GINGERY MANGO & BERRY SMOOTHIE

Glass serving jar filled with banana-free Gingery Mango & Berry Smoothie

Most smoothie recipes have bananas, and some of you happen to dislike bananas. (Weird, I know – some of my friends and family included!)

So, when I recently ran out of bananas but was still craving a smoothie, I discovered this recipe, which would be perfect for those of you who aren’t in love with bananas but still want a delicious, creamy smoothie.

Wood cutting board with fresh fruit for making a vegan Gingery Mango & Berry Smoothie

This recipe requires just 6 ingredients, 1 blender, and 5 minutes – simple, just the way I like it.

Instead of bananas for a creamy, sweet base, I relied on another favorite: mango!

And for a gorgeous pink hue and dose of antioxidants, I added in a mixture of strawberries and raspberries. Frozen fruit makes the creamiest, dreamiest smoothies. But if yours is fresh, simply add 1-2 cups of ice to chill things down.

Fresh fruit, ginger, and shredded coconut in a blender for making Gingery Mango & Berry Smothie

Next up are lime for some acidity, ginger for a bit of spice, coconut milk and shredded coconut for a bit of coconut flavor, and a pinch of cayenne to bring a bit of heat (optional but recommended!).

Blender filled with beautiful peachy-red vegan smoothie made from mangoes, berries, lime, ginger, and coconut

Mmm, look at that creamy goodness. All that’s left to do is enjoy as is or layer and garnish with delicious toppings!

I went for full-fat coconut milk or a coconut yoghurt works wonders as well for that sultry swirl effect. And on top, I went with more raspberries, a bit of lime, and a spoonful of coconut flakes. Yes, please.

Glass serving jar with a swirl of coconut milk and filled with Gingery Mango & Berry Smoothie

I hope you all LOVE this smoothie! It’s:

Creamy
Citrusy
Naturally sweet
Gingery + subtly spicy
Nutrient-packed
Healthy
& SO delicious

This would make the perfect on-the-go smoothie in the mornings or even a post-workout snack if you add in a little of your favorite protein powder.

Ingredients

US Customary – Metric

SMOOTHIE

  • 2 1/4 cups frozen chopped mango (if fresh, add 1 cup ice)
  • 1 1/4 cups frozen raspberries and/or strawberries (I mixed both)
  • 1 cup light coconut milk or unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 medium lime, juiced (~3 Tbsp or 45 ml as original recipe is written)
  • 2 Tbsp fresh ginger
  • 1 Tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/8 scant tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1-2 Tbsp protein powder of choice or hemp seeds (optional)

FOR SERVING optional

  • Coconut Yogurt or full-fat coconut milk
  • Berries
  • Unsweetened shredded coconut
  • Hemp seeds
Close up shot of our banana-free delicious vegan smoothie made from mango, berries, lime, ginger, and coconut

Glass serving jar with a swirl of coconut milk and our Mango Berry Smoothie recipe

Instructions

  1. To a high-speed blender add mango, berries, coconut or almond milk, lime, ginger, shredded coconut, cayenne pepper (optional), and protein powder of choice (optional).
  2. Blend on high until creamy and smooth, scraping down sides as needed. If it has trouble blending, add more coconut, almond milk, or water.
  3. Serve as is or layer with coconut yogurt or milk and top with desired toppings. I prefer berries, hemp seeds, and coconut flake.
  4. Enjoy fresh or refrigerate leftovers for 3 days. Or store in the freezer (as a smoothie or Popsicles) up to 1 month.

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