Looking for a delicious, refreshing and healthy smoothie? This banana strawberry mango smoothie is not only tasty, but good for your body and soul! Plus, it’s super easy to make and packed with protein and healthy carbohydrates.
Are smoothies bad for you?
It really depends. Some smoothies can end up being rather high in calories, so if you are trying to lose weight, it’s important to be mindful. That being said, smoothies are very versatile, therefore you can switch around a few ingredients to make it exactly what you are looking for.
The typical ingredients of a smoothie are very healthful. Fruit (like banana and strawberries), yogurt, milk, nuts and seeds are typical add-ins to smoothies that provide lots of nutritions such as fiber, vitamin C, potassium and calcium.
When you buy smoothies from a restaurant and cafe, things can get a little dicey. Sometimes they will add in additional sugar to make the smoothie taste better. While these are totally fine every once in a while, if you are watching your overall added sugar intake, it’s best to check the ingredients beforehand to make sure.
When you make a smoothie at home and control the ingredients going in, you can better ensure you are getting a nutrient packed, healthy snack or breakfast!
Is it good to drink smoothies everyday?
It’s really up to you! If you enjoy smoothies and are looking to get more fruit into your diet, smoothies are a great choice. I don’t see any situation where smoothies would be bad to consume everyday unless you don’t like them or you are consuming smoothies with a high added sugar content.
It really comes down to portion size. For most people, 2-3 servings of fruit daily is the recommended amount. If you are having a massive smoothie daily, you could go over this amount. If you are having a small smoothie, it might not be enough (if you are only consuming fruit in smoothie form).
In the end, what really matters is your overall diet. Are you getting in your veggies? Fruits? Whole grains? Protein? Calcium rich foods? Focus more on your intake over a course of a day or week versus in a single meal or snack.
To sum it up, smoothies can be a great addition to your everyday diet and can be a great way to get in some essential nutrients.
Are mango, banana and strawberries good for weight loss?
Again, it depends. In general, fruit is an essential part of a healthy diet. It provides a good source of carbohydrates, potassium, vitamin C, vitamin A and fiber.
Mangoes, bananas and strawberries are all great sources of these nutrients. In general, I don’t like to nit pick and rank certain fruits over others because in the end, all fruit has a somewhat similar nutrient profile.
Mangoes are a little higher in sugar, strawberries are a little lower in calories, bananas are a tad more rich in potassium, but in the end, they aren’t super different. Instead of focusing on what fruits are “good” or “bad”, just focus on getting enough fruit daily. Aim for 2-3 cups per day and you should be good!
When it comes to weight loss, fruits and vegetables are pretty low in calories and high in nutrients. Plus they have lots of fiber which helps to keep you fuller for longer. Aiming for half of your plate (or cup) to be filled with fruits and vegetables is a great way to promote weight loss and reduce overall caloric intake.
What fruits go well with mango?
I absolutely love a good mango. And luckily it goes well with a lot of other fruits. While this is my personal preference, here are some fruits I feel mango pairs very well with:
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Healthy Banana Strawberry Mango Smoothie
- 1 Blender
- 1/2 cup frozen banana
- 1/2 cup frozen mango
- 1/2 cup frozen strawberries
- 2 tbsp flaxseed
- 1/4 cup greek yogurt
- 1 cup milk of choice
- Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smoothie. Add more milk as needed until it is a good consistency.