This mango smoothie recipe is super streamlined to ensure that it’s creamy, naturally sweet, and super easy to make. It’s a perfect toddler and baby smoothie!
Simple Mango Smoothie Recipe
I love to keep a bag of cubed mango in the freezer (purchased from the freezer aisle!) because it blends up so creamy in a smoothie. This is a great smoothie recipe for kids who can’t have banana, for when you run our, or you just want something different—it’s plenty creamy and sweet without the banana. With the addition of the yogurt and orange, there’s a nice mix of protein, probiotics, Vitamin C and sweetness.
Ingredients in Mango Smoothie
The ingredients in this mango smoothie are nutritious and straightforward. Here’s a look at what’s tucked inside:
- Frozen mango
- Greek yogurt
- Fresh orange
- Optional add-ins like hemp or flax seeds, and/or cauliflower or summer squash
TIP: You can also use fresh mango and add a few ice cubes to the mix for the consistency of a classic smoothie.
How to Make a Mango Smoothie Step-by-Step
Here’s a look at how to make this super simple kid smoothie recipe. (Trust me, it’s really easy!)
- Gather the ingredients and any optional add ins.
TIP: Scroll down to the bottom of the post for the full recipe.
Can I add veggies to this mango smoothie?
Absolutely! You can add in a handful of fresh or frozen raw cauliflower florets or sliced summer squash. If your kids enjoy green smoothies, you can add a handful of baby spinach or kale. (I like to keep my greens for smoothies in the freezer since that keeps the nutrients, prevents any of it from going bad, and it knocks down the “green” flavor which is great!)
Help! My kiddo doesn’t like smoothies!
Oh, I feel you. I have one who doesn’t like them much either! My best advice is to not worry too much about it because there are a lot of other foods out in the world. But if you want to play around with how you serve a smoothie, that can have a big impact. Try it in a small open cup, in a reusable pouch, a straw cup, or in a bowl with a spoon.
There might be one way that your child likes more than others—even if it’s just because it’s less expected or more fun to eat.
Best Mango Smoothie Recipe for Kids
When I make smoothies for my kids, I tend to make them with fewer ingredients to ensure that they have the best texture and to avoid making it too hard or too complicated to pull together. This smoothie is loaded with nutrients, but you don’t need to find 17 ingredients!
Smoothie Recipe for Babies
This simple smoothie is one that I love for babies. It’s creamy and naturally sweet and can be served off of a spoon (like you would a puree) or with a reusable pouch.) You can also make the recipe ahead and divided it into a few servings to serve throughout the week.
Tips to Make the Best Mango Smoothie
- Use full fat yogurt since little ones need plenty of fat for brain development.
- Skip the optional sweetener if making for babies.
- Add any optional add-ins for additional nutrients.
- Use fresh mango and add a few ice cubes to the blender to have the classic smoothie texture. (You can also leave it out for a drinkable yogurt-like consistency.)
- Serve in a small open cup, a reusable pouch, or serve on a spoon from a bowl.
- Store any leftovers or make ahead and keep in the fridge for up to 24 hours in an airtight container. Freeze smaller amounts in an ice cube tray and defrost 2-3 at a time for a toddler serving.
I’d love to hear what you think of this recipe if you try it, so please comment below!Print
This simple smoothie is thin enough to drink through a straw and thick enough to eat with a spoon. And of course, it’s super creamy!
- 1 cup frozen mango
- 1/2 cup whole milk plain Greek yogurt
- 1/2 fresh large orange or 1 small orange, peeled
- Optional veggies: 1/2 cup raw cauliflower florets or sliced summer squash
- Optional seeds: 1 teaspoon hemp or ground flaxseed
- Optional sweetener: 1 teaspoon honey or maple syrup
Use full fat yogurt since little ones need plenty of fat for brain development.
Use a favorite nondairy yogurt if needed.
Skip the optional sweetener if making for babies.
Add any optional add-ins for additional nutrients.
Use fresh mango and add a few ice cubes to the blender to have the classic smoothie texture. (You can also leave it out for a drinkable yogurt-like consistency.)
Try 1/2 orange juice instead of fresh orange.
Add a handful of baby spinach for a green mango smoothie.
Store any leftovers or make ahead and keep in the fridge for up to 24 hours in an airtight container. Freeze smaller amounts in an ice cube tray and defrost 2-3 at a time for a toddler serving.