A Vanilla Mango Tropical Smoothie is the perfect post workout protein boost! This recipe is a partnered effort with Thermos, but all opinions and recipes are my own! #shakerbottle
Let's be real. I don't like working out or going to the gym. It's *totes* torture. I am always glad when I do go, and am also super excited our local Y just got all new equipment (yay for virtual running scenes!), but that doesn't mean I love sweating it out. Nope, sure don't. This is in stark contrast to my husband who considers his afternoon gym trip the highlight of his day. Who is this man I married?!
But if I must go (and yes, I must), then at least I can add a little silver lining of my own by enjoying a delicious (and healthy!) tropical smoothie after working out. This Vanilla Mango Tropical Smoothie may only be three ingredients, but it's thick and smooth and sweetly satisfying. Also: yum.
A couple years ago I watched an online video about how to cut a mango. Turns out it's really easy. Slice along either side of the seed pod, score the inside, flip it inside out, then cut off the cubes! After a couple tries you'll be an old pro. And it's a super fun party trick. When you're done cubing the mango, toss it into your blender for a moment until it's a smooth puree. Mmmmmm.
I used my handy-dandy new Thermos® shaker bottle to mix things up. I'll be superficial here for a moment and tell you how much I love the color scheme on the bottle (lime green and grey!), and then I'll also let you know that it did a fantabulous job of getting everything totally blended up. The bottle has an integrated mixer that you can place in the top for agitating the drink and making sure there's no protein powder chunks. Can I get a 'whoop whoop' for technology?!
The Thermos® shaker bottle comes apart really easily for cleaning and has a convenient carrying loop as well as a snap lock to make sure the top never leaks. Because ew, leaks. No.
I'm pretty sure I saw the husband eyeing my bottle. It's a nice bottle. And, hey! You can enter the Shaker Bottle Sweepstakes on the Thermos brand Facebook page for a chance to win your own Genuine Thermos® Brand Shaker Bottle!
Vanilla Mango Tropical Smoothie, Ingredients:
- 1 ripe mango, pureed
- 1 serving vanilla protein powder
- orange juice
Vanilla Mango Tropical Smoothie, Directions:
- Add mango, then protein powder to your bottle.
- Fill the remaining space with orange juice, then cover and shake well.
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