A refreshing golden mango citrus smoothie that’s packed with nutrients. This vibrant drink is made with frozen mangoes, lime juice, coconut milk, ginger and turmeric.
I’m taking advantage of citrus season with this refreshing golden mango citrus smoothie.
This smoothie is packed with vitamin C and fiber. It’s perfect for a snack or light breakfast. You can also add spinach to make it a green smoothie or swap the coconut milk for soy milk to add more protein. You can also add hemp hearts or chia seeds for an extra dose of protein, healthy fats and fiber.
I almost always add greens to my smoothies, but today I wanted something different. Something bright and full of citrus, mango, ginger and turmeric.
Here’s What’s Included in this Smoothie:
Orange: I added a whole peeled orange, not just the juice, to add more fiber to the smoothie.
Lime juice: I added a squeeze of lime juice, mostly for the taste. You could add some lime zest for a stronger taste if desired.
Frozen mangoes: Mangoes add creaminess and sweetness to this smoothie. They also contain fiber an vitamins. You get most of the vitamin C you need in a day with this smoothie alone from the mangoes and orange. There’s no need for a vitamin C supplement!
Coconut milk: I like to add milk to my smoothies instead of juice. This reduces the amount of sugar and makes smoothies a little creamier. Coconut milk pairs well with the mango and citrus in this smoothie. You can use boxed coconut milk as some of them have vitamin D and calcium (read the labels!). I used canned, which unfortunately isn’t fortified, but that’s what I had on hand. Use what you prefer. Unsweetened soy milk would also work for a protein boost.
Ginger: I added ginger for a boost of flavor. I find it pairs well with tropical flavors.
Turmeric: Turmeric is optional in this recipe. It does add a particular flavor, but when added in a small amount, it shouldn’t overpower the taste of this smoothie. It also adds some brightness to the drink, which we can all use over the long winter months!
Fun fact – I did a therapeutic update on turmeric during my dietetic internship. I know it’s disappointing, but the small amount of turmeric you’ll get from this smoothie will not cure all of your problems, unlike what some resources on the internet will tell you. All I can say is do not believe everything you read on the internet! Either way, I wanted to add it to this smoothie for color.
And with that, I’ll leave you to the recipe!
Watch How to Make the Recipe:
Golden Mango Citrus Smoothie
- 1 large navel orange, peeled
- 1 cup mangoes, frozen
- 1/2 cup canned coconut milk, low-fat
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 1/2 teaspoon fresh turmeric, peeled (or 1/8 teaspoon dry)
- 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, peeled
- 3 ice cubes
- Add all the ingredients to a high-speed blender. Blend until smooth. Enjoy!
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