This Mango Banana Smoothie requires just four ingredients, comes together in minutes, and is full of nutrients and fiber! It’s also vegan (use nut milk) and gluten-free.
What you need for a mango banana smoothie:
- Frozen banana (fresh works too, just add a few ice cubes to maintain a thick texture)
- Frozen mango
- Milk (I prefer nut milk for the flavor and texture, but you can use whatever kind of milk you prefer)
- Almond butter
- Water (I like to use both milk and water, if you want a super creamy smoothie, skip the water and increase the milk by 1/2 cup)
Tips for making the best smoothies:
- A short ingredient list is best.
- Frozen mango and/or frozen banana add a soft fluffy texture. Fresh diced zucchini also add a fluffy texture.
- Almond butter adds depth of flavor, protein and healthy fat.
- Oats add body, silky texture, and fiber.
- Veggies are easy to incorporate and do not take away from the flavor. Try using grated carrot, diced zucchini, spinach or kale.
- At least ½ cup of water or milk is essential for easy blending, smooth texture, and drinkability.
- For best blending, always start by adding the liquid to the blender first followed by remaining ingredients.
Meal prep tips mango banana smoothies:
Portion out individual smoothie servings into reusable resealable bags. Store in the freezer.
Freeze overripe bananas or mangoes before they go bad. (Arrange in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze solid. Transfer to a reusable resealable bags and store in freezer).
Keep nut milk on hand, or freeze into cubes and use as needed.
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- ½ cup milk (any kind)
- ½ cup water
- 1 cup frozen mango chunks
- 1 ripe banana, frozen
- 1 tablespoon almond butter
Pour milk and water into blender followed by remaining ingredients.
Blend until smooth.
I freeze my bananas when they get overripe so I always have ripe frozen bananas on hand for smoothies. If you only have a fresh banana that will work as well, just throw in a few ice cubes if you like your smoothies extra cold.