Mango Banana Smoothie Recipe
Whip up this 4-ingredient mango banana smoothie for a deliciously easy, creamy, tropical treat! Nutritious, vegan-friendly, and deliciously naturally sweet, with no added sugars or sweeteners. I’ll show you how to make a breakfast smoothie with mango and banana, plus your choice of yogurt and milk. Simple as that—ready in minutes!
If you love a simple-yet-sweet healthy smoothie, this banana mango smoothie recipe is worth a whirl. The frozen banana and yogurt create an irresistibly thick, luscious texture, while the tropical fruits provide all-natural sweetness. And you only need 4 ingredients to make it! Perfect for a snack, as part of an on-the-go breakfast, or served as a smoothie bowl with your favorite toppings.
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Mango Banana Smoothie Ingredients & Substitutions
- Mango. You can make this smoothie with fresh mango or frozen mango—it turns out delicious either way! I personally love the buttery creaminess of a fresh ripe mango on its own, or blended into a simple mango juice or mango lemonade. But frozen mango in smoothies is also a great addition that can thicken up the texture without adding ice.
- Frozen Banana. If you love a thick, creamy texture, I recommend making your mango banana smoothie with frozen banana. A fresh banana will work just fine, but the texture won’t be as thick and satisfying.
- Yogurt. Dairy or nondairy yogurt works here, use whichever type suits your lifestyle! Sometimes I like to make my mango smoothie with Greek yogurt for added protein, but you can also use regular yogurt or even Icelandic Skyr. For vegan smoothies, stick with nondairy options like soy or coconut milk yogurt, almond or cashew milk yogurt—anything you like.
- Milk. Similarly, use whatever milk you prefer—dairy or nondairy. Personally, I love coconut milk in this healthy mango smoothie because it adds some nutritious dietary fat and even more tropical flair! Almond, cashew, oat, soy, rice, or any other nondairy milk can work as well.
- Greens: If you’d like to pack some veggies into your breakfast smoothies, you’re welcome to add some here. Leafy greens of all kinds could pair well in this banana mango smoothie recipe, like spinach, kale, or get adventurous with a tropical arugula smoothie!
- Nut Butter: To balance the flavors in this sweet smoothie with banana and mango, add some salty satisfaction with a dash of nut butter! You could use peanut butter, almond butter, cashew butter, or even sunflower seed butter for a nut-free option.
- Protein: Feel free to add a scoop of your favorite protein powder to make this a mango protein smoothie!
- Flavorings: The beauty of such a simple smoothie is you can jazz it up with other flavorings you enjoy. For a shift from tropical, summery flavors, you can infuse fall flavor into this healthy mango smoothie with cinnamon, nutmeg, or even canned pumpkin puree to make a pumpkin pie smoothie.
What fruit pairs well with mango?
Mangos have a sweet, tropical, syrupy flavor that pairs well with just about anything! If you want to add more fruit to this easy smoothie with mango and banana, try some of these:
- Tropical Fruits: pineapple, kiwi, fresh coconut
- Berries: strawberries, blueberries, raspberries
- Stone Fruits: peaches, nectarines, cherries
- Pome Fruits: red or green apples, pears
- Citrus Fruits & Juices: orange, lime, grapefruit
How to Make a Mango Smoothie with Banana
Making this 4-ingredient smoothie is as simple as blend and serve! If needed, be sure to freeze a banana ahead of time so it’s ready when you want it. With its thick, creamy texture, I think this mango banana breakfast smoothie is best enjoyed fresh. This recipe yields either 2 smaller servings (10oz each) or 1 larger smoothie (20oz).
Mango Smoothie Bowl Ideas
The beauty of a thick, creamy fruit smoothie like this is it’s also perfect for a smoothie bowl. If you’ve never tried it, you can this into a mango smoothie bowl by just pouring the mixture into a bowl, adding toppings, and serving with a spoon! That luscious, creamy texture is deliciously spoonable, and toppings give you a chance to add new flavors, texture, and nutrients to make this a more satisfying meal.
Smoothie Bowl Topping Ideas:
- Sliced fresh fruit or berries
- Granola, cereal, toasted coconut
- Chia seeds, hemp seeds, flax meal
- Sliced or chopped nuts
- Chocolate chips or cacao nibs
- Nut butter or seed butter, drizzled
Mango Banana Smoothie
- 1 banana, frozen
- 1 cup mango, fresh or frozen
- ½ cup milk of choice
- ½ cup yogurt of choice
- Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Add additional milk to thin out texture if needed.
- Serve and enjoy!
- Yields ~2½ cups (20oz) of mango banana smoothie.