The holidays at our house were a flurry of guests and activity and even a bit of snow. And there was so much food! We enjoyed tamales and Chile Relleno Casserole on Christmas Eve. We munched on Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip all day on Christmas, along with a ham and baked eggs and Cranberry Orange Rolls. There was homemade eggnog and ginger cookies , warm bread, and I even made my first successful hollandaise sauce for eggs benedict at my brother’s request. I served Braised Pork Ragu one night and Mom made a perfect lasagna the next. It was a delicious week.
And now, I’m in recovery. I’m eating a lot of spinach and things like these Mango White Bean Smoothies.
Have you ever put beans in a smoothie before? It’s good stuff. The white beans in this smoothie add to the creamy texture and make the smoothie a more filling, hearty snack or breakfast. You can taste them, but paired with mango, a bit of fresh mint, and unsweetened coconut, they don’t steal the show.
This Mango Smoothie is a healthy smoothie, but still a delicious smoothie. It’s an important part of my recover-from-eating-so-much-food-last-week plan.
Check out these posts for some resolution inspiration and help:
Gretchen Rubin has 5 Tips for making effective New Year’s Resolutions. And since I’m such a HUGE Gretchen Rubin fan, I’ll also point you to her 13 Suggestions For Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions.
I had fun browsing these Famous Resolutions on Brain Pickings.
The 8 Kindest Resolutions. #8 is one of my biggest plans this year.
And if you’re having trouble coming up with resolutions, here’s a Resolution Generator for you.
- 1¼ cup rice milk
- ⅔ cup white beans, rinsed
- 1½ cups mango chunks, frozen or fresh
- 12 small mint leaves, plus more for garnish
- ⅓ cup shredded, unsweetened coconut
- ice as needed
- Combine the first 5 ingredients in a high powered blender. Blend until smooth. Add ice as needed and blend again - you will want more ice, about a cup if you use fresh mango, or less if you use frozen mango. Garnish with fresh mint.