Start with the Basic Mango Smoothie
Let’s not get adventurous for your first mango fruit smoothie. You may be new to the whole smoothie making world, so you don’t want to add too many flavors together. Too many fruits mixed together can become overpowering. You end up with colors blending in a way that just doesn’t look appetizing and scents that you’re not entirely sure about.
Getting your first mango smoothie wrong will turn you off for good. We don’t want that, do we?
So, that’s why we share this basic mango smoothie. You’ll keep the costs down and find it’s much quicker and easier to make. This recipe is best with fresh and ripe mango, but you can use frozen if you’d like. One of the benefits of using frozen fruit is you don’t need any ice. You’ll instantly get the coolness you need for the summer months.
As for ice, your blender may not be able to take it. You’ll need strong blades. Considering the make and model you have and check online if you need advice on the best type of blender for your icy smoothie.
- 1 cup of mango, chopped
- ½ cup of milk (a milk alternative is good)
- ½ cup of ice (if your blender can take it)
- ¼ cup of plain yogurt (an alternative is okay)
- 2tbsp honey
- Put all the ingredients into the blender, adding the liquid and soft ones first to make it easier to puree
- Blend until completely smooth
If your blender can’t take the ice, consider making it without and adding full cubes to your smoothie afterward to make it ice cold for the hot summer.
Mango and Pineapple Smoothie
Mangoes are a tropical fruit, so when you start adding in other fruits, you want to follow the same type of tastes and scents. Of course, one of the first that will come to mind is pineapple. The two fruits are excellent together. The benefit of pineapples is that you get plenty of juice, making it easier to cut back on milk and getting a good blend.
Like with the option above, you can use frozen fruits if you’d like. You may find your grocery store even sells bags of pineapple and mango together in the freezer section!
This recipe calls for pineapple juice, but you can use a cup of fresh pineapple instead of it. You’ll need to add a little water or extra milk to make up for some of the missing juice.
- 1 cup of pineapple juice
- 1 mango, chopped
- 1 cup of vanilla yogurt
- ½ banana, chopped
- ½ cup of milk of choice
- 2tbsp cream of coconut
- Blend everything together until it is completely smooth
The banana is an important part of the recipe. It helps to add a creamy texture and means you don’t need full-fat milk to make this smoothie taste amazing.
Mango and Peach Smoothies
This is your next very simple recipe to follow. Again, feel free to use frozen fruits if you’d like. This tends to work better with fresh, though, especially if you can find juicy peaches to work into your recipe.
If you want to avoid all milk and alternatives, you can use water or more orange juice. I’d suggest adding a banana for the creamier texture if you do this.
- 1 peach, chopped
- 1 mango, chopped
- ½ cup of orange juice
- ½ cup of vanilla milk alternative
- Place everything into a blender and combine until smooth
You may find that putting the peach and orange juice/milk into the blender first is better to avoid sticking within the blades. Then you can add in the mango.
Super Easy Mango and Banana Smoothie
While many of the other recipes have called for bananas, this smoothie recipe is specifically for the two tropical fruits together. You don’t need any other fruits to add to this mixture. You’ll get two servings out of this, compared to the one out of most other recipes. Store the second serving in the fridge or half the recipe if you desire.
- 2 mangoes, chopped
- 2 bananas, chopped
- 2 cups of yogurt, vanilla flavored is good
- 2 cups of milk of choice
- 2tsp vanilla extract (optional)
- Blend everything together until it’s all smooth
If you want to add a little extra protein, you can add some vanilla flavored protein powder. Whey protein is good for those who aren’t bothered about animal products or dairy. Soy protein has no dairy or animal products in it. You can use 1tbsp instead of the vanilla extract. There’s no need to worry about the taste of the powder, as it all blends in with the taste of the fruit.
Delicious Tropical Fruit Smoothies
Now it’s time to get the taste of the Caribbean in your home. You can do that by mixing a range of tropical fruits together. Now we start to get a little more adventurous from this point. Don’t worry, though. These recipes aren’t hard to follow.
If you’re worried about the cost, buying frozen is usually much cheaper. You’ll get a larger packet, and they will last much longer. You don’t need to worry about having fruit smoothies daily!
This is an excellent way to get all five portions of fruit in just one sitting.
- 1 mango, chopped
- 1 papaya, chopped
- ½ cup of strawberries halved
- 1 banana, chopped
- 1/3 cup of orange juice
- 5 ice cubes (if your blender will take it)
- Place everything in your blender and pulse until it’s all smooth and creamy
You can omit the banana if you want, but you may want to add a splash of milk or some yogurt. The fruit and orange juice alone won’t be as creamy as many people like their smoothies.
This is one of those summery recipes that you can freeze in lolly pop molds with some sticks. Create your own smoothie ice pops to eat on a hot day!
Read others 5 recipes HERE