December 8, 2016

Avocado Mango and Ginger Smoothie

Avocado Mango and Ginger Smoothie. Anna Johnston - www.shenannagans.com

Today, we’re going tropical. My avocado mango and ginger smoothie is like a little island holiday right in your own kitchen. It will totally transport you to somewhere warm and sunny… at least in your mind!

Avocado Mango and Ginger Smoothie. Anna Johnston - www.shenannagans.com

I’ve been feverishly buying up all the fruit and vegetables high in vitamin C this past few weeks, because scurvy my friends, is a real problem. But now, I’ve got way more than one person can reasonably consume. #firstworldproblem Whenever I find myself with an embarrassingly large quantity of something, it generally ends up in my morning smoothies.

Hence, the birth of this avocado mango and ginger smoothie.

Avocados are one of my favorite smoothie ingredients because they provide that smoothie creaminess I crave and love. They are a great source of healthy fats, a good source of dietary fiber and high in vitamins K, C, B5, B6, folate, and potassium and an average avocado contains about 4 grams of protein.

Mangoes are no nutritional slouch either, they are a good source of dietary fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants containing vitamins A, C, E, and K, as well as potassium, phosphorus, iron, and magnesium. Mango can also be used on your skin to help clear up acne and blemishes too. And if all that wasn’t enough, research has shown mangoes protect against certain cancers too. Yup, now that’s what I call a ‘super fruit’.

But what you really need to know about this smoothie is, it’s:

  • Smooth and creamy
  • Not too sweet
  • Loaded with health
  • Fruity
  • Gingery
  • Delicious

Avocado Mango and Ginger Smoothie. Anna Johnston - www.shenannagans.com

The Ingredients

  • 1 cup filtered water
  • 1/2 avocado, peeled and seed removed
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen mango, diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 2-4 ice cubes (optional)

Wanna ‘pimp it up’ even more? Add …

  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1/2 fresh or frozen banana

Show Time

Place all of the ingredients into your blender and blitz for 30-45 seconds or until the desired consistency is reached.

Avocado Mango and Ginger Smoothie. Anna Johnston - www.shenannagans.com

I’d love to know, what do you do when you find yourself with an embarrassingly large quantity of something? And which sunshiny tropical place did you visit in your mind?

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Anna

shenANNAgans is Anna Johnston, a 30 - something Aussie gal with an unwavering passion for the Hospitality industry. I love the quirky and unusual, designing events, travelling far and wide and eating food from all around the world. I am coffee blooded, a craft beer enthusiast, wine drinking yogi who enjoys writing about her adventures.

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Elizabeth - January 9, 2017 Reply

YAY a smoothy I can make… no banana!!! Thanks 🙂 I love how avocado makes everything creamy with no diary!! win, win!
See you on the 29th! Liz xx

Agness Walewinder - December 21, 2016 Reply

This is a perfect smoothie for breakfast, after my morning run! :))))))

    Anna - December 22, 2016 Reply

    YEAS…. it would be absolutely perfect for a post run brekkie. The avocado makes it extra creamy and delicious. 🙂

Tim UrbanDuniya - December 21, 2016 Reply

OMG this sounds too good to be true!

If I have too much of something, I usually try to use it up in something which I can use later, like jam, sauce, curry paste or something like that – the basis of something else, I guess. I need to try this smoothie some time soon!

Amanda - December 17, 2016 Reply

I’ve never thought to put avocado in a smoothie, but this recipe just sings of summer! Can’t wait to give it a try.

Elsie - December 16, 2016 Reply

Perfect for a sunny day!

Tandy | Lavender and Lime - December 14, 2016 Reply

Anything with ginger in it works for me. I might have an abundance of strawberries this weekend and they will then find themselves in a smoothie, or an ice cream 🙂

My Inner Chick - December 12, 2016 Reply

Refreshing, lovely drink, Anna.
When it’s not freezing in MN, I shall try one!! xx
PS. are you happy w/ your new life?

Mabel Kwong - December 8, 2016 Reply

Another refreshing creation from you, Anna! This looks the perfect drink for summer, and it also looks the colour of summer too, bright bold yellow 🙂 Truth be told I’m not the biggest fan of ginger but I if I give this drink a go I can leave it out, lol.

Creaminess is certainly something I love in my smoothies. The creamier, the better – and it makes it feel like a mini snack as well. That is the best kind of smoothie: to tide you over until the next meal and at the same time quenching your thirst. Big hugs to you and keep cooking in the kitchen big sis. Muah xoxo

Mandy - December 8, 2016 Reply

My Pete has a smoothly every day when he is in Kenya- at least he knows he has started his day properly especially when he has to get out the door super early and hit revolting traffic. He adds weird and wonderful bits and pieces. Will have to share your wonderful recipe with him hon.
Have a beautiful day.
🙂 Mandy xoxoxo

mjskitchen - December 8, 2016 Reply

Have never put avocado in a smoothie. This I have to try! Thanks!

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