This rich creamy mango smoothie is your perfect summer drink. Summer is the time to enjoy frozen desserts, chilled drinks as well as ripe fresh mangoes. Why not combine the two and enjoy delicious smoothie with mangoes?
Wouldn’t you love it, here I have got you covered with delicious best mango smoothie recipe with some wonderful variations as well. Take your pick and enjoy! A delicious smoothie made with fresh mangoes, milk of your choice (dairy or dairy free) and few other simple ingredients.
Smoothies are healthy and nutritious drinks that you can make in minutes literally. If you love smoothies for breakfast you can check papaya smoothie, fig smoothie, strawberry smoothie, cherry smoothie recipes.
Calling all mango lovers 🙂 Here I am sharing one more way to enjoy the king of fruits 🙂 If you are looking for absolutely easy ways to enjoy mangoes other than devouring as such of course, Mango smoothie, mango lassi and mango milkshake are your best bet.
Easy to make, hardly a recipe this mango smoothie recipe takes 5 minutes to make, very versatile and you can make tons of variations. Just throw in your favorite combination of ingredients into the blender, blend until smooth and slurp. Let’s begin!
What Is a Smoothie
A smoothie is healthy drink made of raw fruits or vegetables or greens blended smoothly with a liquid base like yogurt, milk or fruit juices.
There are many varieties of smoothies one could make. Classic smoothie flavors are banana, mango, strawberry, kale etc.
Here in this post I am sharing a wonderful keeper recipe of mango smoothie with 4 wonderful variations. This is a best smoothie recipe that will yield you a drink that is super rich with creamy texture and absolutely delicious.
About This Recipe
Mango smoothie is a delicious, healthy and easy to make drink with fresh or frozen mango chunks, a liquid base and sweetener of choice. This wonderful drink is perfect for summer breakfast or a healthy after workout snack. Healthy smoothie recipes are my go to summer snack.
This drink is also a good filling evening snack for kids. Here I am sharing the recipe of this smoothie along with following variations. All the recipes are vegan and made of plant based milks
- Classic mango smoothie
- Mango banana smoothie
- Strawberry mango smoothie
All these mango smoothies are healthier, delicious and super easy to make. You can choose your pick up depending upon your flavor choice and availability of ingredients.
For classic and banana variation I have used my homemade coconut milk as liquid base and for strawberry version it is orange juice. For the last variation I have used almond milk and palm sugar.
If you are not keen on making vegan smoothie, you can use greek yogurt, whole milk or even a scoop of ice cream to make your smoothie rich and creamy.
Do make this delicious & refreshing mango smoothie recipe and enjoy this summer. It is
super easy to make
Rich & creamy
Made with flavorful ripe mangoes
Versatile with 4 variations
Mangoes– Use fresh, sweet ripe mangoes for smoothie that tastes creamy and delicious. If fresh mangoes are not available you can easily use frozen mango chunks. Another option is to use unsweetened tinned mango pulp if fresh mango is not available.
Sweetener– It is optional to use any sweetener in this healthy mango smoothie recipe. If your mangoes are really sweet, you won’t need any sugar or honey. If you want to add sweetener you can use regular sugar, palm sugar, organic raw sugar, honey or maple.
Liquid base– Use your favorite milk or yogurt of choice as the base for this smoothie. I mostly use homemade coconut milk or almond milk.
If you want to make lighter version try using orange juice, tender coconut water as base. You can absolutely make delicious smoothies with just water too.
Flavoring- You can flavor this smoothie with vanilla, saffron, cardamom or cinnamon as per preference for these mango smoothie recipes.
Choosing Perfect Ripe Mango
Come summer and we are surrounded by ripe fresh mangoes. All the fruit shops, street carts carry boxes and boxes of mangoes which lure us to buy all the bounty, but choosing best ripe mangoes is a bit tricky than it looks.
While picking a mango we want to make sure we are getting the ones that are super sweet, pulpy, has smooth flesh, less fibrous and also very flavorful. Here I am sharing some tips that will help you choose perfect mangoes every time.
To make sure the mango is ripe, squeeze it gently, if it gives in slightly the fruit is ripe. Even though as a common notion that raw mango is green and ripe mango is yellow, color is not always the best indicator for ripeness. Some mangoes remain green even after ripening while few mangoes remain raw even after the peel turns yellow.
One more indicator to check ripeness is fruity aroma. Ripe mangoes have this wonderful flavor that lingers in the air stating they are ripe.
We mostly get raw mangoes and let them ripen on their own by leaving them on the counter. Sometimes we also place them in a tray lined with hay stack to speed up the ripening.
Once the mangoes are ripe, store them in refrigerator and use with in a week. To store the fresh mangoes longer you can always slice or cut into chunks and freeze them.
You can also blend and freeze as mango puree and use for up to 6 months and use in your favorite tropical desserts.
How To Cut A Mango
If you love mangoes but find cutting them challenging here are easy steps to show how to cut a mango. Mango has a large pit or stone and we should slice the fruit around it as it is a very hard one.
To slice it place the mango on a board, vertical way with stem side down. Now with a sharp knife cut one side of the mango from top to bottom in one swift motion.
Now cut the other side too in the same way.
