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Banana and mango shake

Banana and mango shake

A thick banana-flavoured milkshake with a tropical touch, this will certainly appeal to children and adults alike. Ideal at breakfast time as it is filling, nourishing and quick, it can also be enjoyed as a delectable dessert after lunch or dinner.

Serves: 2


  • ½ ripe mango
  • 1 small ripe banana, sliced
  • ½ cup (125ml) low-fat milk
  • ½ cup (125ml) orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon caster sugar
  • 2 heaped tablespoons vanilla frozen yogurt
  • Sprigs of fresh lemon balm to serve (optional)


  1. Peel the skin from the mango and cut the flesh away from the stone.
  2. Chop the flesh roughly.
  3. Put into a blender with the banana.
  4. Add the milk, orange juice, lime juice, sugar and frozen yogurt and blend on maximum speed for about 30 seconds, or until well combined and frothy.
  5. Pour into glasses and serve immediately, decorated with sprigs of lemon balm, if you like.

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