This Tropical Mango Banana Smoothie is the healthy drink you want to make again and again. It is not only creamy and refreshing, but it also comes with a punch of vitamins and minerals. Perfect for breakfast, as a snack and post-workout protein drink.
Tropical Mango Banana Smoothie
While I love a solid breakfast in the morning like warm oatmeal or a quick berry yoghurt parfait on some days, I just want to have a liquid meal I can drink on the go. And a nourishing smoothie is an ideal choice for that. It is refreshing, creamy and comes with a punch of nutritious ingredients.
Because I’m always dreaming about tropical locations and the weather is less than exciting here in Vienna, I whipped up a healthy drink that transports me to a dreamy place with every sip. Ok, not literally, but you know what I mean.
I kept it simple with this one and opted for banana, mango, coconut milk and a splash of lime and protein powder to have a wholesome “meal”. This combo is not only delicious, but it is also low nutrient-dense.
Is this mango banana smoothie healthy?
Smoothies got a bad reputation in the last couple of years because they once said uber-healthy liquid meal is not so healthy after all. Or is it? It depends! Store-bought smoothies often come with added sugar. Combined with the natural sugar the fruits in the smoothie come with, it can be a pretty sugary situation without you being aware of it. When buying smoothies, always read the label on the back to see if it is as healthy as it says on the front.
Smoothies often have a high-calorie count overall, but if you look closer, that doesn’t automatically mean they are not a fit for a healthy meal plan. They consist of complex carbs instead of simple carbs, which keep you full longer and dampen cravings. They also deliver a punch of vitamins and minerals, making them the perfect healthy breakfast.
This Tropical Mango Banana Smoothie clocks in at 340 calories. This might sound high for a drink, but it comes with a good dose of potassium, calcium and iron. So, it is a perfect drink for breakfast, as a snack or after a workout.
How to make this tropical protein smoothie
Gather the ingredients
Prepare the mango and freeze it beforehand, or use already frozen store-bought mango chunks. Also, buy the bananas a couple of days before making this recipe. The more ripe the bananas, the sweeter the smoothie will be without any added sweetener.
Prepare the fruits
Cut and freeze the mango for a couple of hours or overnight until frozen solid.
Blend until smooth
Transfer frozen mango, banana, coconut milk and protein powder to a blender. Blend until smooth.
Tips for making this recipe
- Don’t want to cut and freeze the mango yourself? Buy store-bought frozen/pre-cut mango chunks to save on time.
- Experiment with the ingredients. Add fruits like pineapple and kiwi for a different tropical twist. Also, try nuts and seeds in your smoothie to add more protein. Chia seeds, psyllium husk hemp seeds and ground almonds or cashews are great additions.
- This is also perfect for meal prep. Double or triple the ingredients and make a big batch of smoothies on the weekend to have on hand during the week.
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Tropical Mango Banana Smoothie
- 1 banana
- 150 g frozen mango chunks (1 cup)
- ½ lime
- 200 ml dairy-free milk (1 cup)
- Peel and cut the banana, juice the lime.
- Place the frozen mango chunks, banana, coconut milk and lime juice in a blender. Blend on high until smooth, and serve.
Nutritional values are estimates only calculated with the recipe calorie and nutrition calculator provided by verywellfit.com. The author of this website is not a nutritionist nor a doctor. All nutritional data provided in the recipes and correspondent blog posts are for informational purposes only. Do not use the information as nutritional or medical advice.