Mango Strawberry Banana Smoothie
Mango Banana Strawberry Smoothie is a refreshing way to enjoy the fruity flavors of summer. This fruit smoothie is made with 4 ingredients plus your favorite smoothie boosters and coconut water for electrolytes and hydration that will keep you going!
There’s nothing like a fresh fruit smoothie during the warmer months. Fresh fruit blended together not only makes a beautiful color, but it’s packed with nutrients and antioxidants that make it a great healthy option that takes only 5 minutes to make.
This easy smoothie recipe combines the flavors of mango, strawberry, and banana for a creamy treat that tastes better than ice cream. It’s even better blended with coconut water to give it some extra hydration power coming from the natural electrolytes. Drink like a smoothie with a straw or turn it into a smoothie bowl with your favorite toppings.
This smoothie is a summer staple for both kids and adults!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- It’s like dessert but without added sugars.
- You can use this recipe as a base and add other healthy add-ins.
- The banana adds a creamy texture without having to add any milk or cream.
- Coconut water not only adds a light coconut flavor but also gives the smoothie electrolytes that help with hydration, especially in the summer months.
- You’ll be able to use the abundance of summer fruit in a way that tastes great.
- Kids absolutely love this smoothie to drink or frozen into a popsicle.
- This smoothie uses frozen fruit ingredients making it a budget-friendly way to increase your fruit intake while saving money.
Ingredients You Need
Start with the base ingredients and then add a few smoothie boosters to create a snack that is packed with nutrition and flavor.
- Frozen Mango Chunks – Mango is a great island fruit that gives the smoothie a sweet and slightly tart flavor that pairs well with banana and strawberries.
- Frozen Strawberries – This classic summer fruit gives a sweet flavor and light pink color.
- Bananas – Bananas not only add a banana flavor and natural sweetness, the starch helps make the smoothie nice and creamy. Frozen is best, but you can use a fresh banana if needed.
- Coconut Water – Coconut water helps thin out the fruit while also adding a healthy dose of electrolytes and light coconut flavor. You can also substitute with coconut milk to add healthy fats.
SMOOTHIE BOOSTERS: Add other ingredients for texture, flavor and nutrition. Other great choices for mix-ins include hemp seeds, flax seeds, almond butter, peanut butter, chia seeds, spinach, protein powder, maca powder, turmeric or ginger.
How to Make Mango Strawberry Smoothie
Add the frozen mango, strawberry, and banana to a blender along with the ice cubes. Add any additional smoothie boosters or mix-ins here too.
Pour in 1/2 cup coconut water for a classic smoothie consistency or 1/4 cup for a thicker consistency for smoothie bowls.
Pulse gently at first to get the fruit broken down, then increase speed until all the fruit is blended into a creamy smoothie with no chunks of frozen fruit. Pour and serve cold.
- To make sure the consistency of the smoothie stays intact, it’s important to use fruit that is frozen first.
- The consistency of the smoothie depends on how much coconut water is added. Start with a little at first and add enough until your desired consistency is reached.
- Use a high speed blender for the best results. Some regular blenders may have trouble breaking down the fruit properly. To ensure even blending, begin by pulsing then increase speed in increments. Use a rubber spatula to scrape down the sides if needed.
- Increase nutrient density. For a healthy dose of probiotics, add a bit of your favorite yogurt to the mix before blending.
- Make a smoothie bowl. Pour into a bowl and add your favorite toppings for an island treat that rivals any ice cream.
- Freeze into popsicles. Because banana helps emulsify the smoothie, it’s a great option to pour into popsicle molds for healthy summertime popsicles.
- Smoothie Cocktail. Turn this into a fun and fruity adult beverage by blending in a shot of your favorite vodka or white rum.
- Add more fruit. Try adding kiwi, blackberries, blueberries, pineapple or some of your favorite frozen fruit to the base of this smoothie for additional flavor and sweetness. Use more ice or coconut water to thin out, if needed.
- Don’t forget your favorite smoothie boosters or mix-ins! These add more nutrients and flavor.
Add Healthy Fats and Protein: We highly recommend adding healthy fats like avocado or nut butters to balance out the natural sugars in the fruit. Coconut milk or full fat yogurt is also a great addition of fat and flavor.
This depends on your personal definition of a healthy lifestyle. Fruit smoothies made from scratch generally contain a high dose of nutrients and natural sweetness that come right from the fruits without the addition of sugar. You can add your favorite mix-ins for additional nutrients.
This depends on your personal tastes, however, the natural starches in bananas help the smoothie become creamy without any milk.
You can make this recipe without coconut water if you don’t have any. It may be a bit less sweet and won’t have a light coconut flavor but will still be delicious! You can use any milk or water.
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Mango Strawberry Banana Smoothie
- 1 cups strawberries, frozen
- 1 cup mango chunks, frozen
- 1 cup banana slices, fresh or frozen
- 3/4 cup ice cubes
- 1/2 cup coconut water , or coconut milk
- Nut butter, spinach, hemp seeds, chia seeds, or other mix-ins
- Combine all of the ingredients in a high speed blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy immediately.