by Scott Prisco
This delicious creamy mango smoothie recipe is refreshing & jam-packed with protein. It supports anti-aging, heart health, a healthy immune system & gut health. Give it a shot, there is no better spring/summer drink!
* 2 fresh mangos or 2 cups frozen mango
* 1 Full frozen banana, you can use an unfrozen one if using frozen mango
* 1/2 cup milk of your choice
* 3/4 cup yogurt, greek, plain or vanilla
How To Prepare
1. Add all ingredients to a blender, blend until smooth and creamy.
2. Poor into a cup & enjoy 🙂
Not only is this creamy mango smoothie recipe delicious but it has a wealth of health benefits…
Anti-Aging– Mangos contain mangiferin, catechins, anthocyanins, quercetin, and a dozen other plant compounds that function as an antioxidant in the body (1). Antioxidants protect cells from free radical damage. Studies have linked free radical damage to aging and disease (2).
Boosted Immune System- Mangos are very high in Vitamin A, which is crucial for a healthy immune system. Not getting the right amount of Vitamin A is linked to a greater infection risk (3). Mangos provide 3/4 of the daily Vitamin C the body needs. Vitamin C helps produce white blood cells, which help fight disease (4). On top of all that, they are high in folate, vitamin K, vitamin E and several B vitamins, which all assist in a boosted immune system (5).
Heart Health- Mangos are high in magnesium and potassium. Both promote a normal pulse and lower blood pressure by helping the blood vessels relax (5). Mangos contain mangiferin, a one of a kind antioxidant that may protect cells in the heart against inflammation, oxidative stress, and apoptosis (6).
Gut Health- Manogs high in fiber and contain amylases, a complex group of digestive enzymes. These enzymes break down food molecules, allowing them to be easily absorbed and digested by the body. They are also known for breaking down complex carbs into sugars (7). In fact, a 4-week study done on adults suffering from chronic constipation found that eating 1 mango a day was more effective at relieving constipation than a dietary supplement containing the same amount of fiber (8).
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