I had my tropical mango smoothie featured in my cooking segment on an episode of UConn’s UCTV show, Wake Up UConn!

If you click on the picture above, you will be able to watch my cooking segment where I make this tropical smoothie on air with the anchor Sylvia. It goes from 7:38 to 12:15 in the video. Enjoy!

This smoothie is just in time for spring and the warm weather. Here at school it was spring break time coming up so that inspired this smoothie. So without further ado, here is the recipe for this very easy, quick, fun, tropical smoothie!

Fruit for the smoothie included: mango, strawberries and banana.

Time: 10 minutes
Makes: 2 servings

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 cup of orange juice
  • 1 banana
  • 1 mango
  • 10 strawberries
  • 1 date

Start by washing your mango and strawberries. Peel and cut your mango into big chunks and place in your blender. Then move on and cut the tops off your washed strawberries and also add those to the blender. Add in one banana, one date, and one cup of orange juice to the blender.

Now you have everything you need and can blend up your tropical smoothie. I recommend blending on high for about 45 seconds to a minute because the consistency of the mango requires it to be blended for a little longer so you can avoid having large chunks in your smoothie.

Sylvia and I ready to blend our tropical smoothie!

After everything has been blended, you are ready to pour your smoothie into glasses and serve!

On a small little side note…I’d like to point out that this can also be a fun and tropical alcoholic drink if you prefer. You could add in a little vodka or rum, but I personally think that this tropical smoothie would really go well with a coconut rum like Malibu. I have yet to try this but realized this when the anchor was talking to me after we shot the cooking segment. As soon as she had mentioned it would go well with alcohol, I knew she was on to something. Well another adventure for another day.

Regardless of how you end up making your smoothie, this tropical mango smoothie is sure to satisfy. So on to the nutrition facts…

Tropical Smoothie Nutrition Facts

Tropical Smoothie Nutrition Facts 2

Overall, one serving this smoothie has 189 calories and just one gram of fat. You are getting over 600 milligrams of potassium. This smoothie has lots of vitamins as well. For example, in one serving you are getting almost 20% of your daily vitamin A, almost 30% of daily vitamin B-6, and an overwhelming 128% of your daily vitamin C.

One thing to be aware of though in terms of nutrition for this smoothie is the amount of sugar. One serving has 36 grams of sugar. Obviously too much sugar is not good for your diet, but naturally occurring sugars like the ones found in the fruits and juice used for this smoothie are better for you than most of the processed sugars found in processed foods. So I say enjoy this smoothie like I do every once in a while as a treat!

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