Easy Japanese Recipes

Mango Coconut Smoothie

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As the weather gets warmer and we crave to drink something cold to refresh ourselves, I try to make smoothies for my family.  With all the different smoothie we enjoy at home, one of my children’s favorite is the Mango Coconut Smoothie.  It’s a perfect drink to add extra nutrition into our diet and cool down at the same time.

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My son really loves mangos and we usually have them in our kitchen when they are in season.  However, when mangoes are not in season, we purchase frozen mango to make this delicious smoothie.  Thinking of creating a tropical flavor with mango, I used this delicious Unsweetened Coconutmilk from Silk to add natural sweet taste instead of using my regular almond milk.

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The resulting mango coconut smoothie was a hit, and my entire family loved it.  By the way, Silk Coconutmilk is not the same as the typical canned coconut milk.  This coconut milk is a thin or light variety and it’s dairy, gluten and soy- free.  It’s an excellent beverage option for vegan smoothies as it contains no animal products.

I usually add kale and spinach in every smoothie I make at home, but if you are not a big green leaf eater, start by making healthy smoothies without the green vegetables.  Then try adding one or two leaves into your smoothie at a time, and then gradually increase the amount of green vegetables.  You will be surprised your smoothie tastes so good even with green vegetables in it ( (just like Mr. JOC was!  He eats green veggies but was against the idea of leafy green in his drinks).

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Here’s a quick video on How To Make Mango Coconut Smoothie on my YouTube Channel!

If you enjoy coconut milk, you can find over 70 coconut milk recipes at Silk.com or visit this Pinterest board for more inspiration.  Also, they currently have a $1 off coupon so you can save.  Make some delicious Mango Coconut Smoothie now!

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Mango Coconut Smoothie
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Serves: 2 tall glasses
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup frozen mango (or fresh mango with 5 ice cubes)
  • ¼ cup non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp. chia seeds
  • 1¼ cup Silk’s Unsweetened Coconutmilk
    Mango Coconut Ingredients
  1. Put banana, frozen mango (or fresh mango + ice cubes), Greek yogurt, chia seeds, and coconutmilk in an electric blender/mixer or NutriBullet.
    Mango Coconut Smoothie 1
  2. Blend until all the ingredients are combined and smooth. Pour into 2 tall glasses.
    Mango Coconut Smoothie 2
I use the NutriBullet to make smoothies.

Recipe by Namiko Chen of Just One Cookbook. All images and content on this site are copyright protected. Please do not use my images without my permission. If you’d like to share this recipe on your site, please re-write the recipe and link to this post as the original source. Thank you.

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Posted in: Beverages, Breakfast & Brunch, Healthy Recipes, Reviews, Spring, Summer, Vegetarian

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  • Laura (Tutti Dolci) June 5, 2014, 4:28 pm

    Your smoothie is so pretty, Nami! Love the mango and coconut!

  • A_Boleyn June 5, 2014, 4:53 pm

    I really enjoy mango smoothies but have never thought of adding kale to it. I’ll have to give it a try the next time I make one.

  • Jeanette | Jeanette's Healthy Living June 5, 2014, 5:06 pm

    This sounds so refreshing! I love mango and coconut – it’s one of my favorite combinations!

  • Juliana June 5, 2014, 6:59 pm

    Nice and refreshing smoothie Nami…like that you used coconut milk…
    Hope you are enjoying your week :D

  • Nolwenn June 5, 2014, 7:02 pm

    Yum ! Nori, do you know if the Silk coconut milk contains carageenan by chance ?

    • Nami June 9, 2014, 1:05 am

      Mariah below responded that Silk coconut milk does have carageenan.

  • John@Kitchen Riffs June 5, 2014, 8:05 pm

    I love mango and I love coconut, so you know this smoothie has my number. This is almost dessert! Good stuff — thanks.

  • Jayne @ Tenacious Tinkering June 5, 2014, 8:30 pm

    I’ve been so incredibly busy and haven’t had the time to drop by. But when I saw the title of this post in my mailbox, I had to make time to come. Such a tropical refreshing treat!! Healthy too! With the mango season upon us now, you can bet I’ll be churning some of this smoothie out over the weekend. Thanks for the share, Nami :-)

  • donna mikasa June 5, 2014, 9:42 pm

    Thank you for sharing more smoothie recipes! I can’t wait to try this one–just have to get some chia seeds!
    I will post a pic on Instagram after I make it.

