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.
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.
- 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
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
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?
Mango is rich in Vitamin C and is an excellent source of potassium, magnesium, and beta carotine.
What’s the best blender to make smoothies?
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:
- Strawberry Peach Smoothie Freezer Packs
- Super Thick Blueberry Banana Smoothies (Dairy Free Option)
- Pineapple Ginger Immunity Smoothies
- Easy Watermelon Smoothie (Dairy Free)
- Oatmeal Smoothie
- Tropical Green Smoothies
- Healthy Gingerbread Smoothies
More quick breakfast ideas:
- 10-Minute Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowls
- Frozen Yogurt Breakfast Pops
- 20 Make-Ahead Breakfasts
- Autumn Harvest Breakfast Cookies
- 5-minute Pumpkin Spice Latte Baked Oatmeal
- 5 Ideas for tasty Overnight Oats
Creamy Mango Smoothies
- ¾ cup milk
- ½ cup 0% plain Greek yogurt
- 2 cups frozen mango chunks
- 2 teaspoons honey optional
- ground cardamom for garnish
- 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.