No matter what the weather is outside, you can bring a bit of tropical sunshine in to our lives with this Coconut and Mango Smoothie? Fresh mango and pineapple and coconut milk and water all blended up in to a thick vibrant and creamy smoothie.
We are definitely smoothies all year round kind of people. The same way that we still have soup in summer and salads in winter too. Hey, your tastebuds don't know what season it is (or do they?) and when a craving hits, you don't want to tell your tastebuds no! Plus, smoothies are so quick and easy, they are often being made in our kitchen.
Adding coconut milk to a smoothie makes it lovely and thick, and vegan too. You have all the nutritional benefits of the coconut in this smoothie - coconuts are high in fibre and vitamins C, E and B1.
We used half coconut milk and half coconut water so it wasn't too thick and to also lower the calories. All that coconut flavour, but with less calories - that's a bonus for us.
Why should you try it?
- A great way to add more fruit to your diet
- A quick and easy breakfast for just
- Just 260 calories for a big glass
- Ready in under 5 minutes
A great way to add some thickness to a smoothie without using banana, is by adding mango. Not only does it give your smoothie a burst of tropical flavour, but this vibrant yellow colour too. This is the ultimate creamy smoothie.
Mangoes are a low calorie fruit that is high in fibre, and a good source of vitamin A and C. They are also a good source of antioxidants.
Should You Use Fresh or Frozen Mango?
We try to use fresh as much as possible, so this smoothie gets made a lot during mango season. However, if fresh ripe mangos are not available, then use frozen cubes. It will give the smoothie a frozen texture, which is refreshing on a hot day.
How To Thicken a Smoothie
This smoothie is pretty thick already with the mango and coconut milk. However, if you wanted to thicken it to have it as more of a dessert or smoothie bowl, then you could add a frozen banana and some oats. The oats would make it really filling.
How To Store a Mango Smoothie
If you make too much of this smoothie and have some leftovers, then it will keep in the fridge for about 24 hours. However, it is so easy to make that it is always best made fresh.
- A really easy way to get the flesh out of a mango is to use a glass. Half the mango and then put the edge of the skin on the outside of the glass and the flesh on the inside and then using a downward motion, scoop the flesh out.
- You can make this smoothie even thicker by adding a banana or just using coconut milk instead of half milk and half water.
- Give this smoothie an extra nutrition boost by blending in some chia or flax seeds.
- Make this even more tropical by adding some passionfruit too.
How To Make a Coconut and Mango Smoothie - step by step:
- Put all of the ingredients in to a blender and blend until smooth.
Want to try some other smoothie recipes? How about these:
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Coconut and Mango Smoothie
- 150 ml Coconut Milk
- 150 ml Coconut Water
- 1 Mango, peeled and cut into chunks
- 0.5 Honeydew Melon, cut into chunks
- 0.5 Pineapple, cut into chunks
- 2 Comvita Olive Oil Capsules, opened and case discarded
- Put all the ingredients in a blender.
- Blend until smooth.