Refreshing mango and passion fruit smoothie that is, sweet, tangy, hot and spicy.
A week before easter I went to Athens on a field trip and arround the hotel we where staying there was a bar that served a cocktail similar to this, needless to say it became very popular. This smoothie is my interpretation and without alcohol.
Yields 2-4 glasses:
400 g peeled and chopped ripe mango
2 cups crushed ice
2-3 chilies (use the amount you desire)
1 tbsp fresh grated ginger
1 lime, juice only
4+2 passion fruits, pulp of 4 for blending and 2 for decoration
For a naughty version
1 tbsp honey or clear syrup (add to blender)
2-4 cc vodka per glass depending on the size of the glass (pour this over the ice, then add smoothie and stirr)
Combine all the ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. Fill glasses with the smoothie and decorate with the remaining passion fruit pulp, some chopped chili, mint and serve.
I used pulp and seeds of the passion fruit because it is good for you and I thinkthe black specks looks decorative with the yellow in the glass. You can read about the passion fruit seed HERE