Make it at Home: Tropical Mango Smoothie

Have you been yearning for a tropical vacation? Do you find yourself day dreaming of sand between your toes, a salty ocean breeze and long days with nothing to do but lie on the beach with a cold drink by your side? If so, it’s time for you to book a stay at Zoëtry Wellness & Spa Resorts! Until then, this delicious and delightfully good-for-you smoothie will make you feel a little closer to paradise.

Many visitors to Zoëtry comment on how much they enjoy both the quality of fruit we’re able to offer. This smoothie contains fresh mango along with a secret ingredient sure to transport you to the tropics: avocado. Avocados, rich in healthy monounsaturated fat, fiber, potassium, vitamin E and more have countless touted benefits. In a smoothie, avocado also lends a rich and creamy feel. Check out the tasty recipe from of Reader’s Digest below. Have you ever tried avocados in your smoothie? Give it a try!

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Secret Ingredient Mango Smoothie

Prep time: 15 minutes

Servings: 1

Ingredients:

1 cup chopped ripe mango

1/4 Haas avocado, peeled, pitted, and chopped

1/2 cup mango sorbet

1/4 cup skim milk

2 tablespoons honey

2 teaspoons lime juice

1/4 cup crushed ice

2 mango slices, 1/2-inch thick

1 lime slice

How to make it:

  1. In a blender, combine the chopped mango, avocado, sorbet, milk, honey, lime juice, and ice. Blend on high until smooth.
  1. Pour into a tall glass. Slit the sliced mango and the sliced lime halfway through to the centers. Attach them to the rim of the glass before serving.

 

The Health Benefits of Avocado

The avocado, a staple ingredient in countless Mexican food dishes, has been used for years not only for its great taste, but also for the health benefits it provides. Besides being a key ingredient in our famous guacamole at Zoëtry Wellness and Spa Resorts, the avocado offers numerous skincare advantages and aids in disease prevention. So, the next time you’re planning a summer meal, be sure that the avocado makes it onto your plate!

Here are just a few of the benefits the avocado has to offer:

Avocado Promotes Eye Health: Avocado contains certain nutrients that help prevent degeneration of the eye, as well as cataracts.

Avocado Lowers Cholesterol: Avocados are rich in beta-sistosterol, which has been proven effective in reducing cholesterol levels.

Avocado Prevents Strokes: In addition to fostering heart health, the high amount of folate in avocados has been shown to reduce the risk of stroke.

Avocado Protects Against Cancer: The nutrients in avocados, such as oleic acid, help protect us from three types of cancer: prostate, oral and breast cancer.

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