I’ve been reviewing 175 Superfood Blender Recipes Book. One of the recipes I picked to test was the Sparkling Pineapple Mango Refresher.
I’ve tested 3 recipes from the book 175 Best Superfood Blender Recipes Using Your Nutribullet for reviewing the book.
Of the three recipes I tested, the Sparkling Pineapple Mango Refresher was the simplest and it was very enjoyable. This drink wasn’t thick like a smoothie. It was quite refreshing as the title describes it. I love that this drink is simple, yet is full of anti-inflammatory compounds. I’ve thought about mixing this drink with a little Rum or Vodka too! It would make an excellent adult beverage! I’m definitely going to be making this one again!
This recipe is reprinted courtesy of 175 Best Superfood Blender Recipes Using Your Nutribullet by Marilyn Haugen & Doug Cook © 2016 www.robertrose.ca Available where books are sold.
Sparkling Pineapple Mango Refresher
Serve as a virgin cocktail before dinner or enjoy this refreshing drink any time of the day. Packed with anti-inflammatory compounds, vitamin C and potassium, this smoothie does a body good.
• Tall cup
1 cup – frozen mango chunks – 250 mL
5 ice cubes
1 cup – unsweetened pineapple juice – 250 mL
1. Using a paring knife, cut 2 to 4 thin strips of zest from the lime. Set aside (discard the remaining zest or reserve for another use).
2. Squeeze lime juice into the tall cup and add mango, ice cubes and pineapple juice. Twist the extractor blade onto the cup to seal. Blend for 45 seconds or until smooth.
3. Pour into individual glasses and top with sparkling water. Garnish with lime peel.
Pour smoothie into ice pop molds and freeze until solid.
You can grate zest from the remaining lime peel for later use before juicing. Place measured amounts of the zest in ice cube trays, cover with water and freeze until solid and for up to 3 months.
Makes 2 servings