mango & banana smoothie

And so the dreary weather continues. If you looked out from the window of my kitchen right now, you honestly wouldn’t believe we were in June. Where has the sunshine gone?! All of this harsh weather has really got me down, and left me wishing I was on a sunny beach somewhere abroad. If only – at least I can dream. However, as I’m currently in England, and enduring the British weather, I thought I would create something that could at least distract my mind from the lack of sunshine.

I love smoothies, and they’re something I enjoy in plentiful amounts whilst holidaying in sunny countries. Drinking them under the sun, whilst laying on the sands of the beach is instantly relaxing, and always leaves me in a state of bliss. So, as I dreamt of warmer climates today, I knew I needed to make a smoothie that would help make my vision seem more real. And, for the ultimate tropical feel, I decided to make one using mango and banana.

This drink is just like drinking liquid sunshine. With it’s beautiful golden colour, my thoughts already began to drift away to a tropical paradise as soon as I began pouring it into my glass. Ahh.

The mango and banana combines together to bring the perfectly sweet, irresistible taste. Then, the use of lime juice creates a nice citrusy flavour. Lastly, mellowing out the drink and creating a slight creamy taste, I added in almonds and almond milk. I also like to add them as they bring a healthy source of protein and fats, helping to balance out the sugars. Yum! May you drink this and dream of sunshine.

mango & banana smoothie

serves 2

ingredients

1 mango

1 large banana

2 tbsp almonds

2 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice

2/3 cup (160ml) almond milk

method

  1. Firstly, peel and chop the banana and mango into pieces. Then, add them into your blender – I used my Froothie Optimum 2.1 Blender, with the almond milk, lime juice and almonds. Blend all of the ingredients together until smooth, and then pour into glasses to serve.

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39 thoughts on “mango & banana smoothie

  1. Wow, so creative, healthy and delectable recipe. What an amazing combo, adding of almonds in two forms with banana and mango really makes this recipe super delicious. I’ve never had these flavors together. Super yummy!!

    1. Thank you so much Deepa! You will have to try it! I hope you enjoy it 🙂

  2. Wow beautiful shots!! I love mango based smoothies and this looks delicious!

    1. Thank you so much Ami!

  3. I love that little POP of lime juice! So unexpected!

    1. Thank you Rebecca! It’s perfect for balancing out the sweetness of the mango & banana!

  4. I can’t complain about the weather in Berlin at the moment 😉
    I love the combo of mango and banana!! I’d rink the smoothie right from the jug though, haha

    1. So jealous Howie! Me too – I’ve actually done that before and drank both servings.. oops! It was just so yummy!

  5. We are having the same weather here in Boston! COME ON SUMMER!! Smoothie looks awesome btw 🙂

    1. I need sunshine! Let’s hope England and Boston warm up! Thank you 🙂

  6. I’ve recently started making smoothies at home for the first time, I’m going to have to give this a try! I love that you added some almonds along with the almond milk.

    Christine | DimesandDonuts.com

    1. Thank you Christine, I hope you enjoy it!! 🙂

  7. This smoothie sounds fantastic! I love whipping them up for a quick breakfast or snack. The flavor combinations are endless! I’ve never tried mango and banana together before, so I definitely need to change that!

    1. Thank you Gayle! Me too – you must try it, they’re such a great combo! 🙂

  8. Mango and banana is such a beautiful combination. If the sunshine won’t come to you this will definitely brighten your day. 🙂

    1. Yes definitely! Thank you Linda 🙂

  9. Beautiful drink and I love the presentation! I’d love to try the mango/banana combo! 🙂

    1. Thank you Sam, I hope you enjoy it! 🙂

  10. Nothing like drinking a smoothie out of a champagne glass to make you feel extra special 🙂 I always add almond milk to my smoothies as well. This recipe sounds lovely. I just picked up some mangoes 😀

    1. Definitely! It’s such a great ingredient to add 🙂 thank you Vanessa!

  11. What a refreshing and beautiful smoothie! Love the mango and banana combo! So delicious!

    1. Thank you Kelly, Me too!

  12. Mmmm liquid sunshine! This is so beautiful and simple – love it!

    1. Thank you so much Kate!

  13. What a co-incidence, I made a banana mango smoothie today for breakfast! 🙂 Looks really good Harriet! and your weather story reminds me of my days in Scotland! In the 1.5 years I lived there, I never really saw how an actual summer looked like! :/

    1. Ahhh! That’s such a great coincidence! Thank you Manali :). Woah! I don’t know how you coped!!!

  14. Harriet, I have to tell you – smoothies are simply one of my favorite things. By far, they are my most favorite breakfast treat. They’re easy to make, quick to drink and filling until noon. And, I believe you can never have to many smoothie recipes, so I love having another one to add to my recipe box! It looks fabulous!

    1. Same here, Kristi!! I love them so much! Thank you 🙂 I hope you enjoy it!

  15. Mango Banana Smoothie looks way too delicious, Harriet! So gorgeous, refreshing, healthy and full of YUM!

    1. Thank you sooo much Anu!

  16. Why have I never thought of mango and banana before? This looks delicious and love you photos. 🙂

    1. One of my favourite combos!! Thank you Cyndi! 🙂

  17. What a perfect combination! I loveee mangoes and I love bananas so this sounds like it’s just the kind of smoothie I postively adore. And don’t worry dear, it’s even cloudy and dreary here in California…June gloom sucks 🙁

    1. Thank you Beeta! I hope you like it! Oh no 🙁 it was definitely one of those days!!

  18. mango and banana together are the best! this looks super de-lish! 😉

    1. Definitely my favourite combo!! Thank you Michele 🙂

  19. Such a beautiful smoothie Harriett! I love that you added almonds to it for flavor and richness! I’m not a banana fan unfortunately, but it sure is an amazing recipe!

    1. Thank you Brandi!! I love their subtle creaminess, so just knew I had to use some in this! Oh no, they can definitely be a love-hate food, quite a lot of my family dislike them too!!

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