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Mango-Banana Smoothie

Mango-Banana Smoothie by @browneyedbaker :: www.browneyedbaker.com

A couple of weeks ago before leaving for Florida, I made what looked to be a fabulous mango-coconut quick bread. It smelled fantastic and had all the makings of a dreamy bread. However, before I could cut into it, a certain Golden Retriever who shall remain nameless (*cough*Einstein*cough*) took it upon himself to eat the ENTIRE loaf while it was cooling and backs were turned. The little bugger didn’t even get sick. How is that possible?! I didn’t have enough time before I left to re-make the bread, but I did have an extra mango to use up, so I whipped up a quick smoothie that made a fabulous breakfast.

Mango-Banana Smoothie by @browneyedbaker :: www.browneyedbaker.com

I go on and off the smoothie band wagon, but for someone like me who struggles to get in my daily allotment of fruits and vegetables, it’s a quick and easy way to knock out a few servings all at once. Most times I opt for a green smoothie since I tend to eat less vegetables than I do fruit, but without any greens in the fridge, a fruit combination is still refreshing and delicious. I love how versatile smoothie-making is, since you can pretty much just add whatever you have on hand and give it a whirl in the blender. Do you have a favorite smoothie combination?

Now that I’m back, I need to re-make that mango-coconut bread before mangoes are done for the season. I also need to teach Mr. Einstein some better manners.

Mango-Banana Smoothie by @browneyedbaker :: www.browneyedbaker.com

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Mango-Banana Smoothie

Yield: 2 smoothies

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

An easy recipe for a mango smoothie - perfect for summer breakfast treats.

Ingredients:

1 ripe banana, cut into chunks
1 mango, cut into chunks
1½ cups milk (regular or almond)
2 tablespoons rolled oats
1½ tablespoons melted coconut oil
6 large ice cubs

Directions:

1. Puree all ingredients together in a blender until smooth. Enjoy!

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38 Responses to “Mango-Banana Smoothie”

  1. Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl on August 20, 2013 at 1:14 am

    I can’t believe your pup would ever do that! ;) Yummy smoothie! Lately I have been having a daily watermelon smoothie so I’m excited to switch it up and try this mango one!

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  2. Hazel M on August 20, 2013 at 1:24 am

    YYUUUUMMMMMMMMAAAYY

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  3. Rose on August 20, 2013 at 1:26 am

    Looks great

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  4. Tammy on August 20, 2013 at 1:45 am

    Looks great!I will try this one.Congrats on your
    marriage !!!So glad you are back!!!

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  5. Averie @ Averie Cooks on August 20, 2013 at 2:47 am

    One of my fave smoothies on earth is a mango-banana smoothie, and a little pineapple too if I have it. Yours looks beautiful. So bright and cheery! Pinning!

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  6. Pieliekamais on August 20, 2013 at 3:29 am

    “…a certain Golden Retriever..” ha ha ha :) Aww… We started a new obedience course yesterday, and the lead instructor had her goldens demonstrating perfect competition behavior. So there IS hope :).
    The smoothies look really great. Also Pinning!

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  7. Becca @ Crumbs on August 20, 2013 at 5:15 am

    Simple, healthy AND delicious! Good luck with mango bread attempt 2!

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  8. Bake Play Smile on August 20, 2013 at 5:48 am

    Oh yum! This looks so delicious! Hehehe that is something my golden retriever would do too! They are such beautiful animals… but can be so, so cheeky!
    :-)

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  9. Ashley on August 20, 2013 at 5:56 am

    haha oh my gosh I can’t believe he ate the whole thing! Our beagle would definitely do the same if given the chance … although since she’s only 20 pounds she thankfully can’t reach anything : ) But she can be sneaky with guests who make the mistake of carrying food where she can reach it! I love mango smoothies – I think it’s my favorite flavor.

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  10. Jamie @lifelovelemons on August 20, 2013 at 6:24 am

    Yum! Mango smoothies are the best, especially when highlighted with banana and coconut!

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  11. Emily @ Life on Food on August 20, 2013 at 6:47 am

    I have never thought to put coconut oil in my smoothies. Must try soon!

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  12. Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet on August 20, 2013 at 7:24 am

    These smoothies look refreshing!

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  13. Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} on August 20, 2013 at 7:48 am

    Your dog must have good taste because that bread sounds amazing. :) Don’t you just love that dogs can eat a whole loaf of bread without a thought about…oh, calories? haha! Anyway, I hope the recipe shows up here sometime soon. Your smoothie looks great, too. Perfect for a summer morning. Have a great day!

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  14. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar on August 20, 2013 at 8:12 am

    Such a fabulous morning smoothie!…or afternoon. Yum!

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  15. Tieghan on August 20, 2013 at 8:21 am

    I love tropical smoothies and you looks and sounds killer!

