Citrus Mango Smoothie

2021-06-28
large glass filled with citrus mango smoothie with a yellow straw and some sliced mango and tangerine in the background

We will take any chance we get to add a variety of fresh fruits to our day. Smoothies are a great way of doing that without too much effort, no long vegetable slicing sessions, or dressing prepping for salads. There are so many combinations to choose from: banana and spinach, berries and banana, mango and soymilk, the list goes on and on. It does come to our attention that citrus fruits are not usually incorporated into these mixes so it is about time to give them a chance to shine and step into the smoothie spotlight. This Citrus Mango Smoothie will do just that, it is like sunshine in a glass and we absolutely love it. It is sweet and creamy, and it tastes like summer.

Can I Use Citrus Fruits in A Smoothie?

It might seem unfamiliar but that doesn’t mean it is not good. Adding citrus fruits to your smoothies is a great way to make them less dense and add a good amount of Vitamin C into the mix. If you prefer not to add the entire peeled fruit you can try using orange juice and see how you like it — smoothies are so versatile. Lemon, orange, sumo citrus or mandarins would be great replacements for this incredibly delicious Citrus Mango Smoothie.

What Is This Citrus Mango Smoothie Made Of?

As with most smoothies, adding at least one frozen fruit is always a good idea. It creates a sort of slushie texture and it just tastes better. For this shake we used:

  • frozen mango
  • tangerine (you can also use an orange, 2 cuties, or sumo citrus)
  • banana
  • plant-based milk
  • vanilla extract
  • agave to add a bit more sweetness (you can leave it out if you prefer).

You will need a high-speed blender to achieve that creamy and smooth consistency, but if you can also get there if you have a regular blender, just make sure you blend it for longer. Don’t have a high-powered blender? That’s fine, but it’ll take a little more effort. First, blend half of the frozen mango and the milk, when that’s fully blended, add the rest of the frozen mango. Then add the rest of the ingredients.

What Kind of Milk Do I Use For Fruit Smoothies?

The answer is any you have on hand or enjoy more. We used soymilk, but you can use any variety you love the most. If you’re feeling inspired maybe try this delicious homemade cashew milk recipe and save the rest for a cozy and spicy golden milk. Want to add a tropical touch? Use some creamy coconut milk and take the texture to a different level. Want to make it sweeter? Turn to oatmilk. You can play around with the wide selection of plant milks available and find the best tasting and most affordable option. This fruity smoothie will turn out delicious regardless of the one you go with.

Can I Save My Leftover Smoothie For Later?

We wish nothing more than to tell you that can, but the truth is smoothies are always best when you drink them freshly prepared. If you are planning on finishing it an hour or so later, then it should be probably fine but there will be separation and you’ll need to stir it up.

What is Tangerine and what does it taste like?

If you’re not familiar with this amazing citrus fruit, you’re in for a treat. It is a hybrid resulting from the mix between a mandarin orange and pomelo. Owing their name to the region they originally came from, Tangier (in Africa). Smaller and rounder than the classic orange, but sweeter and slightly less sour, these mighty fruits make for the perfect healthy snack on the go and as you’ll see why a perfect addition to this Citrus Mango Smoothie.

 

Vitamix blender filled with the citrus mango smoothie and surrounded by different tropical fruits

Any Tricks to Make This Smoothie Perfect?

Making a smoothie is pretty straight forward but, like in everything else, there’s always room for improvement. Let’s see what tips we should keep in mind when attempting to make blend the perfect smoothie:

  • Use a high-speed blender or, if using a regular one, blend for longer until achieving a properly smooth texture.
  • Try to use ripe fruit when possible because it will not only make the drink sweeter but also easier to digest.
  • Feel free to add any extra nutritious ingredient you want, like chia seeds, nut butter, or a handful of greens.

two large glasses being filled with citrus mango smoothie with a variety of tropical fruits in the background

Can I Place My Smoothie in a Bowl?

A million times yes! You can move your glass-served smoothie to a fancy bowl and make it feel more like a dessert (did someone say healthy ice cream?). You’ll just need to skip the liquid if you want it to be thicker (best done in a high-powered blender). The fun part is you get to be creative with your toppings and enjoy your breakfast time a bit more. Adding nuts, coconut, dried fruits or grounded flax seeds can take this delicious Citrus Mango Smoothie to a whole new level! Smoothie bowls are also a great option for a family breakfast where everyone gets to choose what toppings they will be using.

Are you excited to try this amazing smoothie? What’s not to love? It is sweet, creamy, and energising. Add it to your ‘will try” breakfast list and let us know what you think!

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large glass filled with citrus mango smoothie with a yellow straw and some sliced mango in the background

Citrus Mango Smoothie

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  • Author: Toni Okamoto
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Blend
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This super easy and summery citrus mango smoothie is fresh and full of nutrients! You can enjoy it as a smoothie or as a topping-filled smoothie bowl!


Ingredients

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  • 1 cup of frozen mango
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 peeled tangerine
  • 3/4 cup of plant-based milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract (optional)
  • 1 drop of agave (optional)

Instructions

  1. Place everything in a blender and process until completely smooth.


Keywords: vegan, vegetarian, tropical, summer, smoothie, smoothie bowl, citrus smoothie, mango smoothie bowl

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