Mango Banana Smoothie For Weight Loss

Indulge in this delicious mango banana smoothie for weight loss, packed with vitamins!

The smoothie recipe is made with 5 simple healthy ingredients. 

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Mango Banana Smoothie

Mango Banana Smoothie For Weight Loss

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Indulge in this delicious mango banana smoothie for weight loss, packed with vitamins! The smoothie recipe is made with 5 simple healthy ingredients.

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1/2 cup frozen mango chunks
  • 1/2 cup frozen banana slices
  • 1/3 cup of Greek yogurt (unsweetened)
  • 2/3 cup almond milk (unsweetened)
  • 1 tbsp almond butter (unsweetened)

Instructions

  1. Prepare and measure the ingredients as listed.
  2. Add all the ingredients to a high-speed blender starting with the frozen banana slices, mango chunks, and milk. Blend until smooth. For about 3-5 minutes.
  3. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

*For recipe notes, smoothie benefits, and more, scroll down!

  • Author: Ella Waterworth
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Low Calorie

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 smoothie
  • Calories: 280
  • Sugar: 23.1g
  • Fat: 10.9g
  • Carbohydrates: 35.5g
  • Fiber: 5.1g
  • Protein: 14.4g

Why Is This Smoothie Good For Weight Loss?

Mango Banana Smoothie served in a tall thick glass cup

One of the main reasons why this smoothie is good for weight loss is because it’s low in calories.

A serving of this mango banana smoothie for weight loss contains only 280 calories.

Here are some of the benefits of drinking this mango yogurt smoothie with banana, including why it’s good for weight loss:

#1. Rich in Fiber:

  • Both mango and banana provide dietary fiber which aids in digestion and helps keep you feeling full longer, potentially reducing overall calorie intake.
  • Fiber can also stabilize blood sugar, helping to avoid spikes and crashes that can lead to overeating.

#2. High Protein Content:

  • Greek yogurt is a good source of protein, which supports muscle growth and repair.
  • Protein also increases satiety, helping you feel full with fewer calories.

#3. Healthy Fats:

  • The almond butter used in the smoothie provides monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats that are heart-healthy and can keep you satiated.
  • These fats can also boost metabolism slightly and can be beneficial when consumed in moderation for those looking to lose weight.

#4. Low Caloric Density:

  • The ingredients, particularly the almond milk and Greek yogurt, offer a low-calorie way to make the smoothie creamy and filling, which can be satisfying without being calorie-dense.

#5. The Smoothie Provides Essential Vitamins and Minerals:

  • Mangoes are rich in vitamins A and C, which support immune function and skin health.
  • Bananas provide potassium, important for heart health and muscle function.
  • Almond butter and almond milk provide vitamin E, calcium, and magnesium which are essential for bone health, muscle function, and antioxidant properties.

#6. Antioxidant Properties:

  • Mangoes, and to some extent almond butter, contain antioxidants that can help fight free radicals in the body, reducing oxidative stress.

Mango Banana Smoothie being poured into a thick tall glass cup from a blender jug

Optional Recipe Customizations

If you need to customize this smoothie in order to suit a dietary requirement, or ingredients available, here are some options:

  • For a nut-free recipe, use chia seeds instead of almond butter, and oat milk instead of almond milk
  • If you don’t have almond butter, use peanut butter instead.
  • If you are vegan, replace the dairy Greek yogurt with a vegan alternative. Coconut yogurt works so well with the other ingredients.
  • For an interesting twist, adding a tablespoon of cocoa powder will add a nice chocolatey flavor.
  • Incorporate a handful of leafy greens such as spinach for a nutrient boost without impacting the flavor of the smoothie.
  • Boost protein even more by adding a scoop of unsweetened and unflavored protein powder (I used brown rice powder).

Equipment:

Blender Type Suitability
Nutribullet 600
Vitamix Blender Propel 510
BlendJet 4000mAh x
Ninja Blender BL610
Oster 6640 Blender
Hamilton Beach 58148A Blender
AMZChef Blender 1800 W
Wamife Blender

Just a quick note about using a BlendJet 4000mAh, you will need to use fresh fruit to make this recipe with it.

It struggled to blend the two types of frozen fruit well enough.

Any other blender should work fine.

Recipe FAQs:

Can I Use Fresh Mango And Banana Instead Of Frozen?

Yes, you can use fresh fruit, but the smoothie won't be as thick or cold. For a similar texture, you might want to add a few ice cubes when blending.

Is This Smoothie Suitable As a Meal Replacement?

It can be, especially for breakfast or a light lunch. The combination of protein from Greek yogurt, healthy fats from almond butter, and fiber from the fruits makes it nutritious and filling. However, for complete nutrition, ensure you're getting a variety of foods throughout the day.

Can I Prepare This Smoothie Ahead Of Time?

While best enjoyed fresh, you can prepare it ahead and store it in the fridge for up to 24 hours. Be sure to give it a good stir or shake before drinking, as separation may occur.

Ella Waterworth
Ella Waterworth

Founder & Recipe Developer at Smoothies N Cookies

Ella Waterworth is the founder of Smoothies N Cookies and she is a professional smoothie recipe creator. She gained extensive knowledge of creating smoothies by working for Smoothie King for several years.

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