Recipe Overview

Why you’ll love it: Homemade smoothies are  more economical and healthier than purchased smoothies. A mango smoothie with bananas is creamy, delicious, and easy to make!

How long it takes: 5 minutes
Equipment you’ll need: blender
Servings: 2

Three mango smoothies with paper straws.
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Ben and I love to go to a great Lebanese place near our home, so much so that they know us. They have a lot of fresh juices and smoothies but let’s be honest, I’m more concerned about the fattoush, shawarma, hummus, and pita bread. If we have any room left in our tummies, we often will get a creamy mango smoothie for the road.

This mango smoothie recipe isn’t an exact replica but I love the fresh taste of mango in it. It’s refreshing and delightful and it’s so easy. It’s made with milk, fruit, and just a bit of honey.

This smoothie could honestly pass for a milkshake. Mango milkshake. The milk and frozen banana give it that thick smooth feeling that you’d expect from a milkshake. You’ll never even notice that it’s skim milk.

A touch of honey is optional, since it is plenty sweet from the fruit. However, I do love the flavor that the honey adds. Just a little something special, you know?

About This Recipe

Customizable: You’ll notice that there are just four simple ingredients in this mango banana smoothie. There are tons of ways you can customize it. Take a look at the Make It Your Own section below for ideas.

Easy and inexpensive: Homemade smoothies are inexpensive, simple, and ridiculously easy to make. You’ll wonder why you ever spent the big bucks buying a smoothie!

Overhead view of mango smoothies.

What You’ll Need

  • Mango: Buy a bag of frozen mango chunks for the easiest smoothie. If you have a lot of ripe mangos on the counter, peel them and cut them into chunks. Freeze the chunks for a couple of hours or until firm (or overnight). You’ll need 2 cups of mango chunks.
  • Banana: Ripe bananas will be sweeter than green bananas. The recipe calls for half of a large banana. If you happen to have an excess of ripe bananas (sometimes they seem to ripen so quickly!), peel and slice the bananas, and pop them into freezer safe bags or containers, ready for smoothies, banana bread, or banana muffins. Learn more about how to freeze bananas.
  • Milk: Use any type of milk you prefer, either dairy or nondairy (nut milks, oat milk, or coconut milk). Yogurt can be substituted, if you prefer. Keep in mind that if you use a flavored milk or yogurt, they often have added sweeteners, so your smoothie will be sweeter.
  • Honey: A sweetener is optional; however, honey does enhance the flavors of mango and banana.
Ingredients needed for recipe.

How To Make This Smoothie

Simply put all the ingredients into a blender and hit the ON button. That’s it!

Ingredients being added to blender.

Pour the smoothie into a couple of glasses and serve.

Smoothie being poured into a glass.

Blender vs…

We recommend using a high-speed blender for this recipe. However you can use different tools.

  • Immersion Blender: You can use an immersion blender (stick blender) if you don’t have a blender. This smoothie recipe does not include ice cubes as one of the ingredients which immersion blenders have a tougher time with, unless you have crushed ice. You may need a bit of extra liquid to keep the immersion blender going and it will take a bit longer to get the mixture nice and smooth.
  • Food processor: You can use a food processor but the results may not be quite as smooth. It will get the job done though.

Make It Your Own

  • Add protein. Add a scoop of protein powder to the smoothie. You can add a scoop of oatmeal to the mixture, too. The texture won’t be quite as smooth.
  • Different fruits and veggies. Use different fruits or add a vegetable. Note: A high powered blender does the best job with vegetables and greens. If you want to make a smoothie without banana, simply add more mango instead.
  • Make it thinner. Don’t care for a frozen smoothie? You can easily make this smoothie with room temperature mango and banana. It won’t be as thick.
  • Add yogurt. This smoothie is made without yogurt but if you like smoothies with yogurt, simply substitute any type of yogurt for the milk. If the smoothie is too thick to blend, you may need to thin it with just a little milk or juice.
  • Make it a bowl. Make a smoothie bowl. Pour the smoothie mixture into bowls and top with sliced fresh fruit, granola, toasted coconut, toasted nuts or seeds, flax seeds or chia seeds, whatever you like.
Smoothies with blue straws.

