This minty mango blueberry smoothie will take your tastebuds on summer vacation even if the rest of you is still at home. Fresh mint leaves make it feel fancy without adding extra prep time, making it a refreshing post-workout snack or summer breakfast.
Straw recommended, tiny umbrella optional. 😉
Why I Love This Fruit Smoothie Recipe
This recipe is on top of my smoothie rotation every summer because:
- It tastes like an $11 smoothie from a fancy juice shop, but requires no special prep and is a fraction of the price to make at home
- You can measure out the ingredients and freeze them in bags so they’re ready to go
- It’s kid-friendly and adult-approved
- It’s a no-banana smoothie
How To Make A Smoothie With Fruit…And NO Banana
While I don’t limit my fruit consumption due to the sugar content, I do find that sipping smoothies with tons of fruit doesn’t keep me satisfied for long. With 45g of sugar per fruit, mangos are one of the more sugary fruits out there. But they also happen to delicious and high in fiber and vitamin c, so it’s all about balance.
When making this mango smoothie recipe, I left out the sugary banana and instead combined it with blueberries, which are comparatively low in sugar, and my secret smoothie weapon: frozen cauliflower. The caulis add fiber, nutrients, and creaminess, and volume…and I promise you won’t taste them.
What Is The Best Blender For Making Smoothies?
I have tried just about every blender brand imaginable, and Vitamix is my favorite one. It’s the only blender I’ve tried that creates lump-free smoothies without tons of smushing and scraping. My only complaint is the noise. The same high-powered motor that blends everything oh-so-smooth will also wake the entire neighborhood if you’re craving a 6am smoothie. That said, it seems a small price to pay for consistently perfect results.
The other issue with the Vitamix is the $300+ price tag, which is not exactly budget-friendly. The Nutribullet is a more affordable option at around $100 and is still effective and easy to clean. I used one to recipe test this smoothie as well as my Intermittent Fasting Smoothie, and almond milk with great results. I did have to stop a few times and stir to get things as smooth as I wanted, but it was worth it to save a couple hundred bucks.
How To Make This Mango Blueberry Smoothie
1 c frozen mango
1 c frozen organic or wild blueberries
1/2 c frozen cauliflower
1 serving vanilla or unflavored protein (I like to use collagen peptides)
1 1/2 tsp lime juice
leaves from 2 4-inch sprigs of fresh mint
1 tsp honey (optional)
Glass or to-go cup (Healthy Human makes my favorite one)
- Throw it all in a blender and blend until smooth, about 1 minute.
- Pour into a cup and add toppings if desired. I like to add some fresh blueberries, shredded unsweetened coconut, and hemp seeds.
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Mango Blueberry Smoothie
This healthy fruit smoothie recipe gets a flavor upgrade from refreshing mint and tangy lime. Enjoy it as a fresh and easy summer breakfast, or on-the-go as a post-workout snack.
- Prep Time: 2 minutes
- Cook Time: 1 minute
- Total Time: 3 minutes
- Yield: 2 smoothies 1x
- Category: breakfast, snacks
- Diet: Low Fat
- 1 c frozen mango chunks
- 1 c frozen organic or wild blueberries
- 1/2 c frozen cauliflower
- 1 serving vanilla or unflavored protein (I like to use collagen peptides)
- 1 1/2 tsp lime juice
- leaves from 2 4-inch sprigs of fresh mint
- 1 tsp honey (optional)
- Place ingredients in blender.
- Blend for 60 seconds, or until smooth.
- Serve and garnish as desired.
Keywords: mango blueberry smoothie, no banana smoothie
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