I made this smoothie after a visit to the dentist. The dental nurse said I couldn’t eat anything until the numbness wore off but in the meantime I could drink a smoothie. The thing is I hadn’t had breakfast and the dentist had given me double shots of anaesthesia, yes a double shot – because my senses don’t numb easily, this always happens. I don’t know why. Anyway, since I didn’t have breakfast, I was hungry so I needed some nutrients and good calories in me asap! This smoothie was the perfect pick me up, it was revitalising and full of Vitamin C and Vitamin B6 which are great for wound repair, growth of new tissue and collagen production, which was what I needed after a trip to the dentist :-). So if you need a good pick me up for the mornings, this is it.
1 large orange
1 mango or 8 mango chunks
1 frozen banana
1/2 cup Greek strawberry yogurt
4-5 ice cubes
Peel the skin of the orange and the mango if you are not using mango chunks. In a powerful blender/mixer, add yogurt, orange, mango, frozen banana and ice cubes, blend until smooth. Serves 2.