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Strawberry Mango Banana Smoothie

This strawberry mango banana smoothie is summer in a glass! Delicious, refreshing, easy to make and full of summer’s favourite fruits. It’s the perfect drink to enjoy on a warm summer day or everyday.

(Love smoothies? Try this orange smoothie with bananas and yogurt. So good!)

Refreshing strawberry mango banana smoothie in a glass.

Summer is finally here! Time to bust out that grill…and that blender.

I almost didn’t share this smoothie recipe because it’s so simple. Just mangoes, strawberries and bananas in a blender.

I found that a lot of people wanted to know how to make their smoothies creamy, rich and thick though. 

So I decided to share our family’s favourite smoothie and lots of tips as well. Let’s get to it.

Why you’ll love making your own smoothies

Layered mango banana strawberry smoothie in a glass.

If you’re still not on the smoothie train, this mango-strawberry-banana combo might just be the one to get you on it!

  • Delicious and refreshing. First off, the combination of mango and strawberries, plus creamy bananas, is just delicious and so refreshing.
  • Easy to make. It’s a breeze to make too. 
  • Cheaper. And it’s cheaper to make compared to smoothies you buy at the mall. Bonus: you know exactly what’s in it!
  • Easy to customize. Speaking of what’s in it, this smoothie recipe is very easy to customize. I give lots of suggestions below.
  • Great use for fruits about to go bad. And my favourite thing about making smoothies at home? It’s a great way to use those forgotten fruits that nobody wants to eat anymore. No food wasted.

How to make

Fresh juicy strawberries.

You only need 6 ingredients to make strawberry mango banana smoothies. You don’t need a high-tech blender either.

  • Frozen strawberries
  • Frozen bananas
  • Frozen mangoes
  • Milk — I usually make smoothies with almond milk but any kind of milk will do
  • Greek yogurt — if you prefer a smoothie with no yogurt, I give lots of suggestions for alternatives below
  • Honey — you can also use maple syrup or skip this altogether if your fruits are already very sweet and ripe

I like to layer my smoothies (I’m fancy like that lol) so I make each layer separately then pour them in a glass.

If you don’t want a layered smoothie, simply blend all ingredients together. That easy!

Smoothie making tips

Two glasses of mango strawberry banana smoothie.

Secrets to a creamy smoothie

I prefer a rich, creamy smoothie. And one way I achieve that is by using frozen fruits instead of ice. 

I find that ice tends to thin out the mixture so using frozen fruits helps me get that ice-cold, creamy smoothie I like.

Other things you can do:

  • Add yogurt. Yogurt not only adds protein and a depth of flavour to your smoothie, it also helps make it creamy.
  • Include fruits that blend creamy not runny. Fruits like bananas and mangoes, as opposed to oranges and watermelons.
  • Other healthy ingredients. You can also add chia seeds or oatmeal to your smoothies. They’re a nutritious thickening agent.

Adjusting the consistency

Thick and creamy strawberry banana mango smoothie in a glass.

If you’re on the opposite end of the smoothie spectrum and prefer a lighter smoothie, simply add ice to your mixture to thin it out. 

Or if you accidentally made your smoothie too thick, add liquid — milk or juice or even water — a little a time until you get the consistency you like. 

Best liquid to use when making smoothies

Speaking of liquids, what’s the best kind to include in your smoothie?

This is really a matter of personal preference. When making banana strawberry mango smoothie, my base is always milk. But you can definitely swap this out for:

  • Fruit juice, like orange and pineapple, or even peach
  • Coconut water
  • Or simply water

Experiment and discover all the delicious combinations!

How to make a creamy smoothie without yogurt

Several bunches of bananas.

If you’re not a fan of yogurt or ran out of it, you can still make your smoothies rich and creamy by using one or a combination of the following:

  • Avocado
  • Coconut cream
  • Protein powder 
  • Oatmeal or chia seeds
  • Nut butters

Or simply add more bananas and mangoes.

Best way to freeze fruit

We buy frozen fruits but when it’s summer and there’s an abundance of produce, we freeze our own. 

I usually just grab a cup of sliced strawberries, sliced mangoes and sliced bananas (or whatever your favourite fruits are), put them in Ziploc bags and freeze.

When you’re smoothie ready, just place them in your blender and off you go.

If you want to freeze fruits separately and not in one bag, it’s best to place the individual pieces on a baking pan lined with parchment paper first, then freeze. 

Once each piece is frozen, you can place them in a Ziploc bag. This way, you can avoid the chances of them sticking together in one frozen fruit ball.

