Creamy Mango Smoothie

1.30.2021

Not all delicious smoothies are green, and this one is a winner! This mango smoothie is bright orange, and oh so good at first sip.

mango smoothie

Start your day with a sunny, tropical immune-boosting mango smoothie. With mango, cashew yogurt, turmeric and orange, this sweet and refreshing mango smoothie recipe is the perfect way to boost your health.

ingredients for a mango smoothie recipe

Ingredients + health benefits of a mango smoothie

When it comes to keeping your immune system healthy, this nutritionally dense mango smoothie is just what your body needs. It’s packed with powerful antioxidants like vitamin C, and also contains anti-inflammatory compounds from the turmeric. Enjoy it for breakfast, as a healthy snack or as a refreshing post-workout treat.

Mango– Mangos are packed with beta-carotene, which has protective effects against skin cancer. Mango also contains vitamin A, C, folate and potassium.

Orange– Oranges are an excellent source vitamin C, which supports a healthy immune system. Oranges are also a good source for fiber, which is associated with digestive health and weight loss. It also serves as some extra liquid in this mango smoothie.

Turmeric– Turmeric has powerful anti-inflammatory properties due to the active compound curcumin. The strong medicinal effects of turmeric work at the molecular level to tame inflammation that leads to diseases like heart disease, cancer, metabolic syndrome, and Alzheimer’s. With a beautiful golden color, turmeric delivers powerful antioxidants for boosting your immune system. This recipe only calls for ½ teaspoon, so you won’t taste the turmeric in this smoothie but will still get the health benefits. You can swap out the dried powdered turmeric for fresh turmeric in this mango smoothie. Use about a ½ tablespoon-sized knob. Peel first, then grate it before adding to the blender.

Cashew yogurt: The cashew yogurt in this mango smoothie is packed with live active probiotics, as well as plant-based protein. Enhance your gut microbiota and boost your immune system as you sip on this smoothie. Cashew yogurt also contains heart-healthy fats and keeps you full for hours.

Cashew milk: I use cashew milk (and I make it myself!) as an alternative to dairy. It adds a creamy thickness + irresistible nutty flavor to this mango smoothie. Cashews contain heart-healthy fats, folate and magnesuim.

a tropical mango smoothie

Fresh vs frozen mango?

Personally, I typically buy frozen mango from Costco, because the price can’t be beat. Yet if it’s on sale, or fresh from a market, then I’ll spring for non-frozen. If you’re using a fresh mango, then I’ve got some tips to help you easily peel + core for this mango smoothie.

orange fruit to boost immunity

How to cut a mango

Make sure your mango is ripe but still firm. It should have a little give when you squeeze it lightly. Wash and dry the mango before cutting it.

  1. With one hand, stand the mango on its end with the stem side down. The pit is located in the center of the mango, and has a slightly flat oval shape. Cut along each side of the pit from the top down, separating the mango flesh from the pit. You should now have two mango “boats” or halves that are separated from the pit.
  2. With one mango half, use a sharp knife and make both lengthwise and crosswise cuts in the flesh about ½ inch apart (otherwise known as scoring the flesh), being careful not to cut through the peel. Invert the mango half by pushing up on the peel side of the mango half. The segments that you cut should be raised and look similar to a hedgehog. Repeat with the other mango half.
  3. Use a small paring knife to separate the mango flesh from the peel. You’ll end up with cut mango flesh segments on the cutting board. Discard the peel.
  4. There will still be some flesh on the pit. Lay the pit flat on a cutting board and use a paring knife to cut the flesh from the pit. Then cut the flesh from the peel. Discard the peel and pit. Now you’re ready to add this to your mango smoothie!

How much does one mango yield?

It all depends on the size of the mango. A small mango may only yield ½ to 1 cup of mango flesh. Yet I’ve been able to get 2 full cups out of some mangos! If using fresh, it’s okay to eyeball the measurement before adding it to your mango smoothie. The more mango, the better, right?!

a tall glass of mango smoothie

Mango smoothie recipe

Add the cashew milk, cashew yogurt, mango, orange and turmeric to the blender. Blend until smooth. Add more cashew milk or water for a thinner consistency. Unlike green smoothies, this smoothie doesn’t have leafy greens that need to be chopped up before adding other ingredients. So don’t be afraid to toss all the ingredients in at once.

