About this recipe: Trust me, it's good! It's made with fresh mango, orange juice, frozen banana, carrots, vanilla yogurt and ground ginger. You can switch vanilla yogurt to Greek or natural yogurt if you like.
My banana wasn't frozen, so I added some extra ice to reach the correct smoothie consistency. Cinco de Mayo is this weekend, and mangos are available everywhere. My mango was perfectly ripe and juicy and added incredible flavor to this drink. The tiny carrot pieces make the smoothie look pretty, and although not overpowering, the ginger is the surprise ingredient that will leave people wondering "...what is that?" I make a lot of smoothies, there's nothing about this that I didn't like, and it definitely will be made again. And as if that isn't enough, nutritionally, this breaks down well. Nice recipe Ecco_Star. - 02 May 2013 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
This was a good smoothie! 2 things I liked about it, is that it incorporated a vegetable and that it was the first smoothie/juice with ginger that called for the powdered form. I find fresh ginger too strong of a flavor in anything other than a stir-fry. I will subtitute it in other recipes. The type I used was Chinese Powdered #1 from Penzey's. Their spices are very strong, so I cut the amount in half. The yogurt I buy is non-fat Greek plain yogurt. I subtituted 1/3 cup of that for the 6oz of vanilla kind. Next time, maybe I will add a little vanilla or sweetener to see if there is any difference. My mango was frozen and I still used the ice cubes. Even with a frozen mango, not sure how someone without a high-speed blender could blend this though. It has very little liquid. I have a Vitamix blender and had to use 1/2 cup fresh oj, instead of a 1/4 cup, and really had to use the tamper to process it. Mine was also orange in color for some reason. ty - 04 Oct 2013 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I substituted whole milk for the orange juice in this and it was still waaaay too sugary for my tastes. I would make it again, maybe with coconut milk and honey, and no yogurt or orange juice. - 10 Jun 2013 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)