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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 servings
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Pour orange juice into the pitcher of a blender and add mango, frozen banana, carrots, vanilla yogurt, ice cubes, and ginger. Pulse several times to crush ice, then blend until smooth, 30 seconds to 1 minute.

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Nutrition Facts

191 calories; protein 5.5g 11% DV; carbohydrates 41.8g 14% DV; fat 1.6g 2% DV; cholesterol 4.3mg 1% DV; sodium 59.4mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/02/2013
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. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/11/2013
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. Read More
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14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
05/02/2013
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. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/11/2013
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/04/2013
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 Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/28/2013
This deserves 5!! I reversed the frozen fruit cuz had mango frozen already and used fresh banana. Followed all else as directed and it is so refreshing and tasty-very thick and smooth! Would also be great to put into a popsicle mold to freeze for hot summers; whatever way we will be making this often. Thanks for this post Ecco_Star but it's greeeeeaaaaat lol Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
05/20/2013
the ginger was a little overwhelming for this crew. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2017
Delicious. My banana wasn't frozen but that didn't matter. Accidentally used 2 tsp. of ginger made it a little snappy but I liked it and thought it tasted great. No carrots on hand but I'm sure they would have been great too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/02/2020
I’m not real crazy about the ginger flavor but I know it’s good for circulation and it’s a good way to work it into your diet. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/21/2016
Added a few more carrots and used 1/2 vanilla yogurt and 1/2 plain Greek yogurt to reduce the sugar. Then added a little extra vanilla extract. Most of my fruit was frozen so I didn't need to add much ice. Used about 1/2 the ginger called for also. Excellent! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
05/16/2017
I use milk instead of the orange juice. Read More