Stoplight Mango Green Smoothie

mango green smoothie!

I made this smoothie because, well, sometimes you need to break out of the mundane and turn your breakfast into something fun like a stoplight. Or a cookie. Or a muff-cake. See? Who said breakfast should ever be mundane…

Mango Strawberry Smoothie

The inspiration for this smoothie is none other than my favorite fruit at the moment: MANGO. The base is frozen mango – I bought mine fresh, chopped them up and froze them – then with each layer you introduce a new flavor. In this case it’s strawberry and spinach. But overall, the mango is the dominant flavor. Hooray!

Also, hooray for super cute straws I found at Target (while not shopping for straws – whoops)! Hooray!

Simple Mango Smoothie

As to how you get that layered effect, simply blend your mango base and pour half in the glass; then add strawberries, blend and pour it on top, and lastly add a handful of spinach, blend and pour it on top. BOOM. Yellow, red, green! Stoplight smoothie for the win.

Layered Mango Stoplight Smoothie

Breakfast? Yes. Lunch? Yes. Snack? Totally. Go wild friends. Go wild with breakfast again. I give you permission.

green smoothie with mango

5.0 from 2 reviews
Stoplight Mango Green Smoothie
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A layered multi-colored smoothie with frozen mango, strawberry and spinach! The perfect healthy breakfast, snack or dessert.
Recipe type: Smoothie
Cuisine: Vegan
Serves: 1
  • 1.25 cups frozen mango pieces
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • 1 cup water / almond milk (I used half and half)
  • optional sweetener: frozen banana, honey, stevia or agave
  1. Place mango into a blender with milk or water and blend until smooth, adding more mango to thicken and more water or milk to thin.
  2. Pour 2/3 of the smoothie into a serving container and then add strawberries to the blender. Blend until smooth, adding a bit more water or almond milk if needed. Taste to see if it needs sweetened. I added 1/2 a small frozen banana at this point.
  3. Pour 3/4 of the smoothie into the serving glass on top of the mango layer.
  4. Lastly, add spinach to the blender and blend until smooth. Pour into the serving glass, making three distinct layers.
  5. Sip and enjoy, or freeze for later.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 289 Fat: 3.6 g Carbohydrates: 65 g Sugar: 52 g Fiber: 10 g Protein: 6 g

Nutrition information is a rough estimate for one smoothie and does not include sweetener.

danaHi, I'm Dana! I am a food stylist, photographer, and author of the Food Photography School and the 31 Meals Cookbook.

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  1. says

    This is so fun, Dana – love all those layers and flavors! I swear that things in Target just jump off the shelves and into my waiting shopping cart. You definitely can’t be held responsible.

  2. says

    Hi there,

    Really REALLY love your blog! Great photos always! Just a quick question, I made a green smoothie yesterday that had a layered thing going on, only the layers wouldn’t happen, it all just blended to unattractive murkiness…Perhaps this is because my smoothie wasn’t freezing cold?
    Any ideas why that happened?


    • Dana says

      Danielle, this has happened to me before, too! The trick is keeping the smoothie as thick as possible at all stages of blending. Otherwise if any one of the layers is too thin, it’ll all meld together! Hope that helps.

  3. Pnina says

    My three year old is not a big smoothie fan, no matter the flavours. This smoothie however is such an aesthetically pleasing experience for tongue and eyes, she drank it right down :) I called it a rainbow smoothie. Its soooo nice to make something that is so simple and so beautiful to look at.

    Thanks again!

    • Dana says

      Love to hear it! And I just got your email, Pnina – thanks for the picture! Your daughter is an absolute doll and I’m so glad she enjoyed the smoothie :D

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