This peach mango smoothie sneaks in carrots for an extra nutritious twist. Easily made dairy-free and vegan, this simple-prep smoothie recipe features a delicious, just-sweet-enough flavor and lots of variations.
This peach mango smoothie is the breakfast-appropriate counterpart to peach mango sangria.
Here we're trading fruit nectars (and wine, and brandy) for frozen fruit (and carrots, and lime juice) for a tropical-ish and fruity pick-me-up no matter the time of day.
While it's not as loaded up on protein and fiber as my beloved filling green smoothie, I really like to drink this one as a snack. One batch yields enough for two smoothies and stays well in the fridge overnight, meaning you can enjoy two smoothies while only cleaning the blender once. Yes!
Reasons to Love This Smoothie
- The bright orange color allows for carrots to sneak their way in for added beta-carotene, vitamin A, and other nutrients, per EatingWell.
- Frozen fruits and easy-prep carrots reduce the prep time down to nothing. This is major if you'd like to make this smoothie in the wintertime when peaches are out of season (frozen fruit is quickly frozen right when ripe). Studies also show that frozen fruit can have just as much nutrition as fresh.
- Peaches, mango, and a squeeze of lime bring a semi-tropical flavor in an easy way!
- Peaches: Frozen peaches are already sliced and peeled (huge!), saving you a fair amount of prep time.
- Mango: Frozen mango chunks are also as easy as opening a bag and measuring out.
- Carrots: Two larger carrots or three smaller ones will be split between two servings. These really don't add much flavor but bulk out the smoothie and add extra nutrition.
- Milk: Unsweetened vanilla almond milk is a frequent ingredient in my kitchen (love it for its calcium fortification and how it operates in blended chocolate chia pudding). I've also used oat milk for an extra creamy dairy-free option. Really any milk, including dairy milk, would work for this recipe.
- Lime Juice: This provides a tropical twist that pairs so well with peach mango flavor. While I prefer freshly-squeezed, I've used bottle unsweetened lime juice in a pinch and it's no big deal.
- Agave Nectar: Just a small amount (one-half teaspoon per serving) balances the flavor of this smoothie. Another liquid sweetener like honey or maple syrup can work, but those have stronger flavors. I like agave nectar for smoothies as it doesn't add anything to the taste.
Simple Recipe Steps
Tip: While you can use fresh fruit here, it saves a considerable amount of time using frozen sliced peaches and frozen mango chunks. No need to blanch peaches in order to remove their skins or mess around with a slippery mango!
- Peel and chop the carrots into 1-2 inch segments. Add them to the blender along with the rest of the ingredients.
- Blend well until smooth. Add additional milk if needed to thin the consistency to your liking.
There are plenty of tweaks you can make to this easy peach mango smoothie to make it your own, use up what you have on hand, etc.
- Strawberry - Reduce one-third cup of the total fruit (I'd split the amount removed from both the peaches and the mango) and replace with frozen strawberries.
- Banana - Same deal as above, reduce one-third cup of the peaches and/or mango and replace with half of a frozen banana.
- Pineapple - Replace a portion of the frozen mango with frozen pineapple chunks. Fresh pineapple can get a bit watery in a smoothie.
- Orange - Omit the lime juice and replace a portion of the milk with freshly-squeezed orange juice.
- Greek Yogurt - Replace a portion of the milk with one-half cup of Greek yogurt to up the protein. I recommend vanilla for the extra flavor. Add more milk as you see fit so that this peach mango smoothie blends up smooth.
- Protein Powder - Since these often have added sweetener, prepare the smoothie without the agave nectar, only adding it after a taste if you think it needs it. Vanilla or unflavored would be my recommendations.
- Greens - Add fresh frozen spinach or your favorite greens powder. You'll lose the bright orange hue but will gain extra vitamins and nutrients, like vitamin K, iron, and folate, per WebMD.
- Extra Fiber - Add ground flaxseed, soaked chia seeds, or rolled oats to bump up the fiber. You may need additional milk to account for the extra thick consistency these add-ins bring.
Recipe Tips and Tricks
- Storing Leftover Smoothie - This peach mango smoothie does pretty well refrigerated overnight. Cover the glass with plastic wrap or a tight-fitting lid. The only caveat is if you add something that thickens the consistency the longer it sits, like flaxseed, chia seeds, or oats. Smoothies with those ingredients are best consumed right away.
- Buying Frozen Fruit - Make sure the kind you buy does not have added sugars as they're not necessary in something like a smoothie.
- Fancy Blender Not Needed - I've made this smoothie with both a high-powered blender (I treated myself to a Vitamix, pictured, during last year's holiday sales) and a basic one and found the frozen fruit and raw carrots not to be an issue for the inexpensive one.
- Add Ice? - Only add ice if using fresh fruit. The frozen fruit takes care of all the frosty chilled thickness you need.
Note: The pictures in this post were updated in 2023 from its initial publish date in 2015. The recipe is nearly the same, just with the primary use of frozen fruit and the agave added.
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Peach Mango Smoothie
- 1 cup frozen mango chunks (or 1 ripe mango, peeled and chopped)
- ¾ cup frozen sliced peaches (or 1 ripe peach, peeled and sliced)
- 2 medium/large carrots peeled and roughly chopped
- 1 ½ cups vanilla unsweetened almond milk or milk of your choice
- 2 teaspoons freshly-squeezed lime juice more as needed
- 1 teaspoon agave nectar
- Add mango, peaches, and carrots to a blender, then pour in the milk, lime juice, and agave nectar. Blend well until smooth, adding additional milk a little at a time if you'd like a thinner consistency.
- You may not need the agave nectar if the milk you're using is sweetened or if you're adding flavored protein powder. Leave it out at first, blend everything up, then take a taste, then see if you'd like to add some.
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