Here at Yumi, we love mango. This stone fruit is packed with potassium, fiber, vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin C, magnesium & more. You can catch it in our Mango Tango blend – YUM. Inspired by our love for mango, I created this recipe for a Mango & Squash Smoothie. Now, why squash you ask? Just like with all of our jars, we are always aiming for naturally lower sugar. Mango is sweet and delicious, so rather than making a smoothie that’s a little too sweet, we add frozen butternut squash and cauliflower so that the sweetness level is just right. Not to mention, it adds a whole other load of delicious nutrients so you can feel good about giving it to your child, and yourself.
Now, why bee pollen?! Local bee pollen is an essential at my house – ESPECIALLY during allergy season. While it may seem counter-intuitive, bee pollen is actually great for curing seasonal allergies. Bee pollen actually reduces histamines (aka the stuff that makes you sneeze, sniffle and cough during allergy season). I like to think of bee pollen as nature’s Claritin or Allegra. Bee pollen is safe for young children, however, if your child is under 5, feel free to check with your child’s pediatrician first. When buying bee pollen, check out the refrigerated supplement section at your local health market, and make sure to buy local bee pollen (from your state or from a nearby state). Want to geek out more on bee pollen? Read more here.
So what are you waiting for? Whip this smoothie up ASAP.
From Our Kitchen: Mango & Squash Smoothie
Not overly sweet. Not under-sweetened. Just right.
2 ripe bananas
1/2 cup frozen butternut squash
1/4 cup steamed, frozen cauliflower
1/4 cup mango (fresh or frozen)
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 teaspoon bee pollen
1/2 teaspoon lucuma
- In a large blender, combine all of the ingredients listed above and blend until well-combined.
- Separate into dishes for yourself and for baby. Top off the smoothies with toppings, if desired.