Mango-Orange Smoothie and a Mango Blog Hop

As much as I love breakfast, I’m a terrible breakfast eater. I know that all the research says that people who eat breakfast are smarter and skinnier. But most days I just can’t bring myself to do it. I’m not hungry right when I wake up and since I work from home I typically linger for hours over my coffee while I start my day. And then it’s time to eat lunch! But I’ve been making an effort to eat breakfast, whether it’s a bit of oatmeal, yogurt and granola, or a bowl of cereal. Or smoothies. These have become my go to breakfast – quick and easy to make, full of nutrients, and just enough to tide you over until lunch.

Mango-Orange Smoothie with Chia Seeds

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Since it’s mango season in Israel I’ve been eating them in everything. Mango pudding, mango chicken, and mango smoothies galore! Sometimes I keep it simple with mangoes and yogurt for a lasso-style drink, but for something a little more exciting I like to throw in orange juice and chia seeds for a boost. The edible seeds from the salvia plant, chia seeds are richer in omega-3 fatty acids than flax seeds, and are a good source of fiber, iron, calcium, and lots more. I love how they expand slightly in the yogurt, giving the smoothie a little added texture.

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Mango-Orange Smoothie
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This mango-orange smoothie with chia seeds is the ultimate power breakfast, and the best way to get you energized to start your day.
Recipe Type: Beverage, Breakfast
Yield: 1 serving
  • 3 ounces (100 ml or almost ½ cup) freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 small or ½ large mango, peeled and chopped
  • ½ cup plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  1. Put all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. (Alternately, put them in a tall container and use an immersion blender.)
  2. Pour into a glass and enjoy!
Gluten free, Kosher dairy, Vegetarian

39 thoughts on “Mango-Orange Smoothie and a Mango Blog Hop

  1. Willow

    Mmm – I have been loving smoothies lately. Weekend morning’s, there’s nothing better! I always have cubed mango in my freezer for just such an occasion. I also happen to have an orange on hand, so come tomorrow morning, this will be my wake-up call. Can’t wait!
    Thanks again for hosting the hop!

  2. Judee @ Gluten Free A-Z

    I am so into chia seeds, especially after I researched the amazing nutritional benefits they offer ( like more omega 3 than salmon). They are a great addition to all smoothies. I have a post on the benefits of chia seeds this week.

    Thanks for hosting … I linked a recipe for my beautiful mango orange blossom popsicles. Have a great week.

  3. Sonali- The Foodie Physician

    I LOVE mangos, what a perfect blog hop! I’ve been wanting to try chia for a while now, your smoothie looks like the perfect way to do so! I just linked up mango agua fresca and my tropical shrimp salad. Thanks Katherine!

  4. kitchenriffs

    Mangoes + me go waaay back! One of my favorites – such a spicy, exotic flavor. Love the addition of chia seeds – great idea. Sounds like a great breakfast. Thanks for this.

  5. Delishhh

    Love mango too. Just posted my favorite mango recipe – mango gazpacho, it’s an amazing soup. if you are a mango fan you will LOVE this. Great smoothie!

  6. Kimberly

    I don’t have a mango recipe to link up, but your post sure has inspired me to make one … and your smoothie sounds like a good start!

    P.S. Love the new newsletter format, Katherine … it’s beautiful!

  7. Julia {The Roasted Root}

    I absolutely adore mango and feel like it brings so much to a smoothie – transports me to somewhere tropical with white sand and crystal blue water. With the orange, this sounds so perfect! I’ve never put chia seeds in a smoothie but am excited to try this as I hear they have great health benefits. Thanks for a wonderful recipe and I just linked up to your blog hop!

  8. Shut Up & Cook

    Love this post.

    also, for all you gals stateside that are feeling lazy, Trader Joes does frozen mango chunks that are perfect for something like this, expecially in the winter.

  9. Marlys @Thisand That

    Love mangos… just wish that they would be as fresh and good here as when I was in Togo and could pick them off the trees. I linked up my fish with mango and avocado salad. thanks for hosting.

  10. Lisa

    I love the combination of mango and orange, and the chia seeds, outside of being a healthy addition, give it a dragon fruit ‘look’ – so pretty!

  11. Sarah, Simply Cooked

    I could never skip breakfast – I really love a nice, relaxed eating opportunity before the day goes wild. I even get up early on weekdays to have a slower breakfast. (My husband thinks I’m insane.) I love your smoothie and I would probably have it for an afternoon snack.

    Thanks as always to everyone who links up; there are so many good ideas to explore.

  12. Parsley Sage

    Oh yea! My absolutely favorite. I could live off mangoes πŸ™‚ In fact, I almost do! Loving this smoothie! Too bad I can’t find any darned chia seeds on this island…

  13. Manu

    Hehehe I am just like you… I can’t eat breakfast. I think it is due to the way I have grown up. Breakfast in Italy is very light: coffee/tea/milk and either cookies or croissants (which I usually skip too!). But for this smoothie I could gladly make an exception! πŸ™‚ YUM!

  14. Lora @cakeduchess

    I wish I took more time to make smoothies for breakfast. I end up eating them as a snack between breakfast and lunch:)A super fun mango bloghop (I had a lot of recipes b/c of my mango tree;) xx

  15. Hannah

    I love that you put chia seeds in your smoothie, Katherine! I’ve been looking for more ways to include them and this looks terrific. I’m heading to the kitchen now so I can surprise my boys with smoothies when they wake up. πŸ™‚

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