Creamy Mango Smoothies

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Whip up this delicious mango smoothie the next time you’re looking for a quick and easy way to add some flavor to your day. This refreshing smoothie is made with frozen mango, yogurt, and milk. Top it with ground cardamom for an easy treat that’s great on a hot day.

Mango smoothies on a wooden board, garnished with mint and fresh mango.

I absolutely love smoothies. They’re great either as a healthy drink to start your day or as a fun afternoon pick-me-up. Plus they’re a tasty way to get in some fruit or vegetable servings!

This healthy mango smoothie is inspired by mango lassi, a popular Indian drink made from mangoes blended with yogurt and spices. It is the perfect mix of sweet and sour flavor and a really good thirst-quencher. I absolutely love the simplicity of this recipe.

What you’ll love about this recipe:


  • Easy to make year-round with frozen mango
  • The perfect creamy texture and pure mango flavor
  • A great healthy breakfast packed with protein and vitamin c
A flatlay image of ingredients needed ot make a mango lassi msoothie, arranged on a white countertop. Ingredients include frozen mango, yogurt, milk, and cardamom.

Mango Smoothie Ingredients

This simple recipe uses just 5 basic ingredients, so it really highlights the flavor of the mango.

To make it, you’ll need:

Frozen Mango. Perfectly sweet fresh mangoes can be tricky to find here in the Northeast. Luckily, frozen mango is easy to find in grocery stores. Since it’s packed at peak ripeness, you don’t need to worry about if mangoes are in season to not. As an added bonus, using frozen fruit also gives you a thick, creamy smoothie without having to add any ice cubes. That means your smoothie will have an intense mango flavor.

Milk. Grab your favorite dairy or non-dairy milk. I usually use almond milk, since that’s what I tend to keep on hand. Coconut milk is also delicious!

Greek Yogurt. Protein-packed Greek yogurt gives these smoothies a creamy texture and delightfully tangy flavor. I typically make these with 0% plain Greek yogurt, but you can also use vanilla yogurt for a sweeter treat.

Honey. A touch of honey adds a sunny sweet flavor to this easy mango smoothie.

Cardamom. This is optional but I love sprinkling the top of my smoothie with a little ground cardamom, a fragrant spice with a warm, slightly peppery flavor that’s similar to nutmeg. This is what gives these smoothies their mango lassi vibe.

Tips for making the best smoothies

  • Add the liquid ingredients to your blender first, then add the frozen mango at the end.
  • Frozen mango is pretty thick, so be sure to use your tamper to push it down into the blender blades. That way everything will get nice and smooth!
  • To make a thicker smoothie: If you like a thick smoothie or want to make a smoothie bowl, add more mango.
  • To make a thinner smoothie: For a thinner, sippable smoothie, add more milk

Substitution and variation ideas:

For even more fruit flavor, replace the milk with mango juice or orange juice

Add 1/2 cup of frozen strawberries for a strawberry mango smoothie

Add a fresh banana

Stir in your favorite protein powder or collagen for a more filling smoothie

Top your smoothie with finely diced fresh mango

Overhead view of mango smoothie in a blender.

Common Questions About Mango Smoothies

Can I use regular yogurt instead of greek yogurt?

Yes, regular yogurt also works well in this recipe but the resulting smoothie will be a little thinner and the flavor won’t be as sour and tangy.

What are the health benefits of mango?

What’s the best blender to make smoothies?

I like using a high-speed blender like my miniature vitamix a lot, but for day-to-day smoothie making I also really love my nutribullet! It’s small but powerful and doesn’t take up too much counter space.

Can you make smoothies ahead of time? 

Yes! Go ahead a blend up a few smoothies and pop them in the fridge to enjoy later in the week. They’ll keep for about 3 days. Obviously, they won’t be as thick and icy, but they’ll have a smooth consistency and be super delicious.

More healthy smoothie recipes: 

More quick breakfast ideas:

Overhead view of mango smoothies on a wooden board.
Mango smoothies on a wooden board, garnished with mint and fresh mango.

Creamy Mango Smoothies

Delicious mango lassi-inpired smoothies with tangy yogurt and a hint of cardamom.
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Course: 40+ Healthy Drinks Recipes
Cuisine: American
Keyword: mango smoothie, smoothie ideas
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 184kcal

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup milk
  • ½ cup 0% plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 cups frozen mango chunks
  • 2 teaspoons honey optional
  • ground cardamom for garnish

Instructions

  • Add the milk and yogurt to a high-powered blender. Top with frozen mango chunks.
  • Place the lid on the blender and blend on medium for 20-30 seconds, using th tamper to press the mango into the blades. Slowly increase the speed to high and blend for 60 seconds, or until smooth.
  • If desired, drizzle in the honey.
  • Divide the smoothi bwetween two glasses. Sprinkle with cardamom.
Nutrition Facts
Creamy Mango Smoothies
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 184 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 12mg4%
Sodium 59mg3%
Potassium 468mg13%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 29g32%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 1936IU39%
Vitamin C 60mg73%
Calcium 177mg18%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
By on March 6th, 2022

About Lauren

Hi, I'm Lauren! I'm a certified plant-based cook and enthusiastic omnivore who loves looking for creative ways to make weeknight meals more nutritious. I'm the author of Heathy Eating One Pot Cookbook and Healthy Meal Prep Slow Cooker Cookbook. I also blog at The Busy Foodie.

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