Mango and Banana Smoothie

Hello Friends!  It’s been quite some time, huh?  If you’ve been following my Facebook page, then you would know that we’ve been spending the last week in Chicago.  We were in Chicago (and its suburbs) for a whole 8 days, so that means we spent 8 days eating like crazy LOL!

We were lucky enough to try a variety of different foods at different restaurants, and I’ve come back with lots of inspiration!  I’m excited to finally be back in my kitchen and try my hand at recreating some of the magic that we experienced in Chicago.

With that being said, I want to make it clear that we are in need of a major diet detox.  I told my husband, “We’re having smoothies and salads for a week after we come back!”  And he couldn’t agree with me more. Oh, and he added that we needed to hit up the gym big-time too.

I hate to admit it, but he’s right.

This smoothie recipe that I’m sharing today is inspired by two things-

(a)  Our trip to Chicago was filled with lots of mango shakes, and the fact that my toddler son has taken a liking to mangoes; and,

(b)    My good friend Asiya of Chocolate and Chillies posted a recipe for Mango Smoothies a while back, and since I’ve had great success with her other recipes, this one fit the bill!

Here’s to whipping ourselves back into shape after the dietary damage we did in Chicago!


Mango and Banana Smoothie

Yield:  1 Large or 2 Small Servings


  • 1 cup chopped ripe mango
  • 1 banana
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 4 ice cubes


Combine all ingredients in a blender and pulse until smooth.  Refrigerate any leftovers.


15 responses

  1. mangoes are such bliss 🙂 Good to know that you had wonderful holidays .. my daughter went shopping with her dad for mangoes and got all excited and was saying milkshake milkshake on her way back …. so summer fun is already in !

  2. Sounds like you had a great time!!!! My friend lives in Chicago..she feels like they don’t have enough Halal restaurants and whenever they come to Toronto all they do is eat! 🙂 You will have a great time if you come down (or is it up???)…..just about every cuisine. Tons of restaurants in Mississauga. We haven’t tried those since they are quite far for us.

    Thanks for your kind words! Making me want to make one of these smoothies but no mangoes 😦

    • That’s crazy because there are soooo many awesome halal places to eat in Chicago! Well you know how it is, us humans usually are more fond of places where we don’t live. Like, this small town that we live in has so many hidden gems that we never take advantage of exploring, but whenever we go out of town the first thing we do is sight-see.

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