Apple Mango Smoothie

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I’m a huge fan of smoothies. They are so easy to make and always hit the spot, especially on a warm spring or summer day! This apple mango smoothie is creamy and delicious, with a hint of tropical flavors.

apple mango smoothie

You may be thinking, isn’t apple and mango a weird combination? Well, yes it’s not the most common fruit combination you would see in a smoothie shop, but it is super good, I promise.

I think many people don’t even think to add apples to a smoothie because of the skin, but they actually work surprisingly well. Just make sure to blend thoroughly!

apple mango smoothie

Is it ok to mix apples and mangoes together?

Yes! There are unfortunately a lot of myths out there about food combining, but these have all been thoroughly debunked. It’s completely okay to mix different fruits together, whatever these fruits might be.

Instead of stressing over food combining, focus on getting enough fruits and vegetables! Unfortunately myths like food combining often lead to a decreased intake of these beneficial foods, which is not helpful for anyone.

Smoothies are a great way to boost your daily fruit (and sometimes vegetable) intake in an enjoyable and easy way.

Tip: Make sure to blend throughoutly so there aren’t chunks of apple skin!

apple mango smoothie

Are apples and mangoes good for you?

Yes! Both apples and mangoes are delicious, nutrient dense foods that provide a variety of beneficial nutrients to your diet.

One medium apple contains about 95 calories and 25 grams of carbohydrates. They are a good source of vitamin C and also contain some potassium and about 4 grams of fiber.

One cup of mango contains about 140 calories, 35 grams of carbohydrates and 2 grams of protein. They are an excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), folate and copper and a good source of vitamin B3 (niacin), vitamin E, vitamin K and potassium. They also contain about 4 grams of fiber.

Overall, both apples and mango provide beneficial micronutrients that are perfect for a nutrient dense smoothie.

apple mango smoothie

What makes a smoothie unhealthy?

In general smoothies are a great way to get some fruit, vegetable and dairy servings into your diet. But, especially if you buy smoothies at a smoothie shop or store, there can be some added sugars.

It’s fairly common for smoothie shops to add syrups and sugar to their smoothies to make them sweeter and more palatable. While this doesn’t automatically make the smoothie “bad” or take away the nutritional value of the other ingredients, it’s something to be mindful of. 

Remember, it’s best to limit your added sugar intake to less than 10% of your daily calories to ensure you are getting enough nutrient dense foods. This is about 50 grams of added sugar daily if you consume 2000 calories per day.

If you aren’t sure if a smoothie has added sugar, look at the ingredients. You may see it listed as sherbet, syrup, sugar or honey. 

Just as a note, if you only purchase smoothies every once and a while, added sugar is not something you should concern yourself with. But, if buying smoothies is a regular thing for you, it may be worth being mindful about it.

apple mango smoothie

How do you thicken smoothies?

There are a few different ways to ensure you have a nice, thick smoothie. First, use frozen fruit. Since frozen fruit is harder than fresh, it will make for a thicker consistency.

Second, use less liquid. This can be difficult if your blender isn’t too strong, but if you do have a strong blender, you shouldn’t need too much liquid. Here are a few blenders I love (I do get a small commission if you purchase with these links):

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apple mango smoothie

Apple Mango Smoothie

This smoothie is perfect for a hot spring or summer day!
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Snack
Servings 1 person

Ingredients
  

  • 1 medium apples
  • 1 cup mango frozen
  • 1 cup milk of choice
  • 1 container greek yogurt honey or vanilla flavored

Instructions
 

  • Combined all ingredients in the blender.
  • Blend until smooth. Pour into a glass and enjoy!

Notes

Place apple closest to the blade to ensure the skin gets blended properly.
apple mango smoothie

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