Mango Chile Smoothie

Mango Chile Smoothie
Staff Writer

Photography By Julie Morris

The Mango Chili Smoothie.

Sweet and tropical with a hint of spice, the key to making this smoothie is using a chili powder made exclusively from red chiles — not one that’s a blend of other spices (like oregano and garlic), which offer too much of a savory flavor for smoothie purposes. If you can’t find a pure chili powder, use a fresh, de-seeded, red jalapeño pepper instead.

Reprinted with permission from Superfood Smoothies  © 2013 by Julie Morris, Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. Photography by Julie Morris

2
Servings
591
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2  Cups  frozen mango chunks
  • 3  Tablespoons  hemp seeds
  • 2  Tablespoons  dried goji berries
  • 1  Teaspoon  chili powder
  • 1 1/2  Cup  apple juice
  • 1  Cup  water
  • 2  Tablespoons  freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Sweetener, to taste (optional)

Directions

Blend all the ingredients together until smooth. Taste, and blend in sweetener as desired.

SUPERFOOD BOOST

Add 1 tablespoon chia seeds for extra fiber.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
14g
20%
Sugar
30g
33%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Cholesterol
3mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
100g
77%
Protein
17g
37%
Vitamin A, RAE
2156µg
100%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
95mg
100%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
3µg
3%
Calcium, Ca
393mg
39%
Choline, total
18mg
4%
Fiber, total dietary
24g
96%
Folate, total
47µg
12%
Iron, Fe
10mg
56%
Magnesium, Mg
98mg
31%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
4mg
29%
Phosphorus, P
286mg
41%
Selenium, Se
6µg
11%
Sodium, Na
1078mg
72%
Water
420g
16%
Zinc, Zn
18mg
100%

Mango Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Mango Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.