Mango Banana Smoothie Recipe

Banana Mango Smoothie Recipe

If you’ve never tasted a Mango before, you’re missing something special. This Mango Banana Smoothie is easy to make and tastes amazing! I first fell in love with the taste of Mango when I tried the McDonald’s Pineapple Mango Smoothie.

Give this one a try and let me know what you think.
 

Mango Banana Smoothie Recipe
Recipe type: Fruit Smoothie
Serves: 2
 
The amazing taste of mango in this Mango Banana Smoothie, combined with the smoothness of banana makes a tropical smoothie you'll love.
Ingredients
  • 2 bananas, broken into chunks
  • 1 large mango
  • ½ cup milk
  • 3 ice cubes
Instructions
  1. Remove the flesh from the mango and cut into cubes
  2. Add the milk to a blender
  3. Add the banana chunks and mango cubes to the blender
  4. Cover blender and blend on high
  5. Feed ice cubes through opening on top of blender cover
  6. Blend until smooth

 

Mango Banana Smoothie Ingredients

 
Mango Banana SmoothieBananas are a primary component of many tasty smoothies. Bananas can be used fresh or frozen.
To freeze bananas, peel them and break them into chunks. Place them into freezer bags for later use. Frozen bananas help thicken smoothies better than fresh bananas.
Bananas add plenty of potassium to your diet, as well as iron, magnesium and vitamin B6.

 
 
MangoMangoes are a tropical fruit. Like most tropical fruits, mangoes are sweet, juicy and full of flavor.
Packed with antioxidants, mangoes also contain healthy amounts of vitamins A, C and E. These all help make a mango a good cancer fighting fruit.
Mangoes are also a great source of fiber. At the same time, they are low in calories and carbohydrates.
If you can’t find fresh mangoes at your local supermarket, you can usually find them in the canned or freezer sections.
 
Milk for Strawberry Banana SmoothieMilk is a great source of casein and whey proteins. It also adds vitamin D, calcium and riboflavin to your smoothie.
You can use whole milk, or substitute 2% or 1% milk to reduce the fat in your smoothie.
Other options for milk include goat’s milk, soy milk, almond milk, coconut milk and rice milk.

 

 
Ice thickens any smoothieIce is an important part of many smoothies. While ice doesn’t add flavor to a smoothie, it is essential to chilling and thickening it. You can add ice to nearly any smoothie without the risk of ruining it.
Adding ice to a blender can create quite a mess, so be sure to cover the container when blending ice. It is best to feed the ice through the opening in the blender top. You can also substitute crushed ice for cubes, as this is easier on a blender.
Who would have thought that frozen water could play such an important part in a smoothie?

 
If you make this smoothie and have a photo or video you’d like to share, please leave me a message in the comments below. Your picture could end up at the top of this post.

Best,

Smoothie Guy

PS: If you love making smoothies, I have to recommend that you pick up a copy of The Ultimate Smoothie Book: 130 Delicious Recipes for Blender Drinks, Frozen Desserts, Shakes, and More! It’s packed full of information and lots of recipes.

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Cinnamon Banana Smoothie Recipe

Cinnamon Banana Smoothie Recipe

 
This Cinnamon Banana Smoothie starts with a basic banana smoothie. Bananas are one of the most common ingredients in fruit smoothies – mainly because they create a smooth, thick base.

Adding cinnamon to this smoothie makes it just enough different to add a spark to the smoothie.

If you’d like to try something a little different, substitute ground nutmeg for the cinnamon or add a bit of whipped cream to the top of the drink before adding the spices.
 

Cinnamon Banana Smoothie Recipe
Recipe type: Fruit Smoothie
Serves: 2
 
This Cinnamon Banana Smoothie is a basic banana smoothie with a sprinkling of cinnamon. Plenty of taste from a little sprinkle.
Ingredients
  • 1 banana, cut in chunks and frozen
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2-3 ice cubes
  • Ground cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Pour milk into a blender
  2. Place cover on top of blender, leaving center opened
  3. Set speed to high
  4. Feed banana pieces through opening
  5. Add ice cubes through opening
  6. Blend until smooth
  7. Pour into glasses
  8. Sprinkle with cinnamon

 

 

Cinnamon Banana Smoothie Ingredients

 

Cinnamon Strawberry SmoothieBananas are a primary component of many tasty smoothies. Bananas can be used fresh or frozen.
To freeze bananas, peel them and break them into chunks. Place them into freezer bags for later use. Frozen bananas help thicken smoothies better than fresh bananas.
Bananas add plenty of potassium to your diet, as well as iron, magnesium and vitamin B6.

