Stoplight Mango Green Smoothie

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Jars filled with our Stoplight Mango Green Smoothie recipe

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…

Frozen mango and strawberry pieces for making homemade smoothies

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!

Making the mango layer of our Simple Mango Smoothie recipe

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.

Jar of our Layered Mango Stoplight Smoothie recipe with a flag straw in it

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

Top down shot showing the green layer of our Mango Green Smoothie recipe

Stoplight Mango Green Smoothie

A layered multi-colored smoothie with frozen mango, strawberry, and spinach! The perfect healthy breakfast, snack, or dessert.
Author Minimalist Baker
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Two jars filled with our Stoplight Mango Green Smoothie recipe with flag straws in them
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 (smoothie)
Course Beverage
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Vegan
Freezer Friendly 1 Month (as popsicles)
Does it keep? Store in freezer.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups frozen mango pieces
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • 1 cup water / almond milk (I used half of each)
  • Frozen banana, honey, stevia, or agave (optional sweeteners)

Instructions

  • 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.
  • 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 to be sweetened. I added 1/2 a small frozen banana at this point.
  • Pour 3/4 of the smoothie into the serving glass on top of the mango layer.
  • Lastly, add spinach to the blender and blend until smooth. Pour into the serving glass, making three distinct layers.
  • Sip and enjoy, or freeze for later.

Notes

*Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated without sweetener.

Nutrition (1 of 1 servings)

Serving: 1 smoothie Calories: 289 Carbohydrates: 65 g Protein: 6 g Fat: 3.6 g Trans Fat: 0 g Cholesterol: 0 mg Fiber: 10 g Sugar: 52 g

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  1. Tara Cockerline says

    Hi Dana. My kids love this “rainbow” smoothie but I have a bitch of a time blending the second layer. It takes me FOREVER with the blender being so empty having pouring out most of the mango mixture. I am just wondering what kind of blender you use? The link in the blog no longer works I’m guessing because this is an older recipe. Thanks.

  2. Sofia says

    Hi! This smothie looks really good, but can I blend all of the ingridients together? Will it still taste good? Thanks:)

  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!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker 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

  4. Danielle 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?

    Thanks!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker 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.

  5. Kiran @ KiranTarun.com says

    Way too cute! And I love the title that refers to “stoplight”. So appropriate :)

  6. dixya@food, pleasure, and health says

    every thing about this post is telling me to go make this now and swim in this smoothie.

  7. Nora @ Buttercream Fanatic says

    What a great idea! It looks so cute, and sounds pretty tasty. I love those straws too – Target is a dangerous(ly fun) place!

  8. Joy // For the Love of Leaves says

    This is so fun! And I bet it’d be a great way to sneak some healthy ingredients into kids haha and yes, target is oh-such a dangerous place!

  9. Kierstan @ Life {and running} in Iowa says

    Jess said it best – one can never be trusted at Target. You walk in intending to spend $5 on this, and come out with $75 of this and lots of that.

  10. Jess 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.