Vanilla Mango Smoothie Recipe – Fresh, Fruity and Perfect for Summer
Updated February 2020: Smoothies are a breakfast staple at our house during the summer months for obvious reasons (hello southern heat!). There’s nothing quite like having a creamy fruit smoothie to start your day and this vanilla mango smoothie is definitely a keeper.
What’s not to love about a cool refreshing drink that also happens to be super HEALTHY? I am one who enjoys sipping on a smoothie in the mornings because it’s easy and tastes great too. Don’t get me wrong, I will eat a donut or granola bar just like the next person, but my heart belongs to smoothies.
I don’t just drink smoothies for breakfast. I’ll grab one as a snack in the afternoon or evening too, especially on those hot summer days. You don’t need to add any additional sweeteners unless you REALLY want to.
How To Make This Vanilla Mango Smoothie Recipe
Making this easy smoothie recipe takes you less than ten minutes. This is perfect for those hectic mornings when everything is going wrong, but you want a healthy breakfast. Look at how easy they are to prepare:
First Step: Cut up banana and mango into medium-sized pieces.
Second Step: Add ingredients to the blender and mix until smooth and creamy.
Can you believe how quickly you can make a mango smoothie? Wait until you taste it, then you see why I love it so much.
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Can I Add In Other Fruits To This Smoothie Recipe?
Yes, absolutely! You can add in whatever fruits you like and have a customized smoothie to match your tastes. I can never get enough of the combination of mango and banana together. To be honest, I usually just add whatever fruits I have left over. It saves money and gives me a different combination every time. Here are a few ideas for you to try:
- Strawberries – You can never go wrong with adding some berries to this smoothie.
- Cherries – Whether you want to toss a few in with the mango or have them as a smoothie by themselves, they are yummy! Try maraschino cherries for a super sweet kick.
- Kiwi – By adding kiwi to the smoothie, you’ll feel like you’re on a tropical island.
- Pineapple – Adding pineapple is by far my favorite fruit to add with mango. It’s the dream team if you ask me.
- Raspberries – They will change the color, but will add a fun sweet/tart flavor.
- Blueberries – I think that blueberries were made just for smoothies! Try them out and see.
- Papaya – If you haven’t tried some papaya with mango yet, now is the right time. Trust me on this one.
- Coconut – Okay, I realize that coconut isn’t necessarily a fruit, but it goes perfectly with mango and banana. You’re going to be addicted to this idea if you love coconut.
What Sweeteners Can I Use?
Using a sweetener of your choice is optional. You can skip any sweetener at all if you want. It’s totally up to you, and as long as you’re happy, I’ll be happy! Here are a few great options:
- Honey – I love the flavor of honey drizzled over Greek yogurt, so it makes sense to add it to this smoothie recipe.
- Maple Syrup – Using maple syrup is a wonderful option and adds the right touch of sweetness.
- Stevia – Sprinkle in a packet of stevia to help sweeten it up a little bit.
- Agave Nectar – Yummy! Adding agave nectar is a pleasant surprise and a perfect complement to the drink.
Is This Smoothie Recipe Healthy?
Yes, this easy smoothie recipe is very healthy for you. You’ll get lots of nutrients, and it happens to taste incredible too. Here is a breakdown of the vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants you get when sipping on a smoothie.
- Mango – The mango is the star of the show in this smoothie. There are so many excellent vitamins and minerals you aren’t going to want to skip! Vitamin C, fiber, copper, folate, vitamin B6, vitamin A, potassium, riboflavin, vitamin E, vitamin A, and so much more can be found.
- Banana – Sometimes, bananas get a bad rap because they have a lot of sugar, but they are so good for you. You’ll find folate, magnesium, protein, fiber, vitamin C, potassium, and vitamin B6. Eat up because they’re incredible for you.
- Greek Yogurt – Protein, probiotics, calcium, and potassium are just a few reasons to munch on Greek yogurt.
Can I Add Ice To My Smoothie?
Yes, you can add ice to the smoothie if you want. Keep in mind; it will water it down some. I recommend just putting in four or so ice cubes. That way, it’s enough to make it super cold, but not enough to make it over-watery. Try it out and see what the perfect amount is for you.
Can I Make A Smoothie Ahead Of Time?
I find that this smoothie recipe is best if you drink it right away. However, you can make it ahead of time if you want to. Just prepare the smoothie and put it in a jar with a lid or cup and put it in the fridge. It will last around 1-2 days in the refrigerator. Be sure to give it a good shake before drinking and enjoy it! We have also learned how to make smoothies in freezer safe jars to drink later!
Vanilla Mango Smoothie
- 1 cup Mango
- 1 cup Greek Yogurt
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1/2 Frozen Banana
- Sweetener of Choice , if desired
- Place all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth. Serve immediately.
For something a little different on a hot summer day, freeze your smoothie and make these delicious popsicles!
What are your favorite smoothies? Mine usually tend to have strawberries in them, so it’s nice to switch it up every once in a while! Would love to hear your suggestions.
Check out our other smoothie recipes here!
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