Tropical Mango Tango Smoothie

by Marla on January 26, 2014 · 30 comments

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Tropical Mango Tango Smoothie | FamilyFreshCooking.comMango dances with creamy coconut & banana in this smoothie.

This sweetness is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth…in a healthy way. That is always a bonus don’t you think?

Tropical Mango Tango Smoothie |

Not sure how chilly it’s been where you live. If you want to warm up a dreary winters day then these tropical sips might just do the trick. Frozen mango is easy to find.

I won’t tell anyone if you add a splash of rum.

Tropical Mango Tango Smoothie |

A while back I posted a Papaya, Strawberry & Avocado Shake. More tropical flavors for you to love! I welcome you to check that out too.

It’s great to have frozen bananas on hand. I slice them before I put them in the freezer & wrap each sliced banana in wax paper, then in airtight bags.

Tropical Mango Tango Smoothie |

The slicing helps them blend really easily, I think.

Bits  of dried papaya, plantain chips & toasted coconut add some chew to this smoothie. Use a long spoon to scoop up the flavorful pieces as they sink to the bottom. I always love some chew in my shakes. Check out my Vegan Coconut Carrot Shake ~ similar idea. Different toppings.

Tropical Mango Tango Smoothie | FamilyFreshCooking.comEnjoy!

Tropical Mango Tango Smoothie

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Yield: two 11 ounce shakes or One 22 ounce shake

Tropical Mango Tango Smoothie


  • 1 cup Unsweetened Coconut Milk (I used the canned one)
  • 1 Frozen Banana
  • 1 cup Frozen Mango
  • Natural Sweetener to taste
  • Toppings
  • Dried Papaya
  • Crushed Dried Plantain Chips
  • Toasted Unsweetened Coconut Flake


  • Blend coconut milk, banana & frozen mango in a blender. Blend on a high power smoothie setting. Top with dried papaya, plantain chips & coconut flake.

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{ 27 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Averie @ Averie Cooks January 26, 2014 at 5:30 pm

I’m loving it! Such a pretty smoothie! Love the styling. lighting and pale, softness to it! pinned


2 Marla January 26, 2014 at 5:33 pm

Thanks for the Pinterest & photo love Averie!


3 Jeanette | Jeanette's Healthy Living January 26, 2014 at 7:00 pm

Mango is one of my favorite fruits! Pinning this beauty!


4 Tieghan January 26, 2014 at 8:18 pm

Oh I love the flavors and I agree with Averie, the photos are just gorgeous. I love the lighting!! Beautiful Marla!


5 Rosa January 27, 2014 at 12:15 am

Delightfully tropical! This is a great combo.




6 Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen January 27, 2014 at 3:35 am

Mmmm! Love this smoothie, Marla! Pinned!


7 Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar January 27, 2014 at 4:17 am

Tropical smoothies like this are always a good idea! This looks awesome!


8 Jenny Flake January 27, 2014 at 5:21 am

Perfect flavors for a smoothie! Lovely!!


9 Liz @ The Lemon Bowl January 27, 2014 at 5:56 am

Simple and perfect – my kind of breakfast!


10 Sommer @ASpicyPerspective January 27, 2014 at 7:41 am

Can’t wait to try this and made if I close my eyes while sipping on this smoothie, I will feel like I am in tropics for a few moments! Beautiful Pictures Marla!


11 Marla January 27, 2014 at 11:51 am

Thanks Sommer! Island dreams girl 😉


12 Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet January 27, 2014 at 8:01 am

I need a little bit of tropical flavors in my smoothies – it’s do dark and cold today! Gorgeous!!


13 Marla January 27, 2014 at 11:51 am

Ha! Hopefully this will help to brighten your day :)


14 Heather Christo January 27, 2014 at 8:29 am

beautiful! I make a smoothie every single morning for my girls and this one look like a perfect addition to the rotation!


15 Marla January 27, 2014 at 11:50 am

Sounds like a great way for the little ladies to start the day!


16 Kevin @ Closet Cooking January 27, 2014 at 8:30 am

This smoothie looks and sounds amazing!


17 Stephanie January 27, 2014 at 8:50 am

Yum, this looks so good!


18 Maria January 27, 2014 at 8:54 am

I want to go to a tropical island and sip on this smoothie!


19 Julie @ Table for Two January 27, 2014 at 9:31 am

Reminds me of a tropical island! Wish I were on one but I’m sure if I make this, I’d be taken there in my mind! 😉


20 Meg Merkley January 27, 2014 at 10:17 am

Got the email! Thanks. Yummy & Love! Pinned!


21 Grace @ FoodFitnessFreshAir January 28, 2014 at 5:13 am

Mango, coconut and banana, in a milkshake-like smoothie…sign me up! Looks great Marla.


22 Laura (Tutti Dolci) January 28, 2014 at 4:25 pm

Yes please to a splash of rum! Love the tropical toppers!


23 Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen January 31, 2014 at 2:47 am

It’s like a little bit of island sunshine in a glass. I’ll take mine with that splash of rum please.


24 Jennie @themessybakerblog February 3, 2014 at 4:52 am

I love the flavors happening in the gorgeous smoothie. Hmm, a splash of rum you say. Sign me up.


25 Marla February 3, 2014 at 5:03 am

Thanks Jennie ~ sounds like a great many of us want the rum 😉


26 Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures February 5, 2014 at 11:30 am

Yum! Some of my favorite flavors! Adding chewy dried fruit sounds ingenious!


27 Jennifer @ The 52 New Foods Challenge February 18, 2014 at 6:34 am

So yummy! Makes me think of an island getaway. Easy to personalize, too, which is always fun for my kiddos. Thanks for sharing, Marla, we love your recipes :)


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