Today we want to show you how to make a delicious protein-rich mango smoothie you can enjoy at breakfast or as a post-workout drink. It's made without protein powder, using only natural ingredients.
The best smoothies are those that provide quality carbs, fibres, healthy fats, and proteins. We prepared this mango and chocolate protein smoothie recipe with fresh mango chunks, Greek yogurt, almond butter, chia seeds, and cacao. It's a real energy booster just waiting to be sipped.
You might wonder if chocolate and mango go well together. They do! Fruit and chocolate are often a great combination, as the bitterness of the chocolate softens the sweetness of the fruit, creating a pleasant and flavourful blend. Adding cacao to a smoothie or fruit bowl also boosts it with antioxidants and helps to improve your mood.
With a single serving of this smoothie, you get 50% of your daily protein intake, and we haven't used any protein powder! The high protein content comes from the yogurt, almond butter, and chia seeds. We recommend you use Greek yogurt instead of plain yogurt as it has double the protein and half the carbs. Opt for a low-fat variety but not a fat-free one, as those have a poorer nutritional profile and often contain highly processed ingredients.
Our recipe is also high in fibres thanks to its high fruit content and chia seeds, providing almost 40% of your daily intake. To learn more, click on the nutrition tab above!
Want to make this vegan or dairy-free? Just use soy yogurt instead of Greek yogurt as it is a plant-based alternative with almost the same amount of proteins per gram. You can find more allergen-free recipes on our website using our Smart Search function.