Thick, creamy and tropical, this nourishing mango smoothie recipe is the perfect way to start your day! Enjoy this smoothie often during cold and flu season for a healthy immune boost!

More smoothies with mango

I could probably add mango to any smoothie I make, I love it that much! Here are a few more of my fav smoothie recipes with mango:

Did you sneak in some leafy greens when you blended this mango smoothie, or did you blend as-is? Leave a comment + review and let me know what you thought!

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mango smoothie

Mango Smoothie


  • Author: Jen Hansard
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 16 oz smoothie 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This is a super creamy + delicious smoothie with just the right sweetness. Be careful, it might easily become your new fav snack smoothie!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 cup mango
  • 1/2 cup cashew milk, unsweetened
  • 1/2 cup cashew yogurt, unsweetened
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 navel orange, peeled
  • 1 serving Protein Smoothie Boost (optional)

Instructions

  1. Blend all ingredients in blender until smooth.
  2. Pour into a glass and enjoy.

Notes

cashew milk can be swapped out for any non-dairy milk

cashew yogurt can be swapped out for any non-dairy yogurt

  • Category: Smoothie
  • Method: Blending
  • Cuisine: Healthy

Keywords: mango smoothie, mango smoothie recipe, healthy smoothie, immunity boost smoothie

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About Jen Hansard

Mom of 2, ran across the Grand Canyon and lover of smoothies, coffee & tacos. I transformed my family's health with a plant-based diet. I also found myself again along the way.

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  1. Kim says:

    This recipe is summertime perfection! Delish!

  2. Amanda says:

    I love blending with mango, this recipe is perfect!

  3. Lisa says:

    The color is appealing and this is very creamy. I used almond milk and Greek yogurt, also added a scoop of collagen peptides. I have rheumatoid arthritis and am trying to add anti-inflammatories to my diet. Love the turmeric in this one!

  4. Erin says:

    This is such a refreshing smoothie!

  5. Rachel says:

    Why is it called Turmeric Mango Smoothie if there is no turmeric? Just wondering…

  6. Janice Morris says:

    Your Mango Smoothie recipe needs to be revised to reflect that the 1/2 navel Orange needs to be PEELED. Nowhere in the recipe does it say to peel the orange! This is very confusing since your photo shows the Orange unpeeled. This could lead to ruined Mango Smoothies!

    • Simple Green Smoothies says:

      Thanks for your tip Janice! 🙂

    • Valerie Anne Rodriguez says:

      I had the same concern! The picture shows the Peel on the orange, but no mention of peeling the orange! Thank you for asking the question!

    • Simple Green Smoothies says:

      Hey Valerie – no worries! Def go ahead and peel that orange. We were just taking artistic license with our pics. 😉

  7. Rocio says:

    This looks so great! How much turmeric do we use if we grate the root? Is it the same amount as the turmeric found in the spice aisle? Thanks!

  8. Leila says:

    This mango smoothing looks delish! I had a quick question…do you blend your oranges with the rind and all? I usually peel or cut the rind off and just use the pulp, but your pics show the whole kit and kaboodle in the blender so I just wanted to double check! Thank you for all of your terrific smoothie recipes! My daughters and I love them!

    • Jen says:

      I also wondered this…???

    • Sarah says:

      It also shows the mango with peel on in the blender which is even weirder than showing the orange with the peel.

    • Simple Green Smoothies says:

      Oooh great question! So some of our photos show the whole or cut fruit with the peel or skin in tact. That is purely for artistic purposes. Def follow the direction given in recipes when it says to add ‘peeled’ fruit. Jen likes to peel most of the skin away on citrus fruits, yet leave some of the white ‘pith’ as that contains the most nutrients.

  9. Jennifer says:

    This tastes like and Orange Julep!! I added 2 tbsps. cashews and I cup cashew milk as I did not have the yogurt available. Smooth, tasty and another winner from SGS!! Rawk on!

    • Simple Green Smoothies says:

      So awesome Jennifer!

    • Liz says:

      Do I blend the oranges with or without peel?

    • Simple Green Smoothies says:

      Hi Liz! Def blend without the peel, yet leave a bit of the white pith if possible. That’s where a lot of the nutrients come from. 🙂

  10. jeff says:

    In the picture, it shows the peels on the oranges. Were those removed prior to blending or did you leave them on?

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