Mangoes are here!

Though only the early storage mangoes are available in the market right now, how can you say no to any form of mangoes when you spot them? So what to do with these mangoes? I think they are perfect for a blended summer smoothie.

Leaving the conventional style of making milkshakes behind, try blending two or three different fruits together to make a rich smoothie. I bought mangoes to see if they are ripe, however it turned out there is still a week or two before we can get good ripe sweet mangoes. Until then, make healthy smoothies and drinks with what you get.

I blended frozen bananas with mangoes, homemade yogurt, vanilla extract and ice, and got a complete breakfast in a glass. Play around with any seasonal fruit you like.

Ingredients:

  • Mango – 1, chopped
  • Banana – 1
  • Yougurt – 2 tablespoons
  • Milk – Half a cup
  • Sugar or Honey – 2 teaspoons
  • Ice Cubes – As much as you like

Instructions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and puree until completely smooth
  2. Pour in a glass and enjoy

Fatima Ali

I am trained to be an IT professional. I served National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) for six years after graduating from the same university. As long as I can remember, cooking good food has been my passion and it makes me happy. My cooking lessons were a bit unusual though. Back in the day when digital did not mean much, my father would record cooking shows (knorr ka kitchen, kaukab khuwaja and Zee Khana Khazana – Chef Sanjeev Kapoor) for me to watch endless times later on, before trying the recipes out. I would make brownies and cold cake almost every day while my mother was asleep. This was my way of surprising her every evening. My mother cooks amazing food too and I have tried many of the recipes written in her recipe book. I draw inspiration from a number of chefs from televised cooking shows such as Late Chef Farah, Chef Rahat, Chef Mehboob, BBC Food, Masala TV, Chef Shai, Chef Sharmeen, Master Chef Australia and my ultimate favorite Chef Shireen Anwer. I would not be as good a cook I am now without passive guidance from each one of these.