Orange dream mango protein smoothie
While I realize that many of you have been stuck in cold temperatures, here in Northern California, we’ve been enjoying mid-sixties and sunny skies. That being said, I’ve been on a smoothie kick.
For a while, I was all about this Blue chocolate protein milkshake smoothie, but now, I’m much more into the the color orange. And to get the new hue, mangoes have been my go-to main ingredient.
Mangoes are popular and good for you
Did you know that mangoes are the most widely consumed fresh fruit in the world?
Although more tomatoes are produced for canning and other reasons, mangoes are the most eaten. How about that? And there are more than 1,000 varieties of mangoes (or mangos, as it can also be spelled) around the world. Not to mention, the nutritional aspects of this leading fruit are pretty darn good.
One serving of delicious frozen mangoes.
A serving of mangoes contains the following:
- 76 percent of your daily need of vitamin C to boost your immunity
- 25 of your daily need of vitamin A to promote good eyesight
- Plenty of iron to combat anemia
- Beta-carotene which helps give you clear skin
- Beneficial antioxidants to help prevent cancer
- Essential enzymes that break down protein and help your digestion
- And so much more
And even better than all of that listed above, mangoes have a fresh-citrus taste that makes you feel like you’re on a tropical vacation. Or, of course, the mere thought of mentioning mangoes makes you laugh out loud because of the memories it produces. Anyone else out there remember those Saturday Night Live sketches with Chris Kattan? You cannot TOUCH the Mango. Okay, just me? Well they were good.
Now here’s my super simple way to enjoy mangoes in a thick smoothie.
Orange dream mango protein smoothie
Orange dream mango protein smoothie
- -1 cup of frozen mangoes
- -1 cup of almond milk or any milk of your choice
- -1 scoop of vanilla protein powder
- -1 cup of ice
- OPTIONAL You could also add blueberries, spinach or whatever you like, but darker ingredients will take away the pretty orange hue.
- Mix it all up in a high-powered blender and enjoy. I like to make mine thick enough to drink/eat with a spoon.
Extra credit: Put on some island music, light an ocean-scented candle and enjoy your smoothie in front of a space heater. You can make it seem like summer in no time. If that doesn’t work, book a visit to the Bay Area, and I’ll show you around.
Alright, friends. Have yourself a merry little Tuesday! On the agenda for me today? Some work, then teaching some BODYPUMP.
Questions of the day
When was the last time you had a smoothie?
What’s your favorite fruit?
Do you have any vacation plans for the spring or summer?
This looks delicious! I love the texture that mango adds to smoothies.
Me too Jill. It’s nice and thick, sort of like adding a banana! Happy Tuesday to you! 🙂
It’s so funny you posted this because I’ve been craving smoothies lately. It’s just so darn cold in the Boston area that I can’t bring myself to actually make one! I was thinking something with oranges and strawberries, but this mango one looks delicious.
Hi Chrissy! Well it’s here for you when you’re ready for it! Stay warm out there:)
Thank you for sharing! I looooove mango and I find it never gets used enough in recipes! Since its way in the negative temperatures over here I’ll probably wait a bit before trying out the recipe but it seems like the perfect smoothie for a nice warm day. Send some sunshine to this side of the globe :))
Hi Taca! So sorry you’re freezing! But dream of this smoothie, and hopefully your area will warm up soon. Have a great day! Bundle up! 🙂
That smoothie makes me want to go on vacation right now! My favorite fruit for a smoothie has got to be blueberries. I love the taste, plus they always make the smoothie such a pretty color.
Hi Stacie! I love blueberries too, but the dark color always made me nervous while drinking it over light clothes! heheh Hope you have a great Tuesday! 🙂
This recipe looks so tasty Ashley!! I had no idea there were so many kinds of mangos…but I did see them in the freezer at Trader Joe’s yesterday and wonder what I could do with them frozen! Ta-da! I can’t wait to give this a shot. I wonder if it would also taste good with papaya? They’re great for the digestive enzymes!
Hi Jill! Maybe so, I don’t eat a lot of papaya, but it could work. Hope you’re having a lovely Tuesday!! 🙂
This sounds dreamy! Love mangoes and always forget to eat them. I will be trying this.
Oh it is dreamy, Megan! 🙂 Have a great day!
Mid sixties and sunny?? You suck! I’m here at home because of snow and sub freezing temperatures. Boo! Unfortunately, I have no mango here with me. I used to make a smoothie/shake for breakfast almost once a week but haven’t lately. Maybe it just isn’t a winter thing for me? Maybe I need those warmer temperatures before I will drink my breakfast haha.
I could see that, Chris! Sorry about the cold weather. Guess that gives you more of a reason to get a workout in, just so you can raise your body temp! 🙂
Yum, I love smoothies!! It’s been very cold here this week, and for some strange reason I was craving a smoothie last night, ha!
Well if you’re craving it … go for it!! 🙂 Have a great day, Marielle!
