This article is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almond Breeze. All opinions and the mango smoothie recipe are my own.
Lately I’ve been dreaming of using mangoes in my smoothies.
I’m not really sure why.
Or where these dreams are coming from.
Or what dreaming about mangoes 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
- 1 1/2 cups Almond Breeze Unsweetened Almond Milk
- 1 cup ice cubes
- 1 tsp. coconut flakes
- 2 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh cilantro
- 1/4 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.