What’s your favourite way to start the day? One of my latest finds, this mango banana matcha smoothie recipe, certainly starts the morning off with a revitalizing kick! The combination of fruit, matcha and milk blend until creamy and smooth and you can tweak the recipe however you like to make it your own. If you’re searching for a vegan smoothie recipe, you can make this green smoothie with almond milk or similar.
This green mango smoothie can be prepared in just a few minutes, making it ideal for busy weekday mornings. Tropical fruits, nut milk and matcha blend with your choice of sweetener to make this tasty, satisfying vegan smoothie recipe.
Mango Banana Matcha Smoothie Ingredients
There are only 4 ingredients you need to make this smoothie with almond milk, or 4 if you choose not to use a sweetener. The tropical, exotic flavour of banana and mango contrast with the green, herbal taste of matcha, or green tea.
I recommend using fresh fruit for the freshest flavour. However, frozen banana chunks and/or frozen mango chunks would work instead. And you can always switch the fruit for other kinds of fruit. Anything from guava to pineapple, peach or berries would work in this recipe. Keep in mind if you’re using frozen (not fresh or thawed) fruit chunks, the smoothie will come out thicker.
In addition to that, you will need some kind of milk. I like to use almond milk and you can choose from roasted or unroasted (I find the unroasted one is creamier).
If you prefer, feel free to use another type of milk. Anything from soy to hazelnut milk would work, or even rice milk. If you aren’t especially looking for a vegan smoothie recipe, you can use regular milk instead.
Finally you might like to add agave syrup, honey, sugar, artificial sweetener, or some other sweetening agent. You can also omit this if you find the fruit already makes this green mango smoothie sweet enough for you.
How to Make This Green Smoothie
You will be pleased to know it’s super-easy to make this mango banana matcha smoothie. In fact it won’t take more than a few minutes in total. Peel and dice the fruit then add it to a blender with the other ingredients. Keep pulsing the mixture until it’s smooth then serve in glasses.
Ideas for Toppings
There are plenty of toppings to choose from when making a smoothie with almond milk. Pollen is a superfood which can be used on top or you might want to add a squirt of whipped cream and a fresh berry or sprig of mint to pretty it up.
Green Mango Smoothie FAQs
If you’re curious what role matcha plays in this mango banana matcha smoothie, there are two reasons to add it. First of all, matcha adds a really nice flavour to the green smoothie. It’s vegetal, a little grassy and delicate tasting, and it goes really well with the fruit.
The second reason I love using matcha is it’s so healthy. This powdered green tea is rich in fiber, antioxidants, and vitamins. It’s believed to lower blood sugar and cholesterol, and also burn calories and boost metabolism.
Not keen on the taste of green tea? You can just leave this ingredient out of the recipe. The green smoothie won’t be quite as green in colour but it will still taste delicious. If you do love it though, try this matcha ice cream next.
You can make this 2 or 3 days ahead if you like. In fact if you want to grab one of these in the morning as you’re running out the door, I would recommend making 2 or 3. As long as you keep them in a sealed container in the refrigerator, they should be fine.
Give the smoothie a good shake or stir before serving though since the ingredients will settle a bit. Since it only takes 5 minutes to make this vegan smoothie recipe though, you should also have time to make it fresh in the morning.
Mango Banana Matcha Smoothie Recipe
Mango Matcha Smoothie
- 1 banana
- 1 Cup mango
- 3 Teaspoon matcha
- 2 Cup almond milk
- 1 Tablespoon honey
- In the glass of a blender add all the ingredients and pulse until smooth and creamy.
- Pour into glasses and serve with a straw.
- I used pollen as a topping. Feel free to use or omit.
- If your banana and mango are on the sweeter side you will only need 1 tbsp sweetener. If they aren’t as sweet you’ll probably need 2. Adjust to taste
- If you want your smoothie to be thicker feel free to use frozen fruits.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.
Start your day off on the right note with this easy mango banana matcha smoothie. It’s a simple-to-prepare green mango smoothie which is packed with nutrients as well as rich in flavour.
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Bella Bucchiotti is a storyteller, food lover, dog mom and adventure seeker living on the Pacific coast. She shares her passion for food, dogs, fitness, adventures, travel and philanthropy, in hopes of encouraging followers to run the extra mile, try new recipes, visit unfamiliar places and stand for a cause. Bella lives with Type 1 Diabetes and Celiac Disease.