I went to a kickboxing class and thought I was on candid camera or the instructor had a serious mental condition, especially when the lights went off, the blacklights went on and the disco ball started spinning. Is that supposed to distract you from the fact you are working out? There were so many sudden jumps, jumping jacks, kicks, turns, picking up of pretend balls that I laughed out loud. Never in my life have I laughed out loud in a group work out class. It was to the point where I said “are you kidding me?” Everyone in the class was basically whimpering and the instructor was still goin’ strong. At the 55 minute mark I started to wonder if I had my info wrong. It was supposed to be an hour long class and there was no way this jumping freak was stopping anytime soon. Apparently the instructor wanted to go for 90 minutes. What got me through was thinking about a mango smoothie.
I have been making this recipe daily and suddenly realized it should be here. Mangos are naturally luscious and creamy, making them the perfect base for any smoothie. Add in some bananas, yogurt, a little juice of your choice, and you have the most gratifying treat because every ounce is good for you. There is nothing better after exercise from hell.
Get your blender. Run. Go.
I am not kidding when I say wanted to open a smoothie store after tasting this smoothie. Instead, I am going to share it with you. It’s so pure and simple, you’ll wonder why you haven’t thought of combining the ingredients before, but maybe you have and if that is the case, I applaud you.
- 1/2 cup plain good greek yogurt, such as Wallaby
- 2/3 cup frozen mango chunks
- 2 to 3 teaspoons honey
- 1/2 banana
- 1/2 cup low fat milk
- splash apple or orange juice
Place all ingredients in a blender and whip until smooth. Pour into a glass, add a straw, sit back and enjoy.