Learn about the benefits of the ingredients in this delicious mango smoothie that will help you maintain the health of your body in optimal conditions.
Benefits of this mango smoothie.
It has an exceptional balance of protein, fat, oil and starch, as well as a high degree of amino acids; among the amino acids are lysine (important for brain development) and arginine and histidine, basic for human development during childhood. It is also rich in methionine and cystine, in minerals such as iron, calcium and phosphorus and vitamins, while it is low in fat, thus complementing other grains and legumes such as green beans.
The benefits of chia seeds, it has Omega 3, fiber, phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, selenium, antioxidants, amino acids.
Benefits of almond milk, Carbohydrates, Proteins, Fats, Dietary Fiber, Vitamins: A, E, vitamin B2 and B1. Minerals: phosphorus, calcium, potassium, sodium and iron 5 mg.
Properties and benefits of mango: Vitamin C, A, antioxidants, quercetin, carbohydrates, fiber, folic acid, calcium, magnesium.
Properties of agave honey. This product is obtained from the blue agave cactus, the same plant from which, for example, tequila is made. It is characterized by being a plant with a high content of fructooligosaccharides (FOS). FOS are highly valued, since they stimulate the growth of the intestinal flora, are reduced in calories, inhibit the growth of pathogenic bacteria, are tolerated without problems by diabetics (and also help to regulate insulin levels), do not form cavities and decrease cholesterol and triglyceride levels, among other issues.
Mango, Almond and Quinoa and Chia Seed Smoothie.
– 2 tablespoons of quinoa (or substitute 1/4 cup traditional oatmeal).
– 1 1/2 teaspoons of chia seeds.
– 1 cup of almond or coconut milk.
– 1/4 cup of plain yogurt.
– 1 cup of chopped mango.
– 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon.
– 1/2 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract.
– 1 tablespoon of vanilla protein powder, optional.
– Agave honey to taste (or any natural sweetener of your choice: muscovado sugar, honey, etc.).
Preparation of the mango smoothie with multiple benefits.
Add quinoa (or oatmeal) and chia seeds to the blender and blend at high speed until it has the texture of fine flour. Add the milk, yogurt, mango, and all the other ingredients except honey. Blend on high speed until mixture is smooth, scraping down the sides, and blend again, if necessary.
Transfer the shake to a glass jar. Recommended to take immediately to take advantage of the nutrients in the ingredients, or to refrigerate (it can last two to three days in the refrigerator), only that the nutrients will not be used to the maximum in this way, although the flavors will develop more by letting the smoothie in the refrigerator.
Note: Regarding sweetening, this will depend on how sweet the fruit is (fresh seasonal fruit is usually sweeter than frozen, but frozen works great too), the type of milk and yogurt you use. Protein powder can be a source of sweetness, too. Adjust the flavor to your liking. Keep in mind that the flavors will develop as the shake settles in the refrigerator.