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Layered tropical smoothy with mango and strawberry

You guys, I love Spring and Summer!

And I’m excited because I’m totally rocking this year! And while I recognize that I’ve told you a lot about the busy Spring I’m having this year, I’m still loving all that I’m able to do with a positive attitude. So now let me tell you one more reason to love this season. FRUIT! Fresh fruit galore! If you haven’t had mango before, you’re missing out! Seriously! There are many reasons I love mango, including the health benefits. But I fell in love it with it for its taste.

What does a mango taste like?

If you haven’t had mango before, know that mango is a tasty, fleshy fruit that is a bit citrusy, but not overwhelming. If you’re buying fresh, you want it to be slightly fragrant when you do a “sniff test” and also not rock hard – if so, you’ll need to keep it covered so it can continue to ripen. But, for a smoothie, frozen mango is perfectly fine – it was already picked and processed at its peak ripeness!

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Okay now for those who need more reasons to try new fruits, let’s look at the health benefits of mango:

  • Mangos are full of antioxidants which is great for cell renewal and for cancer prevention
  • Full of vitamin C and Vitamin A, both of which are necessary for a healthy immune system, and vitamin A is great for vision too!
  • 105 calories
  • Includes B6 plus other B vitamins, which is important for hormone production and heart disease prevention
  • 3 grams of fiber (nutrition facts from here)

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Layered Tropical Smoothie Recipe

And of course, an awesome smoothie is not complete without strawberries!  Add kiwi and bananas and you have the most refreshing, beautiful and tasty smoothie that kids will love as well!

Yes, you’ll need to make a double batch! If I turn away, my kids steal this one, no questions asked.

Printable recipe is below.

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Layered Tropical Smoothie


  • Author: Jocelyn Brown
  • Yield: 1 1x

Description

A refreshing, delicious smoothie


Ingredients

Scale

For the Mango Smoothie:

  • 1 1/2 mangoes, cut up
  • 1 banana, sliced and frozen

For the Strawberry Smoothie:

  • 1 cup strawberry, diced
  • 1 piece kiwi fruit, sliced

Instructions

For the Mango-Banana Smoothie

  1. Put the cut up mango and banana in a blender and blend until well processed.
  2. Add a bit of water according to your desired thickness.
  3. Pour in a glass.

For the Strawberry-Kiwi Smoothie

  1. Pour strawberry and kiwi fruits in a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Pour over the mango layer and top with chia seeds.
  3. Drink immediately!

A note from the author: This post originally published in May 2016 and has since been updated.  All images in this are owned and copyrighted by Hip Mama’s Place. Do not use without permission.

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A former school teacher, Jocelyn Brown created Hip Mama’s Place in 2007. Her motto for this blog is: get inspired, create and share! Jocelyn loves sharing about food and recipes, crafts, DIY projects and her random travels with her family. She also loves all things social media, but her latest obsession is Instagram.

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55 Comments

  1. 06/09/2020 / 10:00 pm

    This looks so amazing! I love smoothies and mangos, so I am so excited to make this.

  2. 07/28/2016 / 1:04 am

    This looks so good! I love smoothies with bright colors, not only do they taste good but they look pretty too!

  3. Rosey
    07/27/2016 / 9:04 pm

    I love most any fresh fruit you put in front of me. I’m always happy to whip up a smoothie too.

  4. Kristi
    07/27/2016 / 6:24 pm

    Yum! We love smoothies… in fact they are on the menu for dinner. Tonight we are having peach but will be trying the ones you mentioned soon!

  5. 07/27/2016 / 5:22 am

    It’s too darn hot this week. I have had no desire to cook anything. Smoothies are perfect for a healthy option that won’t heat up my kitchen. This layered option has all the yummiest flavors!

  6. kristin
    07/27/2016 / 2:49 am

    Oh yum! This sounds so easy and delicious. I like how you layer the flavors!

  7. 07/27/2016 / 2:30 am

    Wow! This looks absolutely delicious. I need more smoothies in my life.

  8. 07/27/2016 / 1:00 am

    This looks so delicious.

  9. 07/27/2016 / 12:57 am

    What a beautiful presentable smoothie! We are living off them as meals lately so this blend will have to be made 🙂

  10. Ann Bacciaglia
    07/27/2016 / 12:53 am

    I love to start the day with a smoothie. This looks like a delicious recipe. I will have to give it a try this weekend.

  11. 07/27/2016 / 12:02 am

    Those flavors sound amazing. I’d love to cool off with one of these smoothies. They’re really pretty.

  12. Jeanine
    07/26/2016 / 9:12 pm

    This looks really delicious and really refreshing! I’ve never had mango before myself but it looks like it would be a nice treat to have!

  13. 07/26/2016 / 8:28 pm

    I have never had a mango before, but I really should try them! This layered smoothie looks so refreshing!

  14. Pam
    07/26/2016 / 6:32 pm

    Mangoes are my son in law’s favorite fruit. He would definitely enjoy this smoothie recipe.

  15. 07/26/2016 / 6:19 pm

    I would always go for a Mango flavor by default when it comes to shakes. This one looks ripe-fresh good and delicious!

  16. 07/26/2016 / 3:04 pm

    How yummy is that?! I love a good smoothie. And by good, I mean a smoothie that is both tasty AND healthy.

  17. 07/20/2016 / 5:00 pm

    I LOVE fruit(and veggie) smoothies. And mangos are one of my favorite fruits! There’s nothing more refreshing and healthy than a smoothie any time of the year, but especially during the hot summer months. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

  18. 07/08/2016 / 5:03 pm

    This is definitely my type of drink! Mango and strawberries are always a great combination. I love that kiwi is added to this recipe. I definitely am going to make this tropical drink. Thanks for sharing!

