The match of a mango breakfast smoothie and a golden milk latte must have been made in heaven! Imagine an ice-cold mango smoothie, with a hint of vanilla and cinnamon, and the spiciness of ginger. It's filling, refreshing and a real energy booster to start the morning off right.
This incredibly tasty breakfast smoothie is packed with superfoods and nutrients. The combination of mango, banana and oats make this smoothie super filling and will keep you full for several hours. One glass has 12 grams of protein and 8 grams of fiber, which makes it a nutritious breakfast.
Why you'll love this recipe
- This mango breakfast smoothie has the consistency of mango lassi and the taste of a golden milk latte.
- It's ready in 5 minutes for a quick breakfast.
- It also makes a great afternoon snack or pre-workout snack.
- It's light on the stomach.
Key ingredients and substitutions
- Vanilla soy milk is my absolute favorite base for this smoothie. Soy milk has a relatively neutral flavor and the hint of vanilla really reminds me of a golden milk latte. If you don't have flavored milk, you can use plain soy milk (or the non-dairy milk of your choice) and add ¼ teaspoon of vanilla extract.
- Frozen mango adds sweetness and freshness. It also keeps the smoothie thick and cold.
- Frozen banana provides a creamy texture and makes it more filling. You can replace it with plain plant-based yogurt (or Greek yogurt if not vegan).
- Oats are packed with fiber and will keep you full for several hours. You can use any type of oats you want but I recommend quick-cooking oats (instant oats). I find that their thin flakes blend more easily and provide a smoother texture to the smoothie. Make sure to use gluten-free certified oats if needed.
- Turmeric, ginger and cinnamon are the classical golden milk spices.
- Use a glass blender jug to avoid stains as turmeric powder is known to stain plastic containers.
- If your blender jug is stained from turmeric, place it in the bright sun for a whole day.
- Use less milk for a thicker smoothie. In that case, you may need to use a tamper to help the blending process.
- Add more milk for a thinner smoothie.
- You can use fresh mango but your smoothie will be less thick and creamy.
- Grab some ripe mangos when it's mango season and freeze them for smoothies.
- If you're using rolled oats, I recommend blending them first and adding the other ingredients afterward. This provides a smoother, less grainy texture. Alternatively, soak the oats in water overnight. This softens them and makes them blend in seamlessly.
STEP 1: Add the ingredients to your blender jug. Start with the milk, then add in the frozen mango chunks, banana, oats and spices.
STEP 2: Blend until smooth. It takes between 30 seconds and 1 minute for the oats to be ground very finely. Use the smoothie program of your blender if it has one.
Watch how to make it!
- Add ½ cup of spinach for an extra portion of leafy greens. I will barely alter the flavor.
- Add a scoop of (vegan) protein powder to make it extra filling or for post-workout recovery.
Frequently asked questions
Cut the mango lengthwise along the seeds. Cut the flesh into cubes. Place them on a baking sheet that fits your freezer. Make sure they are arranged in a single layer. When solid, transfer them to a freezer-safe bag to save space.
You can use fresh turmeric in smoothies. However, know that its flavor is stronger and more pungent. I prefer dried ground turmeric for this recipe as it reminds me more of golden milk.
The absorption of the active compound curcumin found in turmeric is increased when consumed with piperine found in black pepper. It's also recommended to consume turmeric with fatty foods as curcumin is fat-soluble (source).
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Golden Milk Mango Breakfast Smoothie
- Add the vanilla soy milk, frozen mango, frozen banana, oats and spices to a blender.
- Blend on high or use the smoothie program of your blender. Let it run for at least 30 seconds to make sure the oats are as finely ground as possible.
- If you don't have vanilla-flavored milk, use plain soy milk and add ¼ teaspoon of vanilla extract.
- I recommend quick-cooking oats because their thin flakes blend more easily and provide a smoother texture.
- If you're using rolled oats, try blending them first and adding the other ingredients afterward. Alternatively, soak the oats in water overnight. This softens them and makes them blend in seamlessly.
- Use a glass blender jug to avoid turmeric stains.
- Add more milk for a thinner smoothie.
- Adding pepper increases the absorption of the active compound curcumin found in turmeric.
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