I'm going to be featuring smoothie recipes every day this week, starting with this fruity banana mango strawberry smoothie. You only need four ingredients to make this sweet blended drink that has no sugar added. The banana, strawberries, and mango look beautiful layered in a glass, or you could stir this healthy shake up! This delicious dessert provides an assortment of phytonutrients, as well as calcium and vitamin C!
I know I don't usually post on a Sunday, but I'm declaring this Smoothie MADNESS Week! If things work according to plan, I'm going to be back here every day with a new smoothie recipe. There will be keto smoothies, high-calorie smoothies, low-calorie smoothies… something for everyone!
Why am I so mad about smoothies right now? Unfortunately, our air conditioning system has been on the fritz, and I am HOT.
The last thing I want to do is cook. I only want refreshing things, cooling things…
Smoothies are the answer.
Misfits Market (use code COOKWME-BS6FSP) sent me some seriously over-ripe mangos this week. They, in all of their mushy sweetness, were practically begging to be blended into a smoothie, so they're making an appearance here.
Super ripe mangos and bananas are what you want in this smoothie. They provide more than enough natural sweetness (along with the milk) so that we can avoid added sugar.
Despite the name, I layered in the order banana strawberry mango because I thought it looked nice. You could also go mango strawberry banana, banana mango strawberry, etc. It will taste the same no matter how you do it.
That said, I liked finishing off the smoothie with the super sweet banana layer. Alternatively, stir the smoothie together before drinking to let the bananas lend their sweetness to the other fruits.
And now for the disclaimer…
All recipes on this website may or may not be appropriate for you, depending on your medical needs and personal preferences. Consult with a registered dietitian or your physician if you need help determining the dietary pattern that may be best for you.
The nutrition information is an estimate provided as a courtesy. It will differ depending on the specific brands and ingredients that you use. Calorie information on food labels may be wildly inaccurate, so please don't sweat the numbers too much.
For more information on how the three recipe levels may help with a weight management goal, refer to this post. Let's get cooking!
Banana Mango Strawberry Smoothie (No Added Sugar!)
- 1 medium banana, frozen, broken into chunks
- 1 cup chopped frozen strawberries
- 1 cup chopped frozen mango
- 2¼ cups milk, 2%, divided
- I always use a food processor to make smoothies but you are welcome to use a blender (of course). Each serving of this recipe fits perfectly in a wide-mouth pint jar.
- Blend the frozen banana and ¾ cup of the milk until completely smooth. Divide the banana-milk mixture between three glasses.
- Next, blend the frozen strawberries and ¾ cup of the milk until smooth (no need to rinse out the processor after blending the banana). Divide the strawberry-milk mixture between the three glasses to make the second layer.
- Finally, blend the frozen mango and the rest of the milk (¾ cup) until smooth. Divide the mango-milk mixture between the three glasses.
- Decorate your smoothies as desired. Have fun with it! You can choose to drink these stirred or unstirred. Though they are thick enough to hold a small spoon as shown, these smoothies are thin enough to drink. 🙂
This is a level 2 recipe (transition and weight maintenance). All of the smoothie recipes I am featuring this week will feature whole fruits rather than juice. Blending whole fruits means that we are keeping the filling fiber that is stripped out of fruit juice. (This includes the 100% fruit juices.) If you wanted to make this smoothie higher calorie, you could garnish it with some hemp seeds or cacao nibs. Any leftover smoothie can be frozen in popsicle molds to enjoy later. Nutrition information is for one serving of the recipe.
If you haven't had enough no sugar added smoothies yet, my strawberry cucumber smoothie recipe is not to be missed. So hydrating and refreshing!
What are some of your favorite fruits to add to smoothies? Do you typically add a source of protein (like yogurt or protein powder), or do you skip it? Tell me your thoughts and let me know if you try this easy banana mango strawberry smoothie recipe!
P.S. No worries if smoothies are not your thing. I’m still planning on posting my regular Monday, Wednesday, and Friday recipes as well. It’s going to be a busy week!