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This creamy, tropical fresh mango protein smoothie recipe with no added sugar is a delicious, creamy, nutrient powerhouse that will brighten up your morning in just 5 minutes!
This quick and easy breakfast is a total time saver and a great way to get in a few servings of fresh fruit!
Enjoy this easy mango protein smoothie recipe on its own or pair it with these grab and go vegan breakfast cookies for an even more satisfying breakfast in a hurry. If you like this mango protein powder smoothie, you should also try this blueberry pineapple smoothie, this jackfruit smoothie, or this raspberry smoothie!
This simple six-ingredient healthy smoothie is the perfect way to start your day and can be a meal replacement or an excellent addition to another light breakfast recipe. Prep time is only five minutes and you can double or even triple the recipe for the whole family to enjoy.
👩🏽🍳 Why This Recipe Works
- High protein, low calorie smoothie
- Only takes 5 minutes
- Provides essential vitamins
- Kid approved
- Packed with tropical flavor
- Great quick breakfast or afternoon snack
- Can be made vegan
- Can be made gluten-free
- Immune system booster
- Satisfies your sweet tooth with healthy ingredients
- Best protein smoothie recipe ever!
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This recipe requires simple ingredients easily found at any grocery store! Here’s what you need:
- Frozen Mango: This tropical fruit gives your homemade protein shake a sweet flavor and a nice, thick consistency. You can use fresh ripe mango chunks, but if you want a thicker smoothie, go with the frozen chunks. Frozen mango also has the added benefit of being available year round, so you won’t be limited to making this smoothie only during mango season.
- Sliced Frozen Banana: Frozen bananas contribute to this mango protein shake’s creamy consistency and adds a little bit more sweetness. These don’t have to be frozen, but just like the mango, frozen banana slices will help thicken this mango shake with protein.
- Greek Yogurt: Adds creaminess and a healthy dose of protein,, plus a little tanginess to offset the sweetness of this mango protein shake.
- Milk: Adds more creaminess to the texture and also provides the mixture with the liquid it will need to blend well in the high-speed blender. Feel free to use a non dairy milk instead of regular milk.
- Vanilla Extract: Adds the perfect touch of light vanilla flavor to your tropical protein mango smoothie. This isn’t a totally necessary ingredient if you’re also using vanilla flavored protein powder. If you skip the vanilla protein powder and use unflavored protein powder, this ingredient is a must-have.
- Vanilla Protein Powder: This is your main protein source in your high protein mango smoothie. You can use whey protein or a plant-based alternative. Just pick your favorite protein powder!
Blend Together: Place all ingredients into a high-speed food processor and blend until smooth.
Adjust To Your Liking: Adjust thickness by adding more milk if needed.
Serve this yummy shake immediately!
💭 Expert Tips
- Don’t add sugar: To keep this mango vanilla smoothie healthy, steer clear of added sugar. This shake is sweet enough thanks to the natural sweetness from the fruits. If you need more sweet flavor, you can sweeten your protein shakes with more fruit or use a protein powder sweetened with monk fruit.
- For best results, use a high powered blender. Good smoothies are a direct result of a good blender! If you can invest in a high speed blender, you will get that ultra creamy and rich texture in your drink.
- Order of ingredients matters: Poor liquids into your blender first for easier and smoother blending.
- Make It Vegan And Gluten Free : To make this mango vanilla protein smoothie vegan, swap out the milk for a plant-based milk like unsweetened almond milk, soy milk, or coconut milk, use a diary free yogurt like coconut yogurt, and a vegan protein powder. Make it gluten-free by using a protein powder that does not contain gluten.
- Strawberry Mango Protein Smoothie: Toss in some strawberries to make this recipe even sweeter. You can also add in your favorite mixed berries to turn this into a mango berry protein smoothie!
- Mango Pineapple Protein Smoothie: Take the tropical flavor to another level by adding frozen pineapple chunks to this mango protein shake.
- Smoothie Bowl: Feel free to turn this into a smoothie bowl by reducing the amount of milk to about 3 tablespoons, blending, serving in a bowl, and topping with your favorite fresh fruit! Feel free to also add grains like quinoa or whole oats to your mango Greek yogurt smoothie bowl for extra fiber and a more filling shake.
- Mango Chocolate Protein Smoothie: Swap out the vanilla protein powder with chocolate protein powder for a rich and decadent chocolate homemade protein shake.
- Protein Shake Without Protein Powder: If you don’t want to use protein powder, you can easily add protein with different ingredients. Chia seeds, flax seeds, hemp seeds, whole nuts, peanut butter, almond butter, and unsweetened soy milk are all great protein options for your mango high protein smoothie. Nuts and seeds also have the added benefit of adding healthy fats to your creamy smoothie!
The amount of protein in your healthy mango protein smoothie will vary depending on the type of protein powder you use.
Protein powders have a wide range of grams of protein per serving, typically anywhere from 16g of protein per scoop up to around 30 grams per scoop. Check the nutrition information label on your protein powder to find out. The protein powder we used has about 20 grams of protein per scoop.
Yes! Add or substitute whatever fruit you want to in your homemade protein shake. Just keep in mind that frozen fruit is better for this smoothie.
If you’re using additional fruit, you may need to increase the amount of milk you add for better blending. This will also increase the serving size of your mango banana protein smoothie.
Mango shakes can be very healthy, but it depends on what you add into them! If you add a ton of sugar, syrups like maple syrup or honey, or dessert like ingredients (chocolate, caramel, ice cream, frozen yogurt, etc), then your shake will be more like a dessert than a healthy drink.
But our recipe is a healthy mango smoothie recipe that you can enjoy guilt-free! It’s packed with almost 20 grams of protein, is high in dietary fiber, rich in vitamins and minerals, and comes in at only about 250 calories and 0 grams of added sugar per serving (the sugar in the recipe is all natural sugar from the fruit!)
Mangos contain over 20 different vitamins and nutrients, making them a virtual superfood. They are high in Vitamin C, making them great for supporting your body’s immune system. They’re also rich in dietary fiber, Copper, Folate, Vitamin B6, Vitamin A and Vitamin E.
This delicious smoothie is best served immediately, but if you want to save it for later, it can be stored in the fridge for 1 day in an airtight container. Make sure to stir or reblend it before serving.
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Mango Protein Smoothie
- 1 cup frozen mango
- 1 cup sliced frozen banana
- ½ cup plain low fat greek yogurt
- ½ cup low fat or 1% milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- Place all ingredients into a high-speed food processor and blend until smooth.
- Adjust thickness by adding more milk if needed. Serve immediately.
- Frozen mango and banana helps to create a thicker smoothie however fresh fruit can also be used. If you use fresh fruit, the smoothie will be a little thinner in consistency.
- To make this vegan friendly substitute with coconut yogurt, almond milk and vegan protein powder.
- If you feel you’d like more sweetness add ½ tbsp of honey or maple syrup.
- This smoothie is best enjoyed immediately however leftovers can be stored in the fridge for up to 1 day.