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Turmeric-Mango Smoothie

Photo: Daniel Agee
Active time 5 mins
Total time 5 mins
Yield

Serves 4 (serving size: 1 cup)

Gold Ataulfo mangoes are ideal in smoothies, as they're creamy and much less fibrous than the red-green variety. Turmeric boasts a bounty of natural medicinal properties. Some studies connect turmeric with healthy properties including preventing indigestion, blood clots, and possibly even diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. This filling smoothie is a healthful way to wake up and get your day going. If you need to speed up your morning routine, make a smoothie "bag" with all the ingredients except the orange juice the night before. Then, add the smoothie bag and the orange juice to your blender, and combine until creamy.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups chopped Ataulfo or Champagne mango (from 2 mangoes)
  • 1 cup plain 2% reduced-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1/2 ripe banana
  • 2 tablespoons finely grated fresh turmeric
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons light agave nectar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups ice cubes

Nutrition Information

  • calories 145
  • fat 1.8 g
  • satfat 1.2 g
  • monofat 0.1 g
  • polyfat 0.1 g
  • protein 6 g
  • carbohydrate 28 g
  • fiber 3 g
  • cholesterol 4 mg
  • iron 1 mg
  • sodium 26 mg
  • calcium 51 mg
  • sugars 23 g
  • Est. Added Sugars 6 g

How to Make It

  1. Process mango, yogurt, orange juice, banana, turmeric, agave nectar, and vanilla in a blender until smooth. Add ice; blend until smooth. Pour evenly into 4 glasses.