Delicious naturally sweetened breakfast smoothie with mango and banana and oatmeal. Great smoothie on the go. Breakfast is the most complicated food I make. Usually I stay with a bowl of oatmeal or with two slices of whole wheat bread with touch of peanut butter. When I am in mood I make some smoothie which is special treat for me and I have tried several of them. Nowadays I can get fresh mango in the store and my daughter also like it a lot. So buy them every time. I bought 15 mangos during last week shopping trip and decided to make mango dishes with it. Here is the first one the Mango banana oatmeal breakfast smoothie.
While reading an article in Cooking light, I came to know few tips you need to remember while making a healthy smoothie, first one is to measure everything instead of dumping into the blender, second try with fruit instead of juice. If you want you can add Greek yogurt or coconut milk instead of milk. Add some extra protein in form of nut butters, flax seeds or tofu. I haven’t tried a smoothie recipe with tofu, may be next time I will try. If you are making smoothie with tofu then go for soft one.
For any delicious smoothie you don’t need to add any sugar but use fruits to make it sweeten naturally. Make sure not to drink too much that means you are defeating the purpose of healthy smoothie. To make it feeling full for a long time after having a smoothie add an avocado or oats as they are rich in fiber.
I didn’t add any ice in my smoothies, but if you want you can add only do it at the end otherwise your smoothie will be watery. This smoothie is really easy to put together, you need 1 banana and 2 ataulfo mango, milk, oatmeal and touch of cardamom. And topped it with fresh mango and toasted hemp seeds. This smoothie doesn’t have any added sugar only natural sweetness from mango and banana.
A 1-cup serving of chopped mango has just less than 25 grams of carbohydrates, which means a heaping ½-cup serving has right around 15 grams, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. By comparison, you’d get the same amount of carbohydrates from 2 tablespoons of raisins, 1 cup of fresh raspberries, half a large pear or one small banana, orange or apple. So if you are diabetic like my hubby use portion of fruit.
This is Swathi ( Dr. Ambujom Saraswathy Ph.D) from Zesty South Indian Kitchen who loves to explore cuisines from all over the world. Whenever possible I try to to give an Indian touch to several of the world cuisine, and has weakness for freshly baked bread. All the recipes you see here are created by me and approved after taste-test by my family.