Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Mango-Berry Smoothie

Wait no longer....warm weather is here! (Or at least the taste of it.....) This smoothie combines the flavors of mango, mixed berry, and banana in one delicious glass. Because we want it (need it) deserve it!

I was walking around my house yesterday morning....making some feeble attempts at housecleaning.....when I noticed one of the most dreaded of all things to notice: the bag Ellia forgot to take to school. Again. She has developed a real knack for forgetting things lately....and although she's only in first grade, and I understand it's at least partially my responsibility to help her remember, I'm finding her forgetfulness quite annoying.
So annoying that I was ready to just forget about the bag and move on with our day.... but being the good sister she is, Greta thought we should really take it to school so Ellia wouldn't have to stand against the wall at recess. Again. Because in the bag were her boots! And her snow pants!! And if you don't have boots and snow pants when there's snow on the ground, you have to stand against the wall. And if I really get down to it, that's probably the most annoying part of it all.....the fact that it's almost April and Ellia still needs to wear boots and snow pants to play outside!

And since that part of it is clearly not her fault....and since it's been a bit of a struggle to get Ellia out the door at all these past few days.....we decided to put on our coats and get in the car and drive the bag to school. Just like that. And then we came home and made ourselves a tall glass of summer. Because we wanted to. Because we needed to. Because we deserved to! And because this weather is ridiculous.....and from now on, we're not going to wait around for what we want. We're just going to make it ourselves.

Warm weather (in a glass).....coming right up!

Who knew it was that easy??

Mango-Berry Smoothie
1/2 frozen banana, cut into 1-inch chunks
1/2 c. frozen mango pieces
1/2 c. frozen mixed berries
1/2 c. plain Greek yogurt
1/2 c. orange juice
1 Tbsp. ground flax seed

Combine all ingredients and blend until smooth.


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  1. This looks so good! It would be perfect for a morning breakfast or post workout pick me up!

  2. Can I have one to go? No, wait, I want to sit with you and enjoy it with a nice visit. It looks cute in the canning jar - again, spring is coming! Right!?

  3. Yummy! I need a new blender, then I can make smoothies! :)

  4. This looks so good! and well done you for dropping off the bag. How many times have I had to do that now! Take care and keep warm. Chel x

  5. Every mooring, every single one, I have a smoothie and you have me wondering why I've never thought to use mango. I have half of one in the refrigerator that will go in tomorrow's. Thanks!

  6. This looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  7. What a refreshing looking drink......Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!

    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

  8. Oh my! Me and my hubby agreed that we would really like this!

    hugs x


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  9. Looks yummy! Thanks for sharing! Visiting from co-host for Wow me Wednesday.
    Your blog is informative...have a nice day.
    MargeGoh @

  10. I used to be really good about making a smoothie everyday but I have fallen out of the habit. This one looks fabulous and I am inspired to get going again! Thanks for sharing a fabulous recipe :) Krista @

  11. This looks great! I love to add rolled oats to my smoothies for a healthy breakfast. Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Looks delicious! I'm looking forward to spring will be so nice to have sun and warmth. Summer and mosquitos can wait or not come at all...but give me spring!
    Thanks so much for linking up at Real Family Fun.

  14. OHHHH - this sounds sooooo delicious!!! Thank you for linking up at the Pinterest Power Party!!


  15. Yummmy! I'm sure that smoothie was just the pick me up you needed on a snowy, cold day. :)

    Thanks so much for linking up with us for Much Ado About Monday! We hope to see you next week. :)


  16. Yum yum new follower from Happy Go Lucky shine on Fridays

  17. Nothing says warm weather like a berry smoothie :)

    We'd love for you to share your posts at our Finished Friday link-up. It's open through the weekend.

  18. Yum! I just found your blog and I would love for you to follow my NEW blog back. :) Can't wait to see more of your posts.

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  19. This looks delicious and will go perfectly with the waffles we're having for breakfast. Thank you! Just found your blog via the linky party at Polka Dot Pretties. Off to sign up as a new follower. :)

  20. Featuring you today on my blog and Facebook!

  21. Yummy perfect for smoothies season! Thanks for sharing & linking up @ I hope your week is going great!

  22. We LOVE smoothies! Looks delish... Thanks so much for sharing at Super Saturday Show & Tell… I’m SO glad you came to (link) party with me! Come back again tomorrow to share! xoxo~ Ruthie


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