MM...Mango Mint Smoothie
Have you ever tried a mango mint smoothie before? I mean, maybe you haven't; or perhaps you actually have because,contrarily (but hoping not), there could be great minds that thought like I did and made this recipe that I am ever so proud of and hold close to my little ego over making this eternal perfection... Funny how I actually came up with this recipe though. Do you want to know? - Well, I’ll just say it anyway! :D
It was one of those days where I wanted to try a smoothie that everybody over the internet was raving about.
“Mmm... xyz’s recipe is TO DIE FOR.”or... “What would my day be without this mint chocolate smoothie? ” beautifully and seductively posted on Instagram and blogs.
And now you know I was attempting the mint choco smoothie. For some reason, I haven’t gotten my taste buds to like banana smoothies with chocolate (cacao powder), whatsoever! Then, I tried banana mint because I was quite intrigued with my leftover concoction of the banana and mint mixture. Sadly, my attempt to re-make it wasn’t as good as the accidental one- such a moodie smoothie, I tell you!
Then, one day, my brain decided to go on a stubborn mint desiring trip that Ijust.couldn’t.shake.away. I dashed into the kitchen, and substituted mangoes due to the absence of frozen bananas and needless to say anymore; I won’t ever go back!
Instantly, a feeling as refreshed as a random cool breeze blowing on a hot summer day took over; so much that I didn’t even feel hot anymore. I was quick to realise that my summers were made for life.
Now, that I’m spending my Summer home, I’ve also made some of my friends try it and got love oozing out of their senses for it!
This MM... smoothie can easily be made to an ice cream like consistency too! If you also have a soft serve machine at your availability, then I excitingly suggest you try it because you are going to love it!
Let me throw in a note very quickly: I have never followed a perfect ingredient measurement for this smootie. A very avid fan of this smoothie asked me how to make it exactly like I do- I had no measurements to give. Some people like the smoothie a bit more sweet, or minty or both. You might have to adjust it here and there. However; I will give you a general direction to follow below.
Prep Time: 5 minutes Make Time: 2 minutes Total Time: 7 minutes Serves: 1 person.
- Frozen mango (strongly recommended)
- Milk of choice
- Plain greek yoghurt
- Fresh mint leaves
- Ice cubes (optional)
- Coconut shreds (optional)
- Throw in around 6-8 cubes (or 3-4 long slices) of frozen mango first.
- Add milk up to half the amount of frozen mango in the cup or less.
- Accordingly, add 1 or 2 tbsp of plain greek yoghurt.
- For mint leaves, start with adding a tiny amount of mint leaves.
- Add 1 or 2 tbsp honey and ice if you want a thicker consistency.
- Blend all together.
- Taste- adjust by adding more mint if you want more of a minty taste, or mango or honey if you want more sweetness.
- The way I decide my smoothie is perfect is when I taste the mango a bit more than the mint but it is minty and refreshing at the same time.
- Burst with freshness.
Substitutes and Suggestions:
- I highly recommend frozen mangoes as I have tried this smoothie with fresh mangoes and it doesn’t taste half as good as the frozen mango does.
- You could add toppings to it as per your preferences- crushed walnuts , pecans or almonds add a good crunch to your smoothie for a smoothie bowl.
- You could even add chia seeds overnight but this will be a slightly longer process. Adding nuts to this chia pudding right before consuming is also a great idea!
Here is a Mango Mint Chia Pudding – to which all you do is add around 3-4 tbsp chia seeds in half a cup of milk over night and make the smoothie separately. Add the smoothie to the chia pudding when you want to consume it and stir to distribute the chia seeds all through the mix.
I'm so excited to finally share this smoothie recipe with you as I've been hearing back pretty well from people that have tried this.
Let me know what you think as well. :D
Refreshingly, The Writer Eats ( Bhumika Mehta).