Summer Heaven

It’s so hot here in South Florida, most food doesn’t even sound good. Drinks, on the other hand, especially fruity drinks, sound heavenly. Here’s one that I’ve been sucking down for breakfast, since it offers both nourishment and refreshment.

This is an ultra-simple smoothie; those of you who frequently make smoothies for breakfast probably try versions of this all the time. But if you don’t make smoothies very often then give this super-quick, super-easy smoothie a try. It’s icy cold, and not too sweet, but very refreshing. All that yogurt is cool and tangy, and a good ripe mango provides all the sweetness you need.

Mango Yogurt Smoothie

Makes 1 to 2 servings, depending on portion size

  • 1 large ripe mango, peeled and cut into a few chunks
1 ripe
  • banana, peeled and cut in half
1 cup whole-milk yogurt
  • 1 cup crushed ice
  • Pinch of cardamom (optional)
  • Mint, to garnish

Blend all ingredients except for the mint in a blender until very smooth and frothy. Taste and add sweetener if desired (I don’t). Garnish with mint and drink immediately while still very cold!

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