Saturday, May 11, 2013

Healthy Skinny version of McDonald's Mango Pineapple Smoothie



 
Mimosas are the usual drink for Mother's Day Brunch.
But who said
we can't change it to a more special drink.
Mangoes and Pineapples
are in abundance at springtime,
so here's a smoothie recipe that can easily be turned into a
New Mother's Day Cocktail.
 
 
I love McDonald's Mango Pineapple smoothie.
Not bad on calorie count, a medium size has 270 calories, 1.5% fat, 61g Carbs, 3g Protein. Total Calorie Breakdown 5% Fat, 91% Carbs, 4%Protein.
But of course we all know it is not as healthy as the one we can make at home.
If you are a mango and pineapple lover like me, you will immediately know that there is more to just Mango and Pineapple Puree Concentrate in that plastic cup your holding, it contains preservatives, and artificial flavorings.
 
My skinny version has no dairy, some of us are lactose intolerant, and some of my readers just don't have any access to yogurt in islands they live at.
I'm serious!
 
Oh heck it's Mother's Day!
Go ahead and spike it up with about 1-2 oz. of your choice of alcohol,
a little Tequila, Rum or Vodka won't hurt Mom.
I'm sure she'll appreciate it more.
 
To all the Mom's,
Have a fabulous day of pampering!
 
 
 
"A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts."
 
 
 


Ingredients:


2 Ataulfo Mangoes, chunks
1 cup fresh pineapple, chunks
1 cup pineapple juice
2 cups crushed ice
Agave or Honey, to taste



Method:

  • In a blender, add ice first, mango chunks, pineapple chunks and pineapple juice.
  • Crush until smooth.
  • Add  1-2 oz tequila, rum, or vodka if preferred.


Note:

  • The reason why I use Ataulfo is, it has string-less flesh,  the seed is thin, the meat portion is quite large, and it has a fantastic melt in your mouth flavor.
  • Choose bright yellow to orange when ripe not light green.
  • Other names for Ataulfo mango are Manila, Champagne, adolfo, honey or baby mango.
  • Do not use Red mangoes, it is very stringy.
  • Frozen mango and pineapple chunks can of course be use.













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