If you’re looking for a refreshing Summer smoothie without artificial or added sweeteners, this one packs a punch! Plus it is loaded with powerful antioxidants and can be customized to your preference (ie. adding frozen pineapple chunks and/or banana is divine!).

For this time around, I used the addition of Young Living’s Ningxia, a powerful red superfood beverage that my friends and family kinda go a little crazy for. It also makes it insanely energizing – which we all know I’m gonna need with four kids in the house this Summer!

You can substitute almost any berry/goji type superfood red powder/drink, or just leave it out.

Benefits of Mangoes: 

  • Support a healthy blood pressure
  • Promote good heart health
  • Improve immunity
  • Support a healthy weight
  • Support good digestion
  • Support glowing and healthy skin
  • May have anti-aging properties
  • Has anti-cancer properties
  • Support Diabetes management
  • Promotes good brain health
  • High in iron, which helps anemia
  • High in Vitamins C, B6, A
  • Rich in minerals like potassium, magnesium, and copper
  • Neutralizes free radicals in the body!

I’m not a doctor, so keep in mind that I’m not providing any sort of medical advice here. But if you’d like to know more, here’s a good article with more information on the many benefits here.

Mango Coconut Ningxia Smoothie Recipe
(makes 2 servings)

Ingredients:

Directions:

Blend it up, and enjoy with a little Pineapple Sage garnish (one of my favorite herbs)!

I grow it in a pot along with my other herbs, and am enthralled by this not-often-used-darling-of-a plant.

While this smoothie is divine and full of so many amazing benefits, it’s also fun to make popsicles with for the kids over the Summer! Or if you’re feeling a little bit frisky, add it to a cored pineapple with a bit o’ rum and add an umbrella!

(my recent Mother’s Day spoiling from Bahama Breeze – yum!)

Let me know what you think if you try this, or if you find any fun ways to bling it up!

Cheers!