This simple mango avocado smoothie is creamy, nutty and perfect for busy mornings! It's a quick smoothie that makes a perfect base for your favorite protein powder too.
As a self-proclaimed smoothie queen, y'all know I like to keep my smoothie game interesting. I'm excited to add this versatile breakfast to the rotation.
These ingredients are crazy simple!
- half a ripe avocado makes the creamiest, dreamiest smoothie! To speed up ripening, place avocado in a paper bag with bananas for up to 48 hours. 24 hours is usually enough.
- frozen mango chunks for creaminess
- peanut butter for protein and nuttiness
- coconut milk so the smoothie blends
- frozen bananas - pro tip: always buy extra bananas at the store, then peel and freeze the extras when they're perfectly ripe! They'll keep in the freezer for a couple months.
- vanilla extract if you're feeling fancy
- protein powder like spirulina. Most flavors pair well with this smoothie - vanilla, chocolate, even strawberry!
See recipe card for quantities.
First, load the blender with frozen bananas, mango chunks, avocado and peanut butter.
Next, add coconut milk until it nearly covers the other ingredients. Blend right away so the fruit doesn't stick together!
Hint: personal blenders are great, but often require a bit more liquid. If you want a thicker smoothie bowl, fill the blender halfway, or double the recipe and use a more powerful blender, like a Vitamix (more on that below).
Substitutions & Variations
This mango avocado smoothie is vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free and can be nut-free!
- Peanut butter - replace with almond butter or sunflower seed butter if desired
- Coconut milk - substitute for whatever plant milk you like!
- Avocado - you can omit, but the smoothie won't be as creamy. Add a little extra frozen mango.
Feel free to add your favorite protein powder to this smoothie or check out this green spirulina smoothie!
This recipe was written for a personal blender (like a NutriBullet). If you're using a standard or professional blender, I recommend doubling the recipe so everything blends well.
While it's better fresh, you may refrigerate this smoothie in an insulated mug for up to 24 hours. I make a smoothie every other day and save the extra to grab and go on busy mornings!
Frequently asked questions
To make a creamier mango avocado smoothie, add either more avocado (a whole avocado instead of a half) or less coconut milk. If you're using less liquid, you may need a more powerful blender, like a Vitamix.
Nope! Avocado adds creaminess, but you can't taste it. It absorbs the flavors of the other fruits in the smoothie, in this case, mango and banana.
Smoothies are an art, not a science. Add more liquid if things are getting stuck, and don't be afraid to play with the fruit ratios to get exactly what you want.
This simple mango avocado smoothie is creamy, nutty and perfect for busy mornings when you need a quick breakfast.
- 2-3 frozen bananas
- 1 cup frozen mango chunks
- 2 Tablespoons peanut butter
- 2-3 cups coconut milk
- ½ ripe avocado
1. Place all ingredients except coconut milk into blender. Cover ¾ of the way with coconut milk.
2. Blend until smooth - 30-60 seconds, stopping to stir as needed. Enjoy!
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Use extra caution when cleaning blender. NEVER put your hand inside the blender, and ALWAYS assume the blades are razor sharp. For best results, fill blender with water as soon as possible.