Ever wonder how to make strawberry mango smoothie? I’m going to show you step-by-step on how to prepare a refreshing and tasty smoothie that people will rave about for days! With this handy guide, you will be making the best strawberry mango smoothie in less than 5 minutes. You’ll also be adding some extra sweetness and tartness from fresh fruit. So let’s get started!
Strawberry Mango Smoothie
Close your eyes, sip deeply, and feel those island breezes: we’re on our way to the tropics with this Strawberry Mango Smoothie. Made with just five ingredients, this healthy breakfast smoothie tastes like vacation in a glass.
My first “official” job was working in a local smoothie shop.
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My hourly wage was abysmal, but I *almost* made up for my losses by whipping myself up a “free” smoothie whenever I had a craving (or my latest crush popped by to visit).
I have tried every blended combination of fruit over the years. Mango and strawberry go well with a number of tropical fruits like bananas and pineapple, but I think they are at their best when paired together.
Mango is sweet, sunny, and makes smoothies thick.
Strawberries are cool, fruity, and a smoothie classic.
Together, strawberries and mangos taste like straight-up paradise. Sipping this smoothie makes me dream of the beach.
Two of the remaining three ingredients in this smoothie are a little bit surprising.
One involves an unusual veggie sneak (hint: it’s orange). The other is a citrus splash that gives this smoothie its beachy pop.
I like to make my smoothies primarily with frozen fruit (more on that below), so if you have some extra frozen strawberries and mangos after you’re done with this smoothie recipe, you can use the strawberries to make:
- Strawberry Smoothie (the CLASSIC!)
- Strawberry Blueberry Smoothie
- Strawberry Spinach Smoothie
The frozen mango will be perfect for:
- Mango Green Smoothie (this one is vegan and just four ingredients)
- Swap it for the pineapple in this Kale Smoothie
How To Make Strawberry Mango Smoothie
While spinach is the usual way to sneak extra vegetables into smoothies (and you can certainly make this a strawberry mango spinach smoothie if that’s what you prefer) this smoothie uses a different approach. Can you guess?
- Strawberry + Mango. Bright, colorful, and full of tropical vibes. These two fruits were meant to be together, and they pack the smoothie with Vitamin-C, folate, antioxidants, fiber, and potassium.
- Carrots. When adding veggies to smoothies, keep carrots in mind. Thanks to their natural sweetness, the taste of the carrots disappears in this smoothie. Carrots bring oodles of nutritious Vitamin-A, potassium, and fiber. Plus, they give the smoothie a pretty orange color. (If you really want carrots to steal the show, try this Carrot Cake Smoothie.)
- Almond Milk. The main liquid for our smoothie. I used unsweetened almond milk, but you can use any milk you prefer.
- Lemon Juice. Citrus is essential to the smoothie’s flavor. It makes the strawberry and mango pop to the extent that the smoothie will taste bland without it. For a cool taste experiment, try the smoothie before and after the citrus is added. You also can make this smoothie with orange juice.
- Add all the ingredients to a blender, and blend until smooth. ENJOY!
A Note on Thickening Smoothies
I’m of the general smoothie philosophy that a thick smoothie is a happy, satisfying smoothie; if it’s not thick, instead of feeling like I’m enjoying a substantial breakfast or snack, I feel like I’m drinking juice. It’s not the same.
This is why all of my healthy smoothie recipes involve some kind of thickening agent. If you’d like to make a smoothie thicker, here are a few tricks:
- Use Frozen Fruit. This is the easiest way to ensure your smoothie is nice and thick. Frozen fruit yields a thicker smoothie than fresh fruit. If your smoothie is thinner than you would like after blending, drop in a few extra pieces of frozen fruit and blend again.
- Choose Fruits that Blend Up Thick and Creamy. Mango and banana are two of the best fruits for making thick smoothies. When blended, these fruits are creamy, not icy. Berries tend to be more icy when blended, which is why I like pairing them with a creamier fruit, as in today’s strawberry mango smoothie.
