15 Mango Smoothie Recipes You Will Love

Introduction

What do you get when you combine a peach, pineapple, and apricot?

Believe it or not, you have a mango.

Mangoes are delicious! They are soft, rich in nutrients, and sweet. Plus they are very cheap at most local stores and healthy. Mangoes are full of nutrients like vitamins A & C, fiber, and antioxidants.

This article will explain to you the history of the mango and the health benefits. Then I will give you a list of absolutely delicious and easy smoothie recipes you can make at home.

The History of the Mango

Mangifera or the mango comes from Southeast Asia, mainly from India. The Hindus of India from early 3000 BCE were the first to write about the fruit. During the 14th century it then became more popular as it spread to the west to the Middle East, Europe, and Africa.

It reached here in America during the 17th century as the colonial folks were getting started creating this great country. It then exploded after David Fairchild introduced it for cultivation in the early 1900’s.  Today they are one of the most grown tropical fruits in the world.

  • Fun fact: I had a mango tree that has been giving my grandfather fruit longer than I have been alive. Mango trees are able to produce mangos for over 40 years! Now I know why Caribbean people like my grandpa always have a mango tree.

Nutrition Facts

One Cup of Sliced Mango 

  • Calories: 107
  • Protein: .8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 28.1 g
  • Sugars: 24.4 g
  • Dietary fiber: 3.0 g (12% of recommended daily diet)
  • Vitamin C: 45.7 mg (76% of recommended daily diet)
  • Vitamin B6: .2 mg (11% of recommended daily diet)
  • Vitamin A: 1262 international units (IU) (25% of recommended daily diet)
  • Copper: .2 mg (9% of recommended daily diet)

1. Diabetes- lower glycemic index

The problem in diabetes is that one’s body cannot properly use insulin to regulate their blood sugar. Insulin normally lowers blood sugar very quickly. Without it, the sugar can stay high and cause problems in the rest of the body.

All the rises and fall in blood sugar is not good. Mangos have fiber, which allows the sugar to be slowly absorbed in the body. Its glycemic index on the lower side at 51. The index tells how quickly the sugar in the food will be absorbed.

2. Preventing Development of Cancer

Our DNA is damaged by things like sunlight, infections, and free radicals. It also harmed by dangerous free radical molecules that our body produces. The job of antioxidants like quercetin, isoquercitrin, and other flavonoid compounds is to neutralize them. Without them our DNA would continue to be damaged. When the DNA is screwed up, cells do not act normally.

That is not good!

You will be at higher risk for developing cancer.

Vitamins A & C are some of the strongest antioxidants among the vitamins.

3. Eye Health- Vitamin A

Another name for vitamin A is retinol or retinoic acid (if you ever had acne, you know). It is responsible for skin, blood, teeth, and bone health. It is absolutely important for vision. Without enough of it, it will near impossible to see in low light or at night.

  • Fun Fact: There is a risk of getting vitamin A poisoning from consuming too much. This will literally turn you orange like a Simpson’s character.

Top 15 Mango Smoothie Recipe Smoothies

Pineapple Mango Berry Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup of pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup of ice
  • 1 cup of mangos
  • ½ cup of blackberries
  • 1 tsp. grated peeled fresh ginger

Benefits

This is a tropical refreshing smoothie. The added ginger gives added health benefits of anti-inflammatory and pain reducing properties.

Mango Banana Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of mangos
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup of milk or almond milk
  • ½ cup of ice
  • 1 tablespoon of honey

Benefits                                                                

Bananas are a great source of potassium, fiber and antioxidants. If you want to have a firmer texture add ¼ cup of chia seeds or oatmeal to this smoothie.

Raspberry Tart Mango Smoothie

  • 1 ½ cups of orange juice
  • 1/2 cup of fresh raspberries
  • 1 cup of strawberries
  • 1 teaspoon of honey
  • ½ cup of ice
  • 1 cup of sparkling or seltzer water

Benefits

This sparkling water at end makes this smoothie even more crisp and delicious.

Mango Sunrise Smoothie

  • 2 peaches; pitted & chopped
  • 1 cup of mangos
  • ½ cup of oats
  • 1 teaspoon of honey or brown sugar
  • ½  cup plain low-fat yogurt
  • ¼  cup milk or almond milk
  • ½ cup of ice

Benefits

Who does not love smooth and creamy breakfast smoothies! This is my personal favorite of the mango smoothies.