    • Nami June 5, 2014, 10:14 pm

      Hi Donna! I hope you enjoy this one, and I look forward to your IG photo! :) I buy chia seeds (small purple bag) from Trader Joe’s and frozen mangoes from Costco. ;)

  • Muna Kenny June 5, 2014, 10:16 pm

    Yes! This what I need in this heat. My two favorite fruits in a smoothie. Adding coconut milk is just WOW :)

  • cristina June 5, 2014, 11:14 pm

    Delicious, healthy and refreshing smoothie! I’m going to have to try that coconut milk – don’t think I’ve seen or noticed it in the markets yet but fantastic option!

  • Elizabeth @Mango_Queen June 6, 2014, 12:06 am

    Oh my how can I resist this Mango Coconut Smoothie? It has all the flavors I love — coconut milk, condensed milk, banana and best of all, mangoes! Love it. Thanks for sharing, Nami. I wouldn’t pass this up for anything !

  • Gourmet Getaways June 6, 2014, 1:53 am

    Now I feel thirsty! That’ll be a filling and refreshing drink! Good idea!

    Gourmet Getaways

  • Jenny June 6, 2014, 2:08 am

    yum, mango has got to be my favourite. Feel like having this right now.

  • Mariah June 6, 2014, 5:14 am

    Silk coconut milk has carageen which is unhealthy. So Delicious coconut milk does not. Most food products have carageen in them so remember to read your labels carefully.

    • Nami June 9, 2014, 1:04 am

      Hi Mariah! Thanks so much for answering Nolwenn’s question above and providing helpful info!

  • Monica June 6, 2014, 6:10 am

    This looks so wonderful! I love the combination of flavors and I bet it smells amazing. I love something like this that’s healthy but feels and tastes practically like dessert!

  • Daniela June 6, 2014, 6:36 am

    This smoothie is perfect to celebrate summer!
    The combination of banana and frozen mango sounds so refreshing.

  • Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) June 6, 2014, 7:16 am

    You totally had me at mango! I love a smoothie with mango!

  • Mi Vida en un Dulce June 6, 2014, 9:04 am

    I love smoothies, and the best thing is that sometimes you can “hide” secret ingredients for the kids ;)

  • Priscilla - She's Cookin' June 6, 2014, 12:33 pm

    Mr. She’s Cookin’ hasn’t warmed up to green beverages, but I add carrot or beet greens which lends an orange or pink hue which is much more acceptable :) Mango and coconut are a tropical pairing that I’ve always loved!

  • Hotly Spiced June 6, 2014, 3:11 pm

    I love the combination of coconut and mango and it always reminds me of holidays in the summer. What a wonderful and healthy and tasty drink xx

  • Medeja June 6, 2014, 11:34 pm

    Mango and coconut.. sounds really worth trying :)

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  • lisa H. | from My Lemony Kitchen... June 7, 2014, 6:01 am

    Two beautiful ingredients that goes hand in hand :D
    Love mango and coconut milk

  • Sissi June 7, 2014, 1:53 pm

    When I was a child I used to love smoothies made with… kefir (it’s like sour cream, but made with milk…), so your post reminds me a bit my childhood (of course I didn’t know coconut milk at the time). My favourite was blueberry I think. I still love kefir (very healthy by the way), but somehow I forgot about smoothies…
    Your mango smoothie looks amazing. Coconut and mango go so perfectly well together (I combine them in a kanten-set wobbly dessert and love this combination).

  • ATasteOfMadness June 7, 2014, 2:27 pm

    Ever since I started working in this bubble tea place (back when I was 14..) I loved the mango coconut combination in drinks. This looks amazing!

  • TheKitchenLioness June 7, 2014, 11:40 pm

    Dear Nami, now I am intrigued by that fresh coconut milk – I have never seen this around here (only the canned stuff), I would love to find some though as I imagine it muct taste fabulous, particularly in a smoothie like you prepared. I will take a look while I am grocery shopping at the health food store next week because I I would love to prepare this smoothie for the kids – it has turned quite warm around here, so I am looking for delicious, refreshing recipes for the kids and us.
    Have a great Sunday,

  • Alessandra Zecchini June 8, 2014, 1:38 am

    We have been drinking lots of coconut and almond milk recently, the kids love it, it is perfect for smoothies too, but I am still have to try it with mango (a bit rare here in NZ).

    Have a great week


  • Ramona June 8, 2014, 5:21 pm

    You have put some of my favorite flavors all in a delicious smoothie. Mmmmm! YUM!

  • Lynna June 8, 2014, 9:32 pm

    Coconut milk, or rather, coconut-everything, has been such a huge trend lately! It`s funny, since many Southeast Asian countries have been eating them forever! Haha. I know so many mango lovers who would loveee to try this!

