This refreshing Mango Smoothie is made with just 4 ingredients. It’s thick, creamy and bursting with sweet mango flavor.
If you love mangoes, you are going to go crazy for this healthy mango smoothie! Every time I blend up this smoothie, I’m always surprised at how much it tastes like dessert. In fact, sometimes I eat it with a spoon and pretend it’s ice cream – it’s that thick and creamy. Of course, you can thin it out with more milk if you prefer a thinner smoothie.
Why You’ll Love this Mango Smoothie
This mango smoothie is one of our favorite smoothie recipes. There’s so much to love about it!
- Sweet and refreshing. Fruit smoothies are a great way to cool down on a hot day. The sweet flavor and thick, creamy texture of this smoothie will make you feel like you’re sipping on a decadent dessert, but it’s one you can feel good about enjoying.
- 4 simple ingredients. You’ll love the short ingredient list for this mango smoothie. The ingredients are easy to keep on hand in your kitchen, so you can blend up this smoothie whenever you like.
- Quick breakfast or snack. Pair this mango smoothie with a slice of peanut butter toast for breakfast, or enjoy it as a refreshing afternoon snack.
- Make it any time. You can make this smoothie with fresh or frozen fruit, so it’s perfect for any time of year.
- Easily customizable. Add strawberries or pineapple, blend in some greens, make it dairy-free… the options are endless! Look for the recipe variations section below for lots of mango smoothie ideas.
Mango Smoothie Ingredients
- Mango – Frozen mango is one of my favorite smoothie ingredients because it blends up to make an incredibly thick, smooth and creamy smoothie. You can also make this smoothie with fresh mango. You’ll need less liquid for a fresh mango smoothie.
- Banana – Half of a banana adds sweetness to the smoothie. If you make the smoothie with frozen mango, a fresh banana works fine. If you use fresh mango, use frozen banana to thicken the smoothie. Quick tip: Peel and quarter extra ripe bananas and then freeze them so they are always ready to use in smoothies.
- Greek Yogurt – Plain Greek yogurt is one of my favorite smoothie ingredients. It adds protein, flavor and creaminess to smoothie recipes. You can use vanilla yogurt for a sweeter smoothie.
- Milk – Milk helps the ingredients to blend well. Use your preferred milk or non-diary substitute, such as almond milk. I usually use unsweetened vanilla almond milk. You can also use orange juice, coconut water or coconut milk.
How to Make a Mango Smoothie
Follow these tips to make the best mango smoothie.
- Start by adding all of the ingredients to your blender. Blend until fully combined and smooth.
- If your blender has a tamper, use it to help the smoothie blend evenly. This is especially important since this smoothie is so thick. If you don’t have a tamper, just stop the blender and stir with a spoon.
- Start blending on low speed and then increase the speed as the smoothie starts to come together.
- For a thick smoothie, start by adding less liquid and then add more as needed until your desired consistency is reached.
- Smoothies taste best when served right away after blending.
- Dairy-Free: Omit the yogurt or use a dairy-free yogurt. Use nondairy milk, juice or coconut water for the liquid. Orange juice is a good choice, since the citrus complements the mango flavor.
- Strawberry Mango Smoothie: Add 1 cup of fresh or frozen strawberries. You will need to add additional liquid if using frozen strawberries.
- Mango Pineapple Smoothie: For a tropical smoothie, add 1 cup of fresh or frozen pineapple. Increase the liquid amount as needed.
- Carrot Mango Smoothie: If you have a high powered blender, try adding a chopped carrot to the smoothie. The carrot will add sweetness and will brighten the orange color.
- Add Cauliflower: Adding frozen cauliflower to a smoothie is an easy way to boost the nutrition without changing the flavor.
- No Banana: You can omit the banana and substitute other fruits if desired.
- Add Chia Seeds or Ground Flaxseed: This is an easy way to boost the fiber content of a smoothie.
- Spinach: Add one cup of loosely packed fresh spinach leaves to the blender. Blend until smooth. The spinach will give your smoothie a green color, but it won’t make your smoothie taste like spinach.
- Make it Sweeter: Blend in a teaspoon or two of honey or pure maple syrup. Or use juice instead of milk for the liquid, or vanilla yogurt instead of plain yogurt.
- Add Vanilla: Add 1/4 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract for an added touch of sweetness.
More Smoothie Recipes
- Orange Smoothie
- Strawberry Banana Smoothie
- Berry Smoothie
- Banana Smoothie
- Healthy Breakfast Smoothies
- Green Smoothie
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Best Mango Smoothie Recipe
- 2 cups frozen mango pieces
- ½ medium banana
- ¼ cup plain Greek yogurt
- ¾ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk, can substitute dairy milk or your milk of choice
- Place all ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth. (If your blender has a tamper you may want to use it to help the smoothie blend evenly. Otherwise stop to stir with a spoon as needed.)
- If the smoothie is too thick, you can add a little more milk to thin it out. Serve immediately.
- If using frozen mango and frozen banana, you may need to add a little extra milk (or your liquid of choice) to thin out the smoothie. If using fresh mango, use frozen banana to thicken the smoothie.
- Make it dairy-free: Omit the yogurt or use a dairy-free yogurt. Use nondairy milk or juice for the liquid. Orange juice is a good choice, since the citrus complements the mango flavor.
- You can substitute orange juice or coconut water for the milk for a sweeter smoothie.
- Try adding strawberries or pineapple to this smoothie. Add additional liquid as needed if you use frozen fruit.