 

Milk for Cinnamon Banana SmoothieMilk is a great source of casein and whey proteins. It also adds vitamin D, calcium and riboflavin to your smoothie.
You can use whole milk, or substitute 2% or 1% milk to reduce the fat in your smoothie.
Other options for milk include goat’s milk, soy milk, almond milk, coconut milk and rice milk.

 
 

Ice thickens any smoothieIce is an important part of many smoothies. While ice doesn’t add flavor to a smoothie, it is essential to chilling and thickening it. You can add ice to nearly any smoothie without the risk of ruining it.
Adding ice to a blender can create quite a mess, so be sure to cover the container when blending ice. It is best to feed the ice through the opening in the blender top. You can also substitute crushed ice for cubes, as this is easier on a blender.
Who would have thought that frozen water could play such an important part in a smoothie?

CinnamonCinnamon is a spice that is ground from the bark of the cinnamon tree. It adds a sweet spicy taste to smoothies.
Cinnamon not only adds taste. It also has been used for centuries as an herbal remedy. Cinnamon is claimed to have anti-clotting properties. It helps to regulate blood sugar by slowing the release of food from the stomach. Finally, it has antiseptic properties that aid in the prevention of urinary tract infections.
Spice up any smoothie or drink with a touch of cinnamon!

 

If you make this smoothie and have a photo or video you’d like to share, please leave me a message in the comments below. Your picture could end up at the top of this post.

Best,

Smoothie Guy

PS: If you love making smoothies, I have to recommend that you pick up a copy of The Ultimate Smoothie Book: 130 Delicious Recipes for Blender Drinks, Frozen Desserts, Shakes, and More! It’s packed full of information and lots of recipes.

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Lemon Blueberry Smoothie

Lemon Blueberry Smoothie Recipe

Lemon Blueberry Smoothie
 
There isn’t much that’s more colorful than the beautiful blue of this Lemon Blueberry Smoothie. With just a few simple ingredients, this smoothie is simple to make, wonderful to look at, and tasty to drink.

If you’ve never made a smoothie before, this is a great one to start with.
 

Lemon Blueberry Smoothie
Recipe type: Fruit Smoothie
Serves: 3
 
A tasty blueberry smoothie flavored with a twist of lemon makes this Lemon Blueberry Smoothie special.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 bananas, broken into chunks and frozen
  • 1-1/2 cups blueberries, frozen
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice, fresh
Instructions
  1. Place milk into a blender
  2. Add lemon juice
  3. Place cover on blender with hole open on top
  4. Set blender to high speed
  5. Feed bananas and blueberries through opening
  6. Blend until smooth, stopping blender to stir when needed

 

 

Lemon Blueberry Smoothie Ingredients

 
Milk for Lemon Blueberry SmoothieMilk is a great source of casein and whey proteins. It also adds vitamin D, calcium and riboflavin to your smoothie.
You can use whole milk, or substitute 2% or 1% milk to reduce the fat in your smoothie.
Other options for milk include goat’s milk, soy milk, almond milk, coconut milk and rice milk.

 
 
Lemon Blueberry SmoothieBananas are a primary component of many tasty smoothies. Bananas can be used fresh or frozen.
To freeze bananas, peel them and break them into chunks. Place them into freezer bags for later use. Frozen bananas help thicken smoothies better than fresh bananas.
Bananas add plenty of potassium to your diet, as well as iron, magnesium and vitamin B6.

