This mango smoothie without banana is light and fresh, with a little tropical vibe to it! Made without banana or yoghurt, and with oats and hemp instead, it's perfect for a light healthy breakfast or as a mid-afternoon snack.
Love smoothies but looking to have a little more substance than just fruit? Hemp has become one of my go-to ingredients for smoothies lately as it adds a creaminess as well as plant-based protein. You may also like to see my blueberry hemp smoothie if you are a lover of hemp seeds in your smoothies too!
This mango pear smoothie has a bit of a tropical feel with the delicious mango (and the oh-so-pretty colour too!). It works so well with the more subtle taste of pear. Use fresh ripe fruit for the perfect amount of sweetness.
Why you'll love this recipe
Tropical vibes. There's something about mango that reminds me of summer and vacations in warm sunshine. Recreate a little of that magic at home with this mango smoothie! There's also my mango apple smoothie for another fun treat.
A good source of plant-based protein. As there is no banana or yogurt in this mango smoothie, we use hemp seeds (and oats) instead to both thicken and make it more hearty.
Easy to make. Just five minutes to chop and blend the fruit into a tasty smoothie!
Aside from the fruit, this smoothie uses mostly pantry staples making it easy to make at short notice without a trip to the store! The full ingredients list is in the recipe card below, but a few notes on some of them are below.
- Mango and pear - try and use perfectly ripe fruit so they have the right level of sweetness. Less than ripe fruit will lack taste. Frozen mango works so well too.
- Hemp seeds - you want shelled or hulled hemp such as the Linwoods shelled hemp seeds, which is the brand I use.
- Oats - be sure to use gluten free oats if you have that dietary requirement. The Bob's Red Mill gluten free organic old fashioned rolled oats are good.
Variations on the recipe
- Either fresh or frozen mango can be used for this smoothie recipe.
- Use the type of non-dairy milk that works best for you.
- The maple syrup is optional. The smoothie is naturally sweet from the fruit, so you may not need to add any unless you have a very sweet tooth!
- If lime is suitable for you (perhaps not for my low histamine readers) then a small squeeze will 'up' the tropical flavours.
Step by step instructions
The beauty of a smoothie is how quick and simple they are to make. Just two main steps to this recipe:
If using fresh mango, chop all the fruit. Don't worry about it being all even in size as it's going to be blended anyway!
I usually use the 'hedgehog' method to chop up my mango and this tutorial by BBC Good Food is helpful.
You can of course use frozen mango chunks too (I always have them in the freezer!).
Add all the ingredients to your blender and blend to a thick smoothie. Pour into your glass and add ice to taste preference.
- Use ripe fruit if using fresh. You want to use perfectly ripe fruit so that the sweetness of the mango and pear shines through in your smoothie.
- Use hulled hemp. Be sure to use hulled or shelled hemp as this is the softer and creamy kind when blended into a smoothie. If it isn't hulled / shelled it will quite dry and hard and won't blend well (or taste nice!).
- Adjust the amount of milk and ice to taste. Adapt to how thick you like your smoothie to be. If using frozen mango you may not need to add any ice cubes.
Frequently asked questions
Yes, frozen mango works well for this smoothie. You may not need to add ice if using frozen mango chunks.
Both oats and hemp seeds help to thicken smoothies made without banana or yogurt, and if you use frozen mango this will thicken it too.
No, you can have an all-mango smoothie if you like! Just add a bit extra so the overall quantity of the fruit is about the same.
More smoothies to enjoy
There are lots of healthy and fun smoothies perfect for breakfast or as a mid-afternoon snack on my smoothies page, and the apple and pear smoothie has fast become a reader favourite! Some more some recent ideas to try out too:
Mango Smoothie (Without Banana)
- Roughly chop the mango and pears. Add to a blender with the other ingredients.
- Blend to a thick smoothie. Add ice to taste preference.
- Roughly chop the fruit. It will be blended so doesn't need to be uniform in size.
- See above in the post for a link to a tutorial on how to cut a mango if using fresh fruit.
- If using fresh fruit, pick ripe fruit so they are sweet and flavourful.
- Adjust the amount of milk and ice to taste preference.
- Please note that nutritional information is offered as a courtesy. It is auto-generated and should be understood to be an estimate.
- mango, which scores 1 and has a ? as a liberator. There is a note 'to be debated. Is often well tolerated'.
- pear, which scores 1.
- non-dairy milk has variable scores.