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Mango Almond Butter Smoothie

May 24, 2019

Start your day with this creamy and delicious Mango Almond Butter Smoothie. Made with frozen mango, banana, almond butter and milk and protein powder this smoothie will keep you full for hours!

I’ve always prided myself on my self-awareness. I’m very conscious of my personality traits and habits, both good and bad.

…or so I thought.

My whole life I was convinced I was a linear, analytical thinker. I find comfort in routine and predictability. Imagination? What’s that? I swore I wasn’t creative. 

But the other day I was chatting with my brother about creativity and how it’s more present in our family than we used to believe. He’s an incredibly talented musician and I like to make art with my food. There’s so many creative personality traits in the rest of my family as well.

Yet somehow I spent the majority of my life thinking I was the opposite of creative. So I’m here to remind you that you don’t have to be who you think you are. Just because you’ve defined yourself in some capacity doesn’t mean you are obligated to be that person.

 

Start your day with this creamy and delicious Mango Almond Butter Smoothie. Made with frozen mango, banana, almond butter and milk and protein powder this breakfast smoothie recipe will keep you full for hours!

If you want to experiment in the kitchen, play around with almond butter swirls in your smoothie, or do whatever crazy/unrealistic/freaking awesome activity you feel a calling to do, go do it! Be open-minded to trying out things that go beyond your comfort zone and challenge your self-identity. You never know what you’ll find.

Here’s What You Need for This Mango Smoothie:

  • Mango – you can use fresh or frozen mango for this smoothie! Frozen will make your smoothie extra chilled…
  • Banana – I prefer using a frozen banana to make my smoothie cooler in temperature.
  • Almond milk
  • Almond butter – any nut or seed butter will work in this smoothie if you prefer something else. 
  • Vanilla protein powder
  • Optional bonus: add 2 cups spinach for an extra veggie boost.

Why mango?

Besides being crazy delicious, mangos are a nutritional powerhouse. They’re low in calories and high in nutrients which makes them a “nutrient-dense” food. It’s high in vitamin C, antioxidants and has been shown to support many bodily functions. (Source)

Start your day with this creamy and delicious Mango Almond Butter Smoothie. Made with frozen mango, banana, almond butter and milk and protein powder this breakfast smoothie recipe will keep you full for hours!Tips for Meal Prep

Honestly, this smoothie couldn’t be simpler. All you have to do is throw all of the ingredients in a high-powered blender and blend until smooth! BUT if you want to prep your smoothie ahead of time, here’s what I would do:

  1. Portion out your frozen banana, mango and spinach if you’re using in an airtight container and store it in the freezer. 
  2. When it’s time to enjoy, you can just dump your pre-portioned fruit and veggies into the blender along with the liquid, nut butter and protein powder. 
  3. Blend up and enjoy!

You could also blend up a double batch and keep one smoothie in your fridge for a day. Some separation may occur so I recommend giving it a good shake or another blend before enjoying it. 

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Mango Almond Butter Smoothie

Start your day with this creamy and delicious Mango Almond Butter Smoothie. Made with frozen mango, banana, almond butter and milk and protein powder this smoothie will keep you full for hours!

  • Author: Davida Lederle
  • Prep Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 smoothie 1x
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen mango
  • 1/2 frozen banana, sliced
  • 1/2 cup almond milk*
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • optional: 2 cups spinach for an extra veggie boost.

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in your blender.
  2. Drink immediately.

*This smoothie is thick so if you prefer to drink with a straw rather than eat with a spoon add a bit more almond milk.

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  • Reply
    Alison @ Daily Moves and Grooves
    May 24, 2015 at 11:53 am

    *slow clap*….*ROARING CLAP*
    I feel like I’m at that stage in my life where I have a million possibilities for the future swarming in my head, but at the end of the day it all just seems too impractical. I hope to have your courage to launch out into the unknown one day in order to do something I’m passionate about, no matter how small or silly it may seem at first.
    Also, genius smoothie.

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      Davida Kugelmass
      May 25, 2015 at 12:05 pm

      LOL I’m totally picturing you slow clapping into roaring clapping! Ideas are good! Possibilities really are endless and how fortunate I am for that 🙂 Keep being awesome!

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    Cassie
    May 24, 2015 at 8:12 pm

    Wooooot! This looks amaaaazing! I never thought of mangoes and almond butter—-will definitely try!

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    Les | Balanced Berry
    May 24, 2015 at 9:56 pm

    This smoothie sounds soooo good. I’ve been on a major mango kick lately, and need to try this mango/almond butter combo asap.

    I totally relate to what you’re saying…I kind of had the opposite experience. I always thought of myself as a really creative person, and that any analytical capabilities were far beyond what I was capable of. But in the past year of studying the hard sciences and actually enjoying it, I realized we don’t have to be one or the other – and that having that well-roundedness is pretty awesome.

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      Davida Kugelmass
      May 25, 2015 at 12:03 pm

      We basically freak fridayed 😉 Yes I just made that a verb…

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    Megan @ Straight From The Jar
    May 24, 2015 at 11:15 pm

    *waves hand in the air* ME! YEP. This whole starting a food blog business has me wondering all sorts of crazy things. Can I be just like a third as creative as you are someday? THIS SMOOTHIE THOUGH.

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      Davida Kugelmass
      May 25, 2015 at 12:02 pm

      Oh staaaaap you’re already amazing! Twinning with the smoothie too!

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    Alexis @ Hummusapien
    May 25, 2015 at 10:25 am

    WHAT ARE THOSE AMAZING STRAWS. The almond butter swirl….I can’t. Epic pictures, friend!! You’re so talented 🙂

    • Reply
      Davida Kugelmass
      May 25, 2015 at 12:01 pm

      Fun story…those straws may have been an act of theft from a bar on Costa Rica. The things we do for food props! Thanks boo xoxo

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    Beverley Cheng
    May 25, 2015 at 3:55 pm

    killin it girl! i am getting pretty tired of my raspberry mango smoothies these days but i still have half a costco sized bag of mangos at home. the almond butter sounds like it’ll make it super creamy and delicious. can’t wait to try!

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    Mary Frances
    May 26, 2015 at 2:01 pm

    I just started adding almond butter to my smoothies because I was tired of pb/choc banana smoothies and oh my goodness, it DOES work! I love the healthy fats and extra richness and I love the swirls in your smoothies. Almost too pretty to eat 😉

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    Amanda
    May 29, 2015 at 4:53 pm

    Those pictures look amazing and I’m sure the smoothie tastes just as good as it looks! I will definitely be trying this out very soon!
    Would you be interested in teaming up with Chicory and becoming a recipe partner?

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    Jia
    April 6, 2017 at 6:50 pm

    I tried this smoothie this morning with milk and 1 cup of spinach, and it tastes amazing!!! Thank you for the recipe!

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