A thick and creamy magical mango smoothie with a touch of tangy lime. This healthy plant based smoothie is perfect for sipping on a warm day or as a nourishing breakfast or snack.
Whenever I make this smoothie it just makes me think “mango, [peaches] greek yoghurt and lime” and I get Frank Ocean’s ‘Sweet Life’ in my head for the rest of the day! Sweetened with honey or agave, it has the perfect balance of all flavours. I’m sorry if I just got that song in your head…
What ingredients do I need to make this Mango Magic Smoothie?
Mango: this sweet and juicy tropical fruit is the hero ingredient. I recommend purchasing frozen mango that’s pre-diced and often cheaper too, but you can slice up fresh and ripe mangoes for optimum flavour if you prefer. The frozen fruit keeps it cool so refrigerate your mangos before slicing.
Greek style coconut yoghurt: coconut yoghurt compliments this drink but if you aren’t a fan of coconut it’s delicious with any other plant based greek style yoghurt – the greek style makes it super thick and creamy
Plant based milk: keeps it ultra creamy and is much better than adding water
Lime juice: for a tangy citrusy balance to the sweet mango – you’ll need to omit this if low histamine, just taste it before adding sweetener so it isn’t too sweet
Honey, agave or maple syrup: if not vegan and only plant based, honey pairs beautifully with the smoothie ingredients. I recommend adding Manuka honey for added health benefits – I use Steens. Agave syrup will also pair really well, but you can use maple syrup too if that’s all you have.
A complete list of ingredients, quantities and instructions are in the grey recipe card at the bottom of the page
Is this low histamine?
Mango scores 1 on the SIGHI list and is often well tolerated but confirm that you tolerate this before enjoying. Ensure that your plant based milk and greek style yoghurt is tolerated. You’ll need to omit lime to ensure this is lower in histamine too. Honey, agave and maple syrup all score as 0 on SIGHI but remember than anything sweet will raise blood sugar and histamine levels.
Is this gastroparesis friendly?
This very much depends on the phase you’re at and what you tolerate personally, but pureed foods are often recommended and this is blended fruits, so it may be more suitable for you. Remember that portion sizes will need to be much smaller in gastroparesis, so if looking to try this, try a few spoonfuls to check it’s tolerated.
How to make:
Simply blitz all ingredients in a high speed blender. If your blender isn’t high speed, allow the mango to thaw a little before blending and add more plant milk if required to blend up.
How to store:
Best enjoyed immediately but you can make this and store in an airtight container in the fridge for 2 days.
Mango Magic Smoothie
- 3 cups mango frozen
- 1 cup plant based coconut greek style yoghurt or other plant based yoghurt
- 1/2 cup plant based milk
- 2 tbsp lime juice omit if low histamine
- 1 tbsp honey, agave or maple syrup
- 1 tbsp manuka honey optional to line glass
- Add all the smoothie ingredients into a high speed blender and blend until smooth, stopping it to move ingredients with a spatula or tamper if necessary. If your blender isn’t high speed, add a few more splashes of plant milk until it blends.
- (Optional) Line a glass with a manuka honey swirl. Pour into a glass or bowl and enjoy immediately.
use frozen pre diced mango so that it conserves energy slicing and washing up a knife and chopping board
use fresh mango if preferred, you'll need to slice it with a knife and chopping board and it won't be as cold and thick