The other day I bought a handful of mangoes, and knew I had to use at least one to make this Mango Creamsicle Smoothie. When I dreamt the idea up, it sounded absolutely divine. See, I’ve never been an orange dessert kind of person, but mangoes with cream? I’ll never turn it down. I like to think of this smoothie as a combination of Thai mango sticky rice and an orange creamsicle.
You get tropical mango notes, sweetness from banana, creaminess from coconut milk and coconut yogurt, and vanilla bean to add that ice-cream-like element. If you ask me, it’s better than an orange creamsicle because mangoes are naturally very sweet, and also make for the best, thick smoothies. Optionally, you can also add a little turmeric, which is easily disguised by the fruit in this smoothie. It adds a nice golden colour, and gives the smoothie an extra anti-inflammatory boost!
Enjoy this smoothie for breakfast, as a snack, or add your favourite protein powder to turn it into a post workout smoothie. Trust me when I say it’s an actual dream!
This smoothie recipe is vegan, gluten free, refined sugar free and nut free* (contains coconut, but can be subbed out).
What’s in this Mango Creamsicle Smoothie?
Secrets to success
As always, please feel free to adjust texture of this smoothie as you’d like. Start with less coconut milk, and add more as desired until you reach your desired thickness.
If you’d like to give your smoothie an anti-inflammatory boost and a beautiful golden colour, a sprinkle of ground turmeric will do it all. You can also boost with just a pinch of black pepper, to boost the absorption of piperine from turmeric. Trust me when I say it won’t overpower the smoothie if you use a light hand!
I personally like to blend my smoothie with coconut milk, and reserve half of the coconut yogurt to swirl once blended. Totally optional, but feels more like dessert to me this way!
If you try this recipe out, tag me on Instagram@veggiekinsso I can see your delicious re-creations and feature them! As always, I love when you share your reviews in the comments below, and if you make any fun substitutions, let me know how it worked out below too.
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