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Recipe #22: A Healthy Mango Smoothie That's So Good You'll Think It Was Soft Serve Custard!

Posted Sep 30 2007 12:00am

Here's another original recipe that tastes more like a dessert than a healthy beverage:


2 oz. Lifeway plain Kefir (NOTE: Get the lowfat version if possible.)
1/3 c. light vanilla Silk soy milk (NOTE: You should be able to find this in the milk section of your local grocery store. IMHO, the refrigerated version of Silk brand soy milk tastes best.)
Juice of one 1/2 lemon (NOTE: Use a strainer when squeezing juice, to avoid having seeds drop into blender.)
6 oz. frozen mango chunks (NOTE: The best kind are from Trader Joes'; I've found the other types to have a funky/rather unpleasant aftertaste.)
2 tsp. plain whey protein (NOTE: You can pick up a can of whey protein at your local health store, i.e., GNC.)

Directions: Pour all ingredients into a blender in the exact sequence as listed above. If you pour in liquids first, it evenly disperses the ingredients & prevents the protein powder from gathering into a congealed blob on the bottom of the blender.

Pulse ingredients until blended into a custard-like consistency. Do not overblend, as you want to keep the mixture thick. Too much blending will liquefy the mixture. The consistency of this recipe should be more like that of a custard or soft serve ice cream! And in fact, it tastes more like a dessert than a healthy breakfast beverage!

NOTE: It's very important to use frozen mango chunks, as this is what gives the smoothie it's excellent texture.


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