- Add Greek Yogurt. You do not need yogurt for smoothies, even thick ones. Yogurt is a nice addition because it provides protein, creaminess, and body, but it also affects the flavor and might not be the right choice for someone who needs a dairy free or vegan smoothie. Personally, I enjoy the taste of smoothies with yogurt (like this Greek Yogurt Smoothie), but if you have other thickening ingredients, you can leave it out.
- Oatmeal. A tablespoon or two provides extra fiber and can thicken up a smoothie. Oatmeal also tastes yummy and creamy in smoothies (check out the glowing reviews on this 5-star Oatmeal Smoothie).
- Ice Cubes. If you’ve blended your smoothie and it’s thinner than you would like, add a few ice cubes until it reaches your desired thickness.
If you try a few of these tricks and your smoothie is ULTRA thick at the end—too thick to sip with a straw—pour it into a bowl, top it with some granola and fresh fruit, and enjoy it as a strawberry mango smoothie bowl.
For a strawberry mango protein smoothie, add a scoop of your favorite vanilla protein powder. This will thicken the smoothie a tiny bit too.
Make Ahead and Storage Tips
- To Make Ahead. Prepare the smoothie as directed, and pour it into an airtight freezer-safe glass jar. Store the jar in the freezer for up to 3 months. Let the smoothie thaw overnight in the refrigerator before serving. The texture will change somewhat, but it’s a viable option if you want to prep ahead. I also like to pour smoothies into ice cube trays, then take them to go.
- To Store. Blended strawberry mango smoothies can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 1 day.
Easy Strawberry Mango Smoothie Recipe
We love making these Easy Strawberry Mango Smoothies. They are great for breakfast, snack time, or even dessert. The strawberry mango combo is amazing and the smoothie only takes minutes to make.
How to Make
I used the leftover fruit from our strawberry mango jicama salad to make our smoothies. I blended strawberries, mango chunks, plain Greek yogurt and ice cubes until smooth. I like my smoothies thick, so I didn’t add any liquid, but you can add a splash of fruit juice, milk, or water if you want a thinner smoothie.
The smoothie is so refreshing and the perfect drink for spring and summer. If you don’t have fresh strawberries and mango, you can use frozen fruit. We always keep our freezer stocked so we can make this easy smoothie anytime!
Easy Strawberry Mango Smoothie
This easy and refreshing smoothie only takes a few minutes to make! It is great for breakfast or a healthy snack!
- 1 cup sliced strawberries
- 1 cup peeled, pitted, and chopped mango
- 6 ounces plain Greek yogurt
- 6-8 ice cubes
- Place strawberries, mango, and yogurt in a blender. Blend on high for 30 seconds. Add in the ice cubes and blend until smooth. Pour smoothie into glasses and serve.
- *Note-if you like a thinner smoothie, you can add a splash of milk or coconut water.
Strawberry Mango Smoothie
This strawberry mango smoothie has the perfect fruity flavor! It’s creamy and luscious, with just the right frosty texture.
Here’s one of the tastiest smoothies you’ll find: a Strawberry Mango Smoothie! It’s got a creamy and luscious texture and the perfect fruity flavor. Mango is ideal for smoothies because of its bright sweetness. Combine that with berries and banana, and you won’t be able to stop drinking it! This smoothie also features Greek yogurt to pack in protein and probiotics. This one was a favorite at our house: the way the flavors combine is perfect for a healthy afternoon snack.
Ingredients in this strawberry mango smoothie
Sure, you can throw strawberries and mango into the blender and come up with a smoothie. But will it be the best strawberry mango smoothie? To get just the right blend of flavors and a creamy texture, here’s what we recommend:
- Frozen strawberries: Frozen berries make just the right icy texture. You can also use fresh berries, but make sure to use frozen mango.
- Frozen mango: Frozen mango is our favorite because it’s easy to find at the grocery and store for when a craving strikes. You can also use fresh mango, but then use frozen strawberries.
- Greek yogurt: Yogurt lends a creamy texture and loads of protein! It’s also got probiotics, which help with gut health.
- Banana: The banana helps to make a creamy texture and adds the final sweetness.
- Milk & ice: Milk helps it all blend, and ice makes it a little fluffier.
- Fresh lemon juice: The kicker? Lemon juice amps all the flavors just enough.
Don’t want to use milk and yogurt? Keep reading…
Variation: make it plant based / vegan!
