A delicious fresh fruit banana mango strawberry smoothie is filled with tropical flavors. Make this delicious smoothie in less than five minutes with only four ingredients!
Bananas, mango, and strawberry combine to make the perfect smoothie. This easy recipe is made with simple ingredients in just five minutes. By making smoothies at home, you use fresh fruits without any preservatives.
Smoothies taste great any time of year and any time of day. I like a smoothie as a mid-day drink to give me an energy boost, as a breakfast smoothie bowl, and I have even been known to serve smoothies as a delicious dessert option!
Smoothies can also be made into natural fruit popsicles. Just pour them into a popsicle mold and freeze for 4 - 6 hours.
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Why You Will Love This Recipe
- Homemade smoothies are better for you and less expensive.
- Smoothies are made in less than five minutes.
- The flavor is fun and tropical.
For any of the fruit options, you can use fresh or frozen fruit. I opt to have at least one frozen item to help provide a creamy texture.
Bananas - 1 ripe banana - A frozen ripe banana will make this smoothie extra creamy. Time permitting, cut a banana into 1-inch thick rounds. Place in a Ziploc bag and freeze for two hours (30 minutes if in a time pinch.)
Mango - 1 cup - If using fresh mango, I recommend cutting the mango into smaller pieces. I aim for a one-inch cube.
Strawberry - 1 cup - Always use fresh strawberries for the best flavor. Start by hulling the strawberries. If the strawberry is large, cut it into smaller pieces. If using frozen strawberries, no additional prep work is needed.
Liquid- ½ cup - The liquid helps to facilitate the blending. I like to use non-dairy milk, apple juice, or orange juice. There are several other options. See additions and substitutions below.
Lemon Juice - 1 small squeeze (optional) - A small squeeze of lemon juice helps to balance out all the sweetness from the fruit. I use less than a teaspoon.
Time needed: 5 minutes.
How to Make a Banana, Mango, Strawberry, Smoothie
- Prepare the Fruits
Fresh fruits - Cut all fresh fruit into smaller pieces for easier blending. I aim for 1 - 2 inch sections. However, there is not an exact size needed. If time permits, freeze the banana to create a creamier smoothie. Hull the strawberries, slice the banana and remove the pit and skin from the fresh mango and cube.
Frozen fruits - I use frozen mangoes and strawberries straight from the bag. The fruit is already the perfect blending size. Freeze the banana, cut into 1 - 2 inch rounds, place in a ziploc bag, and freeze for 2- 24 hours.
Place all of the ingredients in the blender. Start blending at a low speed and work up to a medium speed. If you start at too high of a speed, the ingredients end up on the side of the blender.
If your smoothie is not blending, add one tablespoon of liquid and use a wooden spoon to loosen any chunks at the bottom.
Substitutions and Variations
Fruit - Smoothies taste great with just about any fruit combination. If you are missing one of the fruits above or do not have the desired quality, substitute with another fruit at a 1:1 ratio.
Creamy Smoothie - To make a thicker smoothie use all frozen fruit and add 3 - 4 ice cubes. For extra flavor and thickness, add a Medjool date.
Coconut Milk - Use coconut milk for the liquid to make this a creamy tropical smoothie.
Protein Powder - Add a typical serving size of protein powder at the start of the blending steps.
Smoothie Bowl - To make a smoothie bowl, use all frozen fruits to make the smoothie extra creamy. Pour into a bowl and top with your favorite fruits, chia seeds, hemp seeds, etc.
Yogurt - You can make a smoothie with yogurt if you prefer. I recommend using yogurt in place of the liquid in the recipe.
Storing/ Freezing/ Make Ahead
Refrigerator - Place smoothie in an air-tight container and place in the fridge for up to two days. I the fruit has separated, stir to recombine.
Freezer - Place smoothie in an air-tight container such as a mason jar. Remove the smoothie in the morning and enjoy it once it thaws a little.
Homemade smoothies consist of whole food and unprocessed fruits, which are very good for you.
Fresh fruits and vegetables are always good for you. If you are interested in drinking a smoothie daily, I recommend adding vegetables.
That is a tricky question to answer. Losing weight depends on so many factors. I recommend researching a weight loss program to find the best fit for you. If smoothies fit into the plan -- all the better.
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Banana Mango Strawberry Smoothie
- 1 cup (237g) banana, sliced
- 1 cup (165g) mango, cubed
- 1 cup (144g) strawberries, hulled (144g)
- ½ cup (118g) non-dairy milk, milk or juice
- 1 teaspoon (5g) lemon juice (optional)
- Prep: Cut all fresh fruits into smaller pieces for easier blending. If time permits, freeze the banana for a creamier texture.1 cup (237g) banana, sliced, 1 cup (165g) mango, cubed, 1 cup (144g) strawberries, hulled (144g)
- Blend: Place all the ingredients and blend until smooth.½ cup (118g) non-dairy milk, milk or juice