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This mango smoothie recipe is simple and perfect just for you. No hassle involved.

Mango Smoothie
Mango Smoothie

Just blend a handful of fresh fruits and a few scoops of yoghurt until it’s smooth and rich. That’s it! 

Like my green smoothie with mint, it’s one of my favourite ways to wake up in the morning, on its own or as a mango smoothie bowl topped with homemade granola and a drizzle of Greek honey.

This version, though, with its sweet, slightly tropical flavour and luxurious creaminess, is just as fitting for a healthy dessert.

Save time by using pre-frozen ingredients and get a smoothie in your hands in under 5 minutes. While it’s nutritious on its own, this mango smoothie recipe also provides a great base for adding extras, from increasing your fibre to protein to even your daily serving of vegetables.

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Mango Smoothie Ingredients

Mango Smoothie Ingredients
Mango Smoothie Ingredients

This mango smoothie feels like it should be a dessert, as it’s sweet and creamy and blends together like ice cream, but it’s just fruit and yoghurt! You’ll need:

  • Frozen fruit: Find frozen mango and bananas in the freezer aisle to save time, or freeze from fresh for the best flavour. 
  • Orange juice: Fresh is best, as always, but you can save time by buying pre-squeezed. Just make sure it’s 100% juice with no added sugar, so it’s not too sweet. 
  • Yoghurt: Use plain whole milk or plant-based yoghurt. Read the label to ensure there’s no added sugar to prevent making your smoothie too sweet. Greek yoghurt is a great option for added protein. This smoothie recipe boasts about 8 grams of protein if you use Greek yoghurt (versus 3 from standard), according to the USDA

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How to Make a Mango Smoothie

How to Make a Mango Smoothie
How to Make a Mango Smoothie

When it comes to breakfast, simple is best. And while you can enjoy this any time of the day, some families make smoothies for breakfast. This mango smoothie recipe doesn’t have any bells or whistles: all you need to do is blend. To make it: 

  • Blend. In a blender, add 1 cup of frozen mango chunks, ½ cup of frozen banana slices, 3 tablespoons of yoghurt, and ½ cup of orange juice. Blend until it’s smooth. You can add a splash of water or juice to thin if you’d like a runnier smoothie. 
  • Serve. Pour into 1 large or 2 small glasses and enjoy.

Tips for this Mango Smoothie Recipe

I love the convenience of pre-cut frozen fruits from my local market. Frozen fruit also has the benefit of blending together to form an icy-cold smoothie that feels like I’m indulging in sorbet or ice cream for breakfast. A couple of things to keep in mind:

  • Use frozen fruit within 6 months. Frozen fruit that has been hanging around too long in a freezer whose temperature has fluctuated is vulnerable to the dreaded freezer burn. Besides a lot of annoying ice crystals that need to be knocked off before using (or you’ll just be watering down your smoothie), the quality of the fruit can also be degraded. Make sure to use a bag of frozen fruit that’s been in the freezer for less than 6 months.
  • Fresh versus frozen fruit: Fresh fruit is also delicious, but you’ll need to add ice to get a more smoothie-like consistency. If you take one more step and “freeze from fresh” yourself, that freshness will carry over into the frozen fruit and can sometimes give a more pleasant consistency and fresher taste to the final smoothie. 

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How to Freeze Fruit for Smoothies

How to Freeze Fruit for Smoothies
How to Freeze Fruit for Smoothies

Freezing the fruit yourself, rather than buying fruit from the freezer aisle, ensures a fresher-tasting smoothie. To freeze the mango and bananas yourself: 

  • Peel and chop the fresh fruit into 1-inch pieces.
  • Spread the slices evenly on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Freeze for at least 4 hours or overnight. You can then use it in a smoothie immediately or place it in a freezer-safe container or resealable bag for later use. 
  • Freeze for up to 3 months. 

Optional Additions

The great thing about smoothies is that they can pack a lot into one serving. Looking to add fibre or an extra serving of vegetables? Try a few of these add-ins below:

  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seed
  • 1 tablespoon whole chia seeds
  • 1-2 scoops of your favourite protein powder (I like vanilla here)
  • 1-2 scoops of collagen
  • ¼ cup cauliflower rice (gluten-free vegan protein)
  • ¼ cup frozen pineapple chunks for a more tropical smoothie

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What to Serve with this Mango Smoothie

With creamy and protein-rich yoghurt, this mango smoothie may be enough to satisfy a snack craving or light breakfast all on its own, particularly if you add protein powder or cauliflower rice. 

For a fuller meal, serve with savoury snacks like fried eggs and hummus with simit sesame bread. Or, turn this recipe into a breakfast bowl topped with homemade granola and a drizzle of Greek honey. For more ideas, check out our guide to the ultimate Mediterranean breakfast.

Conclusion

Mango Smoothie is a very delicious drink, I can tell you that. But the benefits of this drink go far beyond its pleasing taste.

Mango smoothie has many nutritional benefits for your body and this is something your body needs. So get those ingredients and blend yourself a smoothie today!

If there are any questions, post them below.

FAQ

What fruit blends well with mango?

Bananas are a good choice. Also, apples and grapefruits

What is a mango smoothie made of?

Frozen fruit: Find frozen mango and bananas in the freezer aisle to save time, or freeze from fresh for the best flavour. 
Orange juice: Fresh is best, as always, but you can save time by buying pre-squeezed. Just make sure it’s 100% juice with no added sugar, so it’s not too sweet. 
Yoghurt: Use plain whole milk or plant-based yoghurt. Read the label to ensure there’s no added sugar to prevent making your smoothie too sweet. Greek yoghurt is a great option for added protein. This smoothie recipe boasts about 8 grams of protein if you use Greek yoghurt (versus 3 from standard), according to the USDA

Are mango smoothies good for you?

Yes, they are very good for you. Mango smoothies provide many health benefits.

How to make mango smoothie?

When it comes to breakfast, simple is best. And while you can enjoy this any time of the day, we make smoothies for breakfast in my family. This mango smoothie recipe doesn’t have any bells or whistles: all you need to do is blend. To make it: 
Blend. In a blender, add 1 cup of frozen mango chunks, ½ cup of frozen banana slices, 3 tablespoons of yoghurt, and ½ cup of orange juice. Blend until it’s smooth. You can add a splash of water or juice to thin if you’d like a runnier smoothie. 
Serve. Pour into 1 large or 2 small glasses and enjoy.

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