Today’s mango yogurt smoothie recipe features a delicious drink with a bright tropical flavor. The drink is also healthier than any store-bought version being sweetened only by ripe mango and without any added sweeteners, artificial flavoring, or preservatives.
Packed with nutritious ingredients, you can enjoy this mango yogurt smoothie as a snack between meals or even as a light breakfast or brunch.
Is Mango Yogurt Smoothie Healthy?
Containing fresh fruit and yogurt, our mango yogurt smoothie recipe is healthy.
Mango is not only delectable, but it also has a remarkable nutritional profile. One cup of mango provides 60 mg of vitamin C, about 75% of the daily recommended intake. This vitamin is required for the production of collagen, a kind of connective tissue that gives skin its suppleness and aids in the prevention of wrinkles and drooping.
Mangos are high in protective antioxidants, which have been examined for their capacity to counteract the oxidative stress caused by free radical damage.
Additionally, because mango is high in water and dietary fiber, it may aid with digestive problems such as constipation and diarrhea.
Greek yogurt, being a dairy product, provides a dose of complete animal protein (about 9 grams per 6-ounce serving, containing all 9 essential amino acids), as well as a variety of other nutrients found in dairy foods, such as calcium, vitamin B-2, vitamin B-12, potassium, and magnesium.
One of the benefits we often hear in relation to yogurt is “probiotics.” Probiotics are health promoting “friendly microorganisms” that occur naturally in the gastrointestinal tract. While additional research is necessary, there is some evidence that certain strains of probiotics may help enhance the immune system and promote digestive tract health.
I’m making this smoothie as simple as possible to allow the mango flavor to shine. Here’s what you’ll need:
Mango: This smoothie has the goodness of our favorite tropical fruit in a glass: mango. There’s no need to add sugar or honey since ripe mango is the perfect natural sweetener in this recipe.
If you’re able to freeze your chopped mango ahead of time, that will help to get a chilled, creamy texture without ice. But if not, you can also use fresh mango.
Yogurt: Plain Greek yogurt makes this mango smoothie extra rich and creamy. Besides, any dairy or non-dairy yogurt will work with this smoothie.
Milk: Smoothies usually have a medium-thick to medium consistency. Instead of water, we’ve used milk to make this mango yogurt smoothie a bit thicker and easier to drink.
Cashews: Besides the rich nutty flavor, cashews have a great texture that adds a wonderfully light crunch to every sip.
Ice: For a perfectly smooth chilly texture.
Mint Leaves: Visually appealing, this herb is also the key to brightening up the flavors.
How to Tell If Yogurt Has Gone Bad
To determine whether yogurt has gone bad or is still safe to consume, we can look at numerous factors.
The expiration date on the packaging is a good first indicator.
Then you can verify safe packaging. If the yogurt has bumps, holes, or scratches on the bottle, it could have been exposed to microorganisms from the outside, and it is therefore recommended to discard it.
Using the senses can also be of great help. Pay attention to the smell and look.
If something about the appearance of the yogurt seems odd, such as green or black stains on the surface or it begins to smell more strongly like sour cream, it’s time for it to go in the bin.
How Long Does This Smoothie Last?
Smoothies are usually best consumed immediately after preparation. However, this mango yogurt smoothie can be kept in the refrigerator for up to two days. We recommend keeping it in a tightly sealed container.
The mango yogurt smoothie may separate, which is perfectly natural. Simply shake it and you’re ready to go! It’s beneficial to prepare this smoothie ahead of time so that you can enjoy it for breakfast or a snack on the go.
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.
Natalie Butler is a registered dietitian nutritionist with a passion to help others live their best life through food, fitness, safer beauty and a healthy lifestyle. She has expertise with a variety of diets and diseases and believes that there is no one-size-fits-all approach for health.
Last but not least, I tried this smoothie - definitely an easy favorite! Sweet and creamy with no added sugar needed - just pure goodness in every sip!