Mango Smoothie with Green Tea – A perky start to your day! This healthy breakfast, or mid-afternoon snack, is a great recipe to keep in your back pocket for back-to-school.
The Best Breakfast Snack
This easy mango smoothie is fabulous for snacks or breakfast and will keep you feeling fresh and satisfied all day long.
I have hang-ups… I’ll admit it. They say all artists do. *wink*
For instance, I only drink hot caffeine in the afternoon, to get me through the 3 pm slump.
I don’t like sweet breakfast foods in the morning; I’d rather have them as dessert. (Like waffles!)
And I won’t drink a smoothie, no matter how good it tastes, unless it also comes in a pretty color.
So today’s mango smoothie with green tea is my new favorite, because it’s sweet, but not too sweet, comes in a pretty color, and the caffeine is in fact cold.
It might be my perfect breakfast.
This creamy mango smoothie combines tangy mangoes with the earthy quality of green tea. And since we’re getting a good dose of green tea first thing in the morning, you’ll be buzzing around and fighting cancer all in one fell swoop!
Mango Smoothie Pro Tips
Sometimes I cut mangoes and place them in the freezer if they are on the verge of going bad. Ripe frozen mango is a good substitute for fresh.
I have also been known to make up a pitcher of green tea to keep in the fridge for smoothie making.
If you like your smoothies extra thick, keeping all the ingredients chilled is the key.
Yet even if you brew up one cup of hot green tea and place it in the freezer for a few minutes to cool, you’ll still end up with a cool refreshing mango smoothie with a silky texture.
You can also add protein powder to your mango smoothie if you like. Or powdered greens… But then the color wouldn’t be pretty.
Green Tea Mango Smoothie Recipe
- Ripe Fresh Mango or Frozen Mango
- Boiling Water
- Green Tea Bags
- Frozen Banana
- Honey optional
How to Make The Best Mango Smoothie
This is an easy recipe to make, and it is as simple as just a few steps!
- Add the tea bags to the hot water, then place them in the freezer to cool while you are preparing the rest of the smoothie.
- Peel the mangoes, remove the pit, and place the flesh in the blender. Add the ice, one half of a frozen banana, and 1 tablespoon of honey if you like.
- Then remove the tea from the freezer and discard the tea bags. Pour the tea into the blender, cover, and puree until smooth. Serve immediately.
It’s as easy as that. Just prep, combine, and blend.
You can add in some ice cubes to make it thicker for a smoothie bowl experience.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is green tea good in smoothies?
Mixing green tea into your smoothies helps lower your blood pressure and is anti-inflammatory, with plenty of vitamin c, potassium, and fiber.
It also gives sweet smoothies an earthy quality that balances the flavor.
How do you freeze the bananas?
When bananas start turning brown, peel them, break them in half, and put them in a freezer bag. You can keep them frozen for future smoothies. Then just pull out as many banana pieces as you need.
Is there a substitute for the bananas?
Yes, you can either add in more frozen mangos or add in some thick yogurt. The banana in this recipe is primarily used as a thickening agent.
Also, try this smoothie with
- Orange juice or pineapple juice
- Coconut milk
- Raw cashews or almonds
- Frozen peaches or berries
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Check out the printable recipe card below for nutritional information including calories, carbohydrates, sodium, potassium, fiber, vitamin c, and calcium percentages.
Mango Smoothie Recipe with Green Tea
A perky mango smoothie made with green tea to start your day off on the right foot!
Servings: 4 cups
- 2 ripe mangoes or 2 cups frozen mango
- 1 cup boiling water
- 2 green tea bags
- 2 cups ice
- 1/2 frozen banana
- honey optional
Add the tea bags to the hot water, then place in the freezer to cool while you are preparing the rest of the smoothie.
Peel the mangoes, remove the pit, and place the flesh in the blender. Add the ice, one half of a frozen banana, and 1 tablespoon of honey if you like.
Then remove the tea from the freezer and discard the tea bags. Pour the tea in the blender, cover, and puree until smooth. Serve immediately.
You can prep the tea ahead and use frozen mango chunks to speed up your morning smoothie making!
Serving: 1cup, Calories: 63kcal, Carbohydrates: 16g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 3mg, Potassium: 213mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 13g, Vitamin A: 895IU, Vitamin C: 31.4mg, Calcium: 9mg, Iron: 0.1mg
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