Today’s 5-ingredient strawberry mango smoothie recipe will make you feel like going on a tropical vacation. It’s one of the healthiest smoothie drinks available for either breakfast, snacking, or dessert.
This strawberry mango smoothie is fruity to the max. It’s creamy and delectable, with the perfect amount of frostiness while also being kid-friendly and low in calories.
Mango, like strawberry, is a citrus fruit. It is a good source of polyphenols, carotenoids, potassium, and vitamins C, A, and B6.
Vitamin C strengthens the immune system and improves the body’s ability to heal itself. Beta-carotene, which gives mango its brilliant color, also has anti-cancer qualities.
Although mangoes are sweet, they may aid with weight loss. In mangoes, substances known as phytochemicals help “decrease fat cells and obesity-related genes.”
Strawberry and Mango
Mango is sweet and sunny, and its brilliant brightness makes it great for smoothies— while strawberries are refreshing, delicious, and a smoothie staple. When combined, strawberries and mangoes taste like heaven, boasting a creamy, smooth texture and the perfect fruity flavor.
These two fruits also bring Vitamin C, folate, antioxidants, fiber, and potassium to the smoothie. They create a vibrant and vivid combination that is brimming with tropical sensations.
Our strawberry mango smoothie is supposed to be creamy rather than icy. When blended, berries become more frosty. Mix them with a creamier fruit, such as mango, to thicken the smoothie.
Milk and Ice
Milk aids the blending process, and ice adds fluff to the mixture.
The ice is included for texture and consistency, not flavor. If you’re not fond of ice or are using frozen fruit, you may either omit or lessen it.
Be sure to check consistency throughout. Use additional milk if it is too thick. If the mixture is too thin, add extra ice or frozen fruit.
Yogurt is a nice addition because it provides protein, creaminess, and body, but it also enhances the flavor of the smoothie. It also has probiotics, which help with gut health.
Sugar as sweetener
This mango strawberry smoothie recipe is primarily composed of fresh fruity flavors and a zing of vibrant citrus. If you desire a very sweet treat, add a tablespoon of sweetener such as sugar or honey to the smoothie base, or leave it as-is for a naturally fruity drink.
How to Pick a Good Mango
If you’re beginning with fresh mango, choose one that is luscious and ripe. Among all, squeezing a mango is the best way to determine its ripeness.
The right mango for smoothies should be slightly yielding and slightly soft, but not so soft that your finger leaves an indentation. They should also smell pleasant and fragrant near the stem end of ripe mangoes.
If your mango is still firm, throw it in a brown paper bag and set it aside overnight at room temperature. This will assist in expediting the ripening process, ensuring the fruit is as sweet as possible.
How Long Does This Smoothie Last?
It is advisable to consume this strawberry mango smoothie immediately. However, it can still keep for up to 1 day in the refrigerator if placed in a sealed container or a mason jar with the lid on.
By the time you remove the smoothie from the fridge, you’ll find it has separated. But don’t worry; this is a normal change in texture after storing. Simply shake it and you’re ready to go.
Can I Freeze It?
Yes, you can.
To freeze, store the blended strawberry mango smoothie in Ziploc bags or freezer-safe glass jars and put them in the freezer. The frozen smoothie can last for up to 3 months.
Let the smoothie thaw overnight in the refrigerator before serving, so it’s ready for hectic mornings whenever you need it. The texture will change somewhat, but still tastes as good as fresh.
Another trick with freezing is to pour your smoothie into ice cube trays. Pop these smoothie ice cubes in a cup of fresh milk or whatever beverage you’re about to enjoy to create a brand new flavor party.
More Fruity Goodness Right Here
If this smoothie alone isn’t enough to satiate your cravings, we’ve got a few more for you to check out. We paired strawberry with so many different fruits and the results are sensational each time. Here are a few favorites to try out:
Layer the ingredients in the blender, with liquids on top of solids, following this order from first to last: 2 cup ice cubes, 12 oz strawberry, 12 oz sliced mango, 3 tbsp sugar, 1/4 cup Greek yogurt, and 1 cup whole milk.
Blend in 20 - 30 seconds until smooth.
Pour the strawberry mango smoothie into serving glasses.
Garnish with 6 mint leaves for 4 servings. Enjoy.
Strawberry Mango Smoothie
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 166Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 2g
Vitamin A 1093IU
Vitamin C 81mg
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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.
Refreshing blend of strawberry and mango goodness!