This mango apple smoothie is packed with healthy ingredients, and is so delicious as a quick and healthy breakfast smoothie or mid-afternoon snack! It takes minutes to make, and is vegan, gluten free and low histamine.
With summer here, we are going on runs and walks a little more often and that means one thing - needing a cooling and healthy smoothie as a post-workout snack! I'm on quite the smoothie kick at the moment, so you will find lots to choose from including my most popular apple and pear smoothie and my mango blueberry smoothie.
This mango and apple smoothie is creamy and fruity, and has a touch of a tropical vibe to it. Simply head to the freezer for your mango, and add apple to your shopping list to make! It is made without yogurt or banana, and is a vegan and gluten free recipe.
Why this smoothie is so good
Smooth and creamy. Mango gives the best flavour, but also a deliciously creamy consistency.
Healthy. Mango and apple are both great sources of vitamin C. Apples also contain quercetin, and are a good source of fibre (Healthline).
Quick and easy. Whizzing up a smoothie takes minutes, making it perfect for a quick breakfast or post-workout snack!
All the ingredients and their quantities are set out in the recipe card below.
Head to the freezer and the pantry for this recipe! A few notes on some of them:
- Mango - you want to use frozen mango rather than fresh to help the smoothie become thick and creamy in consistency.
- Apple - I suggest using a red apple or a sweeter apple rather than green apples, which can be more tart in flavour.
- Milled chia - this helps to thicken and gives some healthy fats too. I use the Linwoods milled chia.
- Shelled hemp seeds - be sure to use shelled hemp, as unshelled is very dry and won't blend well.
Swaps and variations
Add a pinch of oats. To make it even more hearty, you can add a pinch of oats to the smoothie. You may need to add a touch more non-dairy milk.
Add ice to preference. I don't find I need much ice, if any, as the mango is frozen. But add a few cubes to taste preference!
Blender - to blend the smoothie. I use a Nutribullet, but any high speed blender will work well.
Step by step instructions
Such a simple recipe, just a few steps to make:
Remove the cores and seeds (and stems) from your apple. Using an apple corer is the most simple way to do this. Then cut the apple into small pieces. They don't need to be even in size.
Add all the ingredients to your blender and blend to a thick smoothie. Add ice to preference. Pour into your glass and enjoy immediately.
Recipe tips and notes
Use frozen mango. This is the secret to a creamy smoothie without using yogurt or banana. Fresh mango won't give the same creamy consistency.
Use a red or sweet apple variety. For a sweeter smoothie, I suggest using a red apple or something like a Braeburn apple. Green apples tend to have a sharper and tart taste.
Don't use too much chia. While a little chia is tasty, helps thicken and is full of health benefits, using too much in a smoothie can give it a bit of an 'earthy' taste.
Frequently asked questions
It is not necessary to peel apples for a smoothie. Simply remove the core, stem and seeds, and then blend with the skin on.
Using frozen fruit helps a smoothie blend to a creamy consistency.
Red apples are more juicy and have a sweetness which works well for smoothies, whereas green apples are more sour and tart.
A note for my low histamine readers
Mango is somewhat debated in terms of histamine. The SIGHI list scores it as '1' on their scale of 0-3 (0 being low histamine) and with a ? as a liberator. It has a note, 'To be debated. Is often well tolerated'.
Other lists rate mango as low histamine, and even that it has antihistamine properties. As always, only use ingredients in my recipes that you know you tolerate well.
More smoothie recipes
Mango apple smoothie
- De-core the apple and dice into small pieces.
- Add all the ingredients to your blender, and blend to a thick smoothie. Pour into your glass and serve immediately.
- Use frozen mango rather than fresh for a creamy consistency.
- Adjust the amount of milk and ice to preference.
- Use a sweet red apple, rather than green which have a sharper and tart flavour.
- Don't use too much chia as it can given an earthy flavour (unless you like it of course!).
- Mango, which scores 1 and has a ? as a liberator. It has a note, 'To be debated. Is often well tolerated'. Other lists rate it as low histamine. Only use if you know you tolerate well.
- non-dairy milk has variable scores.