When a smoothie craving hits, this simple mango mint smoothie is just what you need! It's nourishing, refreshing, protein-packed, and creamy.
If your smoothie goals are thick, creamy, and nutrient-dense... then mangoes should be a fruit you always have stocked in your freezer! They blend up beautifully into the creamiest of smoothies, not to mention mangoes are a micronutrient powerhouse. Toss in some fresh mint and protein-packed Greek yogurt, and these mango mint smoothies will leave you feeling nourished and refreshed.
You only need four ingredients for this simple mango mint smoothie recipe! Because this recipe is made with Greek yogurt, it's essentially protein smoothie without protein powder. You can always add protein powder or add-ins if desired (more on that below!).
- Frozen mango chunks - I always have frozen mango in my freezer! They're super economical, delicious, and convenient. I typically buy the frozen mango from the freezer section at the store versus cutting and freezing fresh mangoes.
- Milk of choice - You can use regular or plant-based.
- Greek yogurt - For protein and creaminess. Whole milk Greek yogurt is my fave!
- Fresh mint - The key ingredient for a super refreshing flavor.
Follow the two simple steps below to make these mango mint smoothies.
Start by placing your smoothie ingredients in a high-speed blender.
Blend until completely smooth.
And you've got yourself a refreshing mango mint smoothie! Serve immediately with more fresh mint as a garnish if you're feeling fancy.
Hint: I love an ultra-thick smoothie, so my frozen-fruit-to-liquid ratio is typically about 1 cup liquid per 1 heaping cup of fruit.
Substitutions & Variations
Below are some substitutions and variations you can use to make this recipe work for you!
- Pineapple - Swap half the mango for frozen pineapple for more deliciously sweet tang, plus additional amazing pineapple nutrients!
- Greens - Throw in handful of spinach, kale, or your favorite greens for extra health benefits.
- Milk - I typically use a low sugar plant-based milk with high protein (if possible) or lactose-free dairy milk. You can use whatever milk works for your lifestyle!
- Yogurt - To make this smoothie completely plant-based, you can use a plant-based yogurt instead of Greek yogurt. I'm obsessed with Siggi's (both plant-based yogurt & non).
- Protein - There is no protein powder required for this smoothie, as you naturally get some protein from the Greek yogurt and/or milk. That said, you can add protein powder if desired. I recommend using an unflavored protein powder or something more neutral, such as vanilla. Other protein sources include hemp hearts, chia seeds, or flax seeds.
Any blender will work, but I recommend one that is high-speed and can cut through frozen fruit like nobody's business.
This mango mint smoothie recipe serves one, so typically you won't need to store it. However, you can pop it in the fridge in a glass jar for up to a few days before it starts getting a weird consistency.
To freeze, you can put the entire smoothie in a glass jar in the freezer and thaw it out on the day you're ready to drink it. Sometimes I like to re-blend my smoothie while it's still partly frozen to freshen up the consistency a bit.
Alternatively, you can freeze the smooth in an ice cube tray. Once you're ready for your smoothie, blend up your smoothie cubes with a little bit of milk for thick and creamy results.
Mango Smoothie FAQs
Yes! Use your favorite plant-based yogurt and milk to make these mango smoothies dairy-free.
Totally! I like to go with something with no added sugar, like a splash of freshly-squeezed orange or pineapple juice. For whatever liquid you decide to use, keep it to around one cup to maintain the smoothie's consistency (unless you're trying to thin it out).
Well, obviously mint, yogurt, and milk... 🙂 But seriously, mangoes go really well with many types of fruit. Strawberries, pineapple, blueberries, and bananas are a few of my favorites! Plant-based vanilla or coconut flavored protein powders are also delicious with mango. Lime juice, coconut, and ginger are also delicious as mango smoothie add-ins.
Frozen fruit is the ONLY way when it comes to smoothies, if you ask me! It keeps everything as cold, thick, and creamy as possible. We're going for milkshake consistency here, people! That said, adjust the consistency to your liking by adding more or less liquid.
If you're interested in more smoothies, I have a few other go-to recipes for you!
Mango Mint Smoothie
This mango mint smoothie is protein-packed, incredibly refreshing, thick, and creamy! Enjoy as a quick and healthy breakfast, or a snack to cool you down on a hot day or post-workout.
- Prep Time: 1 minute
- Cook Time: 1 minute
- Total Time: 2 minutes
- Yield: 1 smoothie 1x
- Category: Smoothies
- Method: Blender
- Cuisine: American
- 1 ½ cups frozen mango
- 4-5 mint leaves
- 1 cup milk
- ¾ cup whole milk Greek yogurt
- Combine. Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender.
- Blend. Blend the ingredients until completely smooth. Serve with a fresh mint leaf garnish if you're feeling fancy!
- Consistency. Add more liquid to thin consistency, or more frozen mango to thicken consistency.
Keywords: mango mint smoothie, mango smoothie with yogurt