February 10, 2020 2 min read
STEEL Supplements back at you once again with a delicious 5 ingredient smoothie recipe that's full of nutrition and easy on your wallet!
This only takes a few minutes to prepare and will leave you full of energy and feeling refreshed on a hot day.
It’s mango season which means you can get mangos for about $1 at your local supermarket and if you've never had these delicious fruits you're really missing out!
Mangoes are a nutrient-dense superfruit that originated in India around 5,000 years ago and now they are cultivated in many other sub-tropical areas around the world including Mexico, Peru, Ecuador, Southeast Asia, and even Italy.
They are often referred to as ‘The king of fruits’ because of how nutritious they are.
They are great for weight management, blood sugar, digestive health, skin health, and aging and you can learn all about them here.
This rich combination of potassium, fiber, vitamins, minerals, polyphenols, and carotenoids support our brains and our bodies natural antioxidant defense systems.
A diet rich in polyphenols is highly recommended because of their radical scavenging action, as well as anti-carcinogenetic properties.
Now that you know about all the amazing health benefits and why we love mangoes, let’s show you how to make this delicious Mango Lassi smoothie.
Cut up the mango and the orange and throw all the ingredients together in the blender and let it rip.
This smoothie is so delicious and refreshing you may want to take the day off and lay in a hammock under a palm tree...
Pro Tip 1: Don’t throw away the peel! It’s 40-80% fiber by weight and loaded with disease-fighting nutrients. It does have a slightly bitter taste but you can just throw it in the blender along with everything else and the bitter taste will be masked by the orange, sweet mango flavor, and protein powder.
Pro Tip 2: If you’re going to use the peel, be sure to buy organic mangos to avoid all the nasty pesticides being sprayed on conventionally grown food.
Pro Tip 3: You can supercharge this smoothie by adding a handful of spinach or baby kale without changing the original flavor of the recipe.