Monday, January 03, 2011

Give your day - and your year - a healthy start

I've decided that I'm going to cook my way systematically through The Flat Belly Diet Cookbook this year, and I just couldn't wait for the summer to try the Mango Surprise Smoothie.

The surprise is avocado - one of the MUFAs (monounsaturated fats)* which add such delicious, healthy, satisfying flavour and texture to all the recipes in this book.

The avocado adds luxurious creaminess to the smoothie, balanced out and brightened by a shot of lime juice. Have it for breakfast with scrambled eggs or lean turkey bacon.

adapted from The Flat Belly Diet Cookbook
Serves one

1/2 cup frozen mango cubes, or 1/4 cup fresh cubed mango and 6 ice cubes
1/4 of a medium avocado, diced
1/2 cup mango nectar
4 tablespoons plain yogurt
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 tablespoon honey

Combine all ingredients in a blender. Whizz until smooth.

Pour into a glass and garnish with a fresh lime or mango slice, if desired.

*Other MUFAs are vegetable oils, nuts, olives, and dark chocolate.


1 comment:

Cookie @ Cook, Snap, Repeat! said...

This looks great!!! You could almost forget that it's healthy :o)

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