My daughter is obsessed with smoothies. When she was in high school, Jamba Juice opened a storefront across from her school. She’d go with her girlfriends after classes and they’d order up their favorite blends, sit on a bench and chat, gossip, giggle and generally act like teenage girls. This Mango Berry Protein Smoothie mixes up all of her favorites into one yummy shake and makes a perfect meal replacement for breakfast or lunch.
I confess, one of the reasons for this flavor combo is an inundation of mangoes. It’s mango season and almost everyone has a mango tree in South Florida. If you don’t have one in your yard… your neighbor does. If not your neighbor, a relative. At work, the break rooms are packed with sacks of ripe mangoes and hand-written signs imploring — “help yourself.” Alright already!
I’m not complaining. Mangoes are so versatile, you can use them in everything from sweet to savory dishes. Use them in chillers, upside down cake, chutneys, dressings, salsas or this gorgeous summer salad.
In addition to those glorious mangoes, I also added a mix of blueberries, blackberries and raspberries. You can use fresh, of course, but they’re pricey — even in the summer and I’ve found that frozen works just as well for less money! But if you have fresh berries, feel free… The berries add a tartness and tang, not to mention that beautiful lavender color!
To make this more of a meal replacement – I opted for some whey protein powder and almond milk, which made the result creamier and richer than you’d get with just straight-up fruit.
A few handfuls of ice makes it frothy and very drinkable! I know I made this for Emily, but I admit, I polished off the rest myself — it was soooooo good!
More smoothie recipes:
- Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
- Tropical Green Detox Smoothie
- Strawberry Orange Banana Smoothie
- Tropical Blood Orange Smoothie
Mango Berry Protein Smoothie
- 1 cup mango fresh chopped
- 1 cup mixed berries fresh or frozen, I used frozen blueberries, raspberries & blackberries from Costco
- ¼ cup whey protein powder
- ¾ cup almond milk
- 1 ½ cups ice cubes
- blueberries for garnish, optional
- Heavy duty blender such as a VitaMix or NutriBullet
- Add the mangoes, berries, protein powder, almond milk and ice cubes to the blender. Puree until smooth. Pour into glasses, garnish and serve.
Great recipe! Can?t wait to try it ?
Beth Berger says
I love the mango inundation in South Florida mango season. This sounds so yummy!!! 🙂
It’s feast or famine with the mangoes, Beth!
Suchi @elegantmeraki says
Mangoes in smoothie are my favorite!
I know, Suchi – they blend up so beautifully!
Tina Dawson | Love is in my Tummy says
I need to try this, love these flavours Lisa! And such a filling and nutritious breakfast too!
It’s definitely filling! And it’s got some protein too — so there are redeeming qualities.
My daughters were obsessed with jamba Juice too 🙂 And I am SO jealous of your local mango tree — I’ve never seen one…what a luxury!
I think all kids/teenagers like the novelty of a Jamba Juice, Chipotle (insert trendy new restaurant catering to the younger crowd here).
What Sarah Bakes says
Mangoes and berries in one drink? Yes please!! I could happily have this every morning with my breakfast 🙂 P.S. LUCKY YOU being surrounded by mangoes!!
It’s a blessing and a curse, Sarah — they are everywhere! Like working in a doughnut shop — and absolutely being sick of doughnuts! LOL!
Very fit drink!! I loved it!!
It’s great post-workout!
peter @feedyoursoultoo says
Lisa, I love mangoes but don’t often buy them. I am sure that your protein shake has awesome flavor.
LOL! We don’t BUY mangoes! They fall off the trees! They are everywhere!
Kimberly Pfaehler says
I’m definitely going to try this, my husband is going to love it!
Let me know how you like it, Kimberly!