Mango Ginger Smoothie at the Boston Center for Adult Education

Remember last week when we told you we spent the day in the kitchens at the Boston Center for Adult Education (BCAE)? Well, we didn’t just tour around the facility; we got to take full advantage of all the kitchens! And we definitely did.

After touring the BCAE and chatting it up with Dustin about the cooking classes (of which I want to take ALL!), we got down to cooking. Our first delight? We decided to make a mango ginger smoothie. Why? Well, smoothies are delicious, first of all. But they’re also kind of hard to blog about because photographs can be tough. Unless, of course, you have a wide open, well-lit space in which to take those photos. And nice clear glass in which to put the smoothie. Done and done. Plus, we thought it would be fun to shoot a video to show you exactly how we did it. OK, so you basically just put everything in the blender, but still 🙂

Mango Ginger Smoothie (about 2 servings):

  • 1 ripe mango and 1 banana (or 2 mangos if you don’t like banana)
  • 2 pieces crystallized ginger, about 1 oz. (or as much as you want!)
  • 1 C low-fat buttermilk
  • 1 8-oz. container low-fat vanilla yogurt
  • Handful of chipped ice


Just a quick tip for slicing your mango before we begin. The best way to do it is to stand the mango and slice flesh of both sides of pit. Then lay each half on a cutting board and cut the flesh in a cross-hatch pattern with the tip of your knife. Push on the skin side and turn inside out, so the mango fruit pops out. Like so:


Then slice it off the skin. And cut the remaining flesh (I hate that word!) from around the pit.

OK, now watch our video to see how we put the smoothie together:

Boston Center for Adult Education | BCAE | Mango Ginger Smoothie from Chels and Sues on Vimeo.

Yes, you put all the ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth.

Isn’t the smoothie such a beautiful, tropical color?


We also may have thrown some extra crystallized ginger pieces in our smoothies because we’re both obsessed with ginger. It was perfect. And since neither of us really had breakfast, well needed!


This was only the first recipe we made in the BCAE kitchens. We still have 2 more amazing recipes to share with you (and videos, too!), so stay tuned because we’ll be posting a new one every week.

What’s your very favorite kind of smoothie?


20 Responses to "Mango Ginger Smoothie at the Boston Center for Adult Education"

  1. Raquelle says:

    Oohh! I love Mango and Ginger in smoothies. The ginger gives it a nice kick. I make a Mango-Ginger Lassi on a regular basis:

  2. Daisy says:

    I am terrible at cutting mango. thanks for the tips. your smoothies look awesome.

  3. Lizzy says:

    I am absolutely horrible at cutting mango- I always end up ruining it. Last week when I made my quinoa salad, I ended up buying presliced so thanks for the tip. I love mango smoothies!

  4. Michelle says:

    This looks fantastic! I love crystalized ginger!

  5. emily says:

    I’m craving one of those smoothies right now. It is a hot one here today! My fave smoothie flavor = banana blueberry, with a tablespoon of nut butter blended in. 🙂

  6. Mary says:

    This looks wonderful. I’m awfully fond of strawberry smoothies. I know its mundane . Fortunately, it is also wonderful. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings…Mary

  7. Claudia says:

    I’m usually a berry-smoothie kind of gal but I would scarf down this mango-ginger smoothie in a heartbeat.

  8. Simply Life says:

    YUM! All that fresh mango looks incredible!

  9. I’m sort of obsessed with chocolate in smoothies.

  10. Very jealous! Looks like a fun trip. I should head over there and take advantage of some proper training!

  11. Mango and crystallized ginger are an awesome combination!

  12. everytime i used to make a mango i would insist it had mango in it! the funny thing is that ive never once cut my mango the proper way like this.. ive still stuck to the old slobbery method of eating it like an apple lol


  13. Joanne says:

    You guys are adorable! Mangoes are my all-time favorite fruit. All. Time. These smoothies sound fantastic.

  14. CookiePie says:

    Ooooo – love this post! LOVE the idea of crystallized ginger in a smoothie (I too am obsessed with ginger!), especially with mango. Delish!!! And love your mango-cutting tutorial. Great post! I’ve been formulating a new smoothie idea in my head, I may just have to make it for breakfast tomorrow and blog about it – you’re inspiring me… 🙂

  15. Chris says:

    Potion glasses!

  16. I love mango smoothies. I think smoothies should be summery and refreshing and mango flavor really does the job!

  17. DianaHayes says:

    My favorite is probably strawberries and banana, but if you add rum, I’ll like any of them. 🙂
    Nice mango directions.

  18. i love smoothies! any kind really. when i make a smoothie at home it always has a banana and some other fruits in it. at a smoothie place, usually w/o a banana. i don’t know. i’m weird like that. and i adore those glasses! so pretty and fancy!

  19. Sharlene says:

    Mango and ginger sounds like a wonderful combination!! I tried watching the video but the sound wasn’t really cooperating with my laptop. Sad. I’m definitely going to try this out in these last couple days of summer though!

  20. Mango and Ginger wow…. It sound likea great combination. I am a smoothie addict and I have been making home-made smoothies for more than a year, but never come accros this combination. This one is next on my list. Thank you very much for this recipe.

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