The Joys of A Stick Blender Are Real:Mango Orange Banana Smoothie Recipe–If the only thing standing between you and loading up more veggies and fruit in your diet has been the daunting thought of consuming all that bulk, a simpler way is to start going bottoms up. No, not quite what you might be thinking, and I’m sorry for making you hyperventilate…I meant SLURPING up by blitzing your favourite fruits and greens with yoghurt. In one delectable thirst-quenching, hunger-busting, immunity-boosting, energy-giving glassful. You’ll not only be refreshed but be rejuvenated from the inside out.
I recently acquired a miracle in my kitchen and I couldn’t believe what I’ve been missing. I’m not sure when was the last time I’d given myself a meaningful transformation health-wise but becoming the new owner of this stick blender is like my key to glowing from within. I’ve always been curious and lusting for one and now I can finally confirm it’s one of my most life-changing appliances.
No more messy cleaning or loud jarring noises, thank you very much. I love it. Why wouldn’t I? It’s given my life a fresh upgrade. On the surface it may just seem like a health freak routine but really—it’s about a kind of self-love to me. Working hard often leaves us so spent and wasted that we have forgotten how to take care of ourselves first before we take care of the ones we love.
Enjoying and loving a new regime of incorporating these smoothie recipes regularly in my diet has had a bigger impact and effect on my health physically and mentally than I had expected. It works for me in that I feel way better than I’ve ever did. Instead of reaching out for carbohydrates as a snack instead of these delicious antioxidant drink meals, I know I’m doing my health a huge, life-changing favour. After a workout, it’s delightful as a guilt-free reward!
In the mornings when I’m psyching myself up for a tough week, having a healthy smoothie breakfast primes me well to feel better about facing the world, my work and my home duties.
It may not yet be able to save the world, but it’s saved mine, little by little, one slurp at a time.
Wishing you good vibes and let’s slurp to better health.
P.S. Haven’t had the chance to try blitzing up soups, creamy sauces and the like with my nifty stick blender yet, but you know once I’ve tried, I’ll show you what I got!
Please Note: This is a purely independent blog post. I have not received any monetary payment or products from Braun to review this product.
Mango Orange Banana Smoothie
1 Cavendish Banana or 2 small lady finger bananas, thinly sliced or chopped into small pieces
2 mangoes, skins removed, sliced and diced into small cubes.
1 TB lime or lemon juice
2 Cups Natural Greek-style Yoghurt
1/2 Cup Orange Juice
Begin by preparing the fruits ahead of time. You can do this the night before to make a great breakfast smoothie. This is the best tip for a super-chilled treat!
Freeze the chopped banana and mangoes after chopping or slicing them.
Using a tall container such as the cylindrical plastic beaker that comes with your hand blender (for some brands), add the fruit first: the frozen bananas and mangoes at the bottom, then add dollops of the natural yoghurt and some of the orange juice.
The container or beaker should not be filled above more than three quarters of its height.
Start blending the contents, adding more juice or yoghurt till well-mixed and the fruit breaks up into pulp and liquid—you are aiming for a smooth, creamy-textured liquid consistency. It isn’t called a smoothie for nothing ( :
Immunity Boost Smoothie: Fro Yo Berry Bliss
1 Cup mixed berries (I used blue berries, raspberries and strawberries)
1 TB honey
2 Cups Natural Greek-style Yoghurt
1/2 Cup Pineapple (I used canned)
1/2 Cup Pineapple Juice (from the can)
Freeze the pineapple cubes and the berries before use.
Using a tall container such as the cylindrical plastic beaker that comes with your hand blender (for some brands), add the fruit first: the frozen berries and pineapple cubes at the bottom, then add dollops of the natural yoghurt and some of the pineapple juice.
Remember not to fill the container or beaker above more than three quarters of its height.
Start blending the contents, adding more juice or yoghurt till well-mixed and the fruit breaks up into pulp and liquid. Enjoy!