This mango avocado smoothie recipe is an easy and lip-smacking way to incorporate more fruits into your diet. The drink is refreshing, nutritious, and features the goodness of tropical fruits.
Is Mango Avocado Smoothie Healthy?
The short answer is yes, our mango avocado smoothie recipe is healthy.
Mangoes are not just a delectable tropical fruit; they also bring great health benefits.
A cup of diced mango contains approximately 60 mg of vitamin C (about two-thirds of the vitamin C you need in a day). Vitamin C is critical for the body’s healing process, as it aids in the formation of blood vessels, cartilage, muscles, and collagen in bones.
There is around 3 g of fiber in one cup of mango, which is approximately 10% of the daily need. Dietary fiber has been recognized as crucial for digestive health.
This green fruit has established itself as a true mainstay in kitchens the world over — and with good cause.
They contain a significant amount of potassium. According to the US Department of Agriculture, a 100-gram serving of avocado contains 485 mg of potassium. This mineral aids in the regulation of nerve function and the transport of nutrients into cells while also removing waste.
Avocados are also a good source of monounsaturated fats. Monounsaturated fats benefit your health in a variety of ways, such as aiding in the reduction of your LDL (bad) cholesterol level. Maintaining a low LDL cholesterol level lowers your risk of heart disease and stroke.
Fruits: Avocado makes for the ultimate creamy base and smooth consistency. The addition of mango brings a pleasant sweetness and delicious tropical flavors.
Vegetables: Spinach is low in calories and high in fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Although the spinach imparts a distinct color to the smoothie, it is very subtle in taste. This green smoothie does not have a green flavor.
Milk: Although we used homemade almond milk, you may substitute any other type of plant milk of your choice. You can also use juice, coconut water, or plain water in place of the milk.
Nuts: Adding almonds are an excellent way to boost the protein content and nutrienttional density inof a smoothie. If you don’t have almonds, feel free to substitute other types like hazelnuts or pecans.
Honey: We skipped the processed sugar but introduced a pleasant sweetness by adding honey. In addition to giving you energy and making your drink sweet, raw honey has a great nutty aroma.
Avocados contain an enzyme called polyphenol oxidase, which browns the flesh when it is exposed to air — or more precisely, oxygen. Thus, in order to keep the avocado’s stunning green hue, the flesh must be kept free from oxygen exposure.
Consider one of these do-it-yourself tricks. None of the remedies are long-term. Over time, the exposed flesh will turn brown. But they will help you keep your sliced avocado in the fridge for longer without the worry of it browning too much.
Seal with plastic wrap: If you halve an avocado, gently press the plastic wrap against the flesh and along the well where the pit was to ensure a tight seal.
Brush with oil: Oil prevents oxygen from reaching the avocado flesh. Brush olive or vegetable oil over the exposed area to establish a barrier, then cover it in an airtight container.
How Long Does This Smoothie Last?
In general, homemade smoothies are best consumed freshly after preparing them. The same rule applies to our mango avocado smoothie.
When this avocado smoothie is exposed to the air, the surface becomes brown — it is a natural chemical reaction. This doesn’t mean they are going bad or growing rancid, and even if the smoothie becomes a touch brown, it will retain the same qualities as a completely green drink.
If you do have some smoothie left over, keep it in the refrigerator for 2 – 3 days and in the freezer for up to 3 months. Frozen avocado will be hard to scoop out, so make sure that you thaw it before usage. To do so, place the frozen avocado smoothie in the fridge and let it defrost slowly for about 1- 2 hours.
Tuyet Pham is an award-winning Saigonese chef who believes that joy is the secret ingredient to delicious food. At Healthy Recipes 101, Tuyet personally tests and simplifies every recipe, ensuring maximum flavor with minimal effort. With a background at prestigious French restaurants P’TI Saigon and Le Corto, Tuyet knows how to make every dish exceptional.
Luna Regina is an accomplished writer and author who dedicates her career to empowering home cooks and making cooking effortless for everyone. She is the founder of HealthyKitchen101.com and HealthyRecipes101.com, where she works with her team to develop easy, nutritious recipes and help aspiring cooks choose the right kitchen appliances.
Emily Rogers is a California-based Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who specializes in Public Health Dietetics. She has had an eclectic career working as a health educator, nutrition counselor, recipe developer, clinical dietitian and outpatient dietitian. Emily is currently a full-time Public Health Nutritionist with the County of Orange where she teaches Nutrition Education and Community Nutrition courses.
wow, this smoothie completely blew me away! With its creamy texture and subtle earthy notes, this smoothie was utterly delicious. Would definitely make again!