Every time I cut a fresh mango I hear Elaine saying, "Maybe the dingo ate your baby."
Every. Damn. Time.
Then I start saying, "Maybe the mango ate your baby!" Over and over again.
I can't stop myself. It's like a tick.
This morning the 13-Year-Old was looking at me like I had three heads. We decided to cut into a mango for breakfast. He ate half (it's still his favorite after all these years -- anyone remembers this?), and I decided to build a smoothie out of the rest.
This mango was perfectly ripe. The kind of mango that drips the most bright orange juice when you cut into it. It was simply fantastic, and it ended up making the most amazing smoothie.
It was luxurious with a hint of spice from the ginger and turmeric and reminded me of a mango-yogurt drink I've had at Indian restaurants.
My version makes a protein-packed breakfast smoothie so big I actually split it into two servings. Drinking one immediately and the other a few hours later on my way to work.
If you have a super ripe mango, this is a must try!
Mango Ginger Protein Smoothie
- ½ mangos ~175g
- 150 g fat-free Greek yogurt
- 1 small chunk of fresh ginger root 6g
- ½ tsp turmeric
- 1 scoop unflavored whey I use Naked
- ⅓ cup pasteurized egg whites ~90 gram (The kind in a carton like this.)
- 6-8 ice cubes
- Put all ingredients in your blender or bullet. Blend until smooth. Enjoy!½ mangos, 150 g fat-free Greek yogurt, 1 small chunk of fresh ginger root, ½ tsp turmeric, 1 scoop unflavored whey, ⅓ cup pasteurized egg whites, 6-8 ice cubes
- The key to this smoothie is the ripeness of the mango. It may work with frozen mango if it's sweet. If it's not, you may have to add a touch of honey or another sweetener.
- If you do use frozen mango, you could probably skip the ice.
- I'm listed this as one serving even though it was enough for two glasses. I intended to drink the whole batch for my post-workout/breakfast. I didn't expect it to be so big!
A Cry in the Dark was one of my favorite movies way back in the 80's (where that phrase originally came from). And now I'm going to associate mangoes with dingoes, LOL. So funny! And this looks amazing, Roni. The color is beautiful and the texture looks so smooth. YUM.