This easy Mango Banana Smoothie is such a refreshing healthy breakfast or snack to add to your day! You’ll love the simple ingredients & creamy texture.
Banana is polarizing in fruit smoothies (most people love it or hate it!), but I don’t mind it one bit.
It adds a thick, creamy texture to smoothies that’s SO lovely when you’re craving something luscious. This mango banana smoothie is a perfect example. It’s one of those smoothies where you come for the flavors and stay for the texture.
Bright, fresh tropical flavor meets thick, luscious, soft-serve ice cream-like texture. It’s a delicious healthy breakfast or snack–nourishing, easy, and delicious! Plus, you only need a few ingredients to make it!
Here’s what you need to make our mango banana smoothie recipe…
Our Easy Mango Banana Smoothie Recipe, At A Glance:
Here’s What You need To Make This Easy Smoothie:
- Frozen Mango. Using frozen mango chunks gives this mango banana smoothie a thick, creamy consistency that feels almost like soft-serve ice cream. I LOVE IT.
- Fresh Or Frozen Banana. You can use fresh bananas or frozen bananas to make this smoothie. I recommend frozen fruit for the thickest, creamiest texture, but if you don’t have any in the freezer, use the ripe bananas on your counter.
- Orange Juice. A little citrus juice adds brightness which helps the other flavors come together.
- Coconut Milk. I love to use full-fat canned coconut milk (rather than the kind you keep in the fridge) here for extra creaminess and some healthy fats (it makes for a more macro-balanced smoothie!), but if water works better for your needs, you can absolutely use water instead. (Either option is dairy-free!)
- Collagen Protein (Optional). I add this for some protein! Again, this helps balance the macronutrients (the balance of carbs + protein + fat) in the smoothie. This makes it more satisfying, filling, and reduces the impact on your blood sugar. If you prefer, you can swap in your favorite protein powder (vanilla protein, vegan protein, etc.
Now that we’ve got the basic ingredients down, let’s talk about a few ways we can boost this smoothie even more!
Our Favorite Smoothie Boosts To Add To This Smoothie
We love the simple, nourishing ingredients in our mango banana smoothie, and they’re just the start! There are so many ways you can add an extra layer of nutrition to this smoothie. Here are a few of our favorites to mix-and-match:
- Collagen Protein. As I mentioned above, collagen is my favorite smoothie boost. It has a much smoother texture than other protein powders, without grit or chalkiness. I also find the flavor to be the most neutral, which lets that mango flavor really shine!
- Spinach Or Kale. Another easy addition! We often add some fresh spinach to this mango banana smoothie. It turns a happy shade of green without impacting the taste. Yay!
- Flax Seeds. A great way to add a bit of fiber and some healthy fats.
- Hemp Seeds. If you haven’t tried them before, hemp seeds are a great addition to smoothies! They blend up into a nice creamy texture and add plant-based protein and healthy fat.
- Chia Seeds. Awesome for fiber, along with some healthy fats & a little plant based protein.
- Greek Yogurt Or Plant-Based Yogurt. Adding a little yogurt (1/2 cup or so) to this smoothie is another way to add some protein or healthy fats (or both!). It also adds a bit of tang, which gives this smoothie a sort of mango frozen yogurt vibe.
- Zucchini Or Cauliflower. Don’t write this off yet! Add 1/2 cup of sliced zucchini or 1/2 cup of frozen cauliflower rice. It can blend right in! (If you’re nervous, feel free to start small and work your way up)
FAQ + Tips And Tricks For The Best Mango Banana Smoothie:
Our Favorite Blenders. I own a LOT of the big name blenders (Blendtec, KitchenAid, Vitamix, etc.) (#foodbloggerlife), and lately I’ve been gravitating toward our NutriBullet blender. It’s easy to clean, works quickly, and makes velvety smooth smoothies without a lot of fuss. It also happens to be one of the most affordable high-speed blender options out there! Mine’s just under $100 and has been worth every penny.
Pro Tip: The Best Way To Freeze Bananas! I love using frozen bananas for smoothies since it’s a great way to save spotty bananas and give your smoothie a thick, creamy texture. We swear by this trick for freezing bananas so they’re easier to blend & consistent every time. 10/10 recommend!
Adjust The Sweetness. For me, this smoothie is spot on without any sweeteners, but depending on the ripeness of your fruit and the tartness of your juice, you may want to add a little drizzle of honey, agave, or maple syrup if your smoothie isn’t as sweet as you like.
Don’t Love Bananas? This recipe isn’t the one for you. Instead I recommend. Our Peach Mango Bliss Smoothie! It’s got yummy mango flavor but can be made without banana.
Try Some Toppings! I love finishing our smoothies with extras like:
- FRESH FRUIT – sliced bananas, fresh mango, strawberries, blueberries, kiwi
- EXTRA BOOSTS – A sprinkle of chia seeds, hemp seeds, or ground flax
- SOME CRUNCH – Toasted coconut, granola, or some nuts or seeds can be lovely!
⭐ Don’t forget to leave a star review and comment below when you make our Mango Banana recipe. I can’t wait to hear how it goes!Print