There's no reason you can't celebrate Mardi Gras while also watching your weight.

Mardi Gras season might be even harder for those watching their weight than Thanksgiving and Christmas. King cakes pop up almost daily here this time of year and you could easily find yourself losing the momentum you started at the beginning of the year.

This king cake smoothie might help those who crave king cake but also want to stay resolved.

King Cake Smoothie

Makes 1 serving

8 ounces unsweetened almond milk
1/2 cup frozen mango
2 scoop Metagenics UltraMeal Vanilla Protein Powder (can also use 1 scoop Designer Whey Natural Vanilla protein powder)
1 tablespoon almond butter
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

8 ice cubes

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend on medium speed for 2 to 3 minutes, or until completely mixed. Pour smoothie into a cup.