You will be left with two cheeks of mango and the stone. Scrape any flesh from the stone.
You can slice the cheek as shown below. Enjoy as such or use in delicious mango recipes.
How To Make A Mango Smoothie Recipe
Rinse and slice 2 large or 4 medium mangoes as mentioned above. You will need 3 cups of cubed mangoes. If using frozen fruit measure 3 cups of mango chunks and set aside. If your mangoes are very ripe just scoop the pulp out as I have done here.
Take the mango pulp in a blender jar.
To that add thick 1.5 cups thick coconut milk.
Add 1-2 teaspoons sugar or jaggery. I used jaggery as it goes very well with coconut. You can add few ice cubes if you like.
Blend until smooth.
Transfer to a serving glass and serve mango smoothie immediately.
Mango Banana Smoothie
Add 2 cups chopped mangoes and 1 cup banana slices in a blender jar. If you have frozen banana you can use it two. Add 3 small bananas.
To that add 1.5 cups coconut milk.
Also add sugar to taste.
Blend until smooth.
Transfer to serving glass and top with dried berries, chopped nuts. Serve this delicious and thick smoothie immediately.
Strawberry Mango Smoothie
For this variation I have used orange juice as base but you can also use apple juice, tender coconut water. If you have mango juice you can simply blend it with strawberries too.
Add 2.5 cups chopped mangoes to a blender jar and blend until smooth. Add 8-10 fresh or frozen strawberries to it. Also add sugar to taste.
Add 1 cup orange juice and blend everything until smooth.
Serve this amazing smoothie immediately.
Here some more suggestions for different flavors as well as ingredients that you can use.
- Coconut yogurt
- Frozen pineapple
- Plain yogurt
- Greek Yogurt
- Chia seeds
- Oats for thicker smoothie
- Vanilla protein powder
- Milk or non dairy milk like soy milk, oat milk
- flax seeds or melon seeds
Serve this healthy smoothie as breakfast or evening snacks or a power snack after workout.
You can also make gorgeous mango smoothie bowl or mango strawberry smoothie bowl by adding your favorite toppings.
Tips To Make Best Smoothies
Use ripe sweet fruits- This is a no brainer tip right? Choose super sweet and nice fruits so that you go easy on sugar. Fruits like mango, banana are sweet fruits which are super sweet on their own and needs very less or no sugar.
Use a high powered blender for that absolutely smooth and silky beverage, especially if you are using ice cubes or frozen fruits.
For that wonderful creamy texture try and use frozen fruits. Frozen fruits make creamy and thick smoothies compared to fresh fruit. If you don’t have frozen fruits use some ice cubes or crushed ice as you blend. You can frozen fruit packs in the frozen section of your grocery store.
If you want to make thinner smoothie you can just use fresh fruits and more liquid. I have used fresh fruits and used less milk for thicker smoothie in this recipe.
Get the combination of ingredients right for best tasting smoothies. You can mix and match the fruits, liquid base, seeds etc and arrive at your best tasting smoothie ingredients set.
For filling and hearty creamy drink you can throw in some oats, chia seeds or Greek yogurt in this recipe.
Frequently Asked Questions
Mango is a sweet fruit which goes well with most of the fruits. For a delightful tropical flavor try combining it with
Fresh mangos also goes well with berries, oranges, apple etc.
A basic mango smoothie consists of fresh or frozen mangoes, a liquid base like yogurt, milk or fruit juice and sweetener of choice.
Yes, you can add dairy or dairy free milk in this recipe.
Yes this mango smoothie recipe is vegan and gluten free.
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Mango Smoothie Recipe (With Coconut Milk)
1 CUP = 250 ml
For Classic Mango Smoothie
- 2 mangoes medium sized, ripe and sweet, 3 cups chopped
- 1.5 cups coconut milk
- 2 tablespoons sugar or honey
For Mango Banana Smoothie
- 2 cups mangoes cubed
- 1 cup banana sliced
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1.5 cups coconut milk
For Strawberry mango smoothie
- 2.5 cups mangoes cubed
- 10 strawberries
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1/2 cup orange juice or tender coconut water
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- chia seeds
- Flax seeds
Classic Mango Smoothie
- Peel and roughly chop the mangoes. The mangoes I used very ripe that I just scooped out the pulp. Take it in a mixer jar.
- To that add thick coconut milk. I used homemade coconut milk. You can also use tinned coconut milk or coconut cream.
- Add sugar or honey to taste.
- Blend smooth. Serve immediately
Mango Banana Smoothie
- Add 2 cups chopped mangoes and 1 cup banana slices in a blender jar. If you have frozen banana you can use it two. Add 3 small bananas.
- To that add 1.5 cups coconut milk.
- Also add sugar to taste.
- Blend until smooth.
- Transfer to serving glass and top with dried berries, chopped nuts. Serve this delicious and thick smoothie immediately.
Strawberry Mango Smoothie
- Add 2.5 cups chopped mangoes to a blender jar and blend until smooth. Add 8-10 fresh or frozen strawberries to it. Also add sugar to taste.
- Add 1 cup orange juice and blend everything until smooth.
- Serve this amazing smoothie immediately.
- The recipe can be doubled
- Add some ice cubes for creamy and thicker smoothies.