This mango banana smoothie is wonderfully bright, fresh, and packed with protein. It is made with frozen mangoes, bananas, coconut milk, protein powder, and orange juice and it makes a great breakfast smoothie or a healthy snack that is vegan and gluten-free!
Smoothies are kind of a thing when you have kids, at least they are with my kids. This Mango Banana Smoothie was a hit with my two boys and my mom as well. This proves that it really is a healthy snack that everyone will love!
It is thick and creamy, so flavorful, and tastes very tropical. The orange and mango flavors give it a nice natural sweetness without any added sugar. This smoothie recipe is also loaded with protein and it is both dairy-free and gluten-free!
Why you’ll love this recipe
Most mango smoothies are pretty delicious but this one has a few elements that take it to the next level.
- Creamy and flavorful: thanks to the natural sweetness you get from the fruit mixed with creamy coconut milk.
- Quick and easy: this smoothie recipe can be made in less than 5 minutes!
- Healthy: it is packed with protein, fiber, and key vitamins like Vitamin C!
- Refreshing: like most smoothies, this mango smoothie is so bright and refreshing and makes the best healthy breakfast or post-workout snack!
Ingredients you will need
- Frozen Mango – is high in vitamin C and adds a nice tropical flavor and natural sweetness to this smoothie recipe. I used store-bought frozen mango chunks that you can find in most grocery stores.
- Banana – Creamy, lots of potassium and contains natural sweetness as well. You can use frozen or fresh bananas.
- Orange Juice – adds some sweetness and orange flavor. You can use fresh squeezed or store-bought orange juice.
- Coconut milk – or any plant-based milk to give it that smooth, creamy texture.
- Protein powder – to add in some good hearty protein. I use vanilla pea protein powder to keep this recipe vegan-friendly but any vanilla protein powder will work!
Are mangoes good for you?
Mangoes are a bright yellow, citrus-packed fruit that can add so much flavor to your smoothies. They are also low in calories, have natural sugars that add some sweetness to this recipe, and are packed with vitamin C and Fiber. I would say those are all good reasons to eat more mangoes.
How to make a mango banana smoothie
You can make this recipe in less than 5 minutes in only 2 simple steps.
- Add all smoothie ingredients to a blender and blend on high for 15-30 seconds.
- Pour into glasses and enjoy!
How easy is that? So super simple, can be ready in minutes, and is just the best quick healthy treat! My kids love this smoothie as an after-school snack! I like to top it with some shredded coconut for a more tropical taste.
- Use one part frozen fruit to one part fresh fruit for the best results in this recipe. I recommend using frozen mango and freshly sliced bananas but you can also use fresh mango and frozen bananas.
- Any plant-based milk or even cow’s milk will work in this recipe.
- Make sure all of the ingredients (except the protein powder) are nice and cold, straight from the refrigerator before adding them to the blender.
- Blend until all of the ingredients are fully mixed and form a nice thick and creamy smoothie.
- Use pineapple juice or mango juice in place of the orange juice.
- Add some Greek yogurt (¼ cup) in place of the protein powder for an even creamier smoothie.
- Freeze the bananas for a colder, more soft-serve ice cream texture to this smoothie recipe.
- Add in some chia seeds (1 TBS) for even more protein and healthy fats.
- Add some fresh spinach for a fun tropical green smoothie.
You can make and store this smoothie in smoothie glasses or mason jars fitted with a lid and keep them in the refrigerator for 1-2 days but this smoothie really does taste the best if enjoyed right away.
More healthy smoothie recipes to try
- 4 Ingredient Simple Green Smoothie
- 5 Minute Strawberry Banana Smoothie
- Simple Mixed Berry Smoothie
- 5 Minute Cherry Banana Smoothie
- Healthy Chocolate Protein Shake
Did you make this mango banana smoothie recipe? If you did, then please leave a rating and comment below. You can also tag me on Instagram @pinchmegoodfood so I can see your creation.Print