Variations and substitutions

Photo of various tropical fruits.

When making strawberry smoothies, I almost always stick to strawberries, bananas and mangoes. That’s not to say you can’t shake things up!

  • Fruits that go well with strawberries: kiwi, oranges and other berries
  • Fruits that go well with mangoes: apples, melons and pineapples
  • Add avocados or greens like kale and spinach

And instead of yogurt, you can use any of the alternatives in the previous section.

FAQs

Can I use this recipe to make a smoothie bowl?


Yes, you can! Just make sure to make your smoothie real thick, then top with your favourite things like nuts, dried fruit, granola and fresh berries.

What’s the best mango to use for smoothies?

Fresh ripe mangoes.

We usually get ataulfo mangoes and red mangoes here. While both are great, I prefer the silky and buttery texture of ataulfo mangoes in smoothies.

There really is no right or wrong choice though. Just make sure the mangoes you’re using are ripe and sweet.

Can I make this ahead?


Absolutely. Just prepare as directed, pour into a freezer-safe container, then freeze. Thaw in the fridge overnight to enjoy the next morning.

Shelf life


While frozen smoothies can last for months in the freezer, the consistency will change the longer they sit, which I’m not a huge fan of. 

The fruit might also oxidize, changing its colour.

So I personally prefer to make smoothies fresh, else chill it in the fridge. 

They should be good as new until the next day, though you may need to stir it again if separation occurs.

Other summer drink recipes

If you need more recipes to help you stay cool this season, try:

Also check out this refreshing collection of more than 80 summertime drinks!

Enjoy!

Overhead shot of strawberry mango banana smoothie in a glass.

Strawberry Mango Banana Smoothie

Author: Jolina
This strawberry mango banana smoothie is summer in a glass! Delicious, refreshing, easy to make and full of summer’s favourite fruits.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine North American
Servings 2 servings
Calories 140 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

Layer 1:

  • 1 cup sliced strawberries about 5-6 pieces, frozen
  • 1 ripe banana sliced and frozen
  • 1 cup almond milk you can substitute with your milk of choice
  • ¼ cup greek yogurt
  • Honey to taste

Layer 2:

  • Flesh from 1 ripe mango frozen
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • ¼ cup greek yogurt
  • Honey to taste

Instructions
 

  • Starting with layer 1, blend all ingredients (except the honey) until smooth and creamy.
  • Add honey to taste (I usually put 2-3 tablespoons) and blend to incorporate. Repeat for layer 2.
  • Pour into a glass one layer at a time.
  • Enjoy cold.

Video

Notes

  1. If you don’t want a layered smoothie, simply blend all ingredients together and add honey at the end to taste.
  2. See post for lots of smoothie making tips, variations and FAQs.

Nutrition

Calories: 140kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 7gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 344mgPotassium: 392mgFiber: 4gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 48IUVitamin C: 47mgCalcium: 369mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional information are estimates only.

Keyword Easy, Refreshing, Spring, Summer, Tropical
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Rate the Recipe




Ali Michelle

Saturday 22nd of July 2017

Your photos are amazing! I can’t wait to try this. I’m usually too lazy to "smoothify" (yep, that’s a word now) my drinks but this one looks super yummy and well worth it!

Jolina

Wednesday 26th of July 2017

Thanks! Let's make smoothify trend lol :) This is totally worth the extra few minutes of smoothifying (aha, another variation!). Hope you enjoy it!

Ashley

Wednesday 28th of June 2017

YAY for smoothie season! This looks *so* refreshing!

Jolina

Wednesday 28th of June 2017

Big yay! :)

Megan

Saturday 24th of June 2017

Such a refreshing recipe for these hot summer days. I love the layered effect!

Liz

Thursday 22nd of June 2017

Yay for no-bake summers! Sounds not only cooler but easier...in other words, perfect! I'm loving strawberries right now, so I am totally on board with this smoothie.

Jolina

Thursday 22nd of June 2017

Hi Liz! How's it going? We've been having ridiculously warm days (which means I love it haha) so we always have smoothies on hand. And yay to strawberries!

Danielle

Wednesday 21st of June 2017

This would be super refreshing and a nice sweet treat for the summer. I like to use fresh frozen produce over store bought frozen, and summer is definitely the time to stock up it.

Jolina

Thursday 22nd of June 2017

I agree! We hoard summer fruits then freeze whatever we can't finish before they go "bad". I think sometimes we buy more than we need just so we have something to freeze! LOL!