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This mango banana smoothie is an easy one to whip up quickly for breakfast, post workout energy or a mid-day pick-me-up. It’s sweet and creamy and has a serving of vegetables in it thanks to the frozen cauliflower! Mangoes are little zingy powerhouses packed with flavor and antioxidants, and they can do wonders for digestion.
Using frozen bananas in smoothies
If you are like me, you often have a few spare bananas hanging out in your kitchen. Rather than toss them when they reach that point of almost over ripe, I typically wrap them up and put them in the freezer to enjoy them in a variety of recipes. When frozen and then added to a smoothie, a banana gives a luscious, ice cream-like texture.
In this amazing mango banana smoothie, they add just the right level of sweetness and density, in addition to fiber, digestive support and blood sugar regulation.
How to make a mango banana smoothie
It’s so simple to make this healthy mango banana smoothie! Simply place all of the ingredients into a high speed blender and blend until smooth. Taste the smoothie and add additional milk if it is too thick, or add some sweetener like honey or maple if it’s not sweet enough for you. The recipe makes enough for two 12 ounce cups, which is what’s pictured.
Tips to make this mango banana smoothie
- Make sure at least one of the items is frozen. I usually use frozen bananas, but you can also freeze the cauliflower or mangoes. This really helps to thicken the smoothie and chill it without watering it down with ice cubes.
- Drink this smoothie as soon as you make it. Once the ingredients are oxidized they start to loose their nutritional values. If you can’t drink it straight away, keep it sealed in the cup or transfer it to a mason jar for up to 24 hours.
- Use over ripe bananas for your smoothie. Over ripe bananas are naturally sweeter, but they also contain more antioxidants than those that are just ripe. And this way, there’s no need for adding sweetener.
- Use a high speed blender. There’s nothing worse than drinking a smoothie and getting chunks in your mouth! If you don’t have a high speed blender, I recommend stirring it every once in a while with a long spoon and blending for an extra minute.
Frequently asked questions
Blend all of the ingredients for about 60 seconds so that all of the ingredients are broken up and well combined. If you are using a low speed blender, you may need to blend for an extra minute.
Cauliflower is a very bland vegetable, so when combined with the other ingredients in this smoothie you can’t taste it all. Cauliflower is high in fiber so it will keep you feeling full for longer. It’s a great way of sneaking extra veggies into your families diet!
Because you use frozen banana and cauliflower in this smoothie, there is no need to add ice. If you add ice it will dilute and thin the drink. If none of the ingredients are frozen however, you can add 1-2 ice cubes.
If you want to start the day, or blast through the afternoon, with sweetness, energy, satiety and relaxation, this mango banana smoothie is for it. Change up your smoothie game and add this variation to your diet. It’s thick, creamy and delicious!
More smoothie recipes
- Blueberry Banana Smoothie
- Healthy Mango Smoothie
- Breakfast Coffee Protein Smoothie
- Sunshine Smoothie
- Smoothie Bowls – 3 ways
- Strawberry Mango Smoothie
If you make this healthy-ish feelgood Mango Banana Smoothie recipe, please be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! I would love to hear about your experience making it. And if you snapped some shots of it, share it with me on Instagram so I can repost on my stories!
Mango Banana Smoothie
- 2 frozen bananas
- 1/2 cup frozen cauliflower
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 2 cups coconut milk
- 1 cup chopped mangoes
- Place all the ingredients in a high-speed blender, and blend for 60-120 seconds until you get a smooth and creamy texture.
- Taste the smoothie, adding more milk if it is too thick or adding more sweetener if it’s not sweet enough for you. Pour into a cup or mason jar. Enjoy immediately, or store in fridge for up to 24 hours.
Nutrition information provided is an estimate. It will vary based on cooking method and specific ingredients used.