 
BlueberriesBlueberries are a common ingredient of many fruit smoothies, thanks to the color they impart. The beautiful purple-blue color is just lovely.
Blueberries contain a component that helps to prevent urinary tract infections, as well as some that improve night vision.
Generally, blueberries are best used frozen in smoothies. If you choose fresh blueberries, be sure to check for stems and spoiled berries and then rinse and drain them.

 
Lemon-JuiceLemon Juice makes a great addition to many smoothies. The tart taste adds to the smoothie, adding a recognizable flavor.
This is one time where it really pays to use fresh. Bottled lemon juice just doesn’t do justice to the flavor that fresh lemon juice supplies.
Since most smoothies use only a small amount of lemon juice, there isn’t much nutrition provided by the juice.

 
 
If you make this smoothie and have a photo or video you’d like to share, please leave me a message in the comments below. Your picture could end up at the top of this post.

Best,

Smoothie Guy

PS: If you love making smoothies, I have to recommend that you pick up a copy of The Ultimate Smoothie Book: 130 Delicious Recipes for Blender Drinks, Frozen Desserts, Shakes, and More! It’s packed full of information and lots of recipes.

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Chocolate Banana Smoothie: Recipe of Love

Chocolate Banana Smoothie Recipe

 
This Chocolate Banana Smoothie combines the taste every woman loves – chocolate – to the smooth thickness of a banana smoothie.

Add a bit of cinnamon to spice things up, and you have a taste that’s tough to beat.

Share the moment. Make a smoothie for yourself and the one you love!
 

Chocolate Banana Smoothie
Recipe type: Fruit Smoothie
Serves: 2
 
Is there a better way to a man's heart than food? Or to a woman's heart than chocolate? Indulge in the goodness!
Ingredients
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1-1/2 cups banana slices, frozen
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Add milk to a blender
  2. Set speed to medium
  3. Cover and add bananas though opening in cover
  4. Increase speed to high
  5. Add cocoa and cinnamon
  6. Blend until smooth

 

Milk for Strawberry Banana SmoothieMilk is a great source of casein and whey proteins. It also adds vitamin D, calcium and riboflavin to your smoothie.
You can use whole milk, or substitute 2% or 1% milk to reduce the fat in your smoothie.
Other options for milk include goat’s milk, soy milk, almond milk, coconut milk and rice milk.

 
 

Cocoa Banana SmoothieBananas are a primary component of many tasty smoothies. Bananas can be used fresh or frozen.
To freeze bananas, peel them and break them into chunks. Place them into freezer bags for later use. Frozen bananas help thicken smoothies better than fresh bananas.
Bananas add plenty of potassium to your diet, as well as iron, magnesium and vitamin B6.

 

Chocolate Banana SmoothieCocoa Powder adds an intense chocolate flavor to a smoothie.
Cocoa powder is made from the refined solids of the cocoa bean. These cocoa beans are hulled and ground into a paste. the paste is refined, removing the fatty cocoa butter. The remaining solids are ground into cocoa powder.
Cocoa powder is slightly acidic and bitter, so a little bit goes a long ways. It contains a healthy portion of fiber, protein, riboflavin and zinc.

 

CinnamonCinnamon is a spice that is ground from the bark of the cinnamon tree. It adds a sweet spicy taste to smoothies.
Cinnamon not only adds taste. It also has been used for centuries as an herbal remedy. Cinnamon is claimed to have anti-clotting properties. It helps to regulate blood sugar by slowing the release of food from the stomach. Finally, it has antiseptic properties that aid in the prevention of urinary tract infections.
Spice up any smoothie or drink with a touch of cinnamon!

 

If you make this smoothie and have a photo or video you’d like to share, please leave me a message in the comments below. Your picture could end up at the top of this post.

Best,

Smoothie Guy

PS: If you love making smoothies, I have to recommend that you pick up a copy of The Ultimate Smoothie Book: 130 Delicious Recipes for Blender Drinks, Frozen Desserts, Shakes, and More! It’s packed full of information and lots of recipes.

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Banana Smoothie with Orange Juice

Orange Juice and Banana Smoothie Recipe

 
A plain old Banana Smoothie can taste pretty bland. Adding orange juice makes this Orange Juice and Banana Smoothie a real taste treat!

