekly if not daily diet. Coconut water is great for re-hydrating the body and has become the natural drink of choice for many as opposed to other more historically popular sports drinks.
It helps restore the electrolytes and re-hydrates the body.
1 cup chucks of mango (frozen OK)
1/2 ripe banana (frozen OK)
1/4 quarter of a peeled orange or 5 mandarin slices
4 to 6 oz of coconut water
In a blender or bullet processor:
Add all ingredients and blend until smooth.
Pour in a glass or mug.
Makes 1 serving.
1 tsp of raw agave nectar, maple syrup or other natural sweetener
Add 15 raisins or 1 pitted medjool date