This mango smoothie recipe makes a super-easy creamy mango shake that is as delicious as it is healthy. If mangoes are in season where you are or you have a freezer filled with frozen fresh mango flesh that you froze at the end of mango season, then this is what you can do with it all.
I used this easy mango smoothie recipe today to help me use up most of the frozen mango flesh that we had in the freezer, which I froze at the end of the mango season here in Siem Reap, as we’re (hopefully) moving in a couple of days. Regular readers may remember me telling you how Terence was returning home during mango season with big bags of mangoes he’d collected on his afternoon walks.
We were making all kinds of delicious things with mangoes for a couple of months there, from easy homemade mango jams and mango and sticky rice to savoury mango salads and mango gazpacho inspired by a Catalan-style gazpacho we used to eat on Mallorca. You can find more mango recipes here. Before I tell you about this easy mango smoothie recipe, I have a favour to ask.
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Mango Smoothie Recipe for an Easy Mango Shake That’s Creamy Yet Healthy
I made this easy mango smoothie recipe this afternoon to use up a freezer full of frozen mangoes that we froze during mango season, and it was such a delight to sip at the end of a really disappointing day.
We’re at the end of a two-week quarantine period and that end couldn’t come soon enough. It’s officially day 13 today, but in fact day 15, as the medical team didn’t arrive until two days after authorities quarantined our apartment complex here in Siem Reap.
The medical team were meant to return today to test all the residents and providing everyone was negative, tomorrow we were meant to be released. They didn’t show up unfortunately. With Covid spiralling out of control here, Delta having arrived, and hospitals overwhelmed, they obviously have people much more in need of testing and we completely understand, it was just disappointing.
Hopefully the medical team will arrive tomorrow, we can get tested, and we can leave the day after, as, yes, we’re in the midst of packing and moving apartments here again for a third time in the pandemic. We’re an expert at pandemic house moves now!
Enjoy this mango smoothie recipe if it’s mango season wherever you are or you have mangoes in the freezer. It’s so simple, you’ll never need to look at the recipe again after you make it once. And If you enjoy this mango smoothie, do try our recipes for a creamy avocado smoothie and dragon fruit smoothie.
Tips to Making this Mango Smoothie Recipe
Just a few quick tips to making this easy mango smoothie recipe. If you’re using fresh mangoes, slice off the outer cheeks of the mangoes, either side of the seed, then cut into the flesh in a criss-cross pattern, press the skin to push the flesh out so you have protruding cubes, which you can easily slice off close to the skin.
While you can make mango smoothies with fresh mangoes, your mango shake won’t be as thick and creamy with fresh mangoes, so it’s best to freeze the mango overnight in an air-tight container.
Of course, if you already have frozen mango in the freezer which you froze during the mango season, you’re set to go. I like to add sugar, as well as a little salt for balance, but you could really leave both out if you’re cutting down or cutting out or don’t use them at all.
We use fresh whole milk, but you could use any milk. As long as your mango is frozen, your mango shake will be nice and thick. If you happen to have some frozen banana in your fridge, you could also throw some of that in the blender.
Pour your mango smoothie into chilled glasses. If it isn’t cold enough, add a couple of ice cubes and use a long spoon or cheery swizzle stick to stir and chill.
Mango Smoothie Recipe
- 2 fresh mangoes or 280 g frozen mango
- 300 ml cold milk
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 pinch salt
- If using fresh mangoes, slice off the outer cheeks of the mangoes, either side of the seed, then cut into the flesh in a criss-cross pattern, press the skin to push the flesh out so you have protruding cubes, which you can easily slice off close to the skin. Freeze overnight in an air-tight container.
- Add the frozen mango pieces, cold milk, sugar, and salt to a blender and blend for a couple of minutes until smooth.
- Pour into chilled glasses. If your smoothie isn’t cold enough, add a couple of ice cubes and use a long spoon or swizzle stick to stir to chill.
Please do let us know if you make our easy mango smoothie recipe in the comments below, as we’d love to know how it turns out for you.