Blueberries, mango, banana, and yogurt come together in a smoothie that is healthy and delicious. Sluuuurp!
How was everyone’s weekend? I hope everyone had a lovely Valentine’s Day – whether you are in a couple or rocking the single life, it’s always a nice day to just let someone know you love them. And having an excuse for some extra dessert certainly cannot hurt…
Raise your hand if you remember my friend Julia from The Roasted Root. She recently shared her recipe for Apple Cinnamon Crockpot Oatmeal with us in her Friends First feature. She is funny, quirky, and amazingly talented…and she just finished writing her first cookbook! I am so proud of her I could squeal. (Oh wait, I did.)
This book has been a major labor of love for Julia, and let me tell you, her work paid off – the book is gorgeous! Here’s the scoop: Delicious Probiotic Drinks is chockablock full of good-for-you recipes that teach you how to make your favorite probiotic-filled goodies at home. Ginger beer, kombucha, yogurt, smoothies…this book covers it all! And not only is it full of beautiful photographs (photographing beverages is hard stuff, guys, and Julia makes it look crazy easy), but it is perfectly written. Julia leaves nothing out of her instructions, walking you through each and every step in detail and answering questions that you didn’t even know you had! She also covers the health benefits of each and every recipe – we all know that probiotics are crazy good for us, but Julia tells us exactly why. I think the best part, though, is that while some of the recipes are more ambitious (brewing your own kombucha is no joke!), others take very little time at all. Making your own yogurt? Easy peasy. Using said yogurt in a delicious smoothie recipe? Even easier. Find a recipe that meets your desired level of time and effort, and you’ll be on your way to a healthy, happy body in absolutely no time at all.
And because Julia loves EYHO readers so much, she is offering one lucky reader a copy of Delicious Probiotic Drinks! Just comment below and tell me: What is your favorite thing to drink? That’s it! A winner will be chosen and emailed on Sunday, February 23 at 10:00 pm (CST), and will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. Good luck!
This Blueberry Mango Smoothie is one of those incredibly easy recipes from the book. You can use your own homemade blueberry yogurt to make this smoothie that is full of antioxidants and immune-boosting vitamins and minerals, or you can cheat and use your favorite store-bought yogurt. Either way, a healthy and delicious breakfast or afternoon snack is just a blend away.
- 1 whole mango, peeled, diced, and frozen
- 1 cup frozen blueberries
- 1 ripe banana, frozen
- 1/2 cup blueberry yogurt
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 1/4 cup full-fat coconut milk for topping (optional)
While the original recipe calls for blueberry yogurt (a recipe for which is in the book), I used plain Greek yogurt and it was equally delicious!
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 348 Total Fat: 9g Saturated Fat: 6g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 3mg Sodium: 40mg Carbohydrates: 68g Fiber: 7g Sugar: 54g Protein: 6g