I haven’t a smoothie since the summer! It’s gotten quite chilly in LA, so not exactly smoothie weather. I love how THICK this looks though- I hate runny smoothies!
Thanks, Carrie! And I prefer to have something thick enough to require a spoon, so I’m with you on that!
MMMMMMM! The color of that smoothie is so perfect! I love mangoes and will definitely be making this in the near future! 🙂
Hi Ashley! Great! Let me know how you like it:)
Mango is my favorite fruit and I have a ripe one waiting for me at home – guess what I’m having tomorrow morning! My last smoothie was early last week. It’s been too cold in Florida for me to enjoy a frozen beverage.
Hi Pragati! Glad you’re a mango fan too! I hope it warms up for you Floridians soon!! 🙂
Mmmmm I love frozen mangoes! They def add a little somethin’ somethin’ to a smoothie, so this look fab.
It sure tastes good too! Hope you have a great Tuesday! 🙂
Mangoes are my favorite fruit!! This smoothie looks delicious 🙂 thanks for sharing!
You’re welcome, Jess! Enjoy your day! 🙂
That looks AMAZING!! Mango is my absolute favorite fruit, so I’m definitely going to have to try this.
This spring, I’m heading to Europe! I’m so excited because I’ll be visiting some college friends who moved over there. I want to move to Europe in the next few years, so I might also be shopping around for a place to live 🙂
Hi Gretchen! Thanks for stopping by to say hello. First of all, move to Europe? Well that’s pretty awesome. I bet you are very excited for your trip. I studied abroad in Florence in college and made it around to a few countries and have always wanted to go back. Let me know if you try the smoothie. Happy Tuesday!! 🙂
Hey Ashley that smoothie looks wonderful! My husband and I just got back from our long weekend in SF-man was the weather perfect! Thanks for the recs on places to live-we fell in love with Burlingame! Overall a great trip even squeezed in a workout at Barry’s Bootcamp as our friend is an instructor there-can’t wait to go back! Hope you have a lovely week!
Hi Nicole!! Awesome!! I’m so glad you enjoyed it, and we had perfect weather for your visit. Please let me know if I can answer any other questions. Great job on the workout too! 🙂
I would love to be sipping on one of those right now in warmer temps!!
Hi Sara! I know!! Isn’t spring around the corner?? Hope all is well with you!
Mmm this just reminds me of Orange-sicles!
Hi GiGi! It sure does!! Hope all is well with you!! 🙂
So creamy and yummy! Mmmm!
Oh it sure is, Rebecca! Hope you’re having a happy Tuesday! 🙂
That looks delish! I love a good smoothie that isn’t too chunky. For some reason to chunks really weird me out. I haven’t had a good smoothie since before the weather cooled off for the winter. As much as I love fresh fruit, I prefer a warm drink in the cold weather. I may just need to dust off my nutribullet for this recipe!
Hi Jenna! I made this in my Nutribullet, and I must admit — I like a little fruit chunk in a smoothie! heheh Happy Tuesday!! 🙂
Considering the fact that I almost cost someone there job at my former gym witch resulted in my classes getting taken away. After being on edge for the past several weeks, I finally called today and just talked to the fitness manager Doug for at least 5 minutes straight, When I told him that I was never going to return he just wanted to know why. Basically I was able to just tell and talk about everything that has been weighing so heavily on my heart and brain. Now I’m finally free to go about my life not having to worry about what’s going through his mind. I never told him that I’ve stopped exercising because of it. I’m just so thankful that he understood why.
YUM! The Nutiva Organic Vanilla Hemp Protein Powder would be soooooo good in this:) Thanks for sharing!
You’re so welcome, Sarah! Hope you’re doing well. 🙂
Jealous of your blue skies and warm temps! That smoothie looks SO good!
Thanks, Heather! 🙂 When it warms up over there, you’ll need to try it!
Yum! I am definitely giving this smoothie a go. And how interesting, I never would have thought of mangoes as such a popular fruit. I actually hadn’t tried them until perhaps a few years ago as they are not as common in New Zealand (perhaps too cold for them). But they are EVERYWHERE in Australia and taste delish! xx
I know, I never used to think of mangoes, but now I’m on a mango kick!! 🙂
I love mangoes, I need this smoothie in my life. BTW, I’m not receiving your email newsletter anymore. Did you stop sending them out?
Hi Sue! Oh no! Well a couple of weeks ago I switched to a new mail delivery platform for my blog posts by email. So maybe they are going into your spam filter? Check it out!? Or perhaps you can sign up again? I’m so sorry!!
Woah – I had no idea that mangos were the most eaten fresh fruit in the world! I’m obsessed with mangos, so I’m certain I’d love this protein smoothie! Plus it has health benefits? Pour me another please!
Tasty and delicious. Glad I could impart a fun fact to you, Sarah! Hope all is well! 🙂
hello friend just ignore me as I go through your archives- compiling delicious smoothies for a round up and this looks epic 🙂
PS- Come to NYC 🙂