Hello Friends! It’s been quite some time, huh? If you’ve been following my Facebook page, then you would know that we’ve been spending the last week in Chicago. We were in Chicago (and its suburbs) for a whole 8 days, so that means we spent 8 days eating like crazy LOL!
We were lucky enough to try a variety of different foods at different restaurants, and I’ve come back with lots of inspiration! I’m excited to finally be back in my kitchen and try my hand at recreating some of the magic that we experienced in Chicago.
With that being said, I want to make it clear that we are in need of a major diet detox. I told my husband, “We’re having smoothies and salads for a week after we come back!” And he couldn’t agree with me more. Oh, and he added that we needed to hit up the gym big-time too.
I hate to admit it, but he’s right.
This smoothie recipe that I’m sharing today is inspired by two things-
(a) Our trip to Chicago was filled with lots of mango shakes, and the fact that my toddler son has taken a liking to mangoes; and,
Here’s to whipping ourselves back into shape after the dietary damage we did in Chicago!
Mango and Banana Smoothie
Yield: 1 Large or 2 Small Servings
- 1 cup chopped ripe mango
- 1 banana
- ¼ cup orange juice
- ¼ cup milk
- 4 ice cubes
Combine all ingredients in a blender and pulse until smooth. Refrigerate any leftovers.