This mango smoothie is made with just four ingredients and no added sugar. It’s perfect for a quick and easy breakfast or any time you’re craving a sweet treat.

One mango smoothie in a glass with a blue straw.
Photo Credits: Elana Lepkowski

This mango smoothie recipe is simple: just blend a handful of fresh fruits and a few scoops of yogurt until it’s smooth and rich. That’s it!

Like my green smoothie with mint, it’s one of my favorite ways to wake up in the morning, on its own or as a mango smoothie bowl topped with homemade granola and a drizzle of Greek honey. This version, though, with its sweet, slightly tropical flavor and luxurious creaminess, is just as fitting for a healthy dessert.

Save time by using pre-frozen ingredients and get a smoothie in your hands in under 5 minutes. While it’s nutritious on its own, this mango smoothie recipe also provides a great base for adding extras, from increasing your fiber, to protein, to even your daily serving of vegetables. 

Table of Contents
  1. Mango Smoothie Ingredients
  2. How to Make a Mango Smoothie
  3. Tips for this Mango Smoothie Recipe
  4. How to Freeze Fruit for Smoothies
  5. Optional Additions
  6. What to Serve with this Mango Smoothie
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Ingredients for a mango smoothie, including one mango, one banana, orange juice, and yogurt.

Mango Smoothie Ingredients

This mango smoothie feels like it should be a dessert, as it’s sweet and creamy and blends together like an ice cream, but it’s just fruit and yogurt! You’ll need: 

  • Frozen fruit: Find frozen mango and bananas in the freezer aisle to save time, or freeze from fresh for the best flavor. 
  • Orange juice: Fresh is best, as always, but you can save time by buying pre-squeezed. Just make sure it’s 100% juice with no added sugar so it’s not too sweet. 
  • Yogurt: Use plain whole milk or plant-based yogurt. Read the label to ensure there’s no added sugar to prevent making your smoothie too sweet. Greek yogurt is a great option for added protein. This smoothie recipe boasts about 8 grams of protein if you use Greek yogurt (versus 3 from standard), according to the USDA

How to Make a Mango Smoothie

When it comes to breakfast simple is best. And while you can enjoy this anytime of day, we make smoothies for breakfast in my family. This mango smoothie recipe doesn’t have any bells or whistles: all you need to do is blend. To make it: 

  • Blend. In a blender, add 1 cup of frozen mango chunks, ½ cup of frozen banana slices, 3 tablespoons of yogurt, and ½ cup of orange juice. Blend until it’s smooth. You can add a splash of water or juice to thin if you’d like a runnier smoothie. 
  • Serve. Pour into 1 large or 2 small glasses and enjoy.

Tips for this Mango Smoothie Recipe

I love the convenience of pre-cut frozen fruits from my local market. Frozen fruit also has the benefit of blending together to form an icy-cold smoothie that feels like I’m indulging in sorbet or ice cream for breakfast. A couple of things to keep in mind:

  • Use frozen fruit within 6 months. Frozen fruit that has been hanging around too long in a freezer whose temperature has fluctuated is vulnerable to the dreaded freezer burn. Besides a lot of annoying ice crystals that need to be knocked off before using (or you’ll just be watering down your smoothie), the quality of the fruit can also be degraded. Make sure to use a bag of frozen fruit that’s been in the freezer for less than 6 months.
  • Fresh versus frozen fruit: Fresh fruit is also delicious, but you’ll need to add ice to get a more smoothie-like consistency. If you take one more step and “freeze from fresh” yourself, that freshness will carry over into the frozen fruit and can sometimes give a more pleasant consistency and fresher taste to the final smoothie. 
Mango smoothie in a glass with a blue and white striped straw.

How to Freeze Fruit for Smoothies

Freezing the fruit yourself, rather than buying fruit from the freezer aisle, ensures a fresher tasting smoothie. To freeze the mango and bananas yourself: 

  • Peel and chop the fresh fruit into 1-inch pieces.
  • Spread the slices evenly on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Freeze for at least 4 hours or overnight. You can then use in a smoothie immediately, or place in a freezer-safe container or resealable bag for later use. 
  • Freeze for up to 3 months. 

Optional Additions

The great thing about smoothies is that they can pack a lot into one serving. Looking to add fiber or an extra serving of vegetables? Try a few of these add-ins below:

  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seed
  • 1 tablespoon whole chia seeds
  • 1-2 scoops of your favorite protein powder (I like vanilla here)
  • 1-2 scoops of collagen
  • ¼ cup cauliflower rice (gluten-free vegan protein)
  • ¼ cup frozen pineapple chunks for a more tropical smoothie
One mango smoothie in a glass with a straw on the side.

What to Serve with this Mango Smoothie

With creamy and protein-rich yogurt, this mango smoothie may be enough to satisfy a snack craving or light breakfast all on its own, particularly if you add protein powder or cauliflower rice. 

For a fuller meal, serve with savory snacks like fried eggs and hummus with simit sesame bread. Or, turn this recipe into a breakfast bowl topped with homemade granola and a drizzle of Greek honey. For more ideas, check out our guide to the ultimate Mediterranean breakfast.

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Mango Smoothie

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One mango smoothie in a glass with a blue straw.
This creamy mango smoothie boasts no added sugar yet still feels like a special treat. Make for a quick breakfast, healthy dessert, or afternoon pick-me-up.
Prep – 5 minutes
Total – 5 minutes
Cuisine:
American
Serves – 1
Course:
Breakfast, Dessert, Snack

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup frozen mango chunks
  • ½ cup frozen banana slices
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons plain yogurt (whole milk Greek or plant-based)

Instructions
 

  • Blend. Add the mango, banana, yogurt, and orange juice to a blender and blend until your desired consistency is achieved, adding more water or juice to thin as necessary.
  • Serve. Pour into 1 large or 2 small glasses and enjoy.

Notes

  • If you don’t have the frozen ingredients on hand, add in a handful of ice to make the smoothie nice and cold.
  • Visit our shop to browse quality Mediterranean ingredients including olive oilshoneyjams and spices.

Nutrition

Calories: 258.2kcalCarbohydrates: 57.5gProtein: 5.1gFat: 3.1gSaturated Fat: 1.5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.3gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.8gCholesterol: 7.8mgSodium: 31.2mgPotassium: 886.7mgFiber: 4.8gSugar: 45gVitamin A: 2140.7IUVitamin C: 128.9mgCalcium: 108.1mgIron: 0.7mg
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Culinary Specialty: Mixology

Elana Lepkowski has been mixing drinks from her home bar for years, but began blogging her original cocktail recipes in 2011. In 2014 she left a decade long career as a creative director to pursue the world of cocktails full-time. In addition to creating recipes for her site Stir and Strain, she regularly whips up recipes for many major liquor brands, national publications, and occasionally her husband.
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