This three ingredient mango banana smoothie is sweet, creamy, and mild in flavor. Fresh, ripe mangoes makes this an extra special treat!
There aren't many recipes that only have three ingredients. Let me rephrase that: there aren't many recipes that only have three ingredients but also taste amazing. This smoothie is so simple and is a special way to enjoy perfectly ripe, sweet mangoes. Mangoes naturally have a very creamy texture. They also happen to be an excellent source of vitamin A (great for healthy eyes and immunity) and fiber.
The other two ingredients in this recipe also enhance the creamy sweetness of this smoothie. Bananas just work in smoothies; they are a reliable way for making sure almost any smoothie comes out tasting great. And half of a banana is enough to do the trick.
It's important to include a source of protein with a fruit-based meal or snack to help stabilize blood sugar levels in the body. Greek yogurt packs a big punch of protein so it's a good balance to the sweetness from the fruit, and will help you stay full for a longer time after drinking this smoothie.
There's something else that's pretty neat about this smoothie - because it's so creamy and blends together very well, it will keep in the refrigerator for a couple days without separating. So you can actually make this smoothie the night before and enjoy it in the morning, or double the batch and have enough for a couple of days. Just remember to blend the smoothie completely (at least 1 minute) when you make it.
Don't believe me about making a smoothie the night before? The pictures you see of this smoothie were actually taken 24 hours after I originally made the smoothie. I didn't re-blend it or anything. I just opened the jar I had it in, put the fruit on top, and snapped away to get these pics. :) One last note on this recipe: if you don't have access to great fresh mangoes at the moment or don't feel like taking the time to cut them up, frozen mangoes work just fine!
Creamy Mango Banana Smoothie
Makes 1 smoothie
- 1 cup chopped fresh mango (can also use frozen)
- 1/2 banana
- 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 2-3 ice cubes
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend at least one minute or until the ingredients are completely combined and the
smoothie is creamy.
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