Gingery Mango & Berry Smoothie

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Most of our smoothie recipes have bananas, and some of you happen to dislike bananas. (Weird, I know – some of my friends and family included!)

So, when I recently ran out of bananas but was still craving a smoothie, I discovered this recipe, which would be perfect for those of you who aren’t in love with bananas but still want a delicious, creamy smoothie.

Let’s do this!

This recipe requires just 6 ingredients, 1 blender, and 5 minutes – simple, just the way I like it.

Instead of bananas for a creamy, sweet base, I relied on another favorite: mango!

And for a gorgeous pink hue and dose of antioxidants, I added in a mixture of strawberries and raspberries. Frozen fruit makes the creamiest, dreamiest smoothies. But if yours is fresh, simply add 1-2 cups of ice to chill things down.

Next up are lime for some acidity, ginger for a bit of spice, coconut milk and shredded coconut for a bit of coconut flavor, and a pinch of cayenne to bring a bit of heat (optional but recommended!).

Mmm, look at that creamy goodness. All that’s left to do is enjoy as is or layer and garnish with delicious toppings!

I went for my Easy 2-Ingredient Coconut Yogurt, but full-fat coconut milk works wonders as well for that sultry swirl effect. And on top, I went with more raspberries, a bit of lime, and a spoonful of coconut flakes. Yes, please.

I hope you all LOVE this smoothie! It’s:

Naturally sweet
Gingery + subtly spicy
& SO delicious

This would make the perfect on-the-go smoothie in the mornings or even a post-workout snack if you add in a little of your favorite protein powder.

If you’re into smoothies, be sure to check out my Go-To 5-Minute Smoothie Bowl, 5-Ingredient Detox Smoothie, Carrot Ginger Turmeric Smoothie, Watermelon Chia Strawberry Smoothie, and Ginger Colada Green Smoothie!

If you try this recipe, let us know how it goes. Leave a comment, rate it, and don’t forget to tag a photo #minimalistbaker on Instagram. Cheers, friends!

Gingery Mango & Berry Smoothie

A wholesome (banana-free!) smoothie of mangoes, berries, lime, ginger, and coconut, with a hint of spice from cayenne. Satisfying, delicious, and packed with vitamins and nutrients!
Author Minimalist Baker
4.83 from 23 votes
Prep Time 5minutes
Total Time 5minutes
Servings 2(smoothies)
Course Beverage, Breakfast
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Vegan
Freezer Friendly 1 month
Does it keep? 3 Days



  • 2 1/4cupsfrozen chopped mango (if fresh, add 1 cup ice)
  • 1 1/4cupsfrozen raspberries and/or strawberries (I mixed both)
  • 1-2cupslight coconut milk or unsweetened almond milk
  • 1mediumlime, juiced(~3 Tbsp or 45 ml as original recipe is written)
  • 2Tbspfresh ginger
  • 1Tbspunsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/8scant tspcayenne pepper(optional)
  • 1-2Tbspprotein powder of choice or hemp seeds(optional)

FOR SERVING optional

  • Coconut Yogurt or full-fat coconut milk
  • Berries
  • Unsweetened shredded coconut
  • Hemp seeds


  • To a high-speed blender add mango, berries, coconut or almond milk (starting with the lesser amount), lime, ginger, shredded coconut, cayenne pepper (optional), and protein powder of choice (optional).
  • Blend on high until creamy and smooth, scraping down sides as needed. If it has trouble blending, add more coconut, almond milk, or water.
  • Serve as is or layer with coconut yogurt or milk and top with desired toppings. I prefer berries, hemp seeds, and coconut flake.
  • Enjoy fresh or refrigerate leftovers for 3 days. Or store in the freezer (as a smoothie or Popsicles) up to 1 month.


*Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated without protein powder or additional toppings.

Nutrition (1 of 2 servings)

Serving: 1smoothiesCalories: 376Carbohydrates: 76gProtein: 6.6gFat: 10.2gSaturated Fat: 7.7gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 39mgFiber: 13.8gSugar: 51.5g

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  1. Suzannesays

    We are in Florida with access to a Mango tree. My husband pureed several Mangoes yesterday and wondered what to do with the puree! I found the answer with your fabulous recipe. We had all the ingredients on hand, and both of us loved this smoothie. I used Almond Milk but will try Coconut Milk next time I make this. I’ve already added the recipe to my collection. Thanks for another delicious and easy recipe.

    • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

      How lovely! So glad you enjoyed it, Suzanne. Thank you for sharing! xo

  2. Ellasays

    😍so excited to make this!! But I have a question: the light coconut milk is from a can right? Thank you so much 🙏🏻❤️

    • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

      We diluted light canned coconut milk for this one. But it should work well with canned or boxed or homemade! Let us know what you think!

