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This creamy and delicious mango banana smoothie recipe takes less than 10 minutes to make! While this recipe uses milk, you can easily make a vegan version by using oat, almond, or coconut milk. Tastes great with frozen mangoes too!
Waking up to this delicious mango banana smoothie is like having dessert for breakfast. It is one of our favorite smoothies to make when we want a quick healthy breakfast or snack.
You can have this tropical delight in the afternoon as well – it is filling and will keep you from snacking mindlessly.
The creamy texture of this mango banana smoothie, combined with its sweet tropical flavors, makes this beverage truly irresistible. If you are a fan of fruit smoothies, this one will quickly become a staple in your daily routine.
Did you know?
The key difference between a milkshake and a smoothie is that milkshakes usually contain ice cream as one of their ingredients, whereas smoothies don’t!
What we love about this recipe
- Takes less than 10 minutes.
- It is a delicious take on Mango lassi, and it is loaded with the goodness of banana, a good potassium source.
- It is a perfect breakfast smoothie and also makes for a great after-school snack.
- No added sugar – it’s sweetened by honey.
- When mangoes are not in season, you can substitute them with frozen mangoes.
- Mango chunks or pieces– ripe mangoes are the sweetest. Pick a non-fibrous variety such as Ataulfo, Kent, or Keitt. If you are in India, Alphonso or Kesar are great options. When mangoes are not in season, feel free to use frozen mango pieces or unsweetened pulp.
- Bananas, chopped – pick ripe bananas that are firm and not overly ripe. You can use previously frozen bananas, too – these are perfect for smoothie bowls as the frozen bananas make this smoothie thick and creamy.
- Milk – While I prefer to use whole milk, you can also try other non-dairy options such as oat milk, almond milk, coconut milk, coconut water, etc.
- Sweeteners – I’ve used honey, but you can substitute it with maple syrup or agave syrup for a vegan version.
- Green cardamom powder (optional) – if you are a fan of mango lassi, then add this aromatic spice to recreate the flavors.
The blender I recommend
This high-speed blender is not only great for smoothies but also makes fine purees and spice powders.
How to prep ahead
Chop the fresh and ripe fruits (mangoes and bananas) into small chunks. Transfer the chopped fruits to a freezer-safe zip-lock bag and freeze it. You don’t need to thaw before blending. Transfer the contents to a high-power blender, add liquid, and blend to create a delicious smoothie.
Frequently asked questions
For smoothies, use mangoes that are sweet and non-fibrous. For folks in India, Alphonso or Kesar would be a good choice. For those in the US, buy either Ataulfo, Kent, or Keitt.
Yes, but I would suggest you get unsweetened mango pulp so that you can control the amount of sugar used in the recipe. One cup of mango pulp should be sufficient for this recipe.
Yes! If using a high-power blender, you don’t even need to thaw the fruits before using. Frozen fruits yield a thick and creamy smoothie – you may need to add a little more liquid to get a flowing consistency.
Get your daily fruit intake in a fun way with our Mango Banana Smoothie! The recipe for a healthy, mouth-watering treat awaits you!
Mango Banana Smoothie Recipe
- 2 cups whole milk
- 2 cups chopped mangoes or 1 whole mango, chopped
- 1 banana, chopped
- ½ teaspoon powdered green cardamom seeds (elaichi) optional
- 2 tablespoons honey
- Start with adding milk (or liquid of your choice) in the blender.
- Add chopped mangoes, bananas, cardamom (if using) and honey.
- Blend until smooth.
Disclaimer: Approximate nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and can vary depending on the exact ingredients/brands used. If you have health issues, please work with a registered dietician or nutritionist.
- For a super thick smoothie, add 2 bananas instead of one.
- Milk can be substituted with Greek yogurt or vanilla yogurt in equal amounts. Increase the amount of honey to combat the tartness of yogurt. If using yogurt, you can also add a dash of orange juice for a dose of vitamin C and flavor.
- Other add-ins – For added fiber and protein, sprinkle in chia seeds before blending. You can also add a cup of strawberries or about 1 cup of spinach to make it a delicious green smoothie.
- For extra creaminess or to make a thick smoothie bowl, use frozen mangoes or bananas instead of fresh fruit.
If you are using frozen mangoes or bananas, a food processor or high-powered blender will yield the best results.
Serve this smoothie in a mason jar topped with freshly chopped mangoes.
How to store
Refrigerator: Smoothies taste best when freshly made. Having said that, you can store it in the refrigerator for up to two days. Stir well before serving.
Freezer: You can freeze this smoothie in freezer-safe containers for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before serving.
Pour the leftover smoothie into popsicle molds and freeze. Makes for a delicious frozen treat during summer.
Other fruit smoothie recipes you’ll love
If you liked this easy smoothie recipe, here are a few more delicious smoothie recipes for you to choose from –
This delicious 4-ingredient gluten-free strawberry banana smoothie is perfect for busy families. Make it for breakfast or as an after-school snack – all you need is 5 minutes.
Need more smoothie recipes? Check out this list of 10+ easy smoothie recipes for when you need fresh ideas to keep your smoothie drinking routine interesting.
This post was originally published on 07/17/2020 and was completely updated with pictures and new text on 6/29/2023.