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

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



30 Comments

  1. 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. The chia seeds are a fun addition to your smoothie. I’ll have to give this one a try.

  3. 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.

  4. This smoothie not only sounds delicious, also looks very tempting with chia seeds.

  5. Oh my gosh, I am on such a mango kick recently, this looks great!

  6. 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!

  7. 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.

  8. 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!

  9. This has to be my favorite blog hop theme ever! can never have enough mangoes!

  10. 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!

  11. What a lovely smoothie! I love mango and have also been adding it to almost everything lately…

  12. 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!

  13. 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.

  14. I have been hearing about chia seeds so much lately and then just recently saw them at Trader Joe’s. This looks like a great way to try them out. Looks so yummy!

  15. Great idea using chia seeds. I’m just getting started with using them in recipes.

  16. Whereas I love breakfast and am totally stuck in a rut about what I eat. This looks not too sweet and I love the addition of the chia seeds.

  17. It’s always a delight to see what you will be featuring from week to week. Mangos are another fabulous pick and I look forward to checking out all the delicious recipes that have been shared! Thank you!

  18. I love anything mango, what a great smoothie!

  19. 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.

  20. 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!

  21. I love mango in smoothies because it is so thick and creamy. This sounds great! I am not a great breakfast eater either. I live for Dinner and Appetizers ;)

  22. me too, I’m also lazy to prepare breakfast. been making green smoothies everyday. will try with chia seeds next

  23. 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.

  24. Looks lovely Katherine. There arent really any mangoes in Australia at the moment but I look forward to seeing them soon. I love your smoothy

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

  26. 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! :-) YUM!

  27. 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

  28. What a delicious looking recipe and link party! I’ve added my own yummy mango creation.

  29. 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. :)

  30. this is a great recipe and the photography is amazing, very elegant. Here’s a smoothie recipe i have for mangoes, its all natural with no sugar too.

    I think i’ll follow your recipe exactly, and make this for myself after my workout! Great idea! loved it.

    http://thestylepeople.com/2013/06/01/make-a-mango-smoothie/

    - The Style People

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