Mango-mint smoothie with tortellini salad

Mango-mint smoothie with tortellini salad

Tortellini salad with mango-mint smoothie

Imagine walking through a herb garden in a monastery ruin and collecting the herbs you need for your meal. This is exactly what we experienced in the Altzella Monastery. Except for a few buildings, the monastery is only preserved as a ruin. However, the garden is again supplying herbs. All kinds of herbs grow there today. Herbalist Koreen Vetter conducts seminars, herbal courses, fasting evenings and courses there. She shows us how to make a mango-mint smoothie with tortellini salad.

We present this recipe for a smoothie with pizza tortellini salad to the friends of the herb kitchen among you. We were at Herb garden of Altzella Monastery in Nossen in Sachsen. With herbs from the monastery garden, we tried herbal recipes in the monastery kitchen. Petar and I prepared a mint-mango smoothie that tasted so good that we have made it at home several times since then. With the herbal taste together with mango, it tastes wonderfully refreshing and is a summer drink that refreshes. That's how you prepare it.

Mango-mint smoothie


A mango as well
1 cup of yogurt from Greece
approx. 300 l peppermint tea (you can also prepare it with peppermint from the herb garden. Then it tastes even more intense)
1 Orange
Mint leaves (I use lemon mint for this)
50 g sugar

Preparation of mango-mint smoothie

Cut the mango and orange into pieces and place in a mixing bowl. Add yoghurt. Sort out mint leaves. Do not wash if possible. Then the taste stays more intense. Add sugar. Fill with mint tea. Then mix everything with the blender. Finished!

With herbal drinks like this, we also like to eat dishes that are prepared with herbs. This includes, for example


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Mango-mint smoothie with tortellini salad


This tortellini salad goes well with the mango-mint smoothie


1 packet of tortellini with prosciutto
1 cucumber. Cut in slices.
1 onion. Finely chopped.
Cocktail tomatoes. Halved.
Bacon strips. Fried.
about 15 olives. Halved.
some basil leaves
Gouda cheese, grated

salad dressing

Oregano leaves. Finely chopped
ca. 100 ml olive oil
about 75 ml of brandy vinegar
1 clove of garlic. Pressed.
Chilli flakes. To taste.


First let the tortellini steep in boiling water for about 5-8 minutes. Then pour it off and let it drain.

In the meantime, mix the ingredients for the salad dressing in a glass with a lid. This is sealed tightly. Then shake the sauce until it is creamy.

Then add the salad ingredients to the tortellini and mix with the salad dressing.

The mango-mint smoothie goes perfectly with this.




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Text Tortelini salad with mango-mint smoothie: © Copyright Monika Fuchs
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I adapted the recipe for the salad from Original Recipe by Donna Elick on The Slow Roasted Italian.

Mango-mint smoothie with tortellini salad

Travel expert Monika Fuchs

Monika Fuchs and Petar Fuchs are the authors and publishers of the Food and Slow Travel blog  TravelWorldOnline. They have been publishing this blog since 2005. TravelWorldOnline has been online since 2001. Their topics are trips to Savor, wine tourism worldwide and slow travel. During her studies Monika Fuchs spent some time in North America, where she - partly together with Petar Fuchs - traveled to the USA and Canada and spent a research year in British Columbia. This intensified her thirst for knowledge, which she satisfied for 6 years as an adventure guide for Rotel Tours and then for 11 years as a tour guide for Studiosus Reisen around the world. She was constantly expanding her travel regions, but curiosity still gnawed at her: "What's beyond the horizon? What else is there to discover in this city? Which people are interesting here? What do they eat in this region?" As a freelance travel journalist (her articles have appeared in DIE ZEIT, 360° Canada, 360° USA, etc.), she is now looking for answers to these questions as a travel writer and travel blogger in many countries around the world. Petar Fuchs produces the videos on this blog as well as on YouTube. Monika Fuchs from TravelWorldOnline is among Germany's top 50 bloggers in 2021. Find more Information about Monika and Petar Fuchs here.

4 thoughts too "Mango-mint smoothie with tortellini salad"

    1. We now have both the smoothie and the salad at least once in summer.

      Best regards,

    1. Hi Andrew,

      nice that you're here. I am very happy about it. The sugar can of course also omit or replace with honey or sweetener, if you want. I always vary and he always tastes a bit different.

      Best regards,

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