Strawberry Mango Protein Shake

Strawberry Mango Protein Shake | #smoothie #healthy #recipe

I’m about to divulge a piece of information about myself that’s very telling.

I’m a Gemini.

…which means I have a tough time making decisions and I get bored easily. Like, Speedy Gonzales quick. For those of us who crave variety, layered smoothies/cocktails/shakes are totally boss. They are the cheese to our macaroni (<- Juno reference, anyone?). The flip to our flops. The laces to our sneaks. The Loretta Lynn to our Conway Twitty, the…you get the picture.

Strawberry Mango Protein Shake | #smoothie #healthy #recipe

Layered bevvies….we don’t have to settle on just one color scheme, and just when we’ve had enough of flavor one, BAM! Flavor two comes along to keep things interesting.

While I was flipping through the June Cooking Light, I spied a recipe for a layered Berry-Mango-Almond Shake. The vibrant picture looked too good to pass up, so I made some changes to the recipe and fashioned myself a little afternoon delight. The original recipe uses vanilla frozen yogurt and almond milk, which I replaced with regular plain yogurt and coconut milk. I also added protein powder, resulting in a super thick, creamy, and protein-packed treat.

Which brings me to my next point…

Strawberry Mango Protein Shake | #smoothie #healthy #recipe

I must confess, I’ve been fairly disinterested in protein powders up until Kura sent me a care package of their vanilla, berry, and chocolate Smoothie Powders. I was concerned about the quality of most protein powders, as well as added sugar and miscellaneous ingredients I can’t understand or pronounce. So basically I’ve been a mondo protein powder naysayer. A quick look at Kura’s packages reassured me this was a protein powder I could 200% consume.

Are you a label reader? Me too! Have a looksy:

Strawberry Mango Protein Shake | #smoothie #healthy #recipe

Kura protein powder comes from New Zealand grass-fed, antibiotic-free dairy protein. The powder is also non-GMO and contains no added sugar, no preservatives or artificial sweeteners, 26 essential vitamins and minerals, probiotics and prebiotics, fiber, and omega 3 fatty acids. Like I said: boss. This shake is great for a post-workout replenisher and/or a great way to start the day. You’re getting an infusion of nutrients as well as protein and carbohydrates. Plus, it’s layered and dessert-like with two-for-one appeal, so there is that.

You can snag Kura protein smoothie powders from Sprouts, Whole Foods (available in TX, AR, LA, OK only), and Amazon. You can get 10% off when you use the discount code KURARORO on Amazon.

Strawberry Mango Protein Shake | #smoothie #healthy #recipe

Shake ‘er up!

Strawberry Mango Protein Shake | #smoothie #healthy #recipe

Strawberry Mango Protein Shake

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Author: Julia



  1. Add the frozen mango, 1 teaspoon of maple syrup, 2/3 cup plain yogurt, ¼ cup coconut milk, and half the package of protein powder (about ¼ cup) to a blender. Blend until completely smooth, adding more coconut milk if necessary. Divide mixture among 3 to 4 glasses.
  2. Add the frozen strawberries, and the remaining ingredients to the blender and blend until completely smooth, adding more coconut milk if necessary. Divide mixture among the glasses with the mango shake and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Use a high-powered blender for best results. If necessary, add more coconut milk or almond milk to help the blender process the ingredients.

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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Kura. As always, all opinions are my own, and thank you for supporting the brands that support this site.


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    1. Julia Post author

      I’ve had the same issue with protein powders, but Kura’s is really tasty. I has a super subtle creamy flavor and isn’t chalky at all. I’m not a protein powder person either, but I really like the way Kura’s powders taste 😀 Let me know if you try them!

  1. Susan

    This is one I’ll definitely be making. Very soon. As soon as our new refrigerator arrives and I can go grocery shopping (That’ll be tomorrow afternoon). I will stick with my Designer Whey protein powder, though (the varieties I use are sweetened with Stevia rather than Sucralose) because it is higher in protein and way lower in carbs, has good texture and flavor. Of all the ones we’ve tried this is the only one that hasn’t left us with an unpleasant aftertaste or had unpleasant texture. I’ll have to use low-fat yogurt for now, but once we return home and I can make my own whole milk yogurt again, I’m sure it will be even better.

    1. Julia Post author

      So happy to hear you’re going to make the shake! And I’m glad you’ve found a protein powder you like – they’re definitely hard to find!

      1. Susan

        Made it for breakfast this morning – definitely fun. And an excuse to buy straws. I ended up adding almond milk to thin out the strawberry portion, because adding extra coconut milk made that flavor stronger than I like. The recipe makes a LOT of smoothie! I’ll be having the leftovers tomorrow. BTW, I think that it needs more liquid – like double the amount – to get the blender to cooperate.

        1. Julia Post author

          Glad you made it, Susan! Yup, the recipe makes a ton and the consistency of my shake turned out super thick. I used a Nutribullet, which didn’t have issues with the blending, but I’ll add a note in the recipe to add more liquid for easier blending! xo

  2. Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health

    What a gorgeous shake! I’m all about the strawberry mango combo, as you know, so I know I would slurp this whole thing down without even blinking. Kura sounds pretty fantabulous too! I love the clean ingredient list!

  3. Julia

    Ohhhh..I love that you layered the flavors of this shake! It is so pretty! If I started every day with one of these shakes I would be one happy girl! Since I make so many smoothies I need to check out that Smoothie Protein Powder!

  4. Joanne

    I’ve traditionally been pretty wary of protein powders also, but this one definitely has an ingredient list that I can be cool with! Love that you went all two-flavored with this smoothie. Double the delicious in every slurp.

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