  • [email protected] June 9, 2014, 8:43 am

    Great smoothie Nami. I have been on a big smoothie kick lately too so I will definitely give this one a try. Yeah I love to add spinach or cucumber.

  • Raymund June 9, 2014, 12:37 pm

    Now you impress me again, I lived in a tropical country abundant with mangoes and coconut and I never had imagined combining the two. Now I know and I am eagerly wanting to try some now badly, I know it would taste amazing

  • Maureen | Orgasmic Chef June 9, 2014, 1:24 pm

    Mango and coconut sounds wonderful for a smoothie. I’d probably want two. :)

  • Liz June 9, 2014, 2:03 pm

    Yeah, I think I need to do the slow taper to add greens to my smoothies, too :) Mangoes and coconuts sound like such a terrific combination…no wonder these smoothies pleased the whole family :)

  • Terra June 9, 2014, 2:13 pm

    I agree, cold drinks are essential in the Summer. I have been working with and enjoying more coconut products, love them! Your recipe sounds delicious, Hugs, Terra

  • zerrin June 10, 2014, 12:18 pm

    This is definitely a great way to make kids have fruit. Love the combination! Wish coconut milk was sold in packages here too!

  • Christine | No Gojis No Glory June 10, 2014, 4:24 pm

    I absolutely love coconut and this looks so delicious. This is going in my rotation of summer smoothies since I tend not to eat breakfast when it’s hot. Thanks for the recipe Nami!

  • Megumi June 10, 2014, 7:27 pm

    Hey Nami, definitely looks amazing! Can’t wait to try it! I was just wondering if it was possible to use normal plain yogurt instead of using Greek, because up here in Canada, Greek yogurt can be very expensive…


    • Nami June 14, 2014, 6:42 pm

      Hi Megumi! Yes you can use normal plain yogurt. My kids love Vanilla yogurt too! I use Greek for healthy option, but it doesn’t have to be Greek yogurt. :) Hope you enjoy!

  • Rosa June 11, 2014, 6:12 am

    Divine and so refreshing!



  • Bam's Kitchen June 11, 2014, 3:49 pm

    Nami-san, I will have to look for silks new coconut milk that sounds so delicious and a great addition to our morning smoothies. I also love that little nutribullet you have. That makes things easier when making small portions. I can’t wait to give this recipe a try. Have a super week. Take Care, BAM

  • Suki F June 11, 2014, 7:02 pm

    Perfect, just what I was looking for. It is very summer-like and my kids will live it.

  • Ella-HomeCookingAdventure June 12, 2014, 5:19 am

    Sounds like a good healthy breakfast smoothie. Made something similar too but with pineapples instead of mango. Will try mango too.

  • Charles June 13, 2014, 3:40 pm

    Wasn’t it you who developed an allergy to mango last year? That must suck – I love mango so much, I really could eat it every day.

    Love the idea of the smoothie – I thought it might be more yellow, but I guess when coupled with the coconut milk it doesn’t stand a chance! :D

    • Nami June 14, 2014, 7:01 pm

      Hi Charles! Yeah that’s me! My kids love this a lot and I actually enjoy a few sips from their glass (crossing fingers nothing would happen). =P Yeah the color is all about ratio on the ingredients. :)

  • mjskit June 21, 2014, 10:51 am

    Silk Coconut Milk? I use the soy milk quite often, but haven’t seen the coconut milk. Will be keeping my eye out for that as well as the chia seeds. Still have picked up any of those either. They seem to be in everything nowadays. Bobby and I have been having smoothies about 5 times a week now that the weather is HOT, so this is going on the list as a must try! Thanks Nami!

  • Bree November 8, 2014, 9:07 pm

    Tried this today using So Delicious Original Coconut milk (sorry, I know this is an advert for Silk, but I wanted to be honest for the changes I made), Zoi Vanilla Greek yogurt, and also added whey protein powder. It was DELICIOUS and not too sweet at all (seems like unsweetened yogurt/coconut milk might need honey or syrup if not using fresh mango). I added a cup of kale, but that was a mistake because it didn’t blend up very well, producing flakes of kale through the smoothie that I had to chew/pick out of teeth. I will try adding spinach (which blends easier) as the very subtle flavor of greens and color actually complement the creaminess of the mango and banana very well. This was very filling for a smoothie. Thanks!

    • Nami November 11, 2014, 12:35 am

      Hi Bree! Thank you so much for sharing your tip and I’m glad to hear you enjoyed it. I haven’t tried adding whey protein powder yet, but my trainer recommended so I will start adding it to mine too. :) Thanks for your comment!