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  16. movita beaucoup on August 20, 2013 at 8:53 am

    A friend once told me that her husband and child were completely horrid, and would, on a regular basis, eat all of the muffins she made the night before, leaving her to go to work hungry. Time and time again this happened. She’d bake the muffins, leave them to cool on the counter, and then her selfish family would eat them all before she could have even a crumb. At first she was flattered – obviously she was an amazing baker. But this flattery can carry gluttony only so far. Finally, she confronted the selfish beasts. She told her family that she was thrilled that they enjoyed her muffins so much, but found it disheartening to think that they wouldn’t consider sharing even one with her.

    It was after her lengthy lecture that she learned that neither husband or child had been eating the muffins. Not a one. That they had been thinking the same of her. They simply couldn’t believe that she’d bake all those muffins for herself and then, in all likelihood, scarf them back in the bathroom whilst applying her morning makeup.

    Evening surveillance proved that Mac, the dog, was more than capable of consuming a dozen muffins in the wee hours of the night. Like, every night.

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    • Robin Christensen on August 20th, 2013 at 9:51 am

      What an awesome story!!!

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      • AndreaL on August 20th, 2013 at 10:31 am

        LMAO! :)

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  17. Madison on August 20, 2013 at 9:05 am

    Everyday I look forward to reading your blog! This smoothie looks great! Is there anything I can substitute for coconut oil with?

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    • Michelle on August 22nd, 2013 at 6:34 pm

      Hi Madison, You could use any other type of flavored oil you like, or just omit it. You could also use coconut milk if you wanted.

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      • Madison on August 23rd, 2013 at 9:59 am

        If I omit it would it make a huge difference in the smoothie?

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        • Michelle on August 23rd, 2013 at 5:54 pm

          No, you’ll just miss that hint of coconut.

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  18. Mandy on August 20, 2013 at 9:27 am

    This smoothie looks delicious!!! As for your other dilemma, I have a cat who inhales any and all food left out on the counter. All I can say is that your microwave is your friend for cooling foods down while safely out of reach of pets!!!! All my cakes, muffins, etc rest in there until they’re cool enough to be covered :)

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  19. Robin Christensen on August 20, 2013 at 9:51 am

    That was SO sweet of you to make a whole loaf of bread just for Einstein!! That was what HE thought anyway! These smoothies look delicious! And mango is one of my hubby’s favorites – I must try!

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  20. Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts on August 20, 2013 at 10:00 am

    I LOVE smoothies – this one looks amazing!!

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  21. Kim on August 20, 2013 at 10:07 am

    Einstein has good taste! ;) This sounds yummy!!

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  22. Marcie @ Flavor The Moments on August 20, 2013 at 10:18 am

    How upsetting to make a bread like that and not get any! Obviously Einstein loved it. This smoothie sounds delicious! I love any smoothie flavor with banana as a base — it’s not a smoothie for me unless banana is in there somewhere. I will definitely try this!

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  23. marie @ little kitchie on August 20, 2013 at 10:55 am

    I could use this right now!

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  24. Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes on August 20, 2013 at 11:11 am

    Yum..mango and banana are my favorite smoothie combination. Love that you put oats in yours!

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  25. Laura O on August 20, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    Love smoothies.. so easy to make and healthy!

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  26. Lynne on August 20, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    I hint for mango lovers – Trader Joe’s frozen mango chunks are great to have on hand for smoothies.

    My favorite smoothie is a “Banana Split” – 1 ripe banana, 4-5 whole frozen strawberries, 1/2 cup skim milk (or you could use vanilla yogurt), 1/2 c of pineapple juice, a healthy squirt of Hershey’s chocolate syrup, and 1 1/2c of ice. Put it all in the blender and blend on “smoothie” setting (my blender has this) until drinkable – if too thick add more skim milk to thin.

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  27. Mariel W on August 22, 2013 at 9:13 am

    Yum! Smoothie was great! I played around with it a little bit because I didn’t have bananas. Love the coconut oil I would have never thought of that!

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  28. Jocelyn on August 22, 2013 at 11:10 pm

    This is a delicious smoothie. I used frozen mango and frozen banana, so omitted the ice cubes. I also used coconut extract instead of the oil, but want to try the coconut oil next time. Thank you!

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  29. Laura Dembowski on August 25, 2013 at 8:30 am

    Smoothies are the best! This looks great, though I can’t wait to see the bread too!

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  30. Emma on August 26, 2013 at 6:08 pm

    Ice cubs.
    Giggle. :P
    That made me smile.
    This smoothie looks delicious. Living in Hawaii means I’m always looking for ways to use up good fruit. (I know, tough job, but somebody absolutely has to do it!)
    Also, naughty Einstein!!

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  31. Rochelle Hutchinson on September 14, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    I am a total smoothie addict, so this is something that I just have to add to the collection

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  32. Anika on December 27, 2013 at 2:19 am

    This recipe is perfect! We’re going overseas in a three days so we need to use our milk, oats, and banana as quickly as possible – not the mango though, I have to restrain my family from eating too much! However, I don’t have melted coconut oil and I was wondering, would desicated coconut be equivalent to coconut oil? would it work?

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    • Michelle on December 27th, 2013 at 3:36 pm

      Hi Anika, I do not think that desiccated coconut would be the same thing, unfortunately. You could replace the coconut oil with another fat or even something like almond butter.

      Reply

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