Mango Daiquiri Smoothie
Looking to start your day with a power packed fruit smoothie? This smoothie is as delicious for breakfast, as it is for an afternoon snack or a healthy low carb high fat (LCHF) dessert.
With mango season kicking off, it’s time to start thinking about what you’re going to do with all those ripe juicy mangoes (yummo!).
There’s nothing better than a mango smoothie… not just in the summer time, but at any time of the year.
This power packed protein smoothie has the added benefits of turmeric. There’s something about putting mango and turmeric together, they just work! Curcumin, the main active ingredient in turmeric, has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant. Unfortunately, what people don’t realise is that curcumin is poorly absorbed into the bloodstream, so adding a pinch of black pepper, which contains piperine, a natural substance, helps the absorption of curcumin by up to 2000%. Curcumin is also fat soluble, so taking it with a fatty meal, and with it’s fat content coming from the goodness of coconut oil and avocado, it makes this smoothie a winner.
Adding a scoop of BIO-Whey Natural protein powder provides the protein needed to help satiate without added flavouring from other protein powders. This non-homogenised, deodorised or hydrogenated whey protein powder is rich in protein, the building block of the body that is necessary for repairing and rebuilding muscles and connective tissues and is free from sweeteners, flavours and preservatives.
I ALWAYS add an egg to my smoothies. Yes, there it is, I said it! Eggs are so nutritious, they are among the healthiest foods on the planet. If you can’t quite come at adding a raw egg to your smoothie, you can omit this or add some chia seeds instead.
So if you are like me, and buy these wonderful fruits by the box full, but sadly, never have time to eat them all before they start to spoil, or you just want to be able to consume them throughout the year, then freeze the flesh in portion sizes for future use. I freeze in approximately 100g lots as I reduced my sugar intake some time ago, so that is more than enough sweetness for me in a smoothie, with a good amount of flavour.
100 g mango flesh (fresh or frozen)
1/2 small or 1/4 large avocado (fresh or frozen)
300 ml water
30 g scoop BIO-Whey Natural protein powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 organic egg (optional)
pinch black pepper
pinch canning & pickling salt
- Place the mango, avocado and half the water into a blender and blend until the fruit is pureed.
- Add the remaining ingredients and blend until smooth.
- Add more water if required to obtain a smoothie-like consistency.
- Pour into your favourite glass and enjoy!
- Purchase mangoes in bulk when in season. By freezing mango pieces in smoothie portion sizes, you can add the frozen mango directly to your smoothie all year round. Plus you won’t have to add as much ice to keep it chilled. Bonus!
- You can also freeze avocados when they are abundant and cheap, then just pop a piece into your smoothie straight from the freezer. Deseed the avocado, remove the skin and cut into portions (halve small or quarter large avocados) before freezing. They are also great for thawing and whipping up a guacamole when you don’t have an avocado in sight.