Sweet, creamy and tropical this mango protein smoothie is made with 4 simple ingredients and makes for a wonderfully filling breakfast or snack. In this post, we’ll talk about exactly how to create this smoothie plus its health benefits and variation ideas!

Mason jar with pale orange mango protein smoothie in it- topped with coconut flakes and hemp hearts

I have a confession. I’m pretty particular about smoothies. If I’m going to drink a smoothie 1) it has to be SMOOTH, like silky and creamy with no weird lumps 2) I like her THICC. A thick creamy smoothie has way more staying power to me, than a thin one. I know I know, it’s the same ingredients it should have the same fullness factor either way right? Wrong. It’s science, just trust me. And 3) I want it to taste like it came from some bougie juice bar on the white sands of some paradise ya feel me?

Overhead view of smoothie in a jar with a glass straw

Good thing this smoothie fits all those criteria, with just FOUR INGREDIENTS! Let’s talk about it.

Things to love about this healthy mango smoothie recipe:

  • High in protein and dietary fiber for maximum staying power (as written this smoothie has 35 grams of protein!)
  • Packed with nutrients like calcium and vitamin C
  • Kid-friendly (my girls will GUZZLE this down in a hot sec)
  • Versatile- there are a kajillion different ways to make this your own
  • Supports your immune system
  • Quick and easy breakfast or snack
  • Perfect way to satisfy a sweet treat craving with naturally wholesome ingredients
  • Tastes like you’re on the beaches of Thailand or Tahiti or some other place I wish I was right now

Ingredients you’ll need to make it:

Orange juice, greek yogurt, protein powder and frozen mango chunks

Frozen mango chunks: you will find these in the frozen fruit aisle of any grocery store. I particularly love buying the big bag of organic frozen mango from Costco- it’s the best bang for your buck! Frozen mango works better than fresh mango to make the smoothie thick and cold but in a pinch, you could use fresh mango + ice cubes.

Plain Greek yogurt: plain yogurt adds creaminess and a hefty boost of protein. I recommend using plain since we are sweetening the smoothie with fruit. You can use nonfat Greek yogurt, 2% or whole milk yogurt, it’s up to you.

Protein powder: I think vanilla or unflavored protein powders work best in this smoothie- choose whichever protein powder is your favorite! I particularly like Orgain protein powder or Collagen peptides.

100% orange juice: the OJ is the liquid that helps this smoothie blend together perfectly and provides a boost of vitamin C (and deliciousness!)

Equipment you’ll need to make it:

Blender pitcher with the ingredients for the recipe

Okay as noted above when I make a smoothie I like it SMOOTH and I like it THICK. These are very important factors for a perfect smoothie.

So, we’ve got to talk about the blender- because that’s really the key here. A good, high-speed blender has the capability to blend at a low speed (which helps make a thicker smoothie) while also using high power (which makes a smoothie smoothie).

My absolute top pick for a blender is the Vitamix Venturist v1200. I got it over 6 years ago and it is still my favorite kitchen investment. It has a large blending pitcher as well as a personal blender cup and I also purchased a small blender bowl which is handy for making smaller quantities of sauces or pesto or dressing.

Another great option is the Vitamix Ascent A3500 (which is AMAZING) or if you’re not quite ready to make as big of an investment, my husband’s go-to is the Nutribullet.

Overhead view of blender pitcher with protein powder, frozen mango, orange juice and Greek yogurt in it

How to make it:

Place all ingredients into a high-powered blender. Start on low speed and gradually increase speed until smooth. Adjust with a touch of extra liquid, if necessary, to help everything come together.

That’s IT!

Overhead view of the blended smoothie in the blender pitcher

Variation ideas:

Here are some fun ways to switch it up and personalize your mango protein smoothie.

  • Throw in 2 tablespoons of chia seeds, hemp hearts or flax seeds for a boost of fiber and heart-healthy fats
  • Add a frozen banana for extra creaminess and sweetness
  • Make a mango strawberry smoothie by adding frozen strawberries or a pineapple mango smoothie by adding pineapple chunks
  • Add a handful of greens like kale, spinach or power greens (highly recommend doing this one!!)
  • Use mixed berries instead of mango for a berry protein smoothie. Add a steamed beet to make it EXTRA pink-a-licious.
  • Make it a smoothie bowl! Pour the smoothie into a bowl and top with berries, mango, granola, toasted coconut flakes, peanut butter, etc.
  • Even more protein– swap out the orange juice for soy milk or cow’s milk for an addition 8 grams of protein.

Expert tips:

  1. If you are using a personal blender cup where you add the ingredients and then flip it onto the blender it can be helpful to add your liquids first and then the frozen fruit and yogurt so that the solids don’t get stuck at the top of the blender cup.
  2. Look for frozen fruit without added sugar and make sure to get 100% orange juice without added sugar.
  3. Remember what I said about the quality blender, if you don’t have a good one, it might be time to level up!
mango smoothie in mason jar with an orange napkin and half a chopped mango

FAQ

How can I make this vegan?

Use a dairy-free yogurt alternative like coconut yogurt and make sure to use a vegan protein powder. (note that this could alter the protein content of the smoothie)

Can I make this without protein powder?

Yes! Simply omit if desired. (obviously, this will result in the protein content of the smoothie being significantly lower)

How do I make this smoothie lower in sugar?

Instead of using orange juice as your liquid you can use water, soy milk, unsweetened almond milk, oat milk, coconut milk, dairy milk or any other milk alternative you enjoy.

How do you store this mango protein smoothie?

I would recommend drinking it immediately BUT you can also keep it in the fridge in an airtight container for up to a day. (the smoothie will get quite a bit thinner over time but give it a little stir and it will still be delicious)

What are the health benefits of mangoes?

Mangoes are a wonderful source of antioxidants which help protect against chronic illnesses like cancer and heart disease. They’re also high in vitamin C and the minerals magnesium and potassium. Mangoes are high in fiber which can help with weight and appetite control.

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mason jar with a mango protein smoothie topped with coconut flakes and hemp hearts

Mango Protein Smoothie

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  • Author: Erica
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: N/A
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 smoothie 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Blend
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

This creamy mango protein smoothie will take you straight to the tropics while also providing your body with valuable protein, antioxidants, fiber and calcium!


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 cup frozen mango chunks
  • 3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 scoop protein powder
  • 1/2 cup 100% orange juice
  • 12 tablespoons boosters like chia seeds, hemp seed or flaxseed, optional

Instructions

Place all ingredients into a high-powered blender. Start on low speed and gradually increase speed until smooth. Adjust with a touch of extra liquid, if necessary, to help everything come together.


Notes

Refer to blog post above for FAQ, variation ideas and blender recommendations!

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 smoothie
  • Calories: 388
  • Sugar: 37.6 g
  • Sodium: 155.9 mg
  • Fat: 6.6 g
  • Carbohydrates: 51.4 g
  • Protein: 35 g
  • Cholesterol: 9.8 mg

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