There is nothing sweeter than waking up to a deliciously creamy strawberry mango smoothie that will taste a bit like summer. Loaded with frozen mangoes and strawberries, this dairy free smoothie recipe will become one of your go-to breakfast smoothies.
So many smoothies I find are loaded with dairy, and I love providing you with a dairy free option that is absolutely delicious and still just as satisfying!
Ingredients needed for Strawberry Mango Smoothie
Similar to my blueberry banana smoothie, this one is also a perfect blend of carbohydrates, fats and protein to start your day off with a balanced meal. There is no point in eating a breakfast that can’t keep you satisfied to get through your morning, and this one is sure to do the trick!
- Riced Cauliflower– Call me crazy, but you don’t even taste it. And what an easy way to sneak an extra veggie into breakfast! I suggest using frozen riced cauliflower and you should be able to find it in the freezer section where the vegetables are. Cauliflower adds important nutrients such as vitamin C, vitamin K, potassium and magnesium.
- Chia Seeds- Chia seeds are a great source of protein, polyunsaturated fat (omega 3’s), fiber, calcium, phosphorus and zinc. Chia seeds are the richest plant source of omega 3’s. This recipe calls for 1 tablespoon of chia seeds, but if you have any GI issues, decrease the amount or remove them entirely from the recipe. Listen to your body and what it needs. I can have 2 tablespoons in my smoothies with no distress but I know some are sensitive to them.
- Frozen Mangoes- We always have a large Costco size bag or organic frozen mangoes at our house because not only are they delicious in smoothies, my kids love to eat frozen mango right out of the bag for a sweet treat! Mangoes may also be good for heart and eye health and can aid in digestion.
- Frozen Strawberries– Did you know eating berries can potentially improve your heart health? So why not add some delicious strawberries to your morning smoothie! Rich in vitamin C, manganese, potassium and folate, they are not only delicious but also so good for you.
- Vanilla Protein Powder- There are a lot of protein powders on the market but my favorite brand of vanilla protein is Truvani. Truvani is also gluten and dairy free and they pay super close attention to ingredients, so I know I can trust anything in their protein powder.
- Coconut Oil- I added coconut oil to this smoothie to give it a creamy texture and also because coconut oil is a good source of healthy fats which are important for satiety. The benefits of coconut oil are many so don’t be afraid to incorporate this powerhouse into your diet!
- Milk– I use cashew milk but you can use your favorite milk. For other dairy free options I recommend almond, cashew or oat milk.
What makes a smoothie creamy?
I love a smooth and creamy smoothie. If it’s not creamy enough I’ve been known to put it back in my Vitamix and give it another go! So, how do you get the perfectly creamy smoothie of your dreams?
- Frozen fruit always helps a smoothie have a creamy texture.
- Frozen Avocado or Frozen Banana are my go-to for making sure that my smoothie is the right consistency.
- Using a good quality blender such as a Vitamix will give you the perfect smoothie.
- Finding the perfect ratio with ice cubes, not too many, not too little. I suggest adding one ice cube at time as you find your desired consistency.
- Allow your smoothie to blend really well, let it go for 3-5 minutes until all the ingredients are mixed well.
- Using coconut milk or a nut milk of your choice will also give it a bit more of a creamy texture in comparison to plain water.
Adjustments you can make to this recipe
This recipe is so versatile so don’t be afraid to change it up a bit for your needs. There are some options you have to increase nutrition as well.
- Add 1 cup of frozen spinach to add some greens
- Add an additional tablespoon of chia seeds for increased fiber
- If you tolerate dairy you can use milk you prefer
- If you want to add 1/2 a frozen banana to this recipe it would be delicious and add potassium
- You can use your favorite vanilla protein powder
Other Smoothie Recipe
If you enjoy a morning smoothie, check out my Blueberry Banana Smoothie recipe!
Recommended tools to make Strawberry Mango Smoothie
High Power Blender: I have used a Vitamix for all of my smoothies for many years now and am happy with the quality of my smoothies but also the machine. It was an investment, but it has been reliable and does a fantastic job.
Measuring Cups: I use measuring cups multiple times a day so having a sturdy set (or 2 or 3 sets!) is always a good idea.
Glass Straws: These are a GAME CHANGER. I love using a glass straw not only to drink out of, but it’s also reassuring that I know that the inside of the straw is clean, too!
I hope you enjoy this dairy free strawberry mango smoothie and it leaves you feeling satisfied and energized for the day! If you love this recipe I would appreciate it so much if you would leave a 5 star rating and review. I love hearing about your experiences with my recipes and reviews and ratings are so important for this website.
Strawberry Mango Smoothie
- ½ cup rice cauliflower (frozen)
- 1 TBS chia seeds
- 1 cup frozen mango
- ½ cup frozen strawberries
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- 10 ounces almond milk
- Place all ingredients in blender, adding the milk last to prevent it from splattering.
- Start by blending at a low speed and gradually increase to a higher speed.
- Blend smoothie for 3-5 minute to be sure all ingredients are blended well.
- Pour into a cup and enjoy!