Mango Kale Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of kale without stems
  • 1 mango
  • 1 cup of blackberries
  • 1 cup of almond milk
  • ½ cup of ice
  • 1 teaspoon of ginger
  • 1 tablespoon of honey

Benefits                                                                

Kale tastes awful but none the less is a super-food! It’s a great source vitamin K, folate, and fiber. I forgot to mention the cancer fighting antioxidants as well. The mango comes to the rescue to make this a very surprisingly good treat.

Icy Lemonade Smoothie

Ingredients

1 cup of mangoes

1 cup of strawberries

½ cups of blackberries

½ cup of lemon juice

1 cup of water

1 cup of ice

Benefits

This frozen beverage is a favorite drink for a hot day. We have sweet (mango/strawberry) & tart (lemon & blackberry are absolutely delicious together.

Mango Carrot Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 mango
  • 1 cup of carrot juice
  • ½ cup of blackberries
  • ½ cup of ice
  • ¼ cup of chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons of honey or other sweetener

Benefits                                                                

This smoothie is for the carrot lovers.

Strawberry Mango Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of strawberries
  • 1 cup peeled and chopped mango
  • 6 ounces plain Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup of ice cubes
  • 1 ½ cups of water

Benefits

If you want to make this creamier, replace the water with milk or almond milk. I prefer almond milk because it has less calories, fat, and cholesterol.

Mango Greek Yogurt Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of mangos
  • ½ cup of granola
  • 1 cup of  Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup of milk or almond milk
  • ½ teaspoon of cinnamon

Benefits

I know a lot of people who like to add protein powder to this recipe if you are working out. Do not use too much! You will lose the flavor and turn this into a protein bar smoothie, yuck. 

  • Health Fact: Our body can only absorb so much protein at one time. If we consume too much we end up peeing it out.

Not So Bloody Mary Smoothie

Ingredients

  • ½ cup of spinach, washed
  • 1 cup of tomato juice
  • ½ cup of mangoes
  • ½ cup of ice
  • 1 teaspoon of horseradish
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • A dash of pepper
  • A dash of hot sauce

Benefits                                                                

When I mean a dash, I mean use to your liking. Personally I do not like spicy foods so I do not how much a spice lover needs to get that kick. Start slow and add while it is blending.

  • Health Fact: Spicy foods are notorious for irritating you digestive system. Eating to much spice for too long can cause problems like heartburn and reflux.

Powerhouse Green Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of spinach, washed
  • ½ cup of strawberries
  • 1 cup of water
  • ½ cup of ice
  • 1 teaspoon of ginger
  • 1 tablespoon of honey

Benefits                                                                

The spinach is a great source of vitamin K, folate, and fiber. The spinach flavor is matched nicely with the ginger and honey.

Mango Banana Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 mango
  • 1 whole banana
  • 1 cup of almond milk
  • ½ cup of ice
  • ¼ cup of chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoon of honey

Benefits                                                                

Chia seeds are a superfood. For example most of the carbohydrates in chia seeds are in the form of dietary fiber.

Mango Peach Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 mango
  • 1 peach, chopped
  • 1 cup of water
  • ½ cup of ice
  • 1 Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup of chia seeds

Benefits                                                                

If you like a creamier smoothie try adding vanilla almond milk.

Mango Kiwi Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 mango
  • 1 kiwi
  • ½ cup of strawberries
  • ½ cup of ice
  • 1 cup of almond milk
  • ¼ of lime, squeezed

Benefits                                                                

This is a tropical smoothie, the lime at the end gives this smoothie a nice zest.

Mango Coconut Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 mango
  • ½ teaspoon of vanilla
  • 1 cup of water
  • ½ cup of unsweetened coconut
  • 1 cup of Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons of honey or sweetener

Benefits                                                                

If you want to add more protein in this smoothie. Add a scoop of peanut butter or other nut butter.

Conclusion

Everyone loves mangoes in some ways. My girlfriend the mango margarita and my best friend the mango mead (I know, this man has some fine tastes in alcohol).

I do not know about you but I am getting ready to go to Public to make the frosty mango lemonade smoothie.

Mangoes are a sweet summer time treat and always a great snack.. I hope you learned something about how great they are and got some delicious recipes!

Keep up with our delicious recipes as we are always adding content!

Sources

1 https://www.agmrc.org/commodities-products/fruits/mangos/

2 https://champagnemango.com/history/

3 https://www.learnaboutnature.com/plants/trees/mango-tree/

http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/fruits-and-fruit-juices/1952/2

https://www.healthline.com/health/diabetes/low-glycemic-fruits-for-diabetes


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