Smoothies are a real lifesaver for me. No matter what time of day, I am always appetised by the idea of a homemade smoothie! This is great for me as I must admit that I am not always a massive breakfast person, and on those days where I stand in my kitchen staring at the contents of my fridge and cupboards like a lost sheep, smoothies save my day. This particular smoothie makes me really happy, as it always transports me to somewhere warm and sunny (even if only for a minute!).

Mango and banana are a real match made in heaven; both their flavours and textures work wonderfully together and produce a beautifully thick, silky, creamy texture when blended. I like to add dates for an extra naturally sweet hit and almond milk to loosen the consistency a little. It’s super quick to make and tastes utterly delicious. But if you fancied making it more wholesome and adding a little crunch, you can easily use this recipe as a base for a smoothie bowl, as I often do (Mango & Banana Smoothie Bowl). Trust me, this recipe will make you feel like you’re on holiday in your own home. Enjoy!

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Mango & Banana Smoothie
 
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Recipe type: Drinks & Smoothies
Serves: 1 person
Ingredients
  • 1 cup nut milk (I use almond)
  • 1 banana
  • ½ mango
  • 2 medjool dates
  • 1 tbsp baobab (optional) (I use Organic Burst)
  • 1 cup squashed spinach (optional)
Method
  1. Put a glass in the freezer.
  2. Remove the skin and stone from the mango.
  3. Place all of the ingredients in a food processer and blend.
  4. (Add almond milk or ice if the smoothie is too thick until the consistency is right to your personal taste).
  5. Pour the smoothie into your cold glass.
  6. Enjoy!