Palm trees. White sandy beaches. Crashing waves. MANGOS.

I don’t know about you, but whenever I’m daydreaming about a place, the first thing I do is head to the kitchen to create something that “tastes” like that place.

Italy. Pasta. Bangkok. Thai curry. Morocco. Tagine. The Carribean. Something fresh and fruity – like this…

Mango Cashew Smoothie

I’ve been on a major mango kick lately – using them in smoothies, salads and salsas – and I think it’s because this juicy-sweet stone fruit is what sunshine-y fantasies are made of.

When I’m not able to jet off to a remote island, a few sips of this creamy, Dreamsicle-y-sherbet-like smoothie instantly teleports me to a tropicalifragilistic place…even if only for a little while.

Mango Cashew Smoothie

Besides serving some major beach-vibes for breakfast (and/or a post workout refuel), this scrumtrulescent smoothie is packed with health benefits too – loads of vitamins A, B, C and E, magnesium, zinc, protein and healthy fat…so go ahead and draaank up! 😉

Mango Cashew Smoothie VM

Mango Cashew Smoothie


  • 1 cup frozen mango, slightly thawed
  • ½ cup fresh squeezed orange juice
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 tablespoon cashew butter
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 cup of ice


  1. Combine all ingredients into blender and blend until smooth. Top with crushed cashews (optional).

Once you’ve tried it, let me know what you think. Did it “take” you to the tropics? Or is it just me?

AND do you like cooking up flavors and dishes from your favorite cities and/or countries? If so, tell me all about what you make down in the comments below.


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