There are actually two versions of this strawberry mango smoothie we love! The main version uses milk and yogurt, which helps to make it filling with extra protein. But you can also make it vegan! The vegan variation has less protein and is all fruit: but sometimes we’re in the mood for that too. The flavor is so sweet and fruity! Here’s what to do to make a vegan version of this smoothie:
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 1 cup frozen mango
- 2 bananas (room temperature)
- ½ cup water
- 8 ice cubes
Amp up the protein
Want to add even more protein to this strawberry banana smoothie? Here are a few ideas:
- Use more Greek yogurt: Yogurt adds quite a bit of protein. Double the yogurt and use ½ cup instead of ¼ cup.
- Add cashew butter or almond butter. A cashew flavor or almond flavor goes well with pineapple; we prefer it to peanut butter. Use about 1 tablespoon, 2 for a stronger flavor. Keep in mind this addition will also dull the color a bit.
- Protein powder: You can also throw in some protein powder! We usually go with real food options, especially because we’re not fans of the protein powder aftertaste.
Smoothies are best eaten immediately. But this strawberry smoothie actually lasts 1 day refrigerated, stored in a sealed container or a mason jar with the lid on. If it separates, just shake it up and you’re good to go! Making smoothies ahead is nice to have ready-made breakfasts for busy mornings.
This strawberry mango smoothie recipe is…
Vegetarian and gluten-free. Or use the vegan variation for vegan, plant-based and dairy-free.
Best Strawberry Mango Smoothie
This strawberry mango smoothie has the perfect fruity flavor! It’s creamy and luscious, with just the right frosty texture. Vegan variation included.
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 1 cup frozen mango
- 1 banana (room temperature)
- ¼ cup Greek yogurt*
- 1 cup milk (or almond milk or oat milk)
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- ½ cup ice
- Place all ingredients in a blender, breaking the banana into pieces. Blend until creamy and frothy, stopping and scraping down the sides as necessary. If desired, garnish with a frozen strawberry and frozen mango. Serve immediately or store in a covered jar in the refrigerator for 1 day.
STRAWBERRY MANGO SMOOTHIE
This refreshing Strawberry Mango Smoothie is quick and easy to make and super versatile too! Enjoy for breakfast, as an afternoon snack, or a tasty way to cool down on a hot summer day! Add a scoop of protein powder for an added boost! Love strawberries? Make sure to try my Strawberry Sorbet and Strawberry Sauce recipes!
We are big on smoothies here. My boys love them, I love them, and gosh, they are just SO easy to make. Whether it’s a quick breakfast before school, a snack following practice, or simply a tasty way to cool off during the summer, this Strawberry Mango smoothie is definitely a favorite.
Strawberry and mango are a match made in heaven and because this smoothie uses frozen fruit (see notes below on using fresh fruit), you can enjoy this summery smoothie all year long.
Strawberry Mango Smoothie Ingredients
Like most smoothies, this one is super simple to make and doesn’t require a lot of ingredients. You can find the full, printable recipe below in the recipe card at the bottom of the post. Let’s take a look at what you’ll need:
- strawberries – frozen strawberries either whole, or halved, see notes below on using fresh fruit.
- mango chunks – best results if using frozen mango. See notes below on using fresh fruit.
- banana slices – the banana can either be fresh or frozen, whichever is most convenient. The banana adds creaminess to the smoothie.
- ice cubes – you can use cubes or crushed ice.
- coconut water – the coconut water is delicious in this recipe but I have lots of suggestions on other liquids that you can use in this recipe, see below.
Add one scoop of vanilla flavored protein powder to this mango and strawberry smoothie for a protein boost!
How To Make This Strawberry Mango Banana Smoothie
This smoothie is crazy easy to make. My recommendations are to have a really nice, high powered blender (this is the blender I used). This will allow you to get the best consistency.
- Add all ingredients to a high speed, high powered blender and blend on medium or medium high until smooth.
- Check for consistency and add additional coconut water or liquid if it’s too thick. Add additional ice or frozen fruit if it’s too thin.
- Pour into a glass. Garnish with fresh fruit if desired and enjoy immediately.