If you are looking for a sweet blast of zingy goodness, then look no further! Today’s featured recipe is my Zingy Ginger Mango Smoothie, and Beauties, it is delicious! Filled with beneficial ginger, mango, banana and coconut water, this smoothie is a satisfying sweet treat that you can enjoy any time of the year.
You are going to want to make this smoothie all the time. And good news Beauties, you can! It just so happens that each of these ingredients are available all year long.
Gathering Your Zingy Ginger Mango Smoothie Ingredients
We are lucky to be able to find ginger and bananas year round at our local markets. And nowadays, it is just as common to find coconut water on the shelves. Even better news, mangos are also in season year-round! There are actually seven different varieties of mangos, each with their own growing season, unique flavor and texture to enjoy throughout the year.
And if you want to choose a ripe mango, be sure to focus on the feel of the mango, not necessarily the color. This is because each of the varieties of mangos come in different colors. When you gently squeeze a mango and it gives slightly, then this is a sign that you’ve got yourself a ripe mango with soft flesh inside.
If you can’t seem to find a ripe mango, but are too excited to wait for it to ripen on its own, let me tell you a quick trick. Store your mango in a brown paper bag on the counter for two days. This will help speed up the ripening process so you can make my Zesty Mango Ginger Smoothie recipe sooner!
Fun Facts about Mangos
When you think of the super delicious mango where do you envision it growing? If you are visualizing somewhere warm and tropical, you are right on point! Mangos found in the U.S. primarily grow in beautiful Mexico, Guatemala, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru, Nicaragua and Haiti. Did you know that just one cup of mangos provides 100% of your daily vitamin C needs?
This one cup will also provide you with 35% of the daily recommendation for vitamin A. And these two vitamins are important for our health, particularly immune function. Mangos contain no cholesterol, sodium or fat and are only 100 calories per cup (not that we are counting, but worth noting)!
When you are getting ready to make my Zingy Ginger Mango Smoothie recipe, make sure that you have a nice sharp knife to cut your mango. Don’t try and cut your mango with a butter knife, as it can be difficult to break through the skin. First, locate the stem of the mango since the long seed of the mango will run from the stem to the nose. Next, cut your mango by making two cuts on either side of the stem, while working around the pit. Lastly, dice or slice your mango and scoop out that sweet flesh to add it into the blender! Yum I can taste it already!!
With all this talk about mangos I think it’s finally time to make a smoothie! Happy blending Beauties!
Zingy Ginger Mango Smoothie
- 1 cup of coconut water
- 1 ripe mango peeled and chopped
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 cup spinach
- 1 lime peeled
- ½ inch fresh ginger chopped
- Gather all your smoothie ingredients. Blend coconut water, mango, banana, lime and ginger until smooth.
- Pour in your favorite glass and enjoy!
Lots of love,
This post is in partnership with the National Mango Board.
Healthy and delicious! Thank you!!
Thanks so much Ven. Happy to hear you gave it a try and loved it! 😉
Sounds delicious Kimberly! I have all the ingredients so I’m going to try it now 🙂
I’ve been following you since 2013 after I read “The Beauty Detox Solution and The Beauty Detox Foods”. Loved the books and love this site as well. Thank you!
Fariha Raza, PharmD
Thanks so much Fariha Raza. Happy to hear you’ve been a faithful follower since the beginning. Keep up the great work and let me know what you think of this smoothie. Lots of love and continued support! 😉
I had to let you know I’m still loving mango smoothies this summer 🙂 What do you think of a smoothie with lychees? They’re my favorite!
Hi Beauty! Mango smoothies are truly the best in the summer, aren’t they?! I actually have a smoothie recipe with rambutan, and it would probably work perfectly with lychees as a substitute! You can check it out here: https://mysolluna.com/blog/2018/01/14/rambutan-beauty-smoothie-recipe/. Let me know what you think if you try it out! xx
I tried the smoothie and it’s great except I used to much ginger. Can you clarify what you mean by a half inch of ginger?
The Zingy Ginger Mango Smoothie is one of my favorite smoothies. I make it very frequently. I usually use plain water with it, because I don’t use coconut water a lot. Still so delicious and I love the serving size of it.
Can I use frozen organic mango when my fresh mango is not ripe yet ?
Hi Helen…absolutely. Let us know how it turns out and what you think. Lots of love! 😉