If you are looking to learn how to make a delicious mango smoothie, then you have come to the right place!
Here you will earn about the basic ingredients to this extraordinary smoothie. Then, just take off on your own, add new ingredients, make it your own recipe.
That’s what so fun about tropical smoothies, the sky’s the limit!
Let’s talk a little bit about mangoes – since they are the center of attention here!
Mangoes grow best in tropical/sub-tropical areas where the climate is hot with dry periods to set and produce a good crop.Mango trees grow to be about 60 feet tall, this is a long-lived tree with some tree being over 300 years old and stilling bearing fruit.
For good growth mango trees need deep soil to accommodate their extensive root system which has wide-spreading feeder roots that grow down into the soil several feet and act as anchor roots.
Right now, the five most popular types of mangoes are: Kent, Tommy Atkins, Haden, Ataulfo and Keitt. The first three types are from Florida, the 4th being from Indonesia and the 5th being from Indian.
A mature mango will have a characteristically smooth, tough, thin skin with the flesh being anywhere from yellow to orange – yummy!
Other than the fact that they are just absolutely delicious and contain many vitamins, minerals etc… the mango actually has something unique to offer.
They contain an enzyme that has stomach soothing properties. (quite similar to papain found in papayas) These enzymes are very comforting the digestive tract and make it easier for the body to eliminate toxins.
Fiber is an essential part to everyone’s diet, and if you are eating a mango a day than irregularity probably isn’t a problem for you because an average sized mango contains up to 40% of your daily fiber requirement.
*Quick Tip – for those of you who are physically active or workout regularly, mangoes are a great way to help replenish your lost of potassium.
1. With a sharp tin-bladed knife carefully cut both ends of the fruit off.
2. Set the mango up-right on either flat end and cut away the peel from top to bottom following the curvature of the fruit.
3. Then cut the fruit into slices by carving it lengthwise along the pit
Cut into Cubes
1. First you start with the mango cheek, and fillet off its pit lengthwise
2. Cut small squares by scoring the mango with a sharp knife be careful not to cut through the skin.
3. Next turn the mango half inside-out so the cubes to cut stick out. Then slice them cut and enjoy.
Fabulous Mango Smoothie
1/2 cup pineapple juice
1 cup orange sherbet
2 cups mango, sliced
2 cups ice
1 teaspoon lime juice
Blend in blend and enjoy!
Juice Blend Mango Smoothie
1 large mango diced and chilled
1/2 cup of yogurt
1 cup of orange juice
6 ice cubes
Blend the orange juice, yogurt and banana till well mixed.
Next add the ice cubes and mango and continue blending till mango is mixed in.
Enjoy or chill if desired.
The Two layer Strawberry Mango Smoothie
For the bottom layer
1 mango, chopped, peeled and pitted
1 tbsp lime juice
½ cup orange juice
Ice as needed- probably will only need a few cubes
Directions for Bottom Layer
Blend in your blender the bottom layer and pour into glass (this recipe makes to servings so pour them into two 8oz glasses, half in each
10 strawberries cut in half
1 banana, chopped
1 tbsp lime juice
Ice as needed – probably will only need a few cubes
Directions for Top Layer
Then rinse blender and blend the top layer until smooth and pour into glass still trying to maintain the line to separate the colors and enjoy this colorful drink!
A little bit of Everything Mango Smoothie
1 frozen bananas, sliced
1 half of an 8-ounce can crushed pineapple – that would be 4oz of it
½ large mango, chopped
Juice of 1 large orange
1/2 cup milk - you can also use almond milk
Put all the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
1 medium banana, peeled and sliced
1 1/2 cups diced mango fruit (you'll need 2 mangoes and may have some fruit leftover)
3/4 cup yogurt
1/4 cup mango juice
1/4 cup orange juice (can leave out the mango juice and use 1/2 cup orange juice instead)
1 tablespoon honey, or to taste
2 - 3 teaspoons lime juice
2 - 3 ice cubes, optional
Place the sliced banana and the diced mango on a baking sheet and freeze for about 15 minutes (this helps make the smoothie thicker).
Add the banana, mango and yogurt and process. Add the fruit juice and process again.
Add the honey, lime juice and ice cubes (If you like, add the honey and lime juice 1 teaspoon at a time, blend and then add more as desired).
Pour into drinking glasses and serve immediately or chill until ready to serve. Feel free to garnish with leftover mango fruit.
We hope you have has fun with these tropical smoothies!!!