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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Mangopeño Smoothie

The combination of mango and jalapeño might seem odd but you just might like it! And smoothies may just be an ultimate concoction for the healthy non-foodie!

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Mango and jalapeño might seem like a weird combination for a smoothie. But its surprisingly refreshing and packs just a bit of heat from the pepper.

mango jalapeno smoothie

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Smoothies are almost the ultimate in non-foodie concoctions. They don’t take a long time to make or to clean up afterward. Plus, they’re healthy (unless you replace the yogurt with ice cream…not that I ever do that.)

I add some protein powder for an extra boost as well as some yogurt and banana for texture, but if you’re vegan, you can subsitute hemp protein powder for the whey protein listed in this recipe and leave out the yogurt. It will be a little more green than it already is, but that just makes it more…interesting.

I frequently keep bag of frozen mango at hand and if I find bananas sitting out too long I stick ’em in the freezer. Having your ingredients frozen first gives your smoothie some extra thickness.

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Here’s the mango jalapeño smoothie recipe:

Mangopeño Smoothie

A healthy fruit smoothie with a bite!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Course Breakfast, Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1 person
Calories 377 kcal

Special Equipment

  • Blender


  • 1 mango or about 3/4 cup frozen mango chunks
  • 1/2 jalapeño pepper
  • 2 tbsp lime juice (juice of one lime)
  • 1 banana
  • 1/4 cup whey protein powder unflavored, but you can substitue your own. I like Whey Factors.
  • 1/2 tsp stevia sweetener optional
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/5 cups water mixed with ice cubes

How to Make It

  • Cut up the mango and banana.
  • Remove seeds from the jalapeño and slice (if you want to.)
  • Put that, along with everything else, in the blender and blend it.


  • I like to use Whey Factors protein powder. I found that my picky eater was less likely to notice this protein powder if I put it in a smoothie for her.
  • For a vegan alternative, use hemp protein powder — just a tablespoon vs  1/4 c, depending on your taste, and omit the yogurt. You might need to add 1/4 c more water.
  • For smoothies (unless I plan to take a photo of the fruit) I like to sometimes use frozen bananas or mango chunks. For the mangos, I sometimes have a Costco-sized bag of frozen fruit for smoothies in my freezer. You can also make single-size frozen “smoothie mix”bags so on days when you REALLY don’t feel like prepping anything, you can just throw it all in the blender.


Nutrition Facts
Mangopeño Smoothie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 377 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 48mg16%
Sodium 65mg3%
Potassium 922mg26%
Carbohydrates 66g22%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 47g52%
Protein 31g62%
Vitamin A 2454IU49%
Vitamin C 105mg127%
Calcium 166mg17%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword Beverages, Fruit, Healthy, Jalapeno, Mango, Smoothie, Vegetarian
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mango jalapeno smoothie

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Cheryl is a former Occupational Therapist and WordPress enthusiast who became a writer in some parallel universe and occasionally, but infrequently, publishes things in this one. She writes two blogs (or is it three) which she won't quit because she knows that blogs, in her case, are like a hydra and if she cuts one off two more will take its place. When she's not doing that, she enjoys hiking, cycling, kayaking (formerly fast, now ebike), messing around with Adobe illustrator, making assorted things, meditating (though she wouldn't call that "like," and reading. She normally doesn't speak about herself in the third person, but she sometimes uses "we" in the royal sense while writing this blog. She lives in Poulsbo, WA with her spouse, her youngest adult daughter, a very old mutt, and a Siamese cat.
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