Lately I’ve been dreaming of using mango’s in my smoothies.
I’m not really sure why.
Or where these dreams are coming from.
Or what dreaming about mango’s even means…
But I just took it as a sign to get out my blender and use this tender sweet fruit to make a little dairy-free recipe magic happen in my kitchen.
I mean come on…it’s summer.
And to me, mango’s scream ‘Summer’.
The best part about this smoothie is that I used fresh cilantro to add a kick of flavor without any added sugar! It’s one of my latest dairy free dessert recipes that I serve with a sprinkle of coconut flakes, fresh cilantro, mango, cinnamon and almond milk. O ya, and a lot of ice cubes.
Pretty easy, right?
You guys, if you are a coconut fan you are going to drool over this smoothie. It’s pretty addicting. Even my father (who is Not a coconut fan) loved every sip and I’ll be making this for him every time I’m at the beach this summer to visit my parents.
I really hope you’re not a coconut-hater. I know there are a few of you out there. But if you are- no need to worry…simply add in 1/2 tsp. cocoa powder instead of the coconut flakes for a sweet touch.
And if you don’t like mango, well then- I guess you’re going to have to look for another smoothie recipe. Unless you want to substitute it with cantaloupe- but that’s your choice.
Have fun. Whip out your dusty blender.
And don’t forget to have a bunch of ice ready to toss in.
It’s pretty magical.
Especially on a summer morning (and the kids love this one too)!
Have a great week.
- 1 Tbsp. hemp seeds
- 2 ripe bananas, peeled and sliced
- 1 ripe fresh mango, pitted and sliced
- 1½ cups Almond Breeze Unsweetened Almond Milk
- 1 cup ice cubes
- 1 tsp. coconut flakes
- 2 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh cilantro
- ¼ tsp. ground cinnamon
- Combine all ingredients in a blender; puree until smooth.
- Transfer to serving glasses; serve chilled.
This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almond Breeze.