Craving a sweet treat yesterday, post Super Bowl meal, I just happened to have some frozen mango chunks, fresh lime, and peppermint on hand to experiment with.
As the mango was hard and cold, like ice, I thought a smoothie would be an excellent direction to steer this experiment, and it was.
The lime juice and mint added a delightful, sharp freshness, to the flavor of the sweet, frozen mango.
While I had this smoothie as a dessert, it could easily be adapted to a breakfast, lunch or dinner—or even a snack!
If you make this smoothie, I hope it provides a refreshing and nourishing element to your week.
All the best,
Mango, Lime, and Mint Super Smoothie
After you blend the smoothie, adjust the lime and sweetener of your choice to taste. Try a teaspoon or two of regular sugar or honey or agave if you don’t like stevia. Honey will add another element of flavor to the smoothie; I haven’t tried this variation yet, but I can see it being delicious!
– 1 1/2 cups frozen mango chunks
-3 or 4 fresh mint leaves. Since mint leaves vary in size, I would just have a small bunch on hand, so that you can adjust the mint to your taste
-1/2 to 1/3 of a cup of water
-Stevia or sweetener of choice
- Put one and a half cups of frozen mango chunks into a blender with 1/2 to 3/4 of a cup of water, depending upon how thick you like you smoothies.
- Squeeze the juice of 1/4 of a lime into the blender and 1 packet of stevia. Then add 3 to four mint leaves.
- Blend and adjust the lime juice and the sweetness to liking. Add more mint if you want even more kick!