Here is an easy mango smoothie recipe — and some simple variations for you to have it just the way you like it.
Mangoes! With memories they always come. In the backyard of my childhood home stood a giant mango tree. Its type, I cannot remember. All I remember is sitting under that mango tree and waiting for summer to come… To come and cover it with those full-red-ripe, delicious mangoes with that intoxicating aroma (which I can still smell, after so many years, when I close my eyes). The mangoes would unhurriedly hang from its branches, swaying in the breeze, looking at me, teasing me. I would fervently hope that one of them would somehow fall to the ground and that I’d immediately run and grab it and eat its juicy-sweet-tangy goodness till the last drop… Memories!
So here is a simple and easy mango smoothie recipe for the mango lovers in you and also for those who love to try out something new.
How to make mango smoothie
- 2 ripe Alphonso mangoes, peeled, stone removed, and cut into small chunks
- 100 - 150 ml milk
- 200 - 250 ml yogurt (plain / vanilla)
- 1½ - 2 tablespoons sugar, or to taste (optional)
- 3 - 4 ice cubes
- Place the mango chunks, milk, yogurt, ice cubes and sugar (optional) in a blender or food processor.
- Puree until it becomes creamy-thick and smooth.
- Pour into a glass and enjoy, or keep it in the fridge until ready to be served.
Mango smoothie tips
- How to adjust the consistency of the smoothie?
If your smoothie is too thick, add a bit more milk. Or else if it’s too runny, add some more yogurt or one ripe banana while blending.
- Can Alphonso mangoes be replaced with any other variety?
Absolutely! Mangoes come in many delicious varieties and everyone has their own favourite. Just pick any flavourful, fragrant, and non-fibrous variety (like Alphonso) for the best smoothie experience. Though fresh mangoes taste the best, if unavailable, you can also try frozen, canned, or pureed mango.
- And what about milk?
Skim, low-fat, or full-fat milk — the choice is yours. (Similarly consider greek or low-fat yogurt.) You can also substitute it with non-dairy milk alternatives like almond milk, soy milk, or coconut milk to make it vegan.
- How to reduce or replace the sugar in the smoothie?
Since Alphonso mango and vanilla yogurt (ingredients I used for this recipe) are naturally sweet, I didn’t use sugar while preparing the smoothie. Sugar (or honey) is entirely optional — use it as per your taste and preference.
- More smoothie ideas with mango?
Versatile as it is, mango can be paired with many other fruits and vegetables to make yummy and healthy smoothies. Here are some favourites: mango banana smoothie, mango pineapple smoothie, mango strawberry smoothie, mango orange smoothie, mango kale smoothie, mango spinach smoothie, and mango avocado smoothie.
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