Carrot Mango Coconut Smoothie

Carrot Mango Coconut Smoothies light up your life.

Carrot Mango Coconut Smoothie

Hey mango! Mango Italiano! Hey mango! Mango Italiano! Go, go, go you mixed up Sicialiano. All you Calabraise-y do the mango like a crazy…

If you can walk past the mangoes in the grocery store without singing Mambo Italiano, then you’re a stronger person than I am.

If the produce man didn’t already think I’m a nut job for bobbing and weaving through the vegetables multiple times per day with a root-eating grin on my face, at least one of my Hey Mambo dance parties in front of the mango display certainly did him in.

Carrot Mango Coconut Smoothie

Oh hi, Happy Monday! Have I got a smoothie for you!

I spied Liren’s Carrot Mango and Kiwi Smoothie a couple weeks ago and went to the store as fast as my legs could carry me to get mangoes. Being all hot to trot about the 5 for $5 mango display, I completely forgot to get the kiwis. So I improvised by adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing. I ended up with an entirely different smoothie from the one I was trying to copy cat, but the result was throw-a-dance-party-in-my-kitchen delicious!

I’ve been adding lemon zest or orange zest to my smoothies to give them a nice zing. Just this little addition puts a pip in your smoothie’s step and sends your mouth to tropical paradise. Oh and adding grated carrot to your smoothie? Obnoxiously smart and tasty. We already did this with my Carrot Ginger Smoothie a while back, but we can do it again here. So we did. And we do. We Mango Italiano with carrot and coconut milk.

Carrot Mango Coconut Smoothie

Go mango like a crazy!

Carrot Mango Coconut Smoothie

Carrot Mango Coconut Smoothie

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Author: Julia
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Ingredients

  • 2 ripe frozen bananas
  • 1 ripe mango peeled and chopped
  • 1 large carrot peeled and grated
  • 2/3 cup full fat canned coconut milk
  • 2/3 cup almond milk
  • Zest of one lemon

Instructions

  1. Add it all to a high-powered blender and blend until smooth. The smoothie will require a little extra time in the blender in order to blend the grated carrot.
  2. If desired, add more almond milk for a thinner consistency.

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  1. Kari@Loaves n Dishes

    Well I’ve never had the urge to sing Mambo Italiano while looking at mangoes before, but I know that I will from now on! I’m not a lover of drinking my carrots, but I’m thinking that the mango will make me change my tune! Looks delish.

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    1. Julia Post author

      I LOVE Vitamix! Those blenders can seriously handle anything. I like throwing hard-as-rocks things in there just to test how powerful it is, and lemme tell ya: there’s nothing that blender can’t handle. Hope you enjoy the smoothie, Dearna!

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  2. Stephie @ EYHO

    Rumor has it that I’m being sent a Blendtec soon (I’ll bless the mail carrier that fine day), and when I do…I’m carroting and zesting all the smoothies! (Until then…I wait, because my old blender died. Oops.)

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    1. Julia Post author

      NICE! I’m so happy to hear you’ll be on team Blendtec soon! There is nothing in the kitchen like a good high-powered blender. The touch screen will BLOW your mind!

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  3. Joanne

    And now…I will have that song stuck in my head for the rest of the week. And I will LOVE IT.

    Can I use that as an excuse to buy more mangoes?! Going with YES.

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    1. Julia Post author

      I vote we prance around in brightly colored dresses, juggle mangoes, sing Mambo Italiano and drink smoothie after smoothie…and maybe add a splash (read: gallon) of booze to it.

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  4. dishing up the dirt

    I’m all over this smoothie. We just made a beet and coconut smoothie this morning (I’m posting a recipe soon) but this Carrot Mango Coconut smoothie may just have to happen tomorrow!! Sounds fantastic!

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    1. Julia Post author

      Zest is the key. I’m sure lemon juice would be great too, but zest is that little je ne sais quois that brings the whole thing home. I double dog dare you to add zest to alllll your smoothies! 😀

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  5. Liren

    So funny, I can see you bopping along the produce as you hunt down those mangoes! I’m so glad you tried the smoothie – and I LOVE the coconut in this!

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    1. Julia Post author

      Yes, yes! I must try it with the kiwis, too…I was just so excited about the mango-carrot, that I left poor kiwi out. Thanks for the inspiration, as always Liren!

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  6. Traci

    Looks delicious. But I had to comment and say that I just adore the little bow around the glass. Best food presentation photo I’ve seen in a while. :]

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