The sweet tangy taste of the orange adds zing to the smoothness of the banana.

Try this. You’ll love it!
 

Banana Smoothie with Orange Juice
Recipe type: Fruit Smoothie
Serves: 2
 
The smoothness of a banana combine with the creaminess of yogurt and the sweet tang of orange juice to make this a very special smoothie.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup orange juice, well chilled
  • ½ cup plain yogurt
  • 1-1/2 cups banana slices, frozen
Instructions
  1. Pour orange juice into a blender
  2. Add yogurt to blender
  3. Cover and blend on medium speed
  4. Add frozen banana through hole in blender top
  5. Increase speed to high
  6. Blend until smooth

 

Orange Juice and Banana Smoothie Ingredients

 

Orange JuiceOrange Juice adds flavor to every smoothie you use it in. The sweet, tangy taste of an orange is unmistakable.
Whether you use frozen, bottled or even fresh squeezed orange juice is up to you. Just be sure to leave some of the pulp in it. The blender will break it up, and the fiber it adds is a bonus.
Orange Juice is a well-known source of vitamin C. It also carries a good amount of calcium, flavonoids, potassium and other nutrients. Plus, it just tastes delicious!

 
Yogurt for a Smooth SmoothieYogurt is a fantastic thickener for smoothies. It can also add a special tartness to a smoothie.
In most cases, a plain lowfat yogurt will work well for making smoothies with. Yogurt also comes flavored, and can be used along with the primary fruit. For example, adding Blueberry Yogurt to a Blueberry Smoothie can be a flavor boost.
Look for yogurts that contain live cultures. They can add beneficial bacteria to your digestive system.

 
Banana Smoothie with Orange JuiceBananas are a primary component of many tasty smoothies. Bananas can be used fresh or frozen.
To freeze bananas, peel them and break them into chunks. Place them into freezer bags for later use. Frozen bananas help thicken smoothies better than fresh bananas.
Bananas add plenty of potassium to your diet, as well as iron, magnesium and vitamin B6.

 
If you make this smoothie and have a photo or video you’d like to share, please leave me a message in the comments below. Your picture could end up at the top of this post.

Best,

Smoothie Guy

PS: Do you like making your own OJ? If you’re looking for a great value on a quality juicer, look no further than the Black & Decker JE2200B 400-Watt Fruit and Vegetable Juice Extractor. It’s a fan favorite and it ships for free!

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Classic Banana Smoothie Made With Honey

Classic Banana Smoothie Recipe

This Classic Banana Smoothie is made with only three ingredients. The smoothie tastes like its major ingredient would indicate – like banana. Yogurt adds some creaminess to the smoothie and the honey sweetens it naturally.

Without a doubt this is one of the easiest to make smoothies you’ll ever come across.

Three ingredients.

One blender.

Done.
 

Classic Banana Smoothie Made With Honey
Recipe type: Fruit Smoothie
Serves: 1
 
A simple, three ingredient Classic Banana Smoothie with natural honey for sweetener.
Ingredients
  • 1 ripe banana, peeled and broken in chunks
  • ½ cup low-fat yogurt, plain
  • 1 tablespoon honey
Instructions
  1. Add the yogurt and honey to a blender
  2. Set blender to low speed
  3. Add bananas, slowly
  4. Increase speed to high and blend until smooth

 

Classic Banana Smoothie Ingredients

 
Classic Banana SmoothieBananas are a primary component of many tasty smoothies. Bananas can be used fresh or frozen.
To freeze bananas, peel them and break them into chunks. Place them into freezer bags for later use. Frozen bananas help thicken smoothies better than fresh bananas.
Bananas add plenty of potassium to your diet, as well as iron, magnesium and vitamin B6.

 
Yogurt for a Smooth SmoothieYogurt is a fantastic thickener for smoothies. It can also add a special tartness to a smoothie.
In most cases, a plain lowfat yogurt will work well for making smoothies with. Yogurt also comes flavored, and can be used along with the primary fruit. For example, adding Blueberry Yogurt to a Blueberry Smoothie can be a flavor boost.
Look for yogurts that contain live cultures. They can add beneficial bacteria to your digestive system.
 
