The Baker Upstairs: Mango Raspberry Smoothie

1.22.2018

Mango Raspberry Smoothie

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This refreshing and healthy mango raspberry smoothie is the perfect easy breakfast!

This refreshing and healthy mango raspberry smoothie is the perfect easy breakfast!

I mentioned a few weeks ago that I had made some healthier goals for the new year, and I've kind of been shocked at how easy it has been to stick with them! It turns out that I actually have a lot more willpower than I had previously thought. (Who knew?) I think it helps that I'm starting with small, achievable goals. For January, my goals are to close all the rings on my apple watch daily (which includes 30 minutes of exercise), to drink water instead of soda, and to eat 5 servings of fruits and vegetables every day. Each month, I'll add a few more small goals, and continue working on the goals from the previous months. I'm hoping it's a system that will be easy to stick with, and I'll end the year feeling happier and healthier. So far so good! 

I've been trying to get my whole family on board with the 5 fruits and vegetables per day thing, and so far things are going pretty well. I always put at least one fruit or vegetable (usually two) into the kids' lunches for school. Some of their favorites are apple slices, grapes, applesauce pouches, sliced strawberries, baby carrots, snap peas, and celery sticks. Since we're so busy in the morning and don't usually have a lot of time to eat breakfast, I started making smoothies for the girls most mornings, and it has been awesome! I love that they can drink their breakfast in just a few minutes, and they're also getting a serving of fruit before they leave for school. They both get a snack in the morning at school, and they eat lunch around 11:00, so a smoothie is plenty to tide them over until snack time. 

This refreshing and healthy mango raspberry smoothie is the perfect easy breakfast!

We've tried a variety of frozen fruit in our smoothies, and the girls love pretty much everything! This mango raspberry smoothie is one of our favorites, though. The sweet mango plays off the tart raspberries nicely, and pink smoothies are always a win with my girls. :) We love to use vanilla soy milk in our smoothies to add a little flavor, but you could definitely use dairy milk or juice instead. The banana is a must for sweetness and a smooth creamy texture! I also like to throw in a little flax seed in my smoothies because my kids don't notice it at all, but it adds a little more nutrition. We've made this smoothie multiple times over the last few weeks, and it's always a favorite!

This refreshing and healthy mango raspberry smoothie is the perfect easy breakfast!
Mango Raspberry Smoothie

2 bananas
3/4 cup frozen raspberries
3/4 cup frozen mango chunks
1 1/2 cups vanilla soy milk or almond milk
1 teaspoon flax seed (optional)

Add the bananas to a blender, then layer the frozen fruit on top. Pour the soy milk over the top, and blend until smooth. Serve immediately.
This refreshing and healthy mango raspberry smoothie is the perfect easy breakfast!

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