This mango peach smoothie recipe is outrageously healthy and delicious. What makes this smoothie so awesome is my secret ingredient!
Can't decide between a peach smoothie or a mango smoothie? Why not both? Mango and peach make a great flavor combo. I might be a little late to the mango party but I’m so glad I didn’t miss it altogether. These superfruits are so jam-packed with nutrients, it’s amazing.
What is Mango?
An ancient pleasure of India, the mango is a fruit mentioned in Sanskrit literature 4,000 years ago. In the US, mangoes in southern Florida only go back a mere 100 years. There are many different varieties of mango but the sweetest mango in the world is said to be the soft Philippine variety.
Choose a mango that smells sweet and is slightly soft. Mangoes vary in color depending on the type, so appearance is not always a reliable ripeness test.
The mango was always a bit of a mysterious tropical fruit to me. I discovered it out of curiosity and found it sweetly indescribable. Sort of a mingling of peach, pineapple, and honey. I can’t think of a better way to get your mango on than with a superfruit mango peach smoothie.
The mango contains over 20 different vitamins and minerals and has only 100 calories per cup. Mangoes are fat-free, sodium-free, and cholesterol-free. What’s not to love?
How to Cut a Mango
There is a specific way to cut and eat a mango. I found detailed instructions on mango.org. If you want to learn more about the mango you should visit their website.
1. First, slice the mango on either side of the center pit and expose the golden-orange flesh.
2. Cut the flesh into a gridlike pattern. Be sure not to cut into the skin.
3. Use a spoon to scoop out the tangy flesh, leaving the skin behind.
Mangoes and peaches are perfect together. Smoothies are a great way to get in all your fruit and protein without eating a heavy meal, making them a flawlessly easy summer staple. It doesn’t get much easier than cutting a peach, dicing a mango, and tossing everything into a blender!
The lovely peach may be native to China, but the US grows peaches in Florida, Georgia, and California. Although I have to tell you, I bought the most deliciously sweet and juicy peaches that were grown on a farm here in New Jersey. You're looking at Jersey peaches right here!
There’s nothing tastier than buying local fruit in season.
Many people don’t realize you can cook with tea. Tea is essentially an herb. Most of the time we infuse the tea leaf in water and then drink it, but you can also add the tea infusion to many food and smoothie recipes.
The smoothie will not taste like tea. You're just using tea in place of milk or juice. The tea will accentuate the fruit flavors. Much like the addition of lemon juice enhances the flavor of peach or raspberry iced tea.
So instead of using a cup of orange juice, use a cup of tea. Plus you get all the amazing health benefits of a cup of tea right in your mango peach smoothie!
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Best Tea For A Mango Peach Smoothie
You could always use a tea with a stronger flavor profile than the Blue Mountain Nilgiri tea that I use here. Any strong black tea would balance well with the fruit flavors in this recipe.
You can use this recipe to make a mango peach smoothie, peach smoothie, or mango smoothie. Just eliminate one of the fruits and double up on the peach or the mango.
Mango Peach Smoothie Recipe
Mango Peach Tea Smoothie
- Boil water.
- Add black loose leaf tea and steep for 5-10 minutes.
- Remove tea leaves - set aside to cool.
- Peel and dice fruit and add to blender.
- Add flax seeds, honey, yogurt and cooled tea to blender.
- Add a few ice cubes to blender.
- Blend all ingredients until smooth.
- Pour into 2 glasses and serve with a straw.
- Share and enjoy!
Mango Peach Smoothie Nutrition Benefits
One cup of mango is high in vitamin C, Vitamin A, Folate, Fiber, Vitamin B6, and Copper.
- Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant supporting cognitive neurologic function, collagen formation, increased iron absorption from food, supports immune function important for wound healing, and keeps gums and teeth healthy. If you have severe bleeding gums all the time you may be deficient in Vitamin C. Scurvy is a result of Vitamin C deficiency.
- Vitamin A is critical for vision and important for immune function, reproductive health, healthy skin, and bone growth.
- Folate consumption before and during pregnancy may help reduce a woman's risk of having a child with a brain or spinal cord defect known as spina bifida. Folate helps the body make red blood cells and DNA. Folate also supports healthy cardiovascular function.
- Fiber makes you feel full faster and therefore may help support weight management. Fiber aids digestion controls constipation and slows the absorption of sugar into the bloodstream.
- Vitamin B6 is involved in immune function, plays a role in cognitive development, helps maintain normal nerve function, and helps the body maintain normal blood sugar levels. Vitamin B6 also helps the body make hemoglobin, which carries the oxygen in red blood cells to tissues throughout the body.
- Copper helps form red blood cells, supports healthy immune function, and helps to maintain bone health.
And that's just in the mango! There's more nutritional goodness to come.
A large peach has fewer than 70 calories and contains 3 grams of fiber. It’s also a good source of Vitamins A and C.
They are full of potassium, fiber, and vitamin B6. Vitamin B6 is important for healthy brain function and keeping your immune system strong.
Greek Yogurt Benefits
Made from fermented milk, it has twice the protein of regular yogurt at 13g, with a nice dose of calcium in each serving. Greek yogurt adds a creamy texture to your smoothie. Yogurt also contains probiotics. These live organisms can help improve your digestive system to absorb nutrients and improve immune health.
Probiotics help you maintain a healthy level of friendly (normal flora) bacteria in the gut or the intestines. This keeps you healthy and minimizes the buildup of toxins that could be absorbed into the bloodstream instead of being properly eliminated, wreaking all kinds of havoc on the body.
According to Dr. Patrick Quillin, nutritionist, and author of The Wisdom and Healing Power of Whole Foods, flaxseeds are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids that promote eye health and help in preventing dry eye syndrome, macular degeneration, and cataracts. They are also high in fiber, iron, and protein.
Raw honey is packed with vitamins and antioxidants. Studies have found honey to contain an antimicrobial peptide called bee defensin-1. The antimicrobial properties of honey have been used to heal wounds. Honey also has a low glycemic index.
Black Tea Benefits
Tea is high in polyphenols, a potent antioxidant. Antioxidants have proven health benefits for cardiovascular health.
Black tea contains an amino acid called l-theanine, which is unique to tea and has some very interesting effects on the brain. L-theanine increases alpha brain waves inducing a calm and deeply relaxed state. Combined with the caffeine, which is about half the amount found in coffee, the overall effect is a focused calm.
You can read more about the health benefits of tea in the Top 10 Health Benefits of Tea.
Have a fruitful day and enjoy this mango peach smoothie recipe ♡.