Creamy Banana Mango Protein Smoothie {recipe}

by Danica on August 8, 2013

I’ve never been one to like pudding, but the creaminess of this smoothie reminds me of it – in a very good way.  I think it’s the avocado, or maybe the mango, combined with banana that makes it so rich and delicious :)  I’m eating it on repeat over here and just can’t get enough.  I hope you love it, too!

Creamy Banana Mango Protein Smoothie

 Creamy Banana Mango Protein Smoothie

ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen mango chunks
  • 1 banana (fresh or frozen)
  • 1/3 of an avocado
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground flaxseed
  • 1/2 tablespoon wheat germ (or replace with more flaxseed)
  • a dash of cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup oats*
  • 1 (heaping) tablespoon nut butter (peanut, almond, or cashew – all are great)
  • 1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder (optional)
  • 3/4 – 1 cup milk (any variety will work – I used unsweetened vanilla almond milk)

*be sure to use gluten-free oats for a GF version

instructions

1.  Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

2.  Pour into a glass or bowl and top with nuts or granola, if desired.

3.  Enjoy!

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1 Jessie August 8, 2013 at 7:50 am

&& it’s posted :) Just wrote down the recipe. Unfortunately I’m out of mangos, but good news-tomorrow is grocery shopping day!
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2 Danica August 8, 2013 at 5:03 pm

Whoo! :) Let me know what you think of it once you try it out!

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3 Kat August 8, 2013 at 7:55 am

You know what?! It sounded so good that I just HAD TO make it right away. I didn’t have wheat germ so I added hemp seeds…also no vanilla protein powder, but I used vanilla almond milk. Perfect lunch on a hot summer day – especially that I was at the dentist 2-3 hours ago and my mouth is still numb (can’t chew yet really, but a smoothie is just perfect). Thanks!
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4 Danica August 8, 2013 at 5:04 pm

Yay! Glad you got to try it out…it’s obviously nothing miraculous, but I hope you liked it!

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5 Rachel @ Undercover Diva: A Sitcom August 8, 2013 at 9:13 am

Oh my gosh. This sounds so delicious. I have never thought of adding avocado to a smoothie, but I can’t wait to try it!
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6 Danica August 8, 2013 at 5:04 pm

Oh girl you NEED to try adding avocado asap – it makes it creamy and SO good.

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7 Heather @Pinkaholic Fitness August 8, 2013 at 10:05 am

OMG Danica this looks simply amazing!! I can’t wait to share this on my blog and for you to link up with me for the smoothie challenge!

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8 Danica August 8, 2013 at 5:05 pm

Yay! I’m excited too! I think it’ll be so fun to “challenge” myself to eat one smoothie every day. I’m looking forward to it!

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9 Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl August 8, 2013 at 10:36 am

This sounds fantastic. I am LOVING mango right now!
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10 Danica August 8, 2013 at 5:05 pm

Me too, especially in smoothies!

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11 Davida @TheHealthyMaven August 8, 2013 at 12:05 pm

Yum! And such awesome ingredients. Love adding avo to my smoothies.
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12 Danica August 8, 2013 at 5:05 pm

Me too…once I tried it I haven’t gone back – I add it to almost every smoothie I make!

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13 Tara@PNWRunner August 8, 2013 at 4:55 pm

YUMM!! I don’t have Mangos but I am sure I could substitute for Strawberries or just Bananas! I’ll try it out tonight!
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14 Danica August 8, 2013 at 5:07 pm

Yes I’m sure you could! That actually sounds really good…I may have to try subbing strawberries in sometime, too :) I hope you like it!

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15 Paige August 8, 2013 at 5:50 pm

Woooow this sounds like a dream. I have never tried avocado in my smoothies, but it’s on my food bucket list so I’ve gotta get on that! Also, what kind of protein powder do you use? I need to purchase some of that as well considering I can’t make half the smoothie recipes I come across because it is a main ingredient in most haha
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16 Danica August 8, 2013 at 6:54 pm

You have to try avocado in a smoothie asap – it’s so so good.
Right now I have the PlantFusion vanilla protein powder. You can find it for a great price on Swanson Vitamins (.com)…
I definitely like it but next I hope to find a vegan one that doesn’t contain any fructose. Overall though, it’s a good one! :)

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17 dee August 30, 2013 at 7:05 am

would 1/2 scoop of a protein powder generally be about 2 tablespoons? or 3?

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18 Danica August 30, 2013 at 11:16 am

1/2 a scoop is probably about 2 tablespoons.

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19 healthy smoothie recipes August 9, 2013 at 7:12 am

I always make strawberry smoothies, very boring, this has given me so many more ideas – thanks x
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20 Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat August 9, 2013 at 8:07 am

Mmmm…I love smoothies and this one sounds so yummy! Can’t wait to try it!
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21 Sarah @ A Refining Adventure August 10, 2013 at 4:06 pm

Mmm! Banana flavored popsicles used to be my FAVORITE growing up. And I still love banana flavored fro-yo. Definitely going to have to give this a try.
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22 Danica August 12, 2013 at 3:00 pm

I *just* tried banana froyo for the first time on Saturday night…it was delicious. of course. :)

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23 dee August 30, 2013 at 7:03 am

This is for one serving right? Do you think this would be okay with Silk almond milk …and would it be okay for someone doing no exercise? (due to some stuff….). Thanks.

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24 Danica August 30, 2013 at 11:17 am

Yep! One serving :) And yes, that almond milk will be perfect.
You may not need the added protein if you’re not exercising much right now, but otherwise the smoothie will be great for you! :)

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