And so the dreary weather continues. If you looked out from the window of my kitchen right now, you honestly wouldn’t believe we were in June. Where has the sunshine gone?! All of this harsh weather has really got me down, and left me wishing I was on a sunny beach somewhere abroad. If only – at least I can dream. However, as I’m currently in England, and enduring the British weather, I thought I would create something that could at least distract my mind from the lack of sunshine.
I love smoothies, and they’re something I enjoy in plentiful amounts whilst holidaying in sunny countries. Drinking them under the sun, whilst laying on the sands of the beach is instantly relaxing, and always leaves me in a state of bliss. So, as I dreamt of warmer climates today, I knew I needed to make a smoothie that would help make my vision seem more real. And, for the ultimate tropical feel, I decided to make one using mango and banana.
This drink is just like drinking liquid sunshine. With it’s beautiful golden colour, my thoughts already began to drift away to a tropical paradise as soon as I began pouring it into my glass. Ahh.
The mango and banana combines together to bring the perfectly sweet, irresistible taste. Then, the use of lime juice creates a nice citrusy flavour. Lastly, mellowing out the drink and creating a slight creamy taste, I added in almonds and almond milk. I also like to add them as they bring a healthy source of protein and fats, helping to balance out the sugars. Yum! May you drink this and dream of sunshine.
mango & banana smoothie
1 large banana
2 tbsp almonds
2 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
2/3 cup (160ml) almond milk
- Firstly, peel and chop the banana and mango into pieces. Then, add them into your blender – I used my Froothie Optimum 2.1 Blender, with the almond milk, lime juice and almonds. Blend all of the ingredients together until smooth, and then pour into glasses to serve.