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Mango Green Tea Smoothie

A perky mango smoothie made with green tea to start your day off on the right foot! This healthy breakfast or mid-afternoon snack is a great recipe to keep in your back pocket for back-to-school.

Mango Smoothie with Green Tea! #smoothie #greentea

I have hangups… I’ll admit it. They say all artists do. *wink*

For instance, I only drink hot caffeine in the afternoon, to get me through the 3 pm slump.

I don’t like sweet breakfast foods for breakfast; I’d rather have them as dessert. (Like waffles!)

And I won’t drink a smoothie, no matter how good it tastes, unless it also comes in a pretty color.

Making Mango Smoothie with Green Tea! #smoothie #greentea

So today’s mango smoothie with green tea is new favorite, because it’s sweet, but not too sweet, comes in a pretty color, and the caffeine is in fact cold.

This might be my perfect breakfast.

This mango smoothie combines tangy mangoes with the earthy quality of green tea. And since we’re getting a good does of green tea first thing in the morning, you’ll be buzzing around and fighting cancer all in one fell swoop!

Sometimes I cut mangoes and place them in the freezer, if they are on the verge of going bad. Ripe frozen mango is a good substitute for fresh. I have also been know to make up a pitcher of green tea to keep in the fridge for smoothie making. If you like your smoothies extra thick, keeping all the ingredients chilled is the key.

Yet even if you brew up one cup of hot green tea and place it in the freezer for a few minutes to cool, you’ll still end up with a cool refreshing mango smoothie with a silky texture.

You can also add protein powder to your mango smoothie if you like. Or powdered greens… but then the color wouldn’t be pretty.

Easy Mango Smoothie with Green Tea! #smoothie #greentea

This easy snack or breakfast will keep you feeling fresh and satisfied all day long.

Mango Smoothie

Yield: 4 cups

Prep Time: 10 minutes


  • 2 ripe mangoes (or 2 cups frozen mango)
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 2 green tea bags
  • 2 cups ice
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • honey (optional)


  1. Add the tea bags to the hot water, then place in the freezer to cool while you are preparing the rest of the smoothie.
  2. Peel the mangoes, remove the pit, and place the flesh in the blender. Add the ice, one half of a frozen banana, and 1 tablespoon of honey if you like.
  3. Then remove the tea from the freezer and discard the tea bags. Pour the tea in the blender, cover, and puree until smooth. Serve immediately.

Making this recipe? Why not take a quick shot and share it on Instagram! Make sure to tag it #ASpicyPerspective so we can see what you're cooking!

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21 Responses to “Mango Green Tea Smoothie”

  1. Tieghanposted July 30, 2014 at 6:43 am

    I love anything mango flavor so this is looking like the perfect breakfast!


  2. Mariaposted July 30, 2014 at 7:11 am

    Love the color!


  3. Julie @ Table for Twoposted July 30, 2014 at 7:19 am

    Love the flavor combo in this smoothie! It would perk me right on up in the mornings or after a workout!


  4. Becca from It's Yummi!posted July 30, 2014 at 8:02 am

    Oh my yum! I have everything I need to make one of these right now. Oh, and that name… gunpowder green… so clever!


  5. Heather Christoposted July 30, 2014 at 8:07 am

    What a cool idea Sommer! Love the flavor combo!


  6. Tracy | PeanutButter and Onionposted July 30, 2014 at 9:41 am

    I am so in love with Mango right now. I cannot eat Bananas, what could I use instead?


    • Sommer — July 31st, 2014 @ 6:36 am

      Hi Tracy,

      You can add a little more mango, or thick yogurt in place of the banana. It’s just a thickening agent.


  7. Rebecca @ Hello Creative Blogposted July 30, 2014 at 5:58 pm

    I love mango! I’ve never been a big green tea fan, but this might be a good way to add some of the benefits of the tea into a yummy smoothie!


  8. Lori @ RecipeGirlposted July 30, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    Definitely trying this soon!


  9. Aimee @ Simple Bitesposted July 30, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    Sounds seriously scrumptious. Can’t wait to slurp it down!


  10. Gabyposted July 30, 2014 at 7:18 pm

    This looks so delicious- definitely my kind of breakfast!


  11. Shainaposted July 31, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    Divine. Were on a green tea kick around here, so this is perfect.


  12. Angelaposted August 7, 2014 at 1:30 am

    Wow this sounds fab, I’d love to try it. I had no idea you could freeze bananas! Do you just peal and pop in the freezer? I try to drink green tea, but am not a fan of the Tate, but understand its health benefits, with the strong delicious flavour of mango, this should work a treat. Thanks. A xxx


    • Sommer — August 7th, 2014 @ 7:21 am

      Hi Angela! Yes, When they start to brown, I just peel them, break them in half, and put them in a freezer bag. Then I put them in the freezer for smoothies and healthy desserts.


  13. PassTheKnifeposted August 11, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    This sounds like a perfect breakfast! A boost of vitamin C and caffeine all in one!


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  15. Krisposted October 1, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    made this tonight and it was yum-o. Since I live in FLORIDA we always have mangos in the freezer. This was a great after exercise treat!


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  19. Irnaposted May 11, 2015 at 2:19 am

    I loved this smoothie, I added yoghurt instead of the banana, and it was super! Great to know I was getting my antioxidant hit with the green tea!


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