Raspberry Mango Smoothie

Raspberry Mango Smoothie | A simple delicious smoothie that is a healthy way to have dessert!

Raspberry Mango Smoothie | www.wineandglue.com | A simple delicious smoothie that is a healthy way to have dessert!

If you have read my story about infertility, you know that with my first three kids I had to jump through some wild hoops to get pregnant.  {This Little Bean is a whole other story.  Either God was reeeeeaaallly ready for us to raise another baby, or this little girl is going to come out with her mind set and determined.  Maybe a little of both.}

One of the wild hoops that I had to jump through was cutting out sugar and dairy.  Cut. Out.

Raspberry Mango Smoothie | www.wineandglue.com | A simple delicious smoothie that is a healthy way to have dessert!

Though I don’t have a huge sweet tooth, one way to get me to want something more than ever before in my life is to tell me that I can’t have it.  {A persistence that totally paid off in the journey to get pregnant.}  Suddenly I wanted sugar more than anything.

I’m telling you this to say that if you kicked off 2014 with a resolution to get healthier, and maybe eating less processed sugar is part of that resolution, I totally understand how hard that can be.  This is my advice:  Go whole hog.  I’m somebody who really does best when I fully jump in to something.  And I can say that once you give up sugar, after some time, your body really does stop craving it.  It finds sweetness where you wouldn’t have found it before.  Suddenly an apple really does feel like a sweet dessert.  {I know, I sound crazy, but I swear I’m speaking from experience.}

Raspberry Mango Smoothie | www.wineandglue.com | A simple delicious smoothie that is a healthy way to have dessert!

So while fruit does have sugar in it, and plenty of calories, it can for sure be used as a treat if you are trying to watch your processed sugar and fat intake.  And if you haven’t eaten sugar in a while, a smoothie like this can be as sweet and delicious as a bowl of ice cream.  I swear.

The ingredients for this smoothie are really easy to keep on hand, so that it can be a last minute dessert that you can have when the sugar cravings get out of control.  Frozen mangos from Trader Joes were a staple for me when I was trying to get pregnant with Gavin.  They are so deliciously sweet, and buying them frozen means that you can use them a little bit at a time without worrying about them going bad.  Then you just need to add a bag of frozen raspberries to your freezer and who doesn’t have a browning banana on hand?  Add a little 2% milk, and you are good to go!

Raspberry Mango Smoothie | www.wineandglue.com | A simple delicious smoothie that is a healthy way to have dessert!
Raspberry Mango Smoothie
(Makes two medium smoothies or one HUGE smoothie)

  • 1 cup frozen mango chunks
  • 1 cup frozen raspberries
  • 1 browning banana
  • 1/2 cup of milk (I used 2%, you could also use vanilla soy milk!)
  1. Blend all together in a food processor until smooth.  (Note:  The frozen fruit can rock your food processor a little, so hold on.)

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