Here’s how to make the best mango smoothie: it’s got the perfect sweet flavor and creamy texture! We dare you not to take another sip.

Mango smoothie

No, we’re not using hyperbole. This really is the perfect mango smoothie. In fact, it tastes more like mango ice cream than a healthy drink! This bright yellow puree has the best sweet flavor and the creamiest icy texture. It’s become a bit of a legend in our household. We adore our sweet strawberry banana smoothie and rich vanilla protein smoothie, but the mango smoothie…this one is the ultimate treat. Trust us, we made quite a few bad ones until we arrived at this perfect formula. Here are all our secrets!

Why it’s the best mango smoothie

Some mango smoothies are just good: but this one is great. What makes it so special?

  • It’s got pure, sweet flavor. It’s perfectly mango-forward.
  • It’s got a silky smooth, creamy texture. Just the right thickness for sipping!
  • It’s full of healthy ingredients. There’s no added sweetener: just fruit.
  • It’s easily plant based. It calls for just ½ cup of milk, which can be non-dairy milk of your choosing!
Mango smoothie

Ingredients in this mango smoothie

This healthy mango smoothie has only a handful of ingredients and the majority is fruit! Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Frozen mango: Frozen mango is easy to find at your local grocery, and easy to store. This is typically what we’ll use for the mango smoothie. You also can use fresh mango if you have it onhand: it just won’t have as icy of a texture.
  • Banana: The banana helps to make a creamy texture and accentuate the sweetness.
  • Water & Milk: A little creaminess is helpful for the overall texture, so we’ve used a combination of water and milk together. You can use any type of dairy or non-dairy milk (more on that below).
  • Ice: Ice makes the perfect frothy texture.
  • Fresh lemon juice: Lemon juice is the key to brightening the flavors: it’s like the salt of sweet foods!

Love mangos? Try all our Easy Mango Recipes, like Mango Salad, Mango Salsa, Easy Mango Sorbet and more.

How to make a mango smoothie

How to make it plant based / vegan!

You can make this mango smoothie plant-based or vegan by using your favorite non-dairy milk instead of dairy milk. Here’s a run-down:

  • Oat milk: The flavor is sweet and it has a nice creamy texture
  • Almond milk: A little closer to water in its texture, but it’s popular and easy to find
  • Coconut milk: Super thick and adds a strong coconut flavor (it would be delicious here!)
  • Soy milk: Has a nice sweet flavor and thick texture

Mix ins and variations:

This mango smoothie is perfect as is (in our minds, at least!). But if you want to add a little pizzazz: here are some options!

  • Stir in Greek yogurt. Want to add a hit of protein? Add ¼ to ½ cup Greek yogurt in place of the milk. You may need a splash more water to get it to blend.
  • Add cashew butter. Another way to add protein that’s vegan is a nut butter: we’d recommend cashews here to compliment the mango.
  • Swap in frozen pineapple or peaches. Swap out a cup of the frozen mango for frozen fruit of another variety.
  • Throw in coconut. Throw in a handful of coconut (or toasted coconut) for a more tropical vibe.
  • Go big on banana. Head to Mango Banana Smoothie.
Mango smoothie

Smoothie storage

Smoothies are best eaten immediately. But this mango smoothie actually lasts 1 to 2 days refrigerated! Store it in a sealed container or a mason jar with the lid on. It may separate, which is perfectly natural. Just shake it up and you’re good to go! It’s nice to make this smoothie in advance so you can have breakfast or a snack on demand.

This mango smoothie recipe is…

Vegetarian and gluten-free. For vegan, plant-based and dairy-free, use non-dairy milk.

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Mango smoothie

Perfect Mango Smoothie


  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 smoothies 1x

Description

Here’s how to make the best mango smoothie: it’s got the perfect sweet flavor and creamy texture! We dare you not to take another sip.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 3 cups frozen mango (or fresh)
  • 1/2 banana (room temperature, broken into chunks)
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup milk (or non-dairy milk like oat milk or almond milk)*
  • 5 ice cubes
  • 1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a blender, adding the liquids first, except for 2 cups frozen mango. Blend until smooth.
  2. Add the 2 cups frozen mango and blend again until smooth, adding a splash of additional water or milk to get it to blend if necessary. 

Notes

*To amp the protein, use ¼ to ½ cup Greek yogurt instead of milk. If necessary, add a few more splashes of water until the smoothie blends.

  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Blended
  • Cuisine: Smoothie
  • Diet: Vegan

Keywords: Mango Smoothie, How to make a mango smoothie, Best Mango Smoothie

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About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Meet Sonja and Alex Overhiser: Husband and wife. Expert home cooks. Authors of recipes you'll want to make again and again.

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8 Comments

  1. My granddaughter has been asking me to make a mango smoothie with fresh mango. We searched online for a recipe that was easy and one that I had all the ingredients for. We came across your recipe where you could use fresh mango and at the end add frozen mango. Very easy and delicious. The frozen mango made it really creamy and now I have a very happy granddaughter. Thank you so much for making her day. I will use this recipe in the future using different variations.

  2. Would tofu work instead of yogurt for protein? I’m trying to get more non animal protein.
    Thanks

  3. I’m really tired and frustrated by how all these smoothie recipes fail to mention that you need a high grade blender to make these recipes. I tried your recipe, put the milk and water in first (liquids first rule) and yet nothing moved in the blender. Had to keep taking crap out until is blended. Very annoying. That kind of info is important and it’s really upsetting that you would leave it out. 1 star for not mentioning that sorry.

    1. Hi there! We’ve adjusted the steps a bit to account for less powerful blenders — start with less frozen fruit, then add more and a bit more liquid as necessary to get it to blend depending on your blender. A high powered blender isn’t needed for this recipe, but we would recommend using a high quality blender if you’re making smoothies regularly.