Mango Smoothie is my nephew’s favorite smoothie. Every time he visits me (his Auntie), he always asks to make Mango Smoothie with me. It becomes our routine morning activity. Mango Smoothie is so easy to make and it has so many health benefits.
We would use a 14 oz travel Hamilton Beach blender to make the smoothie. This blender is small and saves counter space and it does its job. It is a good one person size blender.
However the blades are not that strong compared to a full heavy duty blender. My Nephew loves to shake the blender to mix the mango chunks with the liquid. We have to open the lid and use a spoon to mix the frozen mango chunks with the liquid.
Here are some blenders I would recommend that have travel size cup and saves counter space:
- NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z Blender Combo 1200 Watt, 1200W, Dark Gray
- Ninja BL480 Nutri Ninja with 1000 Watt Auto-IQ Base for Juices, Shakes & Smoothies Personal Blender 18 and 24 oz. Black/Silver
The good thing about this recipe is you don’t need ice. The Frozen mango chunks with whole milk, water and a tablespoon of maple syrup will make a fantastic delicious mango smoothie.
This Mango smoothie recipe is a quick and healthy recipe with ONLY 4 ingredients and it only takes 5 minutes to make!
Benefits of Mango:
- Low in calories
- Full in nutrients (Vitamin A, C, K, E) which aids your immune system and promote growth and repair.
- High in Antioxidants
- Contains Digestive enzymes – amylases which breaks down large food molecules for easier absorbption
Benefits of Maple Syrup:
- Manganese (aids in energy production)
- Zinc (helps your immune system)
- Calcium (great for strengthening bones and teeth)
- Riboflavin (aids in metabolic processes)
- Magnesium (associated with lowered risk of heart disease)
- Potassium (helps to maintain a normal blood pressure)
- Maple Syrup is the best sweetener for the smoothie. You can replace it with Honey. I tried both in and prefer using Maple Syrup as I find that the smoothie has a honey flavor. Maple Syrup is more neutral in taste.
- I used Whole Milk when I make smoothie for my nephew. You can also substitute with Coconut Milk or Soy Milk or Almond Milk too. I tried one time with Coconut Milk and the coconut milk is too strong that you can’t really taste the mango. So I still prefers the whole milk in this mango smoothie recipe.
- Add more water to the recipe if the smoothie comes out too thick for your taste.
- Add more frozen mango chunks if the smoothie end up too watery.
- For Adults, you can add proteins to this Mango Smoothie.
Try this recipe out and let me know what you think!