A creamy and light mango pear smoothie packed with antioxidants and Vitamin C!
This smoothie is high in vitamin C making it the perfect companion to any dish containing leafy greens and/or beans to help your body absorb the iron efficiently. It's also an easy way to get in a few extra servings of fruit, even on those busy days when it seems there just isn't enough time for nutrients.
Dishes to enjoy a mango smoothie with:
- Baked Tofu Scramble with Veggies and Crispy Potatoes
- Chickpea Omelette
- Warm Butternut Squash and Kale Salad
- Tofu and Vegetable Hummus Wraps (GF)
Frequently asked questions about mango pear smoothies
Peaches, pineapple, strawberries, kiwi, oranges, mandarins, papayas, and pears are the best fruits to combine with mango.
Yes! They both give a creamy and smooth texture to smoothies with hints of sweetness, making them the perfect ingredient for making smoothies without milk or yogurt.
Yes, mango and pear go well together as they balance each other out. Pears are not overly sweet and help to balance out the bold sometimes tart flavors of mango.
Apples, strawberries, cherries, raspberries, vanilla yogurt, and passion fruit are all great options when deciding what to pair with pears in a smoothie.
A simple vanilla protein powder is my favorite as it helps tie all of the flavors of the fruits together while also adding additional flavor and sweetness. Alternatively, use hemp seeds, high protein yogurt or plant-based milk (flax milk) for additional protein.
Mango pear smoothie ingredients
- Frozen mango chunks: one of the main ingredients in this mango pear smoothie as it adds sweetness, vitamin C, and potassium. Bonus points that it is lusciously sweet.
- Pear: using a fresh pear in this smoothie creates a smooth and creamy texture
- Banana: just half for a hint of sweetness
- Orange juice: adds vitamin C and additional nutrients, while also providing the liquid necessary to blend the smoothie
- Pear juice: optional, but recommended for my fellow pear lovers. Alternatively, use more OJ or a creamy plant-based milk.
- Vanilla vegan protein powder: add nutrients, protein, and flavor to the smoothie. Use your favorite or check out this post for some of my favorites.
Top mango pear smoothie tip: at least one fruit should be frozen for the best texture results.
Mango: I keep a bag of frozen organic mango chunks in my freezer at all times for smoothies. Alternatively, buy fresh and chop yourself, then add to the freezer.
Pear: pineapple (fresh or frozen) also works, with a slightly sweeter result in flavor.
Vanilla protein powder: I prefer the smoothie with it, but omit if desired! Swap pear juice with vanilla plant-based milk if you still want a hint of vanilla in the smoothie.
For variations of this smoothie, check out the FAQ section at the beginning of the blog post for more ideas on what fruits go well with mango and/or pear.
This smoothie is best fresh out of the blender and I do not recommend storing it or making it ahead of time. Most smoothies containing banana do not taste right after they sit for a little while.
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Mango Pear Smoothie
- measuring cups
- 1 heaping cup frozen mango chunks
- 1 pear, core removed and chopped
- half of a ripe banana
- 1 cup orange juice
- large splash of pear juice (or sub more OJ or plant milk of choice) (⅛-scant ¼ cup)
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until creamy and smooth (about 30 seconds to 1 minute). Pour into your favorite smoothie glass and enjoy immediately, cheers!