Quench your thirst and sweet tooth with this 4-ingredient, delicious and nutritious mango smoothie that’s so creamy, so easy, and so perfect to enjoy on the run.
This mango smoothie is all about freshness, flavor, and simplicity. With just four ingredients – fresh mango, citrusy orange, creamy banana, and your milk of choice – you’ll feel like you’re on a little tropical vacation right in your own kitchen! Prep it ahead to fit any part of your day, from a breakfast boost, to a quick snack, or post-workout replenishment. Let’s get sippin’ on sunshine in a glass!
If you prefer the strawberry route, blend this Strawberry Banana Smoothie that has a secret ingredient!
Why You’ll Love This Mango Smoothie Recipe
There’s about a million reasons you’ll love this smoothie, but here are my top 5:
- Delicious AND nutritious: you don’t need to choose one or the other!
- 4 simple ingredients: no fillers, no added sugars, just the simple good stuff.
- Customizable: add or subtract ingredients to make it everything you want and more.
- Make it ahead: keeps well in the fridge for 3 days.
- No bad time to enjoy: breakfast on the run, a healthy snack, a no-time lunch or after dinner refresher to quell that sweet tooth, just grab this smoothie!
Mango Smoothie Ingredients
- Fresh mango chunks – I recommend using fresh mango chunks for this smoothie. Fresh mango can be bought pre-prepared or as whole ripe mangoes that you can cut yourself. If frozen mango chunks are used, the smoothie will be thicker, and you might need to add more milk to achieve the desired consistency.
- Navel orange – an orange adds citrusy, tropical undertones. You can also use a cara cara orange, blood orange, or 2 clementines.
- Banana – I like to use frozen banana for an extra creamy finish! Simply put a small banana in a freezer safe container until frozen (30-60 minutes), and then pop in your blender!
- Cold milk of choice – you can use whatever milk you’d like! I like non-fat dairy milk the best. You can use a non-dairy milk like coconut milk. Note that any flavored milk used will alter the flavor of your smoothie!
Variations and Mix-Ins
Here are some fun variations and mix-ins to add to your mango smoothie! Note that you may need to add more or less milk to your smoothie if you make any changes or additions.
- Yogurt or Greek yogurt: Adding yogurt or Greek yogurt can increase the creaminess and protein content of your smoothie.
- Coconut milk: Coconut milk or coconut water can complement the tropical flavor of mango and add richness to your smoothie.
- Water: in case you like a thinner smoothie.
- Chia seeds or flaxseeds: These seeds add fiber, healthy fats, and a subtle crunch to your smoothie.
- Almond butter or cashew butter: Nut butters can introduce a nutty flavor and add healthy fats and protein to your smoothie.
- Honey or agave nectar: If you prefer a sweeter smoothie, a drizzle of honey or agave nectar can do the trick.
- Lime or lemon Juice: Citrus juice can provide a tangy contrast to the sweetness of mango and balance the overall flavor.
- Ginger: A small amount of fresh grated ginger can add a hint of spiciness and depth to the smoothie’s taste.
- Vanilla extract: A splash of vanilla extract can enhance the overall flavor profile of your smoothie.
- Frozen berries: Combining mango with other frozen berries like strawberries, blueberries, or raspberries can create a flavorful and colorful blend.
- Protein powder: If you’re looking to increase your protein intake, consider adding a scoop of protein powder (such as whey, plant-based, or collagen).
- Mint leaves: A few fresh mint leaves can add a refreshing and aromatic element to your mango smoothie.
- Pineapple: Pineapple is a perfect complement to mango due to its naturally sweet and tangy flavor. The addition of pineapple adds complexity to your smoothie’s taste profile, enhancing its tropical appeal. You can substitute the orange for pineapple if desired.
- Coconut flakes: Coconut flakes contribute both texture and flavor to your mango smoothie. The coconut flavor enhances the overall tropical experience of the smoothie, working harmoniously with the mango.
- Make it a smoothie bowl: with toppings like this Acai Bowl recipe!
- Spiked! Add in some rum, vodka or gin!
How to Make A Mango Smoothie
Full instructions in the recipe card; this is just an outline!
Add all ingredients to a blender.
Blend on high until smooth and creamy.
- To store: store leftover mango smoothie (covered) in the fridge for up to 3 days, stirring before serving.
- To freeze: freeze mango smoothie in a freezer-safe container, leaving a bit of space for expansion. Thaw in the fridge before enjoying. The texture may be a bit different. You can also pour smoothie in popsicle molds to enjoy as a homemade frozen treat!
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Yes! Simply use non-dairy milk like coconut, almond or oat milk!
Yes, you can! Note that using frozen mango will create a thicker smoothie. You may need to thin it out with a splash more milk.
1) Wash and place the mango upright on a cutting board, 2) Locate the flat pit in the center, 3) Cut off the wide sides by slicing parallel to the pit, 4) Trim remaining flesh along the edges, 5) Score the flesh with vertical and horizontal cuts, then pop out the cubes, 6) Repeat on the other half.
A ripe mango will give slightly when softly pressing its skin. The fruit will also have a delicately sweet aroma, and the color of the skin will be yellow, orange or red without too much green.
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- 2 cups fresh mango chunks packed
- 1 medium navel orange peeled
- 1 small banana frozen
- 1 cup cold milk of choice I like nonfat milk
- Add milk, banana, orange, and mango chunks to a blender.
- Blend on high until smooth and creamy. Serve right away or chill in the fridge until ready to enjoy!
- I recommend fresh mango chunks. You can typically buy fresh mango in the prepared fruit section of the grocery store, or you can buy ripe mangoes (you’ll need 2-3 mangoes) and chunk them yourself.
- If you do choose to use frozen mango chunks, your smoothie will be thicker and may need to be thinned out a bit with more milk.
- You can use dairy or non-dairy milk. I personally like non-fat milk. Keep in mind that the flavor and thickness of the milk you use will change the final product!
- I like to use frozen banana for an extra creamy finish! Simply put a small banana in a freezer safe container until frozen (30-60 minutes).
- How to cut a mango? 1) Wash and place the mango upright on a cutting board, 2) Locate the flat pit in the center, 3) Cut off the wide sides by slicing parallel to the pit, 4) Trim remaining flesh along the edges, 5) Score the flesh with vertical and horizontal cuts, then pop out the cubes, 6) Repeat on the other half.
- Yes, you can halve or double this recipe!
- This recipe makes 3-4 cups of smoothie.