~ Low Fat, Low Sodium ~
God bless our Mama, who is now in her late 70's. She worked all day today in our backyard garden. Back when Dad was alive, they both shared a memorable vacation in the Bahamas. To this day, Mom still remembers a drink they shared, called a Bahama Mama.
Since it is time for Mother's Day and Mom needed more energy to garden, and I was in need of revitalization from recently completing my Nutrition finals at Rutgers University, we concocted this special beverage that your Mom may enjoy too. This special nutritious, fresh fruit smoothie tastes:
- and is Energizing!
We used Organic Valley brand pourable yogurt with live probiotics, inulin and agave nectar. If you can't find that brand, use your favorite vanilla yogurt (dairy or non-dairy). Also, if you can't find Champagne Mangos, you can use any variety of Mango.
Yields: ~ 5 cups (1,037g)
1 small (101g) banana
~25 ounces (720mL) low-fat, pourable Organic Valley vanilla yogurt
1 Tablespoon (9g) brown sugar
- Peel and slice the mango and discard the pit. Peel one banana. Add the fresh fruit and the rest of the ingredients into to a blender and mix until smooth and creamy. Serve in your favorite fancy glasses (special for Mom) with sprigs of garden-fresh mint.
Excellent source: Vitamin C, Calcium and Riboflavin
Good source: Dietary Fiber, Protein, Potassium, Vitamins A, B6, and B12
Related Links: ADA Mango Nutrition Fact Sheet
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