Honey for a Sweet SmoothieHoney is a natural sweetener that comes packed with amino acids, and B, C, D and E vitamins.
Honey is a unique food, in that you can keep it at room temperature without having it spoil.
Honey is dense with sugars, so be sure you don’t go overboard.

 
If you make this smoothie and have a photo or video you’d like to share, please leave me a message in the comments below. Your picture could end up at the top of this post.

Best,

Smoothie Guy

PS: If you love making smoothies, I have to recommend that you pick up a copy of The Ultimate Smoothie Book: 130 Delicious Recipes for Blender Drinks, Frozen Desserts, Shakes, and More! It’s packed full of information and lots of recipes.

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Blackberry Cinnamon Smoothie (No One Will Know It’s a Green Smoothie)

Blackberry Cinnamon Smoothie


 
Here’s a guest video post by my friend Aimee DuFresne – “The Vitality Expert”. I met Aimee at a recent function where another friend introduced us to tell us we had to share blog posts. Aimee has done a great video here. Quick and simple – just like I like them.

Blackberry Cinnamon Smoothie
Recipe type: Fruit Smoothie
Serves: 2
 
A tasty green spinach smoothie flavored with blackberries, a banana, and cinnamon. Yum!
Ingredients
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 1 banana, fresh
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup fresh or frozen blackberries
  • 1-1/2 cup fresh baby spinach
Instructions
  1. Place water into a blender
  2. Add remaining ingredients
  3. Place cover on blender
  4. Set blender to high speed
  5. Blend until smooth, stopping blender to stir when needed

 

Blackberry Cinnamon Smoothie Ingredients

 
WaterWater is the building block of smoothies. Water can thin out smoothie that is too thick to drink, and mellow or temper the high acidic values in many other ingredients.
Water so readily available now in many forms, from expensive to plain tap water, should never be overlooked as an important element for your smoothies.

 

 
Lemon Blueberry SmoothieBananas are a primary component of many tasty smoothies. Bananas can be used fresh or frozen.
To freeze bananas, peel them and break them into chunks. Place them into freezer bags for later use. Frozen bananas help thicken smoothies better than fresh bananas.
Bananas add plenty of potassium to your diet, as well as iron, magnesium and vitamin B6.

 
CinnamonCinnamon is a spice that is ground from the bark of the cinnamon tree. It adds a sweet spicy taste to smoothies.
Cinnamon not only adds taste. It also has been used for centuries as an herbal remedy. Cinnamon is claimed to have anti-clotting properties. It helps to regulate blood sugar by slowing the release of food from the stomach. Finally, it has antiseptic properties that aid in the prevention of urinary tract infections.
Spice up any smoothie or drink with a touch of cinnamon!

BlackberriesBlackberries are sweet little fruits that are oh-so-healthy. They can be eaten in many ways: stand alones, added ingredients to smoothies, yogurts, waffles, and so on. Blackberries can be used frozen or freshly picked. They promote healthy hearts and digestive tracts and can help in cancer prevention.
Select blackberries that are without mold and bruises. Smell them too to determine freshness. The best blackberries to use in your smoothie are deep colored ones as they are sure to have great flavor.

Spinach is great for Green SmoothiesSpinach is a deeply green colored leaf vegetable that grows from the ground. The shape is as different as the types of spinach that are grown.
The latest trend is to use immature “baby” leaves which are more tender and sweet in the uncooked variety.
If fresh is simply not available, then choose frozen varieties for more constant flavor and texture.
Spinach is full of antioxidants and anti-cancer constituents. One cup of spinach is only 23 calories. This also constitutes 25% percent of needed daily intake of iron.

 
If you make this smoothie and have a photo or video you’d like to share, please leave me a message in the comments below. Your picture could end up at the top of this post.

Best,

Smoothie Guy

PS: If you love making smoothies, I have to recommend that you pick up a copy of The Ultimate Smoothie Book: 130 Delicious Recipes for Blender Drinks, Frozen Desserts, Shakes, and More! It’s packed full of information and lots of recipes.

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