We love a nutritious mango protein smoothie after a gym workout. The sweet, juicy mango and creamy texture are the perfect combination when you’re hot and tired. This version is dairy-free, vegan friendly, and made with just three ingredients.
In this article – we share a delicious high-protein mango smoothie recipe that tastes incredible and is perfect pre or post workout.
- Alternative ingredients
Mango Protein Smoothie Benefits
Mango protein smoothies are packed with vitamin C, vitamin A , and of course, protein…
- Vitamin C – helps to protect cells and keep them healthy, maintains good skin, blood vessels, bones and cartilage, and aids wound healing.
- Vitamin A – helps the immune system work properly, aids vision in dim light, and keeps skin healthy.
- Protein – fundamental to numerous parts and functions within the body, from muscle and tissue to antibodies and energy transport.
Mangoes themselves aren’t particularly high in protein. One serving (½ a cup or 80g) contains about 1g of the macronutrient and most people need 50-70g per day. But they are the ideal ingredient in protein smoothies…
Why? Because their flavour and texture can mask the chalkiness of some protein powders. Their thick, creamy consistency is perfect for blending with either vanilla, banana, or unflavoured protein powders (even the really gritty ones).
We recommend using either plant protein soya or normal soya milk in your workout smoothie since they contain the highest levels of protein (3.3-5g). Dairy milk contains 3.5-3.6g per 100ml protein but doesn’t sit well with us, which is another reason we prefer plant milk.
Here’s a quick comparison of the protein contents so you can choose which liquid to use in your workout smoothie…
- Plant protein soya milk – 5g protein per 100ml
- Skimmed or semi-skimmed milk – 3.6g protein per 100ml
- Whole milk – 3.5g protein per 100ml
- Soya milk – 3.3g protein per 100ml
- Oat milk – 1.1g to 0.3g protein per 100ml depending on the brand (Oatly being the highest)
- Almond milk – 0.4g protein per 100ml
- Hazelnut milk – 0.4g protein per 100ml
- Coconut milk – 0.1g protein per 100ml
We use the protein soya milk and protein powder in our recipe, so there is 27g of protein in this mango shake. Depending on the milk and supplement brand you use, the protein level may differ by a few grams.
The key to a really tasty protein smoothie is the order in which you add the ingredients. Adding the protein powder first generally means it gets stuck to the sides of your blender. So, start by adding your mango, then protein powder, with your liquid coming last. This will help ensure your ingredients get combined fully in the blender jug(and you don’t accidentally waste that expensive powder).
Ingredients & Recipe
Here’s how to make this tasty recipe…
- 1 peach
- 1 banana
- 1/2 cup protein soya milk (120ml)
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (25g)
- Remove the stone from the peach, peel the banana, and chop both into chunks.
- Place them into the blender, followed by the protein powder.
- Pour the milk on top and blend until smooth.
Fresh, frozen, or tinned peaches all work well in this recipe.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 350Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 246mgCarbohydrates: 57gFiber: 9gSugar: 35gProtein: 73g
Alternative Ingredient Ideas
You can make this recipe using fresh or frozen mango. If you fancy changing things up, you can also add banana, pineapple, peach, or strawberries. You can also try different flavoured protein powders, like chocolate or caramel instead of vanilla.
Related Smoothie Recipes
Here are some other healthy smoothie recipes with mango and protein that you might like…
- 3-Ingredient Coffee Banana Protein Smoothie
- Piña Colada Protein Shake Recipe
- Easy Peach Protein Smoothie
- 2-Ingredient Banana & Almond Milk Protein Shake
- Healthy Blueberry Protein Smoothie
- Pre/Post Workout Pineapple Protein Smoothie
- Thermomix mango banana almond milk smoothie
- Blueberry raspberry smoothie bowl
Here are some of the most common questions we see about this smoothie recipe…
There are 27g of protein in a mango protein smoothie.
Yes you can make this protein smoothie with fresh or frozen mango – both taste equally good.
Yes this mango smoothie recipe is still delicious without protein powder but it will only contain around 7g of protein instead of 27g.