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This chocolate mango smoothie is a delicious vegan snack. This is a thick smoothie that has a refreshing, sweet chocolate taste.
Every since going vegan, I incorporate a lot of smoothies into my diet. It’s a great way to sneak in extra fruits and vegetables!
If you are considering going vegan, check out this guide to going vegan for beginners for some helpful information.
This chocolate mango smoothie includes plenty of fruit and is a tasty treat as well!
*Quantities can be found in the recipe card further down.
Frozen mango pieces
Unsweetened oat milk (or other plant-milk of choice)
Maple syrup (optional)
This chocolate mango smoothie is:
- Free of Added Sugars
- Whole Foods Plant-Based
Making a smoothie is pretty straightforward. Just toss everything into your blender and blend until smooth!
Although it’s simple, these tips will help you get the best result:
- Make sure that you use frozen fruit! Using frozen fruit for a smoothie will yield a smoother and creamier result. I have tried experimenting with fresh fruit, using ice to compensate, but the result just isn’t as good.
- To make your frozen banana easier to work with and blend more readily, I recommend chopping. You can chop it before freezing, but bananas are fairly easy to cut with a sharp knife even when they are frozen. Depending on how powerful your blender is, you may only need to cut your banana in half. If your blender isn’t great, it is probably best to chop your banana into several pieces before blending.
- For a healthier smoothie, buy oat milk that is unsweetened, or make your own! The fruit provides plenty of sweetness, or you can add some maple syrup if you want some additional sweetening for your smoothie.
- I recommend blending your chia seeds, because that is my personal preference. I like my smoothie to be completely smooth and I don’t enjoy the texture of soaked chia seeds.
- If your blender is having a hard time getting things moving, you can add a bit more oat milk or whatever milk you are using. You could alternatively just wait a couple of minutes for the fruit to soften a bit, but don't wait too long! You don't want the fruit to thaw completely.
- I add chia seeds to this smoothie for the added nutritional benefits, but they don’t affect the taste of the smoothie. This means that you could leave them out if you don’t have them or don’t like them for whatever reason. If you still want some extra whole food protein, you could substitute with hemp seeds or flax seeds.
- I use cacao powder to get the chocolate taste in this smoothie, but cocoa powder works just as well.
- I think this smoothie is fairly sweet without any additions such as maple syrup, but I do list maple syrup as optional for those with a big sweet tooth. If you don’t have maple syrup, you could use a bit of agave or blackstrap molasses as a liquid sweetener.
Other chocolate smoothies to try:
Chocolate Mango Smoothie
- Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. You may need to add more oat milk if you don't have a high-powered blender.