This blog was created in partnership with the National Mango Board, but all opinions are my own.
It has been mango madness at casa White. All three of my girls are in solid agreement (which rarely happens) …. mangos are the fruit of the season! Whether it’s a healthy and fast breakfast, lunch box goody or a late night snack, we are reaching for sweet, juicy and brightly colored mangos that also has fiber and vitamins A and C.
I was thrilled to learn that mangos are always in season. The 6 main varieties found in the US peak at different times throughout the year so they are always available, which is helpful when keeping up with the high demand – we ate 4 yesterday! All of the varieties look different – so don’t use color for an indication of ripeness. Simply squeeze the mango slight and if it gives, it’s ripe!
One of the most popular mango recipes in my house is this smoothie. This colorful sipper has it all, plenty of fruit, protein and refreshing citrus tang. This is a breakfast staple for my 9 year old and also a very popular after school snack as the weather gets warmer. If you have any leftovers, freeze in popsicle molds!
Mango Berry Lime Smoothie
- 1 cup chopped fresh mango see TIP below
- 1 cup frozen berries I like a mix of blueberries, strawberries + raspberries
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 container plain Greek yogurt
- 1 cup unsweetened coconut water
- Juice + zest of ½ a lime
- Combine ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into glasses and serve.