  3. Barbsays

    I layered it with organic yogurt, blueberries, strawberries, raspberries. On top hemp hearts and crumbled vegan no bake brownies with chocolate ganache! So good with chocolate.

  4. ansays

    I made this two days in a row, it was soooo good! I used a bag of mixed berries with raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries so it was definitely bluer than the pic. I loved the kick from the fresh ginger and cayenne. The mango, ginger, and cayenne are perfect together. Perfect for a light, healthy, quick lunch! MB recipes have been my go-to for smoothie and smoothie bowls lately – so so yummy.

  5. Nikasays

    Absolutely delish. I love the tiny kick of spice from the cayenne! I had a blend of mangos and strawberries that I used and coconut milk for the first half cup and water to thin it out. It’s a keeper!

  6. Nadiasays

    Delicious! I didn’t really measure the ingredients before throwing them in, but the final product was definitely a win. Used coconut water as the liquid since I wanted something lighter. Such a refreshing drink after a morning workout.

    • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

      Love your modifications, Nadia. Thanks so much for sharing! xo

    • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

      If you have a powerful blender with sharp blades, you can just throw it in there. But otherwise, grate it!

  7. Zoesays

    I just made this smoothie and holy cow it is SO good! It is delicious and has a perfect balance of flavors. This one will be going on repeat! Thank you!

  8. Michellsays

    Is this the same recipe as the marriage saver smoothie + mask? The link from the 12 healthy smoothie list takes me here, but the name of the recipe is different and there is no explanation of the mask or how it is a marriage saver in the write-up. What did I miss?

    • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

      Hi Michell, the other one is no longer available, so we updated the link to this similar recipe.

    • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

      Thanks so much for the lovely review and for sharing that lovely addition, Soraia. We are so glad you enjoyed it! Next time, would you mind leaving a rating with your review? It’s super helpful for us and other readers. Thanks so much! Xo

    • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

      Hi Nadia, ginger powder won’t provide the same flavor as fresh. We’d recommend fresh for best results! But maybe 1-2 teaspoons? Let us know how it goes!

  9. Sharonsays

    This smoothie is AMAZING! It tastes like strawberry limeade. All my ingredients were frozen and I had no trouble blending it in a high powered blender. Used cashew milk and hemp seeds, but did not add the coconut or cayenne. A new favourite smoothie! (along with the PB&J one from here as well)

    • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

      We’re so glad you enjoyed it, Sharon! Thanks so much for sharing!

  10. Stephaniesays

    This was horrible. Not only did I have the hardest time getting it to blend I had to add so much liquid it almost overflowed. I had to dump it all out and add it back a little at a time and that worked better, but then it had blended so much that now the consistency is like juice or milk. I went to taste it and it’s disgusting!!! Not sweet or flavorful whatsoever. It tastes like flat lime la croix. It may be good or better with fresh fruit but wow am I angry because that was the last of my frozen fruit and I’m starving and wasted my time.

    • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

      Hi Stephanie, we’re so sorry to hear that! Is it possible your blender is small? It shouldn’t even come close to overflowing in a standard blender. It sounds like it ended up having too much liquid by the end which diluted the other flavors. Better luck with the next one!

      • Stephaniesays

        Thanks for your response. I have a 32 ounce blender so I don’t think it’s too small. I knew going into it the ratio was not right…. perhaps it would help people to know to use fresh berries like in your pictures than frozen? The amount of liquid I had to add to make it work Against the frozen substance was obscene, but seemed the only way to remedy it. Perhaps my blender is broken. Anyway, I’ll maybe try it again with fresh fruit! Thanks.

        • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

          We used a 64 ounce blender so we’d suggest making a half batch in the future if you give it another try! It should be able to be made with frozen, but we’ll take another look at the recipe and modify, as needed.

  11. Katiesays

    This smoothie is so incredibly delicious! The flavour is amazing with the hint of ginger in there. I didn’t add the cayenne but I did layer some full fat coconut milk in my cup and it was everything I hoped for in a smoothie. Thanks for the amazing recipe!

    • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

      Thanks so much for the lovely review, Katie. We are so glad you enjoyed it! Next time, would you mind leaving a rating with your review? It’s super helpful for us and other readers. Thanks so much! Xo

  12. Brian Schemenskisays

    Tasted great! My version is 2 bananas cut in pieces by hand. Frozen mango, blueberries, strawberries, raspberries all 1/4 cup. Huge blob (soup spoon fill overflowing) chunky peanut butter, 1 ounce Hershey’s chocolate syrup, if making for dessert and not a meal, vanilla almond milk topped off in 32 ounce nutribullet blend cup. Blend 5-10 seconds. If I do not use the chocolate then I go for huge squirt of locally grown honey. I could live off smoothies!!