  19. Judy Thomas
    07/05/2016 / 11:24 am

    I love the idea of a layered smoothie. It looks delicious!

  20. vickie couturier
    06/09/2016 / 8:12 pm

    that really looks and sounds good

  21. ellen beck
    06/06/2016 / 6:28 pm

    Love the layered look on this! I have to admit I am not much of a mango eater, we just dont get them here a whole lot . I eat them , but havent tried them in a smoothie. I do like the colors of this though and might have to give it a try!

  22. sheila ressel
    06/03/2016 / 3:37 pm

    This looks so yummy! Perfect for summertime.

  23. Chelsey DeWitt
    05/30/2016 / 2:34 pm

    Omg delicious and nutritious lol

  24. DJ
    05/26/2016 / 10:33 pm

    Oh yum! This looks like it would be so fun to make this summer.

  25. courtney b
    05/22/2016 / 6:17 pm

    this is so pretty! you can’t buythis at our local smoothie shop! thanks for sharing it! xoxo

  26. Michele P
    05/21/2016 / 6:50 pm

    We make smoothies very similar to this in Guatemala, and I am going to try out this recipe once I get there in July…I love smoothies using fresh fruit from the market there, it is cheap, usually picked that day or the day before, and tastes so good!

  27. courtney b
    05/18/2016 / 2:26 pm

    that looks so delicious 🙂 would love to make this for me AND the kids 🙂

  28. Ashley Chassereau Parks
    05/13/2016 / 12:26 am

    We make banana mango fruit smoothies a lot! I’ve never tried kiwi with it before, but that sounds yummy! I understand about the double batch! My kids always come running to the kitchen when they hear the blender. lol!

  29. Sarah Oswald
    05/12/2016 / 6:39 am

    I would love to try this smoothie it looks and sounds so yummy and easy to make thanks for sharing it.

  30. Aaron
    05/12/2016 / 6:02 am

    Smoothies are my favorite treat, and this one looks really delicious.

  31. Birdiebee
    05/11/2016 / 10:50 pm

    Thanks for the great recipe as this smoothie looks so refreshing.

  32. Amber Ludwig
    05/11/2016 / 1:27 am

    Mmm!! I adore fresh mangoes!! I love the layered look of this smoothie!! Just gorgeous as it is delicious!!

  33. Anna
    05/09/2016 / 6:57 pm

    I just gave the layered tropical smoothie a go this weekend for Mother’s Day and I fell in love! It’s so yummy and refreshing, right? Love it! XO

    Anna || A Lily Love Affair

  34. Laurajj
    05/09/2016 / 4:59 pm

    Oh that looks so good! We just started making smoothies here…I have to try this one! Perfect for spring and summer warm days!

  35. Dana Rodriguez
    05/09/2016 / 2:28 pm

    I love smoothies.I have never tried mango in them before but I am going to now!

  36. Sandy Cain
    05/09/2016 / 1:35 pm

    OMG, this looks totally for me! I wish I had the ingredients right now! But I’m heading out to the market later. I HAVE to have these. You sold me, just the picture is enough! Pinned and planned and can’t wait!

  37. 05/07/2016 / 2:36 am

    I love everything about this! Strawberries and mangoes are my favorites and this just looks amazing!

  38. 05/07/2016 / 1:36 am

    This looks so delicious! I love the layered look (and taste!!)

  39. 05/06/2016 / 3:37 pm

    Delicious looking smoothie and I love that straw!

  40. 05/06/2016 / 2:52 pm

    Oh, yum! Smoothies are one of my favorite treats, not to mention one of my favorite ways to get healthy ingredients in my kids. I love the idea of layering it.

  41. 05/06/2016 / 12:09 pm

    This looks great and perfect for the summer months! I love anything with mango!

  42. Rosey
    05/06/2016 / 10:16 am

    It sure turns out pretty, doesn’t it! I’d like this one.

  43. Cheryl
    05/06/2016 / 9:13 am

    Fruit smoothies are the best and so healthy too.

  44. 05/06/2016 / 4:26 am

    MMm this sounds amazing. I love that you infused chia seeds into this recipe, too. They are so healthy!

  45. 05/06/2016 / 2:07 am

    This looks delicious, can’t wait to try it!

  46. 05/06/2016 / 1:55 am

    Oh my, this looks super yummy! I have made smoothies with strawberry and banana before but never crossed my mind to try mango. I bet this is a delicious combo!

  47. 05/06/2016 / 12:43 am

    I love a good smoothie recipe! And mango is super delicious! I will definitely be making these!

  48. Katy
    05/06/2016 / 12:31 am

    Yummy! I stop making smoothies in the winter because they’re just too cold! I started them up a few weeks ago and my toddler and I are enjoying them so much! We love mango and she would love this layered look! We like to add frozen pineapple to mango smoothies, too. Thanks for the recipe!

  49. Ashley Sparks Mullins
    05/06/2016 / 12:29 am

    This looks so good! Perfect for a warm sunny day! Put an umbrella in it and I’d feel like I was at the beach!

  50. 05/05/2016 / 9:11 pm

    My kids love smoothies! This is such a perfect Summer treat!

  51. Sarah Hayes
    05/05/2016 / 7:01 pm

    I love it! the colors are so summery. This makes me wish I was at the beach sipping one of these

  52. 05/05/2016 / 4:57 pm

    This looks so refreshing and yummy. Perfect for the warm days we are having here in FL. I must try this.

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