Storage Tips/Make Ahead Ideas

Smoothies can be refrigerated for a day or frozen for up to 3 months. Make sure there’s a bit of extra space in the freezer container (head room) because the mixture will expand a little.

Refrigerated smoothies will have a thinner texture. Frozen smoothies can be eaten frozen or thawed.

Time Saving Tip

Measure out the amount of mango and banana you need for a smoothie. For one smoothie, cut this recipe in half so you’ll need one cup of mango and a quarter of banana. Combine the fruit in individual containers or bags, and freeze. When you’re ready for a smoothie, simply grab a bag from the freezer and proceed with the recipe.

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Mango Smoothie Recipe

5 from 4 votes
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Perfect for a quick breakfast or refreshing snack, a mango smoothie with bananas is creamy, delicious, and easy to make!
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  • 2 cups frozen mango chunks
  • ½ large banana, cut into chunks and frozen (about ½ cup)
  • 1 cup skim milk (or milk of your choice), more as needed
  • 1 tablespoon honey, optional


  • Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Serve immediately.


  • If you don’t have time to freeze the fruits or just don’t feel like it, you can use fresh fruit and add ice cubes to achieve desired thickness. 
  • Any type of milk can be used, both dairy and nondairy. Plain yogurt, either Greek or regular, can be substituted for the milk, if desired.
  • Feel free to omit the honey, if desired, or substitute another sweetener of your choice.
  • If mangos aren’t available, try frozen peaches or pineapple.



Serving: 1.5cups, Calories: 199kcal, Carbohydrates: 46g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 0.2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0.3g, Cholesterol: 4mg, Sodium: 53mg, Potassium: 593mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 41g, Vitamin A: 2054IU, Vitamin C: 63mg, Calcium: 182mg, Iron: 0.4mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. Ashley Bee (Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine) says:

    Lovely recipe :) I love how it’s a smoothie with milk–it’s like milkshake and smoothie had a delicious baby. Your baby is adorable too!

  2. amanda @ fake ginger says:

    That face!! so cute! I always buy frozen mango for my smoothies but I need to take advantage of the fresh ones – especially while my store runs them 3/$1!

  3. Erin | The Law Student's Wife says:

    Oh my goodness, what a cutie pie!! Need a babysitter? You can pay me in smoothies ;-)

  4. Kathryn says:

    Those pictures! Just so precious!

  5. Windy P says:

    Ok, that sounds delish. And your taste tester is killing me! She is way too cute. :)

  6. kelley {mountain mama cooks} says:

    We eat smoothies all year round but I think the summer is when we enjoy them most. I love mango and banana together. I like to add coconut milk and a splash of lime. My kids love them too! Have a great weekend.

  7. Tieghan says:

    She is adorable! And I want this smoothie! YUM!

  8. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles says:

    Look at those super cute pigtails!!!! Ahhhhh…give me one of these smoothies along with that fattoush, shawarma and pita bread you spoke of, and I’m a happy girl. Happy Friday, Rachel!

    1. Rachel Gurk says:

      You’re always welcome in southeast MI, Brenda. All the fattoush, shawarma and pita you can eat. My treat. :)

  9. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar says:

    I alternate between banana-mango and banana-strawberry every morning!! This looks awesome!

    1. Rachel Gurk says:

      Yum! Both of those sound perfect!

  10. Ashley says:

    My toddler has a mango obsession. Seriously, I think he could survive on them alone and be totally happy. Going to make this for him this morning. :) And your little girl is too spankin cute!

    1. Rachel Gurk says:

      Thanks! Hope he loves the smoothie :)