I have found that for some reason I am not responding to the cold weather the way I usually do. Usually first thing on a cold morning I want something warm to fill me up like porridge. However, for some wierd reason after not really craving them all summer I keep getting cravings for smoothies. At least it means that I have a great use for all the mangos I keep buying (2 for 1 was possibly getting ambitious). If I do forget about the mango and it starts to turn a little to the mushy side I can just slice it up and throw it in the freezer, ready for a tropical inspired smoothie that leaves me dreaming of lazing around in the sun somewhere.
1/2 medium mango, sliced and frozen
1 Tbsp peanut butter or other nut butter
4-5 almonds, chopped in half (unless you have a really good blender)
1- 1.5 cups coconut and almond milk (or milk of choice)
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
Make sure that you have skinned and chopped the mango before you freeze it. I find snack-size snaplock bags work well for this.
Place all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until nice and smooth.
*NB I found this sweet enough for me but if you like things on the sweeter side you could easily add in a chopped medjool date or two :)