The Most Perfect Mango Banana Smoothie

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This post is sponsored by the National Mango Board. All thoughts are my own.

What do you do with a child who is curious about new foods? Embrace it of course!

My little one has shown interest in trying new foods, so I brought in one of the sweetest tastes of summer. Mangos!

Perfect for a warm summer day, this mango banana smoothie is sure to hit the spot!

Selecting a Mango

I brought a bunch of mangos home from the store and talked about them with my little girl. We held the mangos, squeezed them, smelled them and talked about how to prepare them.

Don’t judge a mango by its color – red does not mean ripe. To find a ripe mango, just squeeze gently. A ripe mango will be slightly soft like a peach or avocado. A firm mango will ripen at room temperature over a few days.

Perfect for a warm summer day, this mango banana smoothie is sure to hit the spot!

Prepping a Mango

Since I was kind of new to the mango world too, we went to the experts. 

This is what I learned..

To cut a mango, simply slice off the sides of the fruit, avoiding the large seed in the center.  Once you have these two sides, you can get to the flesh and slice or dice as needed. Then, simply scoop it out of the skin.

For more on how to cut a mango or delicious new recipes, visit Mango.org.

Perfect for a warm summer day, this mango banana smoothie is sure to hit the spot! Perfect for a warm summer day, this mango banana smoothie is sure to hit the spot!

We went to cutting and scooping of the mangos, tasted them and talked about some of the mango qualities.

For this mama, it is refreshing to know that mangos are only 100 calories per cup, provide 100% of your daily vitamin C, 35% of your daily vitamin A and 12% of your daily fiber. 

They are perfect to enjoy by themselves as a snack or in a delicious recipe! 

Perfect for a warm summer day, this mango banana smoothie is sure to hit the spot!

While on the mango.org website, we decided to recreate the most perfect mango banana smoothie. It really hit the spot on a warm Spring day!

My little girl has a fascination with using the blender, so this was right up her alley. How much easier could this get?

Perfect for a warm summer day, this mango banana smoothie is sure to hit the spot!

This is the pickiest eater in the world and she now adores mango banana smoothies. We all loved it!

Perfect for a warm summer day, this mango banana smoothie is sure to hit the spot!

This mango banana recipe is perfect to do with your kids, use it as a cooking lesson! My little girl loved learning about how to cut them, pick them out and putting the recipe all together. With the exception of the knife, this is something that kids can almost do by themselves!

Now that we are big fans of the mango, here are a few other recipes that we are excited to try.

Visit www.mango.org for additional information on mango varieties, availability and recipes.

The Most Perfect Mango Banana Smoothie
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Ingredients

  • 3 mangos (about 3 pounds), peeled, pitted and chopped
  • ¾ cup low-fat milk
  • 1 cup ice
  • ½ banana
  • 1teaspoon honey

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in blender. Pulse until desired consistency. For a thicker smoothie, add more ice.
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34 thoughts on “The Most Perfect Mango Banana Smoothie

  • April 3, 2015 at 10:20 pm
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    So yummy. I'm all about smoothies lately. Can't wait for mango to be in season here in ct! Reply
  • April 3, 2015 at 1:34 pm
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    Living in Florida we have access to plenty of fresh Mangos and I pick them up from the farmers market regularly! Reply
  • April 3, 2015 at 1:04 am
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    Yum this smoothie sounds delicious! I've never used champagne mangos. I need to try them. Reply
  • April 2, 2015 at 1:57 pm
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    Yummy! This smoothie looks so good! My kids loves mangoes too! Reply
  • April 2, 2015 at 1:23 pm
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    This looks and sounds so yummy! I'll have to try this at home with my family! Reply
  • April 2, 2015 at 7:51 am
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    mangoes are my favorite fruit. I eat them almost everyday Reply
  • April 1, 2015 at 4:16 pm
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    I love all things Mango!!! juice, smoothies, by it self...anything. Reply
  • March 31, 2015 at 11:09 pm
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    That smoothie sounds so good! I've had a hard time cutting mangos, so I'll have to check out that site for tips! Reply
  • March 31, 2015 at 6:08 pm
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    What a great combination. I will have to try it. Reply
  • March 31, 2015 at 4:56 pm
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    This sounds SO delicious and refreshing. I've never tried mango in a homemade smoothie before, but will now! Reply
  • March 31, 2015 at 4:37 pm
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    That does sound like a delicious smoothie. I'd like to give this one a try for my youngest. He's a bit picky about what goes into his but I think he'd like this one. Reply
  • March 31, 2015 at 3:47 pm
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    This sounds so yummy right about now. Mangoes are still rather expensive up here in Michigan but I will keep this in mind for when its a little closer to summer and the price goes down a bit. Reply
  • March 31, 2015 at 11:41 am
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    That's one of my favorite combos! Perfect for a morning pick me up! Reply
  • March 31, 2015 at 10:15 am
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    Having the best fruit makes all the difference. This smoothie looks incredible. Reply
  • March 31, 2015 at 8:31 am
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    Yum! This looks and sounds super delicious! We want to start doing more smoothies. This will be added to the list! Reply
  • March 30, 2015 at 11:40 pm
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    Oh yum! I'm on a total smoothie kick! Reply
  • March 30, 2015 at 11:19 pm
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    This smoothie sounds tasty! Banana and mango sound great together! Reply
  • March 30, 2015 at 10:14 pm
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    I love mango, banana and pineapple in a smoothie. I was addicted to that for a while and would have it everyday with kale added, but I think that is too much sugar so I backed a way for a while. Now seeing your delicious version makes me want to go have one now :-) Reply
  • March 30, 2015 at 10:11 pm
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    We love mangos! I was so happy to learn how to cut them the appropriate way last year. Reply
  • March 30, 2015 at 9:55 pm
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    Yes, this smoothie looks amazing. I must make it this week. Reply
  • March 30, 2015 at 9:33 pm
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    You're smoothie looks sooooo good! Your mango slicing tips are helpful too! Reply
  • March 30, 2015 at 9:19 pm
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    My son in law would love this smoothie. He is crazy about mangoes. Reply
  • March 30, 2015 at 7:05 pm
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    Yum! The mango and banana combo is probably really good together. Reply
  • March 30, 2015 at 6:02 pm
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    Oh my gosh. That sounds so good. We are having strawberry banana smoothie for breakfast tomorrow. Reply
  • March 30, 2015 at 5:57 pm
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    Now I am craving Mangoes. I need to make a smoothie the next time I pick up some mangoes. It sounds so nice. Reply
  • March 30, 2015 at 4:59 pm
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    That sounds so good. I love a smoothie to start my day! Reply

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