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Mango Chile Smoothie

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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

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.