This simple mango berry smoothie recipe offers a refreshing and nutritious beverage that can be made using just a handful of ingredients. All you have to do is pop everything into the blender, blitz it, and your smoothie will be done.
Enjoy it as a quick breakfast, light dessert for your lunch or dinner, or healthy snack — it’s your choice.
Is This Smoothie Healthy?
Yes, today’s mango berry smoothie recipe is healthy.
Mango is low in calories but high in nutrients, especially vitamin C, which helps with immunity, iron absorption, and cell growth and repair.
Mango contains folate, several other B vitamins, and vitamins A, C, K, and E — all of which may help boost immunity.
As long as you consume fresh mango in moderation, it will almost certainly help you avoid developing diabetes. Bear in mind that fresh mango has a lower sugar content per serving than dried mango.
Berries also bring antioxidants that aid in the regulation of free radicals. Free radicals are unstable molecules that are useful in tiny quantities but may cause harm to your cells when their numbers reach an unsustainable level, resulting in oxidative stress.
Berries contain several antioxidants, including anthocyanins, ellagic acid, and resveratrol. Along with safeguarding your cells, these plant chemicals may help lessen your chance of contracting illness too.
Which Berries Are Good for Smoothies?
We’re only using strawberries and blueberries today. However, if you have any other berries such as raspberries or blackberries, you can add them to the blender as well. These berries also make fantastic smoothies on their own. Of course, if you have a few of these varieties on hand, you can always blend them into a Triple Berry Smoothie for an enjoyable, cooling summer beverage.
The following ingredients are what we used for this mango berry smoothie recipe:
Berries: Strawberries, blueberries.
Mangoes: You can use any variety of mangoes you like as long as they’re ripe and sweet.
Orange juice: The juice helps blend all the ingredients smoothly and adds another dimension of fruit flavor.
Mint: We used spearmint for today’s recipe but peppermint works well too.
Ice: Though it does not add flavor, it is an essential ingredient when making smoothies as it thickens the drink’s texture and makes it nice and cold. That being said, you may not need ice if you’re using frozen fruits.
Can You Use Frozen Fruits for This Smoothie?
Yes, you can most certainly use frozen fruits to make this smoothie. Here are a few perks of using frozen fruits:
No ice needed: Freeze the mango chunks and berries at least 4 hours prior to making the smoothie. With the fruits nice and frozen, it won’t be necessary to add in ice.
Thicker smoothie: Compared to 2 cups of ice, the frozen fruits have a much bigger volume so when you blend them all together, the smoothie will be extra dense.
Better flavors: The difference between using ice and frozen fruits is not always obvious at first but is easier to tell once the smoothie thaws a bit. Ice will melt and dilute the drink while frozen fruits keep the flavor concentrated.
How Long Does It Last?
Smoothies, on average, last up to two days in the refrigerator, but our mango berry smoothie may not last that long.
Since our recipe contains Greek yogurt, it will reduce the shelf life of the smoothie significantly. We always think it's best to finish the drink within 24 hours.
Be sure to put any leftover drink into the fridge right away to keep it fresh as long as possible. You should also store the smoothie in an airtight container, bottle, or jar with a tight fitting lid to prevent oxidation and to extend its life.
If you want to have a fruity mango berry smoothie ice cream, put the container into the freezer and it should last for about a month.
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.
This mango berry smoothie is a delicious and nutritious way to start your day