In Memory Of Karen Nicole Smith, 1972 - 2016

An energizing mango smoothie with a tinge of orange juice.

simple mango smoothie recipeLooking back at my childhood it puzzles me as to what was our facination with imported fruits like apples, pears and grapes? It’s funny how when you move away from home you crave the things you took for granted. Like off-the-tree mangoes and oranges. Mangoes with such names as Julie, long, hog, dou dous (sp), belly full, Princess Town starch, calabash, donkey st*nes and turpentine to name a few. Today I’m stuck buying  the flavour less stuff we get in the supermarkets. Mangoes that were picked green so they could last the journey to North America and still have some shelf life.

I’m sure this will taste much better if I had the mangoes that grew in our yard as a kid, but you got to use what you have.. right!

You’ll need..

1 Cup diced ripe mango
1 cup yogurt
1 Orange (juice)
6 ice cubes
1 teaspoon honey

This is so simple! Dice one ripe mango into cubes and set aside in the freezer for about 1 hour. Then in you blender, food processor..or the magic bullet that you kinda stole borrowed from your dad, combine the ingredients mentioned above and blend (puree) for about 1-2 minutes.

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This is so refreshing after a long summer’s day as you’re about to hit the hot tub to unwind!

BTW – I placed the diced mangoes in the freezer so I didn’t have to water-down the smoothie with too much ice. This way I was still able to keep the temperature of the finished drink/dessert chilly! If Tehya wasn’t having some of this with me, I’d add a shot of dark rum or Cointreau just for good measure 🙂

Do leave me your thoughts in  he comments box below. Almost forgot.. I didn’t have plain yogurt so I used a vanilla flavoured one which turned out to be awesome.

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  1. Lynette Gray
    August 15, 2018 / 9:35 am

    Love it put a little splash of rum and bitters.

  2. April 6, 2018 / 3:07 pm

    This is so cool, since this is mango season. Way to go.

  3. rita
    August 2, 2015 / 11:36 pm

    I do not use yougurt because I dont like it but I make it with milk and its very good

  4. April 5, 2015 / 9:48 pm

    Ai juice quite a lot. I will try this one.

  5. carolyn
    March 14, 2015 / 9:27 am

    looks and sounds on my way to buy mangos now so I can make taste buds are talking to me.i wll try the frozen mangoes if I cannot find fresh. hope it comes out the same

  6. lenore Jackson
    January 21, 2015 / 7:58 am

    Great recipe Chris but, I would also add some fresh strawberries and paw paw for a more robust fruit taste haha !

  7. Lisa Mills
    July 29, 2014 / 2:03 pm

    Hi Chris I love mangoes and I will try it

  8. SuzyNorosky
    June 9, 2014 / 5:11 pm

    Hi Chris, I will try this as I drink smoothies all the time, also do you have a recipe for a good peanut punch?

  9. Donna Taylor
    June 8, 2014 / 5:57 pm

    Dear Chris: I love Mango a lot I will try this one. Thank you for all
    your recipes.

  10. helen murray
    September 19, 2013 / 5:41 pm

    how much orange juice did you use?

  11. grace
    June 14, 2012 / 8:37 am

    Chris this is wonderful. thank man lot of luv.

  12. Rose
    May 14, 2012 / 1:52 pm

    have lots of mangoes , will try this one and thanks for many wonderful recipes

  13. Denise Bradley
    May 6, 2012 / 7:54 pm

    Where do I get Burnt sugar, mixed essence, because where i live we do not have a Jamaican or Caribbean store,,So what can i use to in the place of those ingredients. This is my first time on this site, I love it, and I love the way you take your time to talk about each recipe and each ingredient you need to be live on a T.V show.

  14. Amanda Allie
    May 4, 2012 / 4:56 pm

    If I wasn’t married I would be at your door begging to be all yours … Just for you To cook for me would be a dream! Not trying to scare you! Everything you make is amazing!!! Thanks!

  15. Ria
    November 7, 2011 / 7:08 pm

    loving the bit of rum

  16. Linda Compton
    October 31, 2011 / 9:10 pm

    I make mango smoothies all the time. It is my favorite fruit. Mango is one fruit that just is delicious. I buy frozen mangoes when I don't have fresh ones and then I don't use ice. I also use them for mango margaritas with some tequila or mango with rum. I learned to cut them that way in Martinique a 100 years ago. They are so pretty. I think it is the prettiest fruit around.

  17. Oldst Owns
    September 6, 2011 / 4:09 pm

    This recipe is a blessing. I made your peanut punch the other day and nobody wanted. I was told that if it isn't bought then no go.
    I think this one is a surefire hit. They will have no choice but to ask for more.

  18. Sandy
    January 19, 2011 / 2:19 am

    Does it matter what flavor for the yogurt? Plain? Vanilla? Mango (if any)? My Grandson LOVES mangoes and I try to give him other ways to try mangoes instead of the juices founf in the grocery stores.

    • January 19, 2011 / 7:39 am

      To get the most out of the mango I would say plain, however I've used vanilla (what we had in the fridge at the time) with great success and by using a mango yogurt can only enhance the overall taste.

  19. nats
    May 17, 2010 / 10:43 pm

    Try adding some ginger also

    • June 17, 2010 / 3:13 am

      that sounds like a good tip

  20. ella
    April 22, 2010 / 3:47 pm

    Thanks for the mango smoothie I can't wait to try it.

    • June 17, 2010 / 3:13 am

      let me know your thoughts when you do

  21. Ty
    March 21, 2010 / 11:13 pm

    Great with coconut Malibu! Thanks for another great recipe!

    • admin
      March 26, 2010 / 10:28 am

      Ty, that’s one for my wife..she’s into the malibu.



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  23. October 30, 2009 / 8:42 pm

    Hi just figured i would let you know i had a problem with your blog coming up frozen also. Might be gremlins in the system.

  24. October 28, 2009 / 11:24 pm

    Ooh shoot i just typed a big comment and when i hit post it come up blank! Please tell me it worked properly? I dont want to sumit it again if i do not have to! Either the blog glitced out or i am just stuipd, the latter doesnt surprise me lol.

  25. Wendy
    October 11, 2009 / 3:57 pm

    Thanks very much for the mango smoothie. I usually avoid the orange juice as my son is allergic to it but I’ll try it for myself.

  26. October 8, 2009 / 8:53 am

    A special thanks to everyone for taking the time to leave their wonderful comments. And thanks for sharing those tips Lee Ann.

    Happy Cooking

    .-= Chris De La Rosa´s last blog ..How to make green Mango Chutney. =-.

  27. John Porter
    September 27, 2009 / 11:31 am

    Thanks for this simple recipe.I tried it and it was heavenly. Everyone enjoyed it and asked for more.

  28. September 25, 2009 / 10:48 am

    I am going to give this one a try. I love mango and thank you for the great recipes.

  29. Lee Ann
    September 11, 2009 / 11:40 am

    I discovered when we were introducing our infant to solids that mangos and mango puree freeze beautifully – for your smoothy, when mangos are available they can be pureed then frozen in ice cube trays (spray with a little non-stick spray) then transfer the cubes to a freezer container or bag…when you’re craving a smoothy simply replace the ice with approx. 8 mango cubes…there are many other uses for the cubes and this method ensures you always have some on hand.

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