Are you looking to add more fruit to your diet, but you feel overwhelmed? Try this simple raspberry mango smoothie. It’s made with frozen fruit!
Do you keep promising yourself you’re going to eat more fruit?
In theory, it’s the most simple thing. It’s just peeling and cutting, for goodness’ sake!
But then you throw out another bunch of spoilt fruit. How did that happen?
The truth is – life gets busy. Fruit is messy.
No, really, it is.
There’s juices. There’s peel. Maybe there’s a tiny human in your house refusing to eat fruit unless it’s cut up in specific ways.
Or so I hear.
And because you already feel like you’re cleaning something, or someone, or somewhere, all.day.long, you really don’t feel like cleaning anything else.
And I get it. Because I feel the same.
Let me guess: Some days you feel as if you’re cleaning the floor underneath the dining table ten times.
You could probably hose down the baby after every meal, and do not even talk about on how many bibs you go through every day.
It’s a hard and crazy time, but it’s also a beautiful time.
Knowing you’ll have to clean up fruit juices on every possible surface in the house still makes you cry a little inside.
But after throwing out yet another brown and mushy…. something… you know you have to stop wasting so much money on buying fruit you’re never going to eat.
So you can either pull yourself together and live with the extra cleaning everyday… OR you can only do that part-time and give yourself a break a few days per week with smoothies made from frozen fruit.
It is the simplest mom-hack ever!
Simply throw everything into your blender, blend, no fruit to cut up at all.
Your kids can drink some too, as long as you let it warm up a little first.
Drinking smoothie = usually no sticky fingers.
Making smoothie with frozen fruit = no clean up apart from the blender container (and honestly, giving it a whirl with a little water and dish soap is infinite times easier than mopping up sticky juice everywhere).
Buying frozen fruit and forgetting about it = no spoiled produce = no money wasted!
Sometimes I leave out the raspberry and make a smoothie with banana instead. Bananas are what I call easy fruit, where not much mess or cutting is involved, so that’s fine.
But for a fruity twist, I love this raspberry mango smoothie.
Yogurt makes it ultra creamy and the frozen fruit keeps it cold and almost ice-cream like.
You’ll need strong blender for smoothies with frozen fruit. We love our Vitamix (we have this model on Amazon*) for anything from smoothies to silky soups.
If you don’t have a strong blender, you might want to try your food processor instead!
Here’s the printable recipe:
Raspberry Mango Smoothie with Greek Yogurt
- 1 cup frozen raspberries
- 1 cup frozen mango chunks
- 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup water milk or non-dairy milk
- Juice from 1 lime
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- Add all ingredients to a high-power blender and blend until smooth. Add a little more liquid if necessary. Serve over ice if you like things super cold.
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