This strawberry mango smoothie includes two full cups of healthy, green veggies but is so deliciously sweet and creamy you’d never guess they’re in there. Almond milk and vegan vanilla protein powder add the perfect creaminess and sweetness and hydrating zucchini and celery add extra fibre, vitamins and minerals.
Best Vegetables for Smoothies
I never make a smoothie without sneaking in some veggies. Whether its spinach, kale and cucumber it’s amazing how many you can cram into a smoothie without actually tasting them.
Plus, I don’t know about you guys but I love a giant-sized smoothie that fills up a big mason jar. The best way to do this without adding more sugar and calories is to add volume with nutrient-dense, high-volume veggies. Adding veggies not only gets you a bigger smoothie but its also such as easy way to add essential fibre, vitamins and minerals to your diet.
Here are are my favourite veggies for smoothies:
- leafy greens like spinach, kale and romaine lettuce
- squash and pumpkin
I will say using a Vitamix has been key to upping my green smoothie game. I used to use a Ninja blender, which was fine but it was never able to blend like the Vitamix does. If you’re able to make the investment in a Vitamix, I can’t recommend it enough. I love mine so much and use it at least twice a day and now that I have one, I don’t think I could live without it!
For more veggie-packed smoothies, check out my Blueberry Sweet Potato Smoothie, Low-Sugar Blueberry Coconut Smoothie Bowl or my Vegan Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie. If you’re not ready for veggie smoothies, my Peanut Butter Coffee Smoothie and Peanut Butter Cup Protein Shake are always a big hit!
Strawberry Mango Smoothie Recipe
This deliciously creamy smoothie is made with just a handful of nutritious ingredients. You’ll need:
- frozen strawberry
- frozen mango
- vegan vanilla protein powder
- almond milk
To make it a little sweeter and creamier, you can sneak in 1/2 a frozen banana.
Add More Pink
I really wanted this smoothie to have a beautiful pink colour, so I snuck in a little piece of beet to amp up the pink colour and add some extra nutrition. A few small chunks of raw beet and was enough to get the colour I wanted. This is totally optional but feel free to do the same.
This recipe makes a large 1L smoothie or two small smoothies. For one serving, it’s 350 calories with 48 grams of carbohydrates, 6 grams of fat and 28 grams of plant-based protein. It also contains 11 grams of dietary fibre, half of your daily vitamin A, more than your daily vitamin C and if you use fortified almond milk, 85% of your daily calcium and 30% of your daily iron.
Make it a Strawberry Mango Smoothie Bowl
This recipe is also delicous as a smoothie bowl. To make it a bowl, add all the ingredients except for the almond milk, then slowly add it until you have just enough to get it to blend. Blend until smooth, then scoop into a bowl and top with ingredients like sliced banana, almond butter, hemp seeds and coconut.Print
This creamy strawberry mango smoothie with almond milk has 2 full cups of sneak veggies in it but you’d never guess it with its sweet strawberry mango flavour. Try it for breakfast, a healthy snack or high-protein post-workout recovery drink.
- 1 cup frozen strawberry pieces (140 g)
- 3/4 cup frozen mango chunks (140 g)
- 1 cup sliced cucumber (120 g)
- 1 cup sliced zucchini (120 g)
- 1 scoop vegan vanilla protein powder (30 g)
- 1 3/4 cups unsweetened almond milk
- Add all ingredients to a high speed blender and process until completely smooth and creamy.
You can substitute celery or cauliflower for the cucumber or zucchini or use any mixture of celery, cauliflower, cucumber and zucchini up to 2 cups.
For extra sweetness and creaminess, add 1/2 a small frozen banana.
For extra pink colour add a few small pieces of raw beet or 1/2 tsp of beet powder.
- Serving Size: 1 smoothie
- Calories: 352
- Fat: 6 g
- Carbohydrates: 48 g
- Fiber: 11 g
- Protein: 28 g