Mango Chocolate Smoothie (Vegan & Healthy)

by Alena

This creamy vegan mango chocolate smoothie combines two deliciously sweet and refreshing layers in one glass and makes for a fun and tasty treat! Sugar-free and undetectably healthy.

If you’re into wholesome yet really delicious recipes, this mango chocolate smoothie will really hit the spot!

Thick and creamy, the tropical frozen mango chunks combined with cooked sweet potato and almond yogurt might sound unusual at first, but we definitely urge you to try it.

Within about 5 minutes, you have a creamy mango smoothie with a touch of ginger and vanilla that gets swirled with chocolate and can be topped with crunchy add-ons for a beautiful presentation!

Perfect for summer gatherings or to treat yourself after a long day, this chocolate mango smoothie is just rich enough yet nutrient-packed and totally kid-friendly.

If you have tried our berry bean smoothie or spirulina broccoli smoothie, you know that our recipes often have an unusual and unforgettable twist to make these trendy beverages even more delicious, healthy and filling.

Let’s go over the basic ingredients, adjustments and recipe tips.

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Why we love this recipe

  • Healthy & nutrient-packed
  • 5-minute preparation time
  • Chocolatey and refreshing
  • Gluten-free, sugar-free & vegan
  • Kid-friendly & sure to impress guests

If you’re curious about how to incorporate more healthy treats into your family’s diet and make eating plant-based much more fun, all you need is a blender and the following ingredients for our mango chocolate smoothie.

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Ingredients for this smoothie

  • Mango — frozen chunks are highly recommended for the creamier texture and added freshness.
  • Sweet potato — some orange cooked starchy goodness to make our smoothie more filling.
  • Almond yogurt — creamy, refreshing & delicious! Feel free to swap for soy yogurt.
  • Cocoa powder — this will be mixed into one half of the mango smoothie for our delicious swirl!
  • Ginger — we’re huge fans of this flavor combination but you can skip it if you like.
  • Turmeric & black pepper — our anti-inflammatory dream team that makes your mango smoothie even more yellow but is otherwise undetectable.
  • Vanilla extract — emphasizes the sweet nuances of the other ingredients sans any added sugar.

Sounds like an unusual combination? You’re totally right but it’s really worth making!

You can find the exact amounts in the recipe card below. We’ll also share some adjustment ideas in just a bit but for now, let’s see how easy it is to create this goodness!

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How to make mango chocolate smoothie

If you don’t have frozen mango chunks on hand, peel and cube 2 ripe mangoes and put them into an airtight container which you need to place into the freezer for at least a couple of hours, better overnight.

Once you have all of the ingredients needed on hand, put everything except for the cocoa powder in your blender and process to obtain a thick and creamy texture. Start on low and incrementally increase the speed.

Add some water if needed so that a homogenous and smooth mixture forms.

blender jar with mango smoothie and cocoa powder next to glasses of mango smoothie

Now, divide half of your mango smoothie into two serving glasses and add cocoa powder to the other half in your blender. Pulse until well incorporated.

Pour the chocolate mixture on top of your mango layers, give it a gentle swirl with a straw and serve immediately!

It tastes fantastic on its own or topped with cacao nibs and crushed almonds.

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Storage & serving

It’s best to enjoy this mango chocolate smoothie immediately. Alternatively, you can store it covered in the fridge for about 24 hours.

You don’t need to create the two layers, by the way. Just add the cocoa powder along with the rest of the ingredients into your blender to create one homogenous smoothie.

Other topping ideas include chia seeds, shredded coconut, fresh mint and drizzled almond butter!

For more flavor ideas, check out our tropical vegan sweet potato smoothie bowl and these plant-based superfood smoothie ideas!

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Recipe FAQs & adjustments 

How can I make a chocolate mango protein smoothie?

We recommend using soy yogurt instead of almond yogurt for more protein as well as adding 1 scoop of vegan chocolate protein powder to the chocolate layer!

You can also add some chia seeds or nut butter to this smoothie for more plant-based protein.

DIY Vegan Protein Powder

Does mango and chocolate go together?

If you haven’t tried this combination yet and are open to new flavors, this is something that you need to make! Fruit and chocolate often go together really well because the bitterness of the cocoa and the natural sweetness of the fruit create a flavorful blend.

Any suggested swaps?

If you don’t have frozen mango, this recipe works with frozen banana or pineapple, too!

Instead of the almond yogurt, try soy for added protein or coconut yogurt for an even more tropical flavor.

To make this mango chocolate smoothie richer and higher in fat, almond butter, cashew butter or some coconut milk are great add-ins.

Instead of cooked sweet potato, you can use yellow beets or winter squash!

two glasses with layered mango chocolate smoothie and cocoa nibs

What’s with the ginger and turmeric?

These little health-boosters are mostly added for their nutritional benefits but ginger adds a refreshing touch to the creamy smoothie that we love to enjoy year-round.

If they are hard to come by, feel free to just omit them along with the black pepper which is used to boost turmeric’s absorption.

More healthy vegan snacks

If easy and tasty plant-based snacks are your jam, try these ideas next!

Did you make our mango chocolate smoothie? We’d love to read about it, so be sure to leave a review and tell us more in the comments below. You can also Pin this recipe here!

two glasses with layered mango chocolate smoothie and cocoa nibs

Chocolate Mango Smoothie (Easy & Vegan)

Yield: 2 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This creamy vegan mango chocolate smoothie combines two deliciously sweet and refreshing layers in one glass and makes for a fun and tasty treat! Perfect during summer, it’s packed with healthy ingredients and really family-friendly. 

Ingredients

  • 2 frozen mangoes, peeled and cubed
  • ½ medium-sized sweet potato, cooked
  • 1 cup almond yogurt (200 ml)
  • 1 tsp freshly grated ginger
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • Pinch freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Chocolate Swirl

  • 2 tbsp cocoa mixed in half of the smoothie

Toppings (Optional)

  • Crushed almonds
  • Cacao nibs

Instructions

  1. Add all the ingredients except cocoa into your blender and process to obtain a thick, creamy liquid. You might need to add some extra water for the smoothie to really come together.
  2. Divide half of your mango smoothie into serving glasses, then add the cocoa to the remaining half and pulse until fully incorporated.
  3. Pour the chocolate smoothie on top of the mango layers (evenly distributed between the two glasses), gently swirl with a straw and serve. 
  4. This smoothie tastes great on its own but can be topped with cocoa nibs or crushed nuts!
  5. Any leftovers can be stored in a lidded glass container or jar for about 24 hours.

Notes

  • Instead of sweet potato, you can also add a cooked golden beet (or red beet) to this smoothie!
  • You can create a tropical mango smoothie bowl out of the thick base and top it with nuts, fruit and granola.
  • For added sweetness, serve this smoothie drizzled with chocolate syrup or add some dates to the base.
  • Find more ingredient suggestions & ideas in the article above.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: ½ recipe
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 348Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 24mgCarbohydrates: 81gFiber: 7gSugar: 54gProtein: 5g

Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated automatically, their accuracy is not guaranteed. Just focus on whole plant-based foods and eat until satiety!

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About Alena Handwritten FontAlena Schowalter is a Certified Vegan Nutritionist who has been a vegetarian since childhood and vegan since 2012. Together with her husband, she founded nutriciously in 2015 and has been guiding thousands of people through different transition stages towards a healthy plant-based diet. She’s received training in the fields of nutrition, music therapy and social work. Alena enjoys discussions around vegan ethics, walks through nature and creating new recipes.

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