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Mangoes are low fat, delicious treat that you can combine with a wide variety of juices and yogurts for a sweet refreshing afternoon snack.   Mixed with coconut and pineapple, you can blend a tropical mango smoothie treat that everyone in your family is sure to enjoy!  The Chia seed is optional but if you do include it you’ll be getting a great deal of vitamins and minerals including heart healthy omega-3 fatty acids.

It’s recipes like this one that give smoothies their great reputation for being a very healthy and nutritious way to enjoy a summer or warm weather treat without guilt!

-1 mango cut in chunks
-1 can of pineapple chunks with the juice (Keep in the refrigerator to chill before using)
-1 cup of low-fat coconut Greek yogurt
-1 tbsp. Chia Seed (or Flax Seed if you prefer)

Mix all the ingredients in your blender at once until smooth–and if you want to serve as a special treat add some toasted coconut on top as a garnish.

If you are not watching your calories and want to “splurge” you can substitute the yogurt for a cup of coconut milk which is quite good, but it is also high in calories.

Tropical Mango Smoothie

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