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Video:How to Make a Mango Smoothie

with Karin DuBois

A mango smoothie is a refreshing treat on a warm day. Here is a delicious recipe for a mango smoothie, plus two dairy-free alternatives.See Transcript

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Transcript:How to Make a Mango Smoothie

Hi there, I'm Karin DuBois with Arbutus Vista Vancouver Bed and Breakfast, here for About.com to show you how to make a delicious mango smoothie.

Ingredients for the Mango Smoothie

For this recipe, you'll need either a whole mango peeled and sliced, or 1 cup of frozen mango chunks. You'll also need a cup of milk or your favorite dairy-free alternative, such as almond milk or soy milk. Otherwise you can use a cup of juice, orange, pineapple, or a juice blend works well.

You'll also need a blender, and optionally sweetener such as a teaspoon of sugar, honey or maple syrup. You can also choose to add a teaspoon of avocado for added protein and creaminess.

Puree the Mango for a Mango Smoothie

The first step is to add the cup of mango, either fresh or frozen, to the blender. If you're using fresh mango, you'll want to add 2 or 3 ice cubes just to make sure your drink is nice and cold.

The next step is to add 1 cup of liquid, either milk, your dairy-free alternative, or juice. Now I'll add a teaspoon of fresh avocado. This is optional, but it does add some creaminess, healthy fats, and lots of protein to the smoothie. Now we'll pop the top on and blend it until it's smooth.

Taste the Mango Smoothie Before Adding Sweetener

So now our smoothie's ready, so it's time to taste it and see if we need to add any sweetener.

Well it's sweet enough for me, the mango and milk have a lot of natural sweetness, but if you like yours extra sweet, you can always add a teaspoon of either sugar, honey, or maple syrup.

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