A Mango Strawberry Banana Smoothie is one of our favorite breakfast or lunches. They are a great way for cleaning out the fridge of fresh fruit before it goes bad or putting inexpensive frozen fruit to good use. Fruit smoothies are healthy and a great way to get your family to eat their fruits without complaint.
This mango strawberry banana smoothie is great to enjoy as breakfast, a snack between meals or a tasty and healthy treat to bring when you're on the go. Whether it's running from activity to activity after school or just hanging out by the pool on the weekend, smoothies will keep you energized, hydrated and healthy!
Kids love helping to make them and choosing their smoothie customizations. They are a great food to get kids started in the kitchen learning to help and create their own recipes.
You can make our mango strawberry banana smoothie a few ways. Make it thin or thick, with dairy or without. You can customize it to taste more like strawberry or more like mango, or somewhere in between.
*Before making this recipe, check out our guide below to creating the base recipe for perfect smoothies.
Why You'll Love This Mango Strawberry Banana Smoothie
- No added refined sugars!
- Our smoothies all include only 3-5 wholesome ingredients.
- A fantastic way to get kids who wont each whole fruit and to get their servings of vitamins and minerals each day.
- It's easy for kids to help with, whether it's pouring ingredients into the blender or pushing the buttons to start it, they feel like they're helping.
- It's easy and customizable.
- You can make it with or without dairy!
Basic Recipe for Perfect Smoothies
This base recipe for smoothies is how to make a creamy smoothie every time. Follow these ingredient quantities when substituting with different fruits and liquids.
Fresh Fruit Smoothies
- 2 cups fresh fruit
- ¾ cup liquid
- ½ cup yogurt
- 1 banana (optional)
Frozen Fruit Smoothies
- 2 cups frozen fruit
- 1 cup liquid
- ½ cup yogurt
- 1 banana (optional)
This mango strawberry banana smoothie uses:
- Optional: chia seeds can be added for a little thickness and nutrients but some people don't like their texture.
Use fresh or frozen fruit, but make sure to check out the notes in the recipe for small changes if necessary.
If you'd like to garnish your smoothie, fresh mint leaves and/or whipped cream taste delicious.
Making a mango strawberry banana smoothie, or any smoothie, is quick and easy. We make all our smoothies in our Instant Ace Blender, which has a special "smoothie" setting. But any blender works!
STEP 1: Add all ingredients to the blender, in the order your blender suggests.
STEP 2: Blend on high speed for 60-90 seconds, or until fruit has been completely blended and is smooth. If using an Instant Ace Cooking Blender, choose the "smoothie" option. This will take 90 seconds.
Pour, garnish if desired, and enjoy!
- Make it thinner: use a little more liquid.
- Make it thicker: use a little less liquid or more fruit. A tablespoon of chia seeds will also thicken it a bit.
- More strawberry flavor: add ½ cup more strawberries and ½ cup less mango.
- More mango flavor: add ½ cup more mango and ½ cup less strawberries.
- Non-dairy: use coconut water and dairy-free yogurt.
Smoothie Liquid Options
Depending on your flavor preference, dietary needs and what you have at home, these are some of the best liquids to use in smoothies.
- Non-dairy milks, such as almond milk, oat milk, soy milk and coconut milk
- Coconut water
- Orange juice
- Pineapple juice
Use one of these liquids or a combination for the ultimate smoothie!
Smoothie Fruit Options
The options for making smoothies are endless. Some of the best fruits for smoothies are berries and other citrus fruits.
- Banana (for flavor and texture)
- Dragon fruit
Fruits like grapes, apples, and plums don't make great smoothies because they don't blend smoothly and will leave you with chunky smoothies or those with bits of fruit floating around.
Easy Changes For Non-Dairy Fruit Smoothies
To make your smoothies dairy-free choose these dairy free options. It's as simple as changing the liquid and yogurt used.
Liquids: coconut water, almond milk, oat milk, coconut milk, soy milk, pineapple juice or orange juice
Yogurt: go with plant-based yogurts, like almond milk or coconut milk yogurts.
Making The Best Fruit Smoothies
There are so many combinations of fruits that go well together, so get creative! Some of the most popular 2-fruit combinations are strawberry banana, strawberry mango, pineapple coconut, strawberry raspberry, mango pineapple, strawberry peach and pineapple banana.
Some of the best 3-fruit combinations for smoothies are mango strawberry banana, strawberry peach banana, pineapple coconut banana, strawberry raspberry blueberry, and mango pineapple banana.
Milk (dairy or non-dairy), flavored waters and some juices work great for smoothies. Almond milk, coconut milk and oat milk are non-dairy milks that add a little bit of flavor. Coconut water, pineapple juice, and orange juice also add a good amount of flavor and eliminate the dairy and extra calories that milk often has. Plain water and ice are my least favorite liquid for smoothies, as they dilute the flavor and decrease the creaminess.
Bananas are perfect for thickening smoothies. They have a subtle flavor that won't overpower the others and are a wholesome way to thicken a smoothie, make it more creamy, and to keep it all-natural. Coconut cream can be used too. Or, just add more fruit a little at a time and re-blend until the consistency you desire has been reached if you're smoothie has turned out too watery.
Mango Strawberry Banana Smoothie
- ¾ cup milk, dairy or non-dairy
- ½ cup plain yogurt
- 1 cup mango, fresh, peeled and cubed (see notes for frozen)
- 1 cup strawberry, fresh, hulled (see notes for frozen)
- 1 banana, peeled
- Add all ingredients to the blender in the order your blender suggests.
- Blend on high speed for 60-90 seconds, or until fruit has been completely blended and is smooth. If using an Instant Ace Blender, choose the "smoothie" option. This will take 90 seconds.
- Pour into glasses and serve, with garnish if desired.