This mango smoothie is going to knock your taste buds right into refreshing bliss! Smoothies are always a go to for our family in the summer. They are filling, full of fresh wholesome and nutritious ingredients. And they are so exhilarating on a hot summer day. And the best part is how easy these are to make and customizable. You can add and tweak ingredients just to how your family loves it.
They can also be a wonderful quick meal. I love turning my smoothie recipes like my Avocolada into luscious smoothie bowls. Just like my Strawberry and Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie bowls, you can easily turn this mango smoothie into a bowl as well. With the heat still coming on strong this summer, you have to try this impeccably perfect, creamy, and smooth Mango smoothie.
What You Need For a Sweet Mango Smoothie
Mango smoothie is easy on ingredients and so easy to make! For all measurements to the ingredients, see below in the recipe card.
Frozen mango: Look for frozen mango near the frozen fruit.
Frozen banana: Freeze your own bananas and always have them ready to go.
Mango juice: If you can’t find mango juice in your juice aisle, check the refrigerated juice and even frozen juice.
Honey: This adds a nice natural sweetness that is perfect with the mango.
Ice: This will help make it good and cold and thicken it too.
How to Make Your Smoothie with Fresh Fruit
If you have a blender or even an immersion blender you can make this easy and quick smoothie. Blend all ingredients together in a blender until smooth.
How to Cut a Mango
There are two foolproof ways to cut a mango. Use them both to get the most out of your mangos. This mango smoothie recipe will go great with fresh Mangos so grab them and use them while you can.
Knife: You start by cutting the mango “cheeks” or domed sides off of the pit, which runs down the middle. The pit is large and flat so you will know if you hit it. Try to get as close to the pit as possible. Once you cut off the two sides hold the mango in your palm or on a cutting board. Slice the mango lengthwise and then again perpendicularly to make cubes, without slicing through the skin. Gently press the skin to invert the fruit and slice the cubes away from the skin. Repeat with the other half. Trim the rest of the skin away from the seed and cut as much of the remaining fruit from the seed as possible.
Glass: Again start by cutting off the domed parts of the mango so you have two halves. Using a large sturdy glass, place the edge of the fruit against the rim of the glass. With a bit of pressure push the mango down the side of the glass to peel it. You should end up with a large piece of just skin in your hand and a large chunk of fruit in the glass. Cube the fruit or leave it whole to add to your smoothie.
Tips and Variations for Your Mango Smoothie
The possibilities are endless! Try these tips and variations for the best mango smoothie you have ever had!
Mango: You can use fresh or frozen for this recipe and both are awesome. Using frozen will allow you to have a mango smoothie year-round!
Juice Swaps: If you can’t find Mango juice you can swap it out for orange or pineapple juice instead. If you want to add dairy you can also use milk, almond milk, or other milk of choice instead too.
Honey: If you find your mango and bananas sweet enough you can omit the honey altogether. You can also use sugar or maple syrup instead of honey or another sweetener of choice.
Bananas: I freeze overripe bananas all the time by peeling them and freezing them in a gallon ziptop freezer-safe bag. Perfect for when I need bananas for smoothies or even banana bread!
Add-Ins: You can make this smoothie your own by adding in all sorts of different ingredients. Add in a heaping scoop of yogurt for a dairy boost. Add in protein powder or nut butter to amp up the protein. Try adding frozen pineapple, strawberries, or raspberries for a delightful twist. You can also add spinach, chia seeds, or flaxseed meal for a nutritional boost.
More Summertime Drinks To Love
Summertime is the perfect time to enjoy easy refreshing cold drinks! They are super good for you, full of flavor, and fresh ingredients. You are going to love these tried and true favorites! It seems like we tend to drink more in the summer, probably to quench our thirst and because it can almost be too hot to eat much. This is a great way to stay hydrated and receive some nutrition. These are fun, easy and taste amazing!