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
Yield 1 Servings
This Mango Ginger Smoothie packs a protein punch with yogurt, egg white, and whey. It's sweetened with mango and spiced with a touch of ginger and turmeric.
Put all ingredients in your blender or bullet. Blend until smooth. Enjoy!
- 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!
Serving Size Entire Recipe
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 2 g
Total Carbohydrates 35 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Sugars 31 g
Protein 39 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.