This mango oat smoothie is the perfect recipe for those busy mornings when you're short on time but still want a nutritious breakfast. Just grab three simple ingredