Tropical Mango Smoothie

This refreshing and heart-healthy mango smoothie is an excellent source of vitamins, including A, B6 and C – flavonoids and antioxidant properties.

Fresh mango is abundant in potassium, yet low in sodium. Potassium helps assist in maintaining a healthy heart rate and keeping blood pressure.  Mangoes contain a high level of fiber and vitamins which help to lower serum cholesterol levels.  Also, mangoes are a great source of vitamin-B6 (pyridoxine), which helps control homocysteine levels within the blood, which may otherwise be harmful to blood vessels resulting in CAD and stroke.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 cup unsweetened pineapple juice

2 mango - peeled, seeded, and chopped

1 banana, sliced

3 tablespoons cream of coconut 

Recipe Instructions:

Mix ingredients in blender and serve immediately.  If desired, garnish with lime.

Makes 4 servings.