RECIPE: Mango Smoothie

Mango smoothie is one of our favorite ways to start the day. I love making smoothies because they are easy to make, delicious, and nutritious and there are so many flavor combinations. This simple smoothie recipe has just three ingredients: frozen bananas, frozen mangoes, and almond milk. Any type of sweet ripe mango will work for a smoothie. Simply dice the yellow-orange flesh into cubes and freeze hours before blending if you would like an ice-cold creamy drink. Some people prefer their drinks at room temperature and make smoothies from fresh fruit without freezing the fruit first. Whichever way you prefer your drink is up to you. I prefer mine frozen.

Mango smoothie recipe has just three simple ingredients.
A whole box of mangos for mango smoothie making.

I buy mangoes in bulk when they are in season. Manilla mangoes are my favorite variety. Peel and freeze bananas six to eight hours before making your smoothie. Frozen bananas will keep for weeks in the freezer, but I prefer to use them within a day or two after peeling. Any sweet ripe banana will work – the riper, the sweeter, the better for smoothies.

My basic recipe for mango smoothie is so simple. Just combine 3 frozen bananas, 3 big cups frozen mangoes (or whole package of frozen mangoes from Trader Joe’s), and 2 cups of vanilla almond milk.  Combine the three ingredients in the blender, press start, and watch as the mixing magic happens.

Making a banana mango smoothie in my Ninja blender.
Making a banana mango smoothie in my Ninja blender.

You can experiment with the proportion of bananas to mangoes in this recipe to see which ratio you like best. Go heavy on the mangoes for a more orange and tart smoothie. Go heavy on the bananas for a creamier and more yellow version of this tasty beverage.

Mango smoothie recipe - pictured with a lime wedge.
This glass of mango smoothie is heavy on the banana making it creamier and more golden in color.

A simple way to make mango smoothie even more yummy is to add fresh ripe mangoes diced on top. Below I added some after filling the glasses half way and I added some more to the top.

Mango smoothie recipe - pictured with diced fresh mango pieces.
Add diced mango to your smoothie after blending to create texture in your drink.

Make your mango smoothie a little fancier by adding a lime wedge. A little lime adds a great zest of flavor here.

Mango smoothie recipe - pictured with lime wedges.
Mango smoothie with lime wedges.

Dried coconut flakes make a delicious topping for this smoothie.

Mango smoothie with shredded coconut and fresh mango pieces make us smile!
Mango smoothie with shredded coconut and fresh mango pieces make us smile!

Can you tell that we make mango smoothie quite often in our home?

Mango smoothie with fresh diced mango pieces.
Mango smoothie with fresh diced mango pieces.

There are many ways to top a smoothie or add some pizazz. Below I added a slice of chili-spiced dried mango. You could also add a dash of cayenne pepper for a touch of warmth in the otherwise cool drink.

Mango smoothie with a chili spiced dried mango slice.
Mango smoothie with a chili spiced dried mango slice.

Enjoy mango smoothie for breakfast and you will be fueling up on the very best fuel for your brain – healthy carbohydrates!

Mango smoothie makes a deliciously sweet breakfast, snack, desert, or anytime drink.

Double the recipe to make two glasses so you can share the love, or so you can enjoy a second serving like my son often does.

mango smoothie
More mango smoothie because it’s so good!

You can also add variation by serving mango smoothie in a bowl topped with your favorite toppings.

Mango smoothie bowl picture.
Mango smoothie in a bowl with fresh mango slices, shredded coconut, and fresh kiwi slices… mmmm…mmm…mmm.

Mangoes are great source of essential vitamins, minerals, fiber, antioxidants, and pure water from fruit. Bananas have numerous health benefits too. With loads of energy and nutrients, zero cholesterol, and zero dairy, there is nothing to feel guilty about with this frozen treat.  Mango smoothie is a whole food raw vegan recipe that is 100% all good.

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Mango Smoothie Recipe
This cool sweet smoothie is a nutritious and delicious way to start the day. Or enjoy mango smoothie for desert or an anytime do-your-body-good beverage. Drink to your health with mango smoothie!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings
large glasses
Ingredients
Toppings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings
large glasses
Ingredients
Toppings
Instructions
  1. Peel and freeze bananas.
  2. Dice and freeze mangos.
  3. Combine frozen mangoes, frozen bananas, and almond milk in the blender.
  4. Blend on high until smooth. Open and push down fruit into the blender blades or add more almond milk if it is having trouble mixing.
  5. Pour into three tall glasses or your super-sized mug and top with your favorite toppings.
  6. Share with your loves ones. Enjoy!
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