This Mango Smoothie is easy to make with just four ingredients like frozen mango, pineapple, coconut cream and almond milk. It’s deliciously refreshing and the perfect healthy breakfast or after workout snack. Vegan, paleo, Whole30 and refined-sugar free.
Updated June 2020
HEALTHY MANGO SMOOTHIE RECIPE
Are you a mango fan? My kids are big mango lovers and besides eating them straight from the bowl, smoothies are one of our favorite things to make with them. We love that we can use fresh mango when they are in season or frozen mango all year long.
My kids love a good smoothie and a few of their favorite healthy smoothie recipes include our Blueberry Smoothie, Green Smoothie, Strawberry Smoothie, banana smoothie and this simple mango smoothie. They are portable and perfect if your mornings are busy and you need something quick to fill you up when you’re on the go.
What I love about making this easy mango smoothie is that it is ready in under ten minutes and packed with just FOUR simple ingredients you probably already have in your fridge or freezer.
It’s naturally sweet from the frozen mango and has that added protein from the coconut cream to help fill you up. Plus, this simple mango smoothie recipe is super customizable so you can add any other ingredients yo like or have in your kitchen. It’s also naturally vegan, gluten free, paleo and Whole30 friendly with options to make it low carb or keto friendly.
WHAT TO PUT IN A MANGO SMOOTHIE
Making a mango smoothie for kids at home is one of the easiest recipes ever since you can use whatever ingredients you have in your fridge or pantry. I love how versatile these healthy mango shakes are.
Simply swap in your favorite fruit, vegetables and other spices and add-ins you like. Plus, this mango smoothie without banana is perfect for those that aren’t a fan of the mango banana combo but you can definitely add one in if you’re a fan.
- Unsweetened almond milk: we always have almond milk in our fridge because it’s our favorite dairy-free milk but feel free to use any other milk you like or have on hand
- Canned coconut cream: makes this healthy blueberry smoothie extra thick and dairy-free but feel free to use any brand of plant-based yogurt (KiteHill is our favorite for smoothies), Greek yogurt or Skyr yogurt you like
- Fresh pineapple: adds a tropical and refreshing natural sweetness. If you’re not a fan of pineapple, feel free to swap with some sliced orange, peaches or any other fruit you like.
- Mango: I prefer to use frozen mangoes since they help to make the smoothie creamy and thick. You can either buy bagged frozen mangoes or freeze your own juicy and sweet fresh mango
- Baby spinach: just a handful of these heathy greens adds extra vitamins and nutrients and you can’t taste the spinach at all!
- Unsalted Cashew Butter: my favorite way to add healthy fats and extra protein to smoothies for anyone that doesn’t have or like protein powder. Feel free to add any other nut butter, such as almond butter or even sunflower seed butter if you prefer this smoothie to be nut-free. Sometimes I like to add a scoop of vanilla protein powder for extra protein for after a workout
- Liquid sweetener: we typically don’t need to add any extra sweeteners since we find them sweet enough from the fruit but feel free to add some according to your taste preference.
HOW TO MAKE MANGO SMOOTHIES
- POUR LIQUID FIRST: Start by adding the almond milk to your high speed blender first. Adding the liquid first helps to make the other ingredients blend much faster. So you’re going to start with almond milk, followed by the spinach, cashew butter, coconut cream, pineapple and then frozen mango.
- BLEND on high until completely smooth or until desired consistency is reached. Add more or less liquid as needed. Feel free to add optional sweetener of your choice depending on your taste preference
YUMMY SMOOTHIE VARIATIONS:
You can also change up this breakfast smoothie recipe with any add-in choices that you like:
- coconut water
- matcha powder or brewed green tea
- cocao powder
- for dairy free: almond milk, soy milk or oat milk
- avocado: a low carb and dairy free way to add creaminess to a low carb blueberry smoothie
- ripe frozen banana (adds thickness as well) for a blueberry banana smoothie
- baby spinach for a mango spinach smoothie
- water kefir
- chia seeds, hemp seeds, flax seeds: for added fiber and protein
Make mango smoothie bowls and add your favorite toppings.
OTHER VEGGIES YOU CAN USE:
- cauliflower – adds bulk
If NOT Whole30, paleo & dairy is okay:
- plain yogurt, Greek yogurt or vanilla yogurt – add to the freezer for 20 minutes and it tastes just like ice cream
- peanut butter, almond butter or sunflower seed butter for extra added protein
- gluten free oats for extra staying power
ARE MANGO SMOOTHIES ACTUALLY HEALTHY?
Some fruits smoothie recipes and smoothie bowls are loaded with sugar and other unnecessary ingredients that can actually make you gain weight.
This Whole30 mango smoothie without yogurt is not only dairy free, gluten free and sugar free, it’s also low fat, low carb, Whole30 and paleo friendly.
By using the right combination of ingredients, you can create keto smoothies that taste good and may even help you lose weight if that is your goal.
This mango smoothie with almond milk does not contain any added sweeteners. Depending on your taste, diet and preference, you are totally free to add any sweetener of your choice:
- maple syrup
- raw honey
- organic agave syrup
- coconut syrup
- date syrup
- ripe banana
- dried dates
- orange juice for a fresh fruity flavor
- fresh grapes
- coconut sugar
- low carb sweeteners: monk fruit sweetener, erythritol, SWERVE or stevia
TIPS FOR MAKING A MANGO SMOOTHIE TASTE GOOD
- try to use organic mango – Costco and Trader Joe’s sell quality frozen mangoes all year round
- always add liquid to the blender first to help make the other ingredients blend easier and quicker
- use a mix of frozen and fresh fruit and / or vegetables to make the smoothie cold and thick
- taste and add more fruit / seasonings / sweeteners and liquids to your desired consistency / preference
More healthy smoothies:
This Mango Smoothie is easy to make with just four ingredients like frozen mango, pineapple, coconut cream and almond milk. It's deliciously refreshing and the perfect healthy breakfast or after workout snack. Vegan, paleo, Whole30 and refined-sugar free.
- 1/2 cup fresh chopped pineapple
- 1/2 cup coconut cream , you can sub with dairy-free yogurt or plain Greek yogurt if not dairy-free
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk or any milk of your choice
- 2 cups frozen mango chunks
- 1/2 cup baby spinach , loosely packed
- 1/2 tbsp cashew butter (or any nut butter) OR 1/2 scoop protein powder, for added protein
- 1 tsp liquid sweetener , depending on your taste (we don't usually add any)
Place all the ingredients in your high-speed blender in the order as they appear.
- Blend on high until completely smooth or until desired consistency is reached. Feel free to add more or less water or milk depending on your preference of consistency.
For a thicker smoothie, you can add ice or a frozen banana