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When I was a small child in the 50s and 60s in Canada's Rural Heartland there were certain foods that were pretty much only eaten during the Christmas season, because that is the only time they were available in local stores. Turkey and mandarin oranges are in that category. Mandarin oranges were a great treat in our family. Small children felt so independent in that they could peel the little suckers all by themselves. They were refreshing and delicious and we couldn't get enough of them! There was always at least one mandarin orange in our Christmas Stocking.
We now live in a world where those of us in privileged nations can generally find a huge range of fresh fruits and vegetables almost any time of year. My husband just picked up a box of organic Mandarins and we are teaming them up with frozen organic Mangos from Costco. The flavours of Mandarin Orange and Mango blend very nicely together, plus the Mango provides the emulsion that any smoothie needs (keeps all the fruit juices from going off their separate ways). Fresh grated ginger provides that lovely warming and zing. A frozen banana brings in some additional sweet and smooth. Hope you enjoy!
Mandaringo-Ginger Smoothie (serves 2 - 4 people)
Put the following in your Blender Carafe:
- 1 C. Frozen Mango
- 2 Mandarin Oranges, segmented
- 2 inch peeled, chopped Ginger
- 1/2 to 1 Frozen Banana, chopped
Enjoy! Hanukkah begins tonight, so is Adam Sandler's Hanukkah Song:
Here are the other 6 Christmas Smoothie Recipes for you to sample!