Do you want to add more smoothie recipes in your arsenal? Then you need to try the mango kiwi smoothie which is very delicious and nutritious. All you need is a good blender, fruits, and some ice.
I fell in love with this smoothie when my friend served it in one of her parties. After going through several readings and experiments, I finally found a couple of recipes which combine mangoes and kiwi perfectly. If you like to know them, keep reading below.
Get The Right Mix
First, add about 1-2 cups liquid in the blender. This can be any types any liquid you want, like water, fruit juice, or yogurt. It’s imperative that you add the liquid first so your blender can mash the fruit easily.
Second, add the base fruit, which in this case is the mango. The base fruit will give that creamy texture in your smoothie. For better results, you can freeze the mango before using it in your smoothie.
Now that you have mixed your liquid and base, add other fruits for extra flavor. In this case, we’ll be using kiwi to balance the sweetness of mangoes.
To take your smoothie to the next level, add some sweeteners, like honey. Lastly, add a few ice cubes if you like a thicker consistency.
Freeze You Mango
If you like to skip the ice cubes, BBC goodfood suggests using frozen fruits. Not only does it chill your drink, but it can also help keep the nutritional value of your fruits. To freeze mangoes, follow these steps.
- Cut and slice the mango into cubes
- In a cookie sheet, lay all the mangoes in one layer
- Store in the freezer overnight
Watch how to freeze mangoes properly in this video here.
Some Great Recipes That You Can Try
Recipe 1- Mango Kiwi Smoothie With Honey
This smoothie gives off a tropical vibe that you can feel like its summer outside even if it’s winter. The sweetness of the honey enhances the sweetness of the mango and balances the tartness of the kiwi. Here are the ingredients:
- 1 kiwi
- 1 mango (sliced, cubed, and frozen)
- 10 tablespoons Greek yogurt (preferably vanilla flavored)
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 cup orange juice
To start, slice the kiwi into half and scoop out the green flesh using a spoon. In a blender, add all the ingredients and hit blend on high for about two minutes. When the texture becomes smooth, pour into a glass and serve.
Recipe 2- Mango Kiwi Smoothie With Banana
In this recipe, the mangoes and bananas combine to create a creamy and thick texture.
Together with the kiwis, this smoothie packs a lot of immune boosting nutrients, like Vitamin C. Here are the ingredients:
- 5 kiwis (peeled and cut into quarters)
- 1 ripe banana (frozen)
- 1 ripe mango (cubed and frozen)
- 1 lime
- 3 tablespoons honey
Slice the lime into half and squeeze the juice. In a high-speed blender, add the freshly squeezed lime juice, kiwi, banana, mango, and honey.
Blend on high to mix all ingredients together for about a minute. Once smooth, pour into a glass and serve.
Recipe 3- Mango Kiwi Smoothie With Mint
This smoothie recipe uses mint leaves to give that refreshing taste to your smoothie.
It is a perfect beverage if you want to get cool during the summer. Get ready with these ingredients:
- 1 large mango (frozen)
- 1 medium kiwi
- 4-5 mint leaves
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1/2 cup water
To begin, cut the kiwi into half and use a spoon to scoop the flesh out into a bowl. In a high-speed blender, add all the ingredients.
Blend on high until the mixture becomes smooth in consistency. Serve and enjoy.
- Never under-blend your smoothies. If you’re using a regular blender, let it run for about two minutes. For a high-speed blender, one minute is enough.
- If your smoothie tastes too sweet, ease it out with a bit of lemon or lime juice.
- If the consistency gets too runny, add some ice cubes. You can also try adding more mango to boost the creamy texture.
- Pour some liquid if the consistency of your smoothies ends up being too thick.
To make a perfect mango kiwi smoothie, freeze your mango and use the right mix. You should start with the liquid, then the fruits, sweetener (honey), and ice cubes.
There are many ways of boosting the flavor of your mango and kiwi combination. You can add some mint leaves, banana, or honey
If you’ve tried making a smoothie using mangoes and kiwi, let us know what you think in the comments section below. Don’t forget to leave your questions or suggestions and please share if you find this article informative.