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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Orange Mango Smoothie

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Staying healthy is very important to me.  This Fall, Noah and I have been making a point to get outside for walks as often as the weather cooperates.   Not only are our walks great for fitness, but getting fresh air is good for my stress level.  I find that I'm in a better mood on the days we get out and walk.  I get some steps in while Noah keeps an eye out for the changing foliage, plays games on his iPad, or even takes a nap.  While our walks may be put on hold soon because of weather, I'm really enjoying them for the time being.  We have some of the best conversations on these walks.  



While incorporating exercise into our daily routine has helped with my fitness and stress levels, I wanted to work on adding more vitamins and nutrients to my diet.  Noah and I have been drinking smoothies almost every day ever since we got our Vitamix 2 years ago.  While we often stick to strawberry based recipes, I figured it was time to experiment and try some new flavors.  Maybe it's all the orange pumpkins I've seen the last month, but I immediately thought it would be fun to make a super orange smoothie!  Using mangoes and oranges was an obvious choice since they taste so delicious.  I always add a banana to my smoothies for the creamy consistency.  As for the carrots, they make the orange color even more vibrant, the taste isn't overpowering, and some extra vegetables never hurt anyone!    


Orange Mango Smoothie
(makes 2 smoothies)

Ingredients:
1 cup of milk
1 orange
1 banana
1 cup of frozen mango (if you use fresh mango, I would suggest adding a handful or ice)
a handful of baby carrots (I used 10)
2 packets of Emergen-C Super Orange

Directions:
Place the milk, fruit, and carrots into the blender in the order listed.  Blend for about 1 minute.  Then add 2 packets of the Emergen-C Super Orange and blend again.  Pour into two glasses and enjoy!  


While fruit smoothies are nutritiously great on their own, I wanted to add even more vitamins and nutrients.  Emergen-C is packed with B vitamins, antioxidants†, electrolytes plus more vitamin C than 10 oranges^!  And I especially love that all those B Vitamins help me feel refreshed naturally, without caffeine.   I headed to my local Walgreens and picked up some Emergen-C Super Orange.  With over 20 flavors, I simply had to choose the flavor that would compliment my smoothie recipe best. My health is important to me, and including Emergen-C in my daily routine makes me feel better, especially as we approach the winter months.


We often make our smoothies for breakfast.  But this Orange Mango Smoothie tastes so decadent that it could easily be served as an afternoon treat as well.  The combination of the milk and the Emergen-C Super Orange gives it a creamy and fizzy taste, almost like you are eating an orange creamsicle!  Pour it into a pretty glass, add a colorful straw, and you might even feel like you are on a tropical vacation!  


How do you stay healthy throughout the year???  What are your favorite smoothie flavors?  

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*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
†Vitamin C, Zinc and Manganese
^Based on using the USDA.gov nutrient database value for a large, raw orange


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6 comments:

  1. We LOVE Emergen-C so much. But you probably already know that :).

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  2. Okay, I think I could do this! Chugging it mixed with water is clearly not as fun and delicious as a smoothie! Saving this!

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  3. Wow, I need one of these smoothies now! I could use the pick me up after my lack of sleep last night! #client

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  4. I love smoothies! This one sounds awesome. Anything with mango is a win in my book.

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  5. This sounds so good. I've never used mango for our smoothies but this sounds like a winner in my book!

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