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.
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Recipe Type: Beverage, Breakfast
Yield: 1 serving
Ingredients
  • 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
Directions
  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!
Notes
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. 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!

  4. 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!

  5. 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!

  6. 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.

  7. 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!

  8. 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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