Looking for a perfectly easy morning pick-me-up? Everyone loves a healthy and homemade strawberry mango smoothie. Kids love it so much, my boy couldn’t get enough!
A mango strawberry banana smoothie is also super good as a frozen dessert! It’s so simple to make and you can even switch out the strawberries for blackberries or blueberries (or a mango raspberry smoothie anyone?)! Saturday night sleepover? Have a mango and banana smoothie sesh with the kids in the morning along with French Toast Casserole With Apples or Banana Coconut Muffins (and some oven baked bacon of course)!
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How to Make a Mango Smoothie
First of all, the best smoothies start with the freshest ingredients. Frozen fruits can be used in place of fresh since they are ‘flash frozen’ immediately after harvest, locking in all the flavor and nutrition!
For the perfect mango smoothie recipe, all you need to do is pop all of the ingredients into a blender and whiz it up! I love my Vitamix for smoothies (as well as soups, dressings, and ice cream). For a bullet blender, divide the ingredients between 4 blender cups and blend away!
Feel free to add other elements like yogurt, but for a mango smoothie without yogurt, just follow the directions below. Adding yogurt makes it creamier and adds some more nutrition, but it’s not required. This recipe definitely stands on its own!
What Else Can You Use to Make a Great Mango Smoothie?
We’ve added shredded coconut to this mango coconut smoothie, and it’s amazing! Here are some other ideas to try:
- Mango Melon Smoothie (add chunks of melon)
- Mango Banana Chocolate Smoothie (add a few squirts of chocolate syrup, leave out the strawberries if you prefer)
- Mango Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie (add creamy peanut butter)
What Fruits Go Well with Mango in a Smoothie?
Nearly any fruit will go well in a mango-based smoothie. Mangos are sweet, but mild, and their consistency once blended holds up well with all kinds of other ingredients, and here’s a list of my personal faves:
- Avocado (yes, avocados)!
What Else Goes Great in Smoothies?
For extra flavor and nutrition, consider adding:
- Nut butters
- Chia seeds
- Spirulina or Protein Powders
- Chocolate or Strawberry flavored powdered drink mix
How to Freeze Mangos for Smoothies
First, peel the mango. Mangos are very soft and the skin should release easily using a potato peeler. Cut the mango in half and then slice vertically and horizontally against the pit until you have cubed pieces.
Another method for cutting mango is with the skin on. Sit the mango up tall. Slice vertically down each of the long sides of the mango, as close to the inner pit as possible (about 1/3 in from the side). Score the cut pieces of mango on a 45 degree angle without cutting through the skin. This will create cubes, which can be either scooped out with a spoon, or, press the middle of the mango piece, and it will flip out. Cut the pieces with a knife. For the third piece with the pit, use a paring knife to peel and cut remaining pieces of mango fruit from the pit.
Place the pieces on a baking sheet lined with plastic wrap. Cover the baking sheet with another layer of plastic wrap and freeze for 24 hours. Remove the plastic wrap and place the mango pieces in a air tight zipper bag or a zip top bag that has been labeled with the date! Easy peasy! Now you’re ready for a mango and banana smoothie, mango almond milk smoothie, or mango coconut smoothie anytime you want.
Strawberry Mango Smoothie
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- ½ cup frozen mango
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 Tablespoon honey
- ¼ teaspoon coconut extract optional
- 2 Tablespoons shredded coconut
- 1 ½ cups coconut milk or almond milk
- Put all ingredients into blender and blend until smooth.
- Pour into four glasses. Enjoy!
Nutrition information does not include optional ingredients or garnish and is an estimate. It may change based on actual ingredients and cooking methods used.
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