Orange dream mango protein smoothie

While I realize that many of you have been stuck in cold temperatures, here in Northern California, we’ve been enjoying mid-sixties and sunny skies. That being said, I’ve been on a smoothie kick.

Orange dream mango protein smoothie recipe via A Lady Goes West

For a while, I was all about this Blue chocolate protein milkshake smoothie, but now, I’m much more into the the color orange. And to get the new hue, mangoes have been my go-to main ingredient.

Mangoes are popular and good for you 

Did you know that mangoes are the most widely consumed fresh fruit in the world?

Although more tomatoes are produced for canning and other reasons, mangoes are the most eaten. How about that? And there are more than 1,000 varieties of mangoes (or mangos, as it can also be spelled) around the world. Not to mention, the nutritional aspects of this leading fruit are pretty darn good.

Frozen mangoesOne serving of delicious frozen mangoes.

A serving of mangoes contains the following:

  • 76 percent of your daily need of vitamin C to boost your immunity
  • 25 of your daily need of vitamin A to promote good eyesight
  • Plenty of iron to combat anemia
  • Beta-carotene which helps give you clear skin
  • Beneficial antioxidants to help prevent cancer
  • Essential enzymes that break down protein and help your digestion
  • And so much more

And even better than all of that listed above, mangoes have a fresh-citrus taste that makes you feel like you’re on a tropical vacation. Or, of course, the mere thought of mentioning mangoes makes you laugh out loud because of the memories it produces. Anyone else out there remember those Saturday Night Live sketches with Chris Kattan? You cannot TOUCH the Mango. Okay, just me? Well they were good.

Now here’s my super simple way to enjoy mangoes in a thick smoothie.

Orange dream mango protein smoothie

Orange dream mango protein smoothie

Ashley Pitt @ A Lady Goes West
High in protein and antioxidants

Ingredients
  

  • -1 cup of frozen mangoes
  • -1 cup of almond milk or any milk of your choice
  • -1 scoop of vanilla protein powder
  • -1 cup of ice
  • OPTIONAL You could also add blueberries, spinach or whatever you like, but darker ingredients will take away the pretty orange hue.

Instructions
 

  • Mix it all up in a high-powered blender and enjoy. I like to make mine thick enough to drink/eat with a spoon.

Notes

So easy and delicious.

Extra credit: Put on some island music, light an ocean-scented candle and enjoy your smoothie in front of a space heater. You can make it seem like summer in no time. If that doesn’t work, book a visit to the Bay Area, and I’ll show you around.

Alright, friends. Have yourself a merry little Tuesday! On the agenda for me today? Some work, then teaching some BODYPUMP.

Questions of the day

When was the last time you had a smoothie?

What’s your favorite fruit?

Do you have any vacation plans for the spring or summer?

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56 Comments

  1. Thank you for sharing! I looooove mango and I find it never gets used enough in recipes! Since its way in the negative temperatures over here I’ll probably wait a bit before trying out the recipe but it seems like the perfect smoothie for a nice warm day. Send some sunshine to this side of the globe :))

    1. Hi Taca! So sorry you’re freezing! But dream of this smoothie, and hopefully your area will warm up soon. Have a great day! Bundle up! πŸ™‚

    1. Hi Stacie! I love blueberries too, but the dark color always made me nervous while drinking it over light clothes! heheh Hope you have a great Tuesday! πŸ™‚

  2. This recipe looks so tasty Ashley!! I had no idea there were so many kinds of mangos…but I did see them in the freezer at Trader Joe’s yesterday and wonder what I could do with them frozen! Ta-da! I can’t wait to give this a shot. I wonder if it would also taste good with papaya? They’re great for the digestive enzymes!

  3. Mid sixties and sunny?? You suck! I’m here at home because of snow and sub freezing temperatures. Boo! Unfortunately, I have no mango here with me. I used to make a smoothie/shake for breakfast almost once a week but haven’t lately. Maybe it just isn’t a winter thing for me? Maybe I need those warmer temperatures before I will drink my breakfast haha.

    1. I could see that, Chris! Sorry about the cold weather. Guess that gives you more of a reason to get a workout in, just so you can raise your body temp! πŸ™‚

  4. That looks AMAZING!! Mango is my absolute favorite fruit, so I’m definitely going to have to try this.

    This spring, I’m heading to Europe! I’m so excited because I’ll be visiting some college friends who moved over there. I want to move to Europe in the next few years, so I might also be shopping around for a place to live πŸ™‚

    1. Hi Gretchen! Thanks for stopping by to say hello. First of all, move to Europe? Well that’s pretty awesome. I bet you are very excited for your trip. I studied abroad in Florence in college and made it around to a few countries and have always wanted to go back. Let me know if you try the smoothie. Happy Tuesday!! πŸ™‚

  5. Hey Ashley that smoothie looks wonderful! My husband and I just got back from our long weekend in SF-man was the weather perfect! Thanks for the recs on places to live-we fell in love with Burlingame! Overall a great trip even squeezed in a workout at Barry’s Bootcamp as our friend is an instructor there-can’t wait to go back! Hope you have a lovely week!

    1. Hi Nicole!! Awesome!! I’m so glad you enjoyed it, and we had perfect weather for your visit. Please let me know if I can answer any other questions. Great job on the workout too! πŸ™‚

  6. That looks delish! I love a good smoothie that isn’t too chunky. For some reason to chunks really weird me out. I haven’t had a good smoothie since before the weather cooled off for the winter. As much as I love fresh fruit, I prefer a warm drink in the cold weather. I may just need to dust off my nutribullet for this recipe!

  7. Considering the fact that I almost cost someone there job at my former gym witch resulted in my classes getting taken away. After being on edge for the past several weeks, I finally called today and just talked to the fitness manager Doug for at least 5 minutes straight, When I told him that I was never going to return he just wanted to know why. Basically I was able to just tell and talk about everything that has been weighing so heavily on my heart and brain. Now I’m finally free to go about my life not having to worry about what’s going through his mind. I never told him that I’ve stopped exercising because of it. I’m just so thankful that he understood why.

  8. Yum! I am definitely giving this smoothie a go. And how interesting, I never would have thought of mangoes as such a popular fruit. I actually hadn’t tried them until perhaps a few years ago as they are not as common in New Zealand (perhaps too cold for them). But they are EVERYWHERE in Australia and taste delish! xx

    1. Hi Sue! Oh no! Well a couple of weeks ago I switched to a new mail delivery platform for my blog posts by email. So maybe they are going into your spam filter? Check it out!? Or perhaps you can sign up again? I’m so sorry!!

  9. Woah – I had no idea that mangos were the most eaten fresh fruit in the world! I’m obsessed with mangos, so I’m certain I’d love this protein smoothie! Plus it has health benefits? Pour me another please!

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