This vegan mango protein smoothie is so simple, but so delicious. With only 3 ingredients, it makes the perfect healthy breakfast or quick post-workout snack.
By using vegan protein powder and almond milk, this smoothie is also 100% plant-powered. What a joy!
Mangos are so dreamy in smoothies, as they makes for a thick-creamy texture while also imparting that beautiful tropical flavour.
What You Need for This Smoothie
It's very basic, but here's the rundown of ingredients:
- Mango: You can use fresh mango, if you want. We think frozen mango is much more convenient, though and it gives the smoothie a nice thick texture.
- Almond milk: Unsweetened almond milk is great in this, since the other flavours are strong. You could also use vanilla almond milk if you're feeling bold or any nut milk you prefer. (Dairy works the same too, if that's your type of thing)
- Protein powder: A plant-based vanilla protein powder in this to really lets the mango shine. Before you dump some protein into your smoothie, though, it's probably best to do a test-run first. A lot of them taste... well, less than ideal. One that is good for these purposes is Nuzest's Clean Lean Protein in 'Smooth Vanilla' flavour. Fun to say, right?
What Kind of Blender Should I Use?
So like with frozen banana, frozen mango requires a bit of horsepower to help it blend well. Make sure that you have a high-powered blender to take on these chunks, otherwise it might overheat and burn out - or just not blend the mango at all.
We used a Vitamix for this, and it worked wonders. Something like a NutriBullet or Ninja blender would also work well too. Basically, just ensure it's a nice-enough one that it can actually blend stuff well.
If you don't have a blender that can stand up to frozen chunks, simply swap the frozen mango for fresh mango instead. You'll lose some of the texture, but at least it won't just be a cup of frozen mango and almond milk.Print
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