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Mango Smoothie with Green Tea

Mango Smoothie with Green Tea –  A perky start to your day! This healthy breakfast, or mid-afternoon snack, is a great recipe to keep in your back pocket for back-to-school

Mango Smoothie

The Best Breakfast Snack

This easy mango smoothie is fabulous for snacks or breakfast and will keep you feeling fresh and satisfied all day long.

I have hang ups… 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 in the morning; 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.

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

It 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 dose of green tea first thing in the morning, you’ll be buzzing around and fighting cancer all in one fell swoop!

Green Tea Smoothie

Mango Smoothie Pro Tips

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 known 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

Mango Green Tea Smoothie Ingredients

  • 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

How to Make This Smoothie

This is an easy recipe to make, and it is as simple as just a few steps! 

  1. Steep the green tea in hot water, then place it in the freezer to cool down quickly.
  2. Peel the mangos and then add all the ingredients (besides the tea) into the blender. 
  3. Remove the tea from the freezer and throw away the used tea bags, cover the blender and blend until smooth. 

It’s as easy as that. Just prep, combine, and blend.

Best Mango Smoothie

Frequently Asked Questions

Is green tea good in smoothies?

Mixing green tea into your smoothies helps lower your blood pressure and with anti-inflammatory issues by having an increase in vitamin c, potassium, and fiber. 

It also gives sweet smoothies an earthy quality that balances the flavor.

How do you freeze the bananas? 

When bananas start turning brown, peel them, break them in half and put them in a freezer bag. You can keep them in the freezer for future smoothies. Then just pull out as many bananas pieces as you need.

Is there a substitute for the bananas? 

Yes, you can either add in more frozen mangos or add in some thick yogurt. The banana in this recipe is primarily used as a thickening agent.

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Mango Smoothie

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
A perky mango smoothie made with green tea to start your day off on the right foot!
Servings: 4 cups


  • 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


  • Add the tea bags to the hot water, then place in the freezer to cool while you are preparing the rest of the smoothie.
  • 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.
  • 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.


Serving: 1cup, Calories: 63kcal, Carbohydrates: 16g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 3mg, Potassium: 213mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 13g, Vitamin A: 895IU, Vitamin C: 31.4mg, Calcium: 9mg, Iron: 0.1mg
Course: Beverage, Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Author: Sommer Collier

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24 comments on “Mango Smoothie with Green Tea”

  1. Just what I needed! A refreshing and healthy dessert (although this could also make a great breakfast). I LOVE the addition of green tea. Who would have thought it would go together so well. YUM!

  2. This is the best smoothie for summer! Fills me up and gives me tons of energy.

  3. This looks so delicious- definitely my kind of breakfast!
    Definitely trying this soon!

  4. 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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  8. 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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  10. This sounds like a perfect breakfast! A boost of vitamin C and caffeine all in one!

  11. 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

    • 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.

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

  13. This looks so delicious- definitely my kind of breakfast!

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

  15. Definitely trying this soon!

  16. 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!

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

    • Hi Tracy,

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

  18. What a cool idea Sommer! Love the flavor combo!

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

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

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