Tart juicy raspberries and sweet mango blend together smoother than a Jay Z and Beyonce song in this spring time smoothie.
I know the first day of spring is technically in March but I don’t think it was really until this week that I’m juuuust starting to kind of sort of maybe slightly believe that spring is a thing that’s happening… possibly. The way I feel about spring is same way you feel after you’ve just ended a really rocky, dramatic relationship (aka this brutal effing winter) and you’re super jaded towards any signs of new love (aka nicer weather, blue skies… being able to see the grass). You want to believe, you really do, but you’re just afraid of being hurt again. I’ve seen it happen before. Snow at the end of April.
Besides the slightly warmer temps there are some other signs of spring that I am willing to embrace. This time of year I get the itch to start running again after a winter of focusing on muscle building. I look for excuses to walk as much as possible, soaking in any ounce of vitamin D I can get. Seasonal shops start opening their doors, bikinis and shorts start going on sale, veggies start coming into season, things are looking up people.
Maybe it’s just me, but this time of year, around April and May I sense a lot of change and growth. I’m an excitable person, so any chance I get to be overly optimistic about the future, I’ll take it. In my experience, Spring is a much better time for fresh starts than January. I’m also getting close to the one year mark on my graduation last May. I definitely want to take the time to really step back and reflect on this first year of my post-grad life and make sure I’m being purposeful moving forward.
Spring time is also prime for smoothie action. I mean, you know me, everytime is prime time for smoothie action, but for the general population spring and summer are blendin’ season.
Today I’m sharing what might be one of my favorite fruit combos: Raspberry Mango. I love raspberries because they’re tart and bursting with berry flavor. I love mangos because they’re sweet with a creamy meaty texture. Put these two together and it’s better than a Jay Z and Yoncé track. Bey hive please don’t hurt me.
- 1 Frozen Banana
- 1 Cup of Frozen Mango
- 1 Cup of Raspberries (fresh or frozen)
- 4-8oz of coconut or almond milk (depending on how thick you like your smoothie)
- 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder
- 1 handful of spinach
- Place all ingredients in a blender until smooth
- If using a regular blender add liquid first, if using a Magic or Nutribullet add liquid last
What signals do you look for to tell you it’s spring?