Sep 292015
 
offbeat strawberry smoothie

Everybody loves a strawberry smoothie, they are probably one of the most popular in the world. One reason for that is because so many different ingredients mix well with strawberries and produce some very distinctive and wonderful tastes! Here is an offbeat strawberry smoothie recipe I think you will like.

Why “offbeat”? Because we use a mango as a central ingredient. Mangoes are a natural smoothie ingredient because of their sweet taste and very distinctive flavor. The fruit is very seasonal and you will begin to find Mangoes from Mexico in the store in late March or early April.

Its also easy to turn this offbeat strawberry smoothie treat into a nutrition powerhouse just by adding a tablespoon of Chia seed. Chia is a natural seed that adds a large measure of nutrition including heart healthy, cholesterol fighting omega 3 fatty acids and antioxidants. Even better, unlike Flax, Chia doesn’t have a taste of its own so adding it here won’t change the delicious results.

In your favorite blender>

1 full cup mango fruit, pitted, peeled, and sliced
1 cup strawberries (fresh or frozen)
1 cup Greek yogurt (plain or vanilla)
1 Tbsp. Chia seed
Ice to taste

Offbeat Strawberry Smoothie Recipe

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