Fall into Flavor Healthy Smoothie

Fall is the season that seems to fade into winter before we’ve fully appreciated it. And the irony is that fall flavors—pears, cranberries, oranges—are some of the most beloved. Here, in our Fall into Flavor Healthy Smoothie, we’ve combined the flavors of fall, with a touch of the tropics by using mangoes and goji berries.

These nutrient-dense ingredients make this an immunity-boosting smoothie that is packed with vitamin C, vitamin A, and essential minerals. If you are looking for a delicious and creamy banana-free smoothie recipe, give this one a try. It is definitely kid-friendly, and makes a perfect after-school snack or a quick snack before dance class or soccer practice. Of course, this fall smoothie recipe is perfect for adults too—the mango and cranberry add a sophisticated flavor profile that is sure to please.

  •  Servings: 1
  •  Ready In: 5 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup mango chunks, frozen

  • 1/2 cup cranberries, frozen

  • 1 pear, sliced

  • 1/2 cup orange juice, fresh squeezed is best

  • 1/2 lime, juiced

  • 1 tablespoon goji berries

Instructions
  1. Start with the sliced pear.

  2. Add the frozen cranberries to the blender.

  3. Pour in the orange juice and the lime juice.

  4. Sprinkle the goji berries on top.

  5. Secure the lid and blend until smooth, creamy, and delicious.

  6. Add in the mango chunks and do a final blend.

  7. Enjoy this immunity-boosting smoothie to protect yourself from seasonal colds.

  8. Pro smoothie tip: If your blender struggles to break down the kale, adding a couple of ice cubes may help make the texture of the smoothie more enjoyable.

Health Benefits
  1. Mangoes: are one of the most popular, and most consumed, fruits in the world. Mangoes have a distinctive tropical flavor and a creamy texture. This makes them perfect for kid-friendly smoothie recipes. Mangoes are delicious, but they also pack a punch in the nutrition department. In fact, they are high in antioxidants, rich in pectin and fiber, and abundant in vision-enhancing vitamin A.

  2. Cranberries: are a quintessential favorite fall food. They have a natural tartness that pairs well in this immunity-boosting smoothie with the sweetness of the mangoes and the pear. Cranberries are antioxidant-rich and packed with phytochemicals that may help reduce your risk for certain chronic diseases, including type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

  3. Pears: are another favorite during fall. They are low in calories, are cholesterol and fat free, and provide nearly 10% of your DV for vitamin C. Depending on the variety, the skin may be a bit tough, and your blender may have a difficult time breaking it down completely. If the texture is unpleasant, add a couple of ice cubes to the blender to help break down the skin.

  4. Oranges and limes: add a ton of vitamin C and sweetness and a touch of tartness that complements the cranberries and the mangoes beautifully. Citrus fruits are known for their antioxidants, but their high content of folate and potassium is not to be overlooked nutritionally.

  5. Goji berries: are the perfect addition to this immunity-boosting smoothie. Goji berries are rich in vitamin C and a great source of vitamin A, providing 50% DV in just one ounce. They are also high in dietary fiber, potassium, zinc, selenium, calcium, and protein.

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