This Mango Smoothie recipe is super dialed-in to ensure it’s creamy, naturally sweet, and easy to make. It’s a perfect toddler and baby smoothie that us adults will enjoy, too.
Mango Smoothie Recipe
I love to keep a bag of cubed mango in the freezer 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 want a seriously refreshing smoothie, or when you want to serve up a drink that’s packed with vitamin C and probiotics.
It’s super creamy and sweet. And with the addition of the yogurt and orange, there’s a nice mix of nutrients and flavors.
(The yellow and green smoothie cups shown above are the Toddler Drinking Cups from WeeSprout, which we love. The straw can’t be pulled out, they’re easy to clean, and the come in two sizes.)
Ingredients You Need
The ingredients in this mango smoothie are nutritious and straightforward. Here’s a look at what’s tucked inside:
- Frozen mango: Look for frozen diced mango in the freezer aisle of your supermarket.
- Greek yogurt: You can use plain or vanilla Greek yogurt. I prefer whole milk yogurt for kids (and for myself.).
- Fresh orange: Or you can use orange juice if that’s more convenient.
- Optional add-ins: Hemp seeds or flax seeds, and/or cauliflower or summer squash can all be added for more nutrients.
TIP: You can also use fresh mango and add a few ice cubes to the mix for the consistency of a classic smoothie.
Here’s a look at how to make this super simple kid smoothie recipe. (Trust me, it’s really easy!) Scroll down to the end of the post for the full information.
- Gather the ingredients and any optional add-ins.
- Blend, starting on low and working up to high.
- Serve. You can also store it in the fridge and serve within 24 hours.
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 spinach for smoothies and kale for smoothies in the freezer since that preserves 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 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 as a Smoothie Bowl.
(You can see my full list of Smoothie Cups for more info.)
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.
product we love
Squeasy Gear Reusable Pouch
This pouch makes serving smoothies to toddlers easy (and less messy).
Best Mango Smoothie Recipe for Kids
When I make smoothies for my kids, I tend to make them with fewer ingredients to ensure they have the best texture and to avoid making it 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, especially for breakfast or as a baby snack. It’s creamy and naturally sweet and can be served off of a spoon (like you would a puree) or in a reusable pouch.) You can also make the recipe ahead and divide it into a few servings to serve throughout the week.
How to Store
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.
Best Tips for Success
- Use full-fat yogurt since little ones need plenty of healthy fats for brain development.
- Add any optional ingredients for additional nutrients. Add hemp seeds for more healthy fats and protein.
- 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.)
- Swap in frozen peaches for the mango if desired.
- Prepare as a Mango Popsicle for another option.
- Serve in a small open cup, a reusable pouch, or on a spoon from a bowl. This straw cup from WeeSprout is also a favorite. (It’s the colorful ones shown at the top of this post.)
- Learn how to meal prep smoothies or store leftovers.