This mango smoothie is made with frozen mango, yogurt, banana and juice, all blended together into an ultra creamy drink. A super refreshing way to cool off on a warm day.
A healthy mango smoothie is just what I crave when the weather gets hot, or when I need a quick meal or snack. You can make this smoothie in just 5 minutes!
There’s nothing better than kicking back with a mango smoothie on a blazing hot day. Plus, there’s just something about mango that makes me feel like I’m in a tropical paradise. Why not use the heat to daydream a bit?
HOW DO YOU MAKE A MANGO SMOOTHIE?
If you want to make your own frozen fruit, simply dice up some mango ahead of time and keep it in the freezer. If you don’t have time to make your own, frozen mango can be bought at any grocery store. To make this creamy drink, toss your ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Feel free to kick back and relax once you’ve served yourself this refreshing mango smoothie.
The secret ingredient to this healthy mango smoothie is mango nectar. You can find it in a can in the juice aisle at the store or in the refrigerated section in a carton. It packs a delicious flavor that makes it the perfect ingredient for your smoothie.
Some other juices to use if mango nectar isn’t available are
- Apple Juice
- Orange Juice
- Pineapple Juice
Although this smoothie is healthy enough on its own, there are other ways you can up the health factor. One way is by using a juice that’s 100% juice with no added sugars. Another way is by making sure that your mango chunks do not contain any added sugar.
More items that can be added to up the health factor of your healthy mango smoothie are
- Flax seeds
- Chia seeds
- Protein powder
WHAT ARE THE HEATH BENEFITS OF MANGO?
Mango is quite a healthy fruit. Research shows that antioxidant compounds found in mango help protect against a long list of cancers. Outside of that, it helps with eye health, gut health, lowers cholesterol and more. Sounds like a fruit everyone should keep on hand!
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN GREEK YOGURT AND REGULAR YOGURT?
There isn’t as big of a difference as you would think. However, Greek yogurt is strained more times than regular yogurt which removes more of its liquid. This causes it to be thicker but also allows for it to contain more protein than regular yogurt.
This mango smoothie will make you feel like you’re on a tropical vacation. It’s the absolute best way to cool off and get in some nutrients on a hot day!
MORE MANGO RECIPES YOU’LL LOVE
- Mango Iced Tea
- Cilantro Lime Shrimp with Mango Avocado Salsa
- Strawberry Mango Agua Fresca
- Shrimp Tacos with Mango Salsa
- Tropical Fruit Salad
- 1 1/2 cups mango nectar can substitute a different type of juice such as apple or orange juice
- 1 banana cut in half
- 3/4 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
- 1 1/2 cups frozen mango chunks
- lime slices and mint springs for garnish optional
- Place the mango nectar, banana, Greek yogurt and mango chunks in the blender.
- Blend until completely smooth.
- Pour until 2 glasses and serve, garnished with lime and mint if desired.