"Let me get you something to eat, so you can be refreshed and then go on your way—" Genesis 18:5a
As early in time as the book of Genesis in the Bible was written people were offered refreshment. It is common courtesy to offer refreshment to guests even today. Last fall I was looking for a healthy refreshment to offer my hubby and guests. I mention that it was fall because I wanted to create a refreshment that would match my fall decorations...or at least coordinate well with fall colors. So I looked in my refrigerator and pantry and found ingredients to create Mango Smoothies...very refreshing and they coordinated fabulously with the colors of fall. Now that summer is here a Mango Smoothie sounds mighty refreshing for a hot summer afternoon regardless of the color palette...come to think of it, they look like sunshine, so they coordinate well with summer season decor!
This is how I made them.
(Note: This recipe makes 2 large smoothies or 4 small smoothies.)
In a blender, blend:
1 cup of Orange Juice (I used Mandarin Orange Juice drained from the canned fruit.)
1/2 cup yogurt (I used Light Apricot/Mango-flavored yogurt.)
1 ripe banana (Be sure to remove strings.)
Little by little blend in:
12 oz. of frozen, diced mango (Adjust amount for personal taste. Frozen mango is best for the consistency of a smoothie.)
6 or so ice cubes (Use more if you want a frostier smoothie texture. Add a few at a time until the desired consistency is reached.)
Pour immediately into glasses and be refreshed! Leftovers can be stored in a covered container in the refrigerator for a couple of days and still provide a refreshing drink.