Welcome to my blog!

Savvy shopping, seasonal eating and thrifty recipes. Spend less on groceries and enjoy better tasting, easy to prepare meals your friends and family will love – all on a budget.

Sunday, 4 January 2015

Vegan Mango Smoothie

 As I mentioned, I'm joining in with Jumpstart January which means I shall be having a smoothie for breakfast and soup for lunch in an effort to incorporate more vegetables into my meals and feel healthier.  
I needed to use up a couple of very ripe mangoes that we purchased for 10p each in the reduced section of the produce department of our local supermarket.  I decided to use coconut milk for another tropical taste and also add tofu for protein and to thicken the smoothie.  

This recipe made five thick smoothies, a delicious start to the day for us all.

Vegan Mango Smoothie

2 large, very ripe mangoes
400ml can coconut milk
150g silken tofu 
juice of a lime (optional)
ice (optional)
Maple syrup or agave nectar, to taste

Peel the mangoes and roughly dice the flesh.  Put all the rest of the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.  Thin with some water or more coconut milk if you wish.  Pour into glasses and chill before serving. 


4 comments:

  1. Mango is next on my smoothie's list, looking forward to try it!

    ReplyDelete
  2. We love mango but preparing it can be a real faff - do you have a recommended method for preparing it?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I just cut down each side of the stone then score the flesh into squares and scrape it off the peel with a spoon or knife. You could always use drained tinned mango or frozen mango chunks :)

      Delete