Here’s how to make the ultimate mango smoothie with a perfect combination of sweet flavor and creamy texture. Trust us, it’s irresistible!
This smoothie goes beyond your average mango concoction and resembles more of a delectable ice cream treat than a healthy beverage.
In our household, it has gained legendary status. While we have a soft spot for our sweet strawberry banana smoothie and rich vanilla protein smoothie, this mango smoothie takes the cake. Allow us to share all the secrets behind its greatness:
Why does it stand out as the best mango smoothie?
- The pure, sweet flavor genuinely highlights the mango.
- Silky smooth, creamy texture with just the right thickness for easy sipping.
- Packed with wholesome ingredients, without any added sweeteners—just the natural sweetness of fruit.
- Easily adaptable to a plant-based lifestyle, as it only requires ½ cup of milk, which can be the non-dairy of your choice!
Nothing is like a refreshing, delightful mango smoothie on a hot summer day. The smooth and velvety texture and the sweet and tangy flavors of ripe mangoes create a genuinely irresistible beverage.
With just a few simple ingredients and a mere three minutes of your time, you can quickly whip up this delectable treat and enjoy the ultimate taste of summer.
Whether you are lounging by the pool, hosting a backyard barbecue, or simply seeking a quick and easy way to beat the heat, this mango smoothie recipe will surely be a crowd-pleaser.
So grab your blender, gather your ingredients, and indulge in a cold, creamy concoction that embodies the essence of summertime bliss.
- 2 fresh mangoes or 2 cups of frozen mango
- 1 small frozen banana (or half of a large banana); you can use unfrozen if using frozen mango
- ½ cup milk, dairy or dairy-free
- ½ cup yogurt, dairy or dairy-free
HOW TO MAKE A MANGO SMOOTHIE
To make a mango smoothie:
- Put all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. If you’re using frozen mango, you may need a tamper to ensure even mixing.
- Pour the smoothie into a jar, add a straw, and enjoy the creamy and sweet flavor.
- Just be careful not to get a brain freeze!
Frozen Mango Smoothie Recipe
Here’s a quick and refreshing recipe for a fruity snack or light meal using frozen mango and a few other simple ingredients:
- 1 cup frozen mango chunks
- 1/2 cup plain yogurt
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1/4 cup granola
- Combine the frozen mango chunks, yogurt, and honey in a blender or food processor.
- Blend until smooth and creamy.
- Pour the mixture into a bowl or glass.
- Top with granola for added crunch and texture.
- Enjoy your delicious and healthy frozen mango snack or light meal!
Banana Mango Smoothie
Begin your day with a delectable fruit smoothie. This smoothie is not only a delightful breakfast option but also a satisfying afternoon snack or a refreshing dessert.
- 1 cup of ripe mango, peeled and cubed
- ¾ cup of ripe banana, sliced (approximately 1 medium-sized banana)
- ⅔ cup of fat-free milk
- 1 tablespoon of nonfat dry milk (optional)
- 1 teaspoon of honey
- ¼ teaspoon of vanilla extract
- Begin by arranging the mango cubes in a single layer on a baking sheet. Allow them to freeze until firm, which usually takes about 1 hour.
- Once the mango cubes are frozen, gather all your ingredients. You will need the frozen mango cubes, a banana, milk, dry milk (optional), honey, and vanilla extract.
- Place all the ingredients in a blender. This includes the frozen mango cubes, banana, milk, dry milk (if using), honey, and vanilla extract.
- Process the ingredients in the blender until they are smooth and well combined. This will create a delicious mango smoothie.
- For added convenience, you can freeze the cubed mango overnight in an airtight container. This will make it easier to quickly prepare the smoothie. If you want to change things up, try using frozen berries instead of mango.
- Let the frozen mango thaw for about 15 minutes before using it in the smoothie. This will help to soften it slightly.
- While optional, adding one tablespoon of dry milk to the smoothie can provide approximately 100 milligrams of calcium.
Apple Mango Smoothie
This apple mango smoothie is a simple, healthy drink made with only 4 ingredients: apple, mango, milk, and honey. It’s perfect for a quick and refreshing breakfast on busy mornings.
In this smoothie, the combination of mango and apple is surprisingly light and refreshing while still filling. The recipe uses more mango than apple to ensure that the mango flavor shines through. However, you can adjust the ratio to your liking. Leaving the skin on the fruits adds fiber to the smoothie, but peeling them can make it slightly smoother.
Choose sweet and crispy apples like fuji, gala, or Honeycrisp for the best taste. Granny Smith apples can also be used for a slightly tart flavor. Ultimately, any apple will work well in the smoothie, but some varieties add extra sweetness and flavor.
- 2 mangoes, peeled and cut into chunks
- 1 apple, cut into chunks
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1/2 teaspoon honey
- Blend the mangoes, apples, milk, and honey until smooth. Serve.
Pineapple Mango Smoothie
Combining ripe mango and pineapple in a fresh fruit smoothie creates a heavenly marriage of flavors that not only tantalizes your taste buds but also offers numerous health benefits.
This recipe for mango pineapple smoothie is a delightful tropical treat, made even more delicious with the addition of yogurt, milk, and honey, resulting in a thick and creamy texture that will leave you craving more.
- 1 cup fresh or frozen Mango Chunks
- 3/4 cup fresh or frozen Pineapple Chunks
- 1/3 cup Vanilla or Plain Yogurt
- 1/3 cup Almond Milk or Soy Milk
- Optional: 2 Ice Cubes or 1/4 cup Crushed Ice
- 1/2 tablespoon Sugar or Honey
You have the option to use either fresh fruits or frozen fruits, depending on what’s available. Almond milk was used for this recipe, but you can substitute it with milk or an equal amount of mango juice.
Here’s how to prepare the smoothie:
- Pour almond milk (preferred milk/juice) into a blender jar.
- Add plain yogurt.
- Add mango chunks, pineapple chunks, and honey.
- Add ice cubes or crushed ice for a chilled smoothie if using fresh fruits. If using frozen fruits, you can skip adding ice cubes.
- Blend until the fruits are well mixed and the texture is smooth.
- Check the consistency of the smoothie. If it’s too thick, you can add more milk to thin it out; if it’s too thin, you can add more fruits.
- Once blended to your desired consistency, the creamy pineapple mango smoothie is ready.
- Pour the smoothie into two chilled serving glasses.
- Garnish each glass with a piece of pineapple or mango slice.
- Serve and enjoy your refreshing smoothie!
- – If you use frozen fruits, the smoothie will become thicker. To prevent that, increase the amount of milk to 1/2 cup and omit the ice cubes.
- – Avoid keeping the smoothie for too long as it may develop a slightly bitter taste due to the pineapple.
- – The smoothie has a sweet and mildly sour taste from the combination of mango and pineapple blended with vanilla yogurt.
- – It is best enjoyed as a chilled and refreshing drink during hot summer weekends and parties.
Carrot Mango Smoothie
This quick Mango Carrot Smoothie is packed with nutrients and ready in 2 minutes. Gather 5 ingredients, blend, and enjoy one of my top smoothie recipes.
After getting my blender, I found a carrot juice recipe in the accompanying cookbook. I gave it a try, but it ended up tasting like plain carrots and water. Disappointing, right? This made me wonder if there was a better way to enjoy carrot juice.
As I searched through my fridge and pantry, an idea struck me: combining mangoes with carrots. I added bananas for creaminess and orange juice for a sweet-tart twist. The result is a healthy smoothie recipe that my picky eater kids and I love.
- 1 cup of orange juice
- 1 medium-sized banana
- 1 cup of frozen carrots (approximately 4 ounces)
- 1 cup of frozen mango chunks (about 4 ounces)
- 1 scoop of protein powder or ½ cup of Greek yogurt
- Add orange juice, banana, carrots, mango, and protein powder or Greek yogurt to the blender to make a delicious smoothie. Blend the ingredients together until you have a smooth consistency. Enjoy!
Recipe tips and variations
- This recipe yields approximately 2 cups of smoothie, enough for 1 serving.
- Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. It’s normal for some separation to occur, so shake or stir the smoothie before enjoying it.
- To add more protein, fiber, and healthy fats, you can include 2 tablespoons of flax or chia seeds. You can soak the chia seeds in water for 5 to 10 minutes, but it’s unnecessary. Bob’s Red Mill is a recommended brand for these ingredients.
Papaya Mango Smoothie
The Mango Papaya Smoothie is like a mini vacation in a glass! By blending frozen mango, papaya, and banana with coconut milk, you get a refreshing drink that would make you feel like you’re lounging by a tropical poolside.
- 3 cups of chopped papaya
- 1 chopped mango
- 1 banana
- 1/2 cup of canned light coconut milk
- 1 cup of water
- Put all the ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend for 60-120 seconds until you achieve a smooth and creamy texture.
- Taste the smoothie and adjust the consistency by adding more milk if it’s too thick or more sweetener if it’s not sweet enough for your liking.
- Pour the smoothie into a cup or mason jar.
- Enjoy it immediately, or store it in the fridge for up to 24 hours.
TIPS TO MAKE MANGO PAPAYA SMOOTHIE
Try freezing your bananas before blending them to achieve a creamy texture in your smoothie without diluting the flavor. This eliminates the need for adding ice. When selecting bananas, choose ripe or overripe ones, as they are sweeter and have more antioxidants. Similarly, ensure that your mangoes and papayas are ripe by gently squeezing them. You can enjoy a refreshing and creamy smoothie without the need for ice by using at least one frozen fruit.