Banana Mango Smoothie (Healthy, No Ice Or Sugar Added)
This healthy 3 ingredient Banana Mango Smoothie with Greek yogurt is a creamy breakfast drink that will transport your tastebuds to somewhere tropical! No ice or additional sugar added.
I don’t get how people can eat junk food ALL the time.
There was one girl at my last office job who would almost always eat McDonald’s for breakfast and Chinese food for lunch (or so it seemed).
Don’t get me wrong – I love McDonald’s burgers and General Tso’s chicken, but after eating grease and carbs for a week, my body rebels.
I crave fruit and vegetables and think of how to incorporate them more into my meals.
Veggies are a no brainer for me (see: stuffed butternut squash), but I’m not a pick-up-an-apple-and-eat kind of girl. Give me broccoli. Give me carrots. But oranges? Apples? Bananas?
I want to thank whoever invented fruit smoothies because I made Banana Mango Smoothie with Greek yogurt. Fruit doesn’t have to be boring anymore!
Smoothies were a treat for me as a kid. They were always expensive because of the fresh fruit, so I rarely bought them.
Even in college, coffee was much cheaper than a smoothie.
However, I would treat myself every few months so I didn’t completely miss out. Then I started making mango banana smoothies at home.
I wanted to make it as healthy as possible because I know some smoothies have a whole lot of sugar added.
After all, you need something to balance your diet when you’re eaten one too many slices of pecan pie cheesecake.
The only sugar in this smoothie are natural sugars from the fruit themselves. That means it’s very important you use an overripe banana and the juiciest, ripest mango you can find.
Otherwise you’ll have a sad, bland smoothie and never want to eat fruit again.
Then I added Greek yogurt. Making this banana smoothie with yogurt means it’s extra creamy plus it adds protein and probiotics.
There’s also no ice required. Keep a few sliced bananas in your freezer and you can make this mango yogurt smoothie at a moment’s notice.
Ingredients For Banana Mango Smoothie
This banana yogurt smoothie only requires 3 ingredients:
- Mango: Because there’s no added sugar, you need the ripest, juiciest mango you can find. The juice will also help thin out the smoothie.
- Banana: Make sure it’s overripe, similar to what you use to make mini banana bread
- Greek yogurt: I prefer plain as a blank canvas, but you can use a fruit yogurt to add more flavor. Just be aware of the extra sweetness it may add.
What fruit goes well with banana in a smoothie?
Obviously by the title, mango and banana go well together. Mango is one of my favorite tropical fruits and is often juicy enough on its own to not have to add extra liquid to your smoothie.
Don’t have or like mango? Some excellent substitutes are pineapple, raspberries, strawberries, and peaches.
How do you make a smoothie without ice?
I’m not a huge fan of ice in my drinks unless it’s absolutely necessary. Luckily for these smoothies, you don’t need ice!
I used frozen banana slices to replace the ice cubes so your smoothie doesn’t get watered down. That means you can taste the fruit flavor even more.
Frozen bananas also give your smoothie a creamier texture. When you blend frozen bananas, they turn into a faux banana ice cream.
This means your smoothie will have a milkshake-like consistency without any ice cream involved.
I highly recommend keeping frozen banana slices in your freezer so you can make this drink at a moment’s notice.
You can also use frozen mango instead of banana, but you will need to add milk or juice to blend your smoothie.
How To Make Banana Mango Smoothie
Making this mango banana smoothie is SO easy, you almost don’t need directions! All you do is add mango, banana, and yogurt to a blender then blend until smooth. Done!
I’m assuming you’ll be drinking this right away, but you can get a head start on the busy morning rush by making it up to 1 day ahead of time.
Keep it in a tumbler with a straw then all you have to do is grab and drink.
How do you thin out a smoothie?
Normally you’d use milk or juice to thin out a smoothie. However, your mango should be juicy and sweet enough on its own to create a smoothie consistency without additional sugar.
It’s also why you add it to the blender first so your blade can pulverize the mango first before the frozen banana.
However, if your smoothie is too thick, gradually add some milk or mango juice until desired consistency.
How do you make a mango banana smoothie without yogurt?
Sometimes I don’t have any Greek yogurt on hand, but I almost always have milk!
Add the mango, bananas, and roughly 1/4 cup milk then blend. If it’s still too thick, add more milk.
Your banana yogurt smoothie won’t be as creamy without yogurt, but luckily frozen banana slices are creamy once blended.
Don’t have milk? Use fruit juice, preferably 100% real fruit juice from your store’s fresh produce section.
Banana Mango Smoothie FAQ
Yes, you can use frozen mango instead of fresh to act as the ice cubes. However, you’ll need to add milk or fruit juice to help smooth it out when blending.
It’s best to prep your fruit ahead of time then blend your smoothie right before drinking it. However, if you find yourself with limited time (such as a busy morning), you can make it up to 1 day ahead of time and keep in the fridge. Stir before drinking.
Yes! Substitute your favorite dairy free yogurt.
More Banana Recipes
Looking for more ways to use up overripe bananas on your counter? Here are some more banana recipes:
- Small Batch Banana Muffins
- Banana Coconut Milk Pancakes
- Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream
- Banana Nut Blondies
- 1 large mango, cubed (make sure it's the ripest, juicest mango you can find*)
- 1 large overripe banana, sliced and frozen for at least 1 hour**
- One 5.3 ounce container plain Greek yogurt (roughly 3/4 cup)
- In this order, add the mango, banana, and yogurt to a blender. Blend until smooth. If it's still too thick, add some milk or fruit juice to thin it out.
Smoothie is best served when it's made but you can refrigerate it for up to 1 day.
- *The mango should be juicy and sweet enough on its own to create a smoothie consistency without additional sugar. However, if your smoothie is too thick, gradually add some milk until desired consistency. If your smoothie isn't sweet enough, add some honey or granulated sugar.
- *You can also use frozen mango, but you will need to add at least 1/4 cup milk or juice to blend smoothly.
- **Using frozen banana slices replaces ice cubes, so your smoothie doesn't get watered down. It also gives it a creamier texture. I highly recommend keeping frozen banana slices in your freezer so you can make this drink at a moment's notice.
First published January 22, 2013