  13. Brucesays

    Thanks for this recipe. I do not get smoothies at commercial establishments as they always add bananas and I am allergic to this fruit (it makes the inside of my mouth itch). Wish more people would suggest alternatives to ingredients as many people are allergic to bananas and almonds and strawberries and carrots and having them in concentrated into a smoothie is not recommended.

  14. Lynn Inksays

    Eek! What happened to the Roasted Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie that used to be on this page? I couldn’t find it through the search bar, too. Was the recipe removed from the blog? It was such a yummy smoothie…

  15. Megansays

    Delicious! I had some extra frozen bananas and ended up doing half mango/half banana. I love the ginger in this! It’s so refreshing.

  16. Laurensays

    So delicious! I really love the combination. The ginger definitely wakes me up! Thanks for the recipe

  17. Kimsays

    If I wanted to keep this blended drink in the freezer what container would I store it in? Also I’m looking for a grab and go drink. Do you put it in the fridge the night before?

    • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

      I’d recommend freezing the ingredients (unblended) together in freezer bags and then when you’re ready for a smoothie, you can just pop the contents of a bag into your blender!

  18. Sydsays

    This was delicious. So fresh and tangy! Will definitely make again. I used chia seeds instead of hemp and strawberries because I didn’t have frozen raspberries on hand but next time I will try with raspberry! Thanks for another wonderful recipe :)

  19. Laurasays

    I love this smoothie!
    Hands down my favourite on the website (so far!!).
    I love the kick the ginger and cayenne add to it.
    I recommend raspberries.

  20. Clairesays

    Really wanted to make this but didn’t have mango on hand so I used half a banana and frozen kale. Left out the desiccated coconut and added some flaxseed – it was yummy! My kids and I gulped it down. :) I love the little kick from the ginger!

  21. Liza Bergensays

    Made it just as recipe stated, minus the protein powder and toppings. It is sooo good!! Made it because I don’t like smoothies with bananas and it’s my new favourite :)

  22. Laurie Wiederholdsays

    Keep these smoothie recipes coming! Love them! Had to make this right away. I liked the twist of adding ginger, lime and cayenne. It was delicious and I will be making it again. Thanks!

  23. Alexandria Phillipssays

    this is AMAZING!!! Exactly what this first trimester mama needed. The lime and ginger are killer.

  24. Amysays

    Oh my gosh the flavors in this smoothie are absolutely brilliant together. Thank you so so much for this recipe, I think it might be my favorite smoothie ever!

  25. Armansays

    This gingery mango berry smoothie recipe is absolutely golden, I love the use of a different fruit than your normal banana that provides that real good creamy texture. This is definitely a must try for me during the morning as part of my breakfast, thank you!

  26. Kathryn Tatesays

    Hi Dana!!! And thanks as alway!!!
    I added a tablespoon of concentrated cherry juice and used full fat coconut cream
    in the can.
    All the flavors were great!!!

  27. Susansays

    I winced as I squeezed in an entire line but you were right~ the recipe is PERFECT as is! Fresh, tangy, cooling, delicious- perfect breakfast on a hot, humid morning!

  28. Dalyasays

    Dana, your smoothie looks out-of-this-world! I feel like I’m on vacation just looking at it! Plus, I love the addition of cayenne pepper to balance out the sweetness.

  29. Kelli @ Hungry Hobbysays

    I eat mangos straight out of the freezer they are my favorite treat when it’s hot – which is most of the time in AZ don’t know why I haven’t made a smoothie with them in a long while! Love the addition of ginger!

  30. Mariasays

    I’m still on a high from all of the gingery-mango things we gobbled up in Hawaii last week. This looks amazing!! I love the swirl in of co-yo rather than blending it with the whole thing. I am a weirdo who isn’t a huge fan of yogurt (of any type) blended into a smoothie. It makes it almost too filling for a beverage? I don’t know how else to explain it because I LOVE yogurt otherwise.

  31. Joycesays

    This looks gorgeeeoouuusss! And so tasty…but albeit from fruit, 51 g of sugar?! Hot dang, that would rev up my mornings for sure.

    • Dana @ Minimalist Bakersays

      That’s definitely all natural sugar, but to dilute it, cut back on mango and sub a little ice :D Or frozen cauliflower!

  32. Katie | Delightful Veganssays

    This sounds absolutely delicious – a perfect Smoothie for Spring – which is only a few days away in Australia! My bestie hates bananas with a passion, which I always find odd! I love them – and they are great in soooo many recipes!

    • Dana @ Minimalist Bakersays

      I used light canned, plus water. But I’ll be sharing my DIY recipe soon!

  33. 'stinesays

    Yay! My kiddo hates bananas in smoothies, but I love the idea of getting him a lot of good stuff in an easily prepared breakfast drink. thanks!