My daughter love mangos, and they are pretty healthy for a snack (only has natural sugars). They are also really easy to cut in just a few steps, despite the pit in the center. Mangos are very low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium. They’re a good source of fiber and Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin C.
To start, cut two halves off the mango on either side of the pit. This will leave you with three pieces.
Cut the halves in a criss-cross design, and bend the half to make the cut mango cubes pop out.
Slice the cubes off into bite-sized pieces, perfect for snacking or adding to a smoothie!
Trim the soft fruit off from around the pit, getting as close to the pit as you can.
Enjoy this yummy fruit that’s available year round!
Simple Healthy Smoothies
Smoothies are an easy way to enjoy a wide variety of fruits and veggies! You can pack bananas, strawberries, mango, blueberries, yogurt, and even spinach, carrots, and kale into a smoothie. Yummi Pouch reusable food pouches make it easy for kids to enjoy smoothies relatively mess-free. Here are some of our favorite combinations.
Strawberry Nectarine Smoothie
- Handful of strawberries (fresh or frozen)
- 2 nectarines (sliced)
- 1/2 mango
- 1 cup vanilla yogurt
Blend this delicious combination together until smooth and enjoy!
Banana Berry Smoothie
- 1 banana
- Handful of blueberries
- Handful of strawberries
- 1/2 cup sliced pineapple
- 1 cup Greek yogurt
Blend until smooth and enjoy!
Green Machine Smoothie
- 1 banana
- 1/2 cup spinach
- 1 cup coconut milk
- Handful of blackberries
- 1/2 of an orange (sliced)
Blend until smooth and pour it into a glass or a Yummi Pouch!
Yummi Pouches are easy to fill with homemade smoothies through the top zipper opening. These reusable food pouches allow kids to enjoy smoothies in the car and they can fit into a lunchbox. Smoothies can be chocked full of healthy ingredients, and drinking from a pouch makes a smoothie snack fun for kids.
What are your favorite smoothie combinations?
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