Recipe Short: Morning Mango Smoothie

orange mango smoothie in a glass mason jar

I have a confession: I’m on my fourth blender.

Ever since I took a bunch of frozen fruits, added some sort of liquid, and mashed them into a drinkable substance (circa 2014, freshman year of college), I can’t seem to keep one blender loyal to me.

Serves me right; I use them daily, work them as hard as I can to create a thick consistency (i.e. more difficult to blend), and I don’t give them breaks. Not even in the winter.

Overhead shot of someone holding a mango smoothie in a glass cup.

But my love for smoothies runs deeper than my blender budget; so I will buy more as necessary to get my breakfast fix.

Over the years I’ve experimented with many flavors; Roasted Almond and Chocolate, Simple Blueberry Banana, and Green Mango to name so, so few.

I’ve put my smoothies in bowls and drank them straight-up.

I’ve eaten them with granola and drowned them in peanut butter.

The only reason this mango smoothie will make it onto the blog is because it’s my current favorite. I am a fickle, shallow, breakfast-philanderer.

And I will never change.

This recipe tastes like the orange creamsicles of late-90s ice cream trucks, elevated with a touch of spicy fresh ginger.

It can be taken on the go, it’s healthy and it’s refreshing for a long, muggy ride to work.

It’s great as a post-workout meal, or even a snack if you’d rather skip the protein powder.

And it’s pretty, so go ahead and put it on Instagram.

Let’s make an orange mango smoothie:

Add 1 cup of orange juice to a blender (any blender, whether it’s your first or your fifth), followed by 1 cup frozen mango, ¼ of a frozen avocado, 1-inch piece of fresh ginger, 1 tablespoon vanilla protein (I use Tone It Up) and a pinch of sea salt.

If you don’t want to use protein powder, add ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract instead to get a similar flavor.

Blend for 30 seconds, scrape down the sides of your blender with a spatula, then blend for another 30 seconds until it’s thick and creamy.

I apologize in advance if this recipe starts you on a 5-years-and-counting smoothie addiction, but I have to say I have no regrets.

Even four blenders later.

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3 Comments

  • Reply
    David
    June 26, 2019 at 9:31 am

    Whipped this up for breakfast today~ wow! Thank you for posting this recipe!!

  • Reply
    Doreen
    June 26, 2019 at 11:43 am

    Five blenders? Soooooo do you have a favorite blender or brand? Love your posts!!

    • Reply
      Samantha
      June 26, 2019 at 12:20 pm

      Haha my favorite is the Vitamix- I splurged on it once but made the mistake of putting it in the dishwasher and the plastic part warped 🙁 I also like the Nutribullet or Ninja because they are really easy to use/clean but they don’t have the longest shelf life. I currently use an Oster which I’ve had FOREVER so definitely good quality- but it is starting to wear down. Thanks Dodie!!

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