Mango Smoothie

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Whip up this refreshing mango smoothie recipe for an instant energy boost! Each serving delivers nutrient-rich fruits, fiber, protein, and probiotics. Preparing this cool and creamy tropical-inspired drink only takes a few minutes.

Glass filled with a frozen mango smoothie.

Recipe Science

  • Blending mangoes breaks down their fibrous structure, creating a smooth, creamy texture due to the fruit’s high pectin content.
  • Adding yogurt introduces proteins and fats, which enrich and stabilize the texture, preventing separation.
  • When blending, adding ice and frozen mango chunks keeps the mixture cool, keeping the smoothie consistency thick.

Why It Works

Need a cool and refreshing healthy treat? Look no further than the freezer. This delicious mango smoothie is a tropical paradise for your tastebuds. In just one minute, whip up a smooth and creamy drink using a high-speed blender. Each sip is packed with protein and antioxidant benefits.

Fresh mangos are in season from May to September, making them the ultimate summer staple. However, frozen mango chunks are easy to find at grocery stores year-round. This type of fruit pairs nicely with sliced bananas, Greek yogurt, and orange juice for a sweet and tangy smoothie.

Ingredients You’You’lld

Pre-portioned ingredients in bowls to make a mango smoothie recipe.
  • Mangoes: Fresh or frozen mangoes can be used. Ripe fresh mangoes provide the strongest flavor, but they must be frozen. Cut a mango into about ½ to ¾-inch chunks, add them to a plastic bag, and freeze them in a single layer until completely solidified. I usually do this a day ahead of time. For convenience, grab a bag of frozen mango chunks from the grocery store’s freezer section.
  • Bananas: Sliced fresh or frozen bananas add a starchy component for a thicker texture and natural sweetness.
  • Yogurt: Add plain Greek yogurt for a creamy texture and a boost of protein and probiotics.
  • Juice: Orange juice complements the flavor of the mango and balances the drink with a sweet and tangy taste.
  • Sweetener: If desired, add a small amount of honey to boost the smoothie’s sweetness.
  • Ice: Ice cubes add thickness to the beverage, with a chillier taste.

See the recipe card below for all ingredients and measurements (US and metric).

Ingredient Substitutions

  • Frozen Fruit: Add in frozen pineapple, strawberry, acai, blueberry, or papaya for an even more tropical flavor.
  • Yogurt: Feel free to use other types of yogurt, like unstrained yogurt or flavored Greek yogurt. Add non-dairy and vegan yogurts like cashew, soy, or coconut.
  • Juice Options: Swap out the orange juice for pineapple, mango, or guava juice.
  • Sweetness: Increase the sweetness with maple syrup or agave. Vanilla also boosts sweet notes.
  • Add Milk: For an even creamier texture, add dairy milk or plant-based and non-dairy milk options like oat milk, coconut milk, almond milk, or cashew milk.
  • Nutritional Boost: Add a scoop of protein powder, chia seeds, or flax seeds for an extra satiating beverage. Add veggies like spinach or kale for healthy greens.

How to Make a Mango Smoothie

Slices of banana and mangoes in a blender cap.

Step 1: Layer the Ingredients

To ensure that icy ingredients efficiently break down into smaller particles, add the ice cubes and frozen mango, followed by the banana slices, yogurt, orange juice, and honey. This process puts the harder components closer to the sharp blades of the high-speed blender.

Blender filled with pureed smoothie.

Step 2: Cover and Blend

Process at medium speed first to get the large chunks rotating and cut, then increase to high speed. Blend until smooth, thick, and creamy. Taste and add more sweetener to balance the tartness if desired.

Smoothie in a glass with chunks of mango.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the best fresh mangoes to use in a smoothie?

Mangos are exotic stone fruits prized for their sweet yet tart, bright orange flesh. Depending on the variety, they have citrus, floral, and hints of peach notes. The most common types are the smaller honey (Ataulfo) or the larger green-hued Haden, Kent, Tommy Atkins, or Keitt varieties.

How do you make the smoothie more creamy?

Two ingredients create a creamy texture in this smoothie: bananas and Greek yogurt. The starches and icy cell walls in frozen bananas break down in the blender, giving a chilly yet smooth consistency. The milk proteins and lipids in the Greek yogurt (unless using nonfat versions) add richness to the smoothie while providing healthy probiotics.

How do I make a thicker smoothie?

Adding more frozen fruit will create a thicker smoothie texture. Start by using frozen banana slices in addition to the frozen mango and ice cubes. You may need to adjust with a little more orange juice. The fruit prevents the flavor from diluting and doesn’t melt as fast as ice. You can use this to make a smoothie bowl with your desired toppings for a spoonable treat.

Are mango smoothies good for you?

Mangoes are low-calorie fruits packed with nutrients, especially fiber, protein, and vitamin C. One cup of sliced mango contains just 99 calories, 1.35 grams of protein, 2.64 grams of fiber, 24.7 grams of carbohydrates, and 60.1 milligrams of vitamin C. They contain an enzyme called amylase that helps break down sugars, which helps with digestion. This recipe includes two cups of frozen mango chunks, which deliver that characteristic tropical taste with a healthy twist

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Mango Smoothie

Whip up this refreshing mango smoothie for an instant energy boost! Each healthy serving delivers nutrient-rich fruits, fiber, protein, and probiotics.
4.88 from 149 votes
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time0 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Course Drink
Cuisine American

Ingredients 
 

  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 2 cups frozen mango chunks
  • ½ cup banana slices, about 1 medium banana
  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • ¾ cup orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon honey, optional, more as desired

Instructions 

  • Layer the Ingredients – To a blender, add ice cubes, frozen mango, banana slices, yogurt, orange juice, and honey (if using).
  • Cover and Blend – Cover and process on medium speed for about 30 seconds, using the tamper as needed. Increase to high speed for 15 to 30 seconds until thick and smooth. Adjust with more orange juice if needed to reach the desired consistency. Taste and add more honey if needed.

Notes

  • Yield: 4 cups
  • Serving Size: 1 cup
  • Freezing Fresh Manoges: Slice mangoes into ½ to ¾-inch chunks. Freeze in a single layer until solidified, about 6 hours. If desired, freeze banana slices for a thicker consistency. 
  • Make it Dairy-Free: Substitute Greek yogurt for non-dairy yogurts like almond, cashew, soy, or coconut.

Nutrition Facts

Serves: 4 servings
Calories 107kcal (5%)Carbohydrates 24g (8%)Protein 4g (8%)Fat 1g (2%)Saturated Fat 1g (5%)Cholesterol 1mgSodium 14mg (1%)Potassium 334mg (10%)Fiber 2g (8%)Sugar 20g (22%)Vitamin A 986IU (20%)Vitamin C 55mg (67%)Calcium 42mg (4%)Iron 1mg (6%)

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000-calorie diet. All nutritional information is based on estimated third-party calculations. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods, and portion sizes per household.

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    • Jessica Gavin says

      You can store individual servings in resealble bags or containers with lids. Let them defrost until they are a thick, but sipable consistency.

  1. Emma Sendlein says

    Would sunny d make good orange juice for this? Or can I substitute the orange juice for 1% milk or unsweetened almond milk?

    • Jessica Gavin says

      You can use Sunny D for the mango smoothie. Unsweetened almond milk will make it slightly more creamy an less sweet.

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