Take your tastebuds on a tropical journey with this mango orange smoothie. It’s no secret that I love mango… I could blend it in every smoothie. It’s one of the stars of our fool-proof Beginner’s Luck Smoothie. This mango orange smoothie swaps pineapple for an orange and plain water for coconut water. With another easy winner, it might be hard to choose the fav between these two smoothies…
Mango orange smoothie ingredients
This smoothie is a tropical oasis of flavor + nutrition. It’s got over 100% of the recommended daily value of vitamin C, as well as a great boost of fiber. Make sure to leave as much of the white pithe of the orange as you can when peeling… that’s where the fiber and many nutrients are located in an orange.
Lower sugar options
If the natural sugar in this smoothie is a little high for you, then I’ve got some great swap options. Swap out 1/2 banana for 1/4 avocado. Avocado helps keep the smoothie creamy + add in healthy fat, while lowering the sugar level. Peaches are a great swap for the mango in this mango orange smoothie, since they have a lower glycemic index (sugar level). Green smoothies are easily customized to your liking, so don’t be afraid to make some swaps or test new ingredients to get the perfect combo for your tastebuds + nutritional needs.
Coconut water is nature’s gatorade
If you need some extra electrolytes in your diet, then this mango orange smoothie is for you! Studies show that coconut water does a great job replacing electrolytes after a long workout. I often take coconut water with me, or add it to my post workout smoothie. I want to make sure I’m refueling my body the right way, especially after a long run.
If you want to use this mango orange smoothie as a post-workout drink, then don’t forget to boost it with Protein Smoothie Boost. This plant based, all organic powder will boost your smoothie by 10 grams of protein!
Mango orange smoothie liquid swaps
If coconut water just isn’t your thing, or you don’t have any on hand, then no worries! Here’s what I recommend as a liquid base for this mango orange smoothie:
- Green tea
- Coconut milk in the refrigerated carton (not canned… it would be too thick for this recipe!)
No matter which base you choose, this smoothie will still give you amazing health benefits, as well as a great energy boost!
Smoothies with a vitamin C boost
Are you loving the vitamin C boost in this smoothie? Then you’ll def want to check out some other amazing smoothie recipes that are packed with vitamin C too:
I find it easier to drink smoothies when I’ve prepped some ahead of time. If you want to stay healthy all year long, then smoothie prep might be for you! These are just a few of my many great green smoothie recipes that can easily be prepped ahead for easy making. Grab your fav smoothie recipes and start prepping. And don’t forget to rate this smoothie + leave a comment to let me know how you liked it!
Healthy Mango Orange Smoothie
- 1 cup fresh spinach
- 1/2 cup coconut water
- 1/2 orange, peeled
- 1/2 cup mango, frozen
- 1/2 banana
- 1 scoop Protein Smoothie Boost, optional
- Blend spinach, coconut water and oranges. Puree until smooth.
- Add mango and banana, and blend again.
- Use at least one frozen fruit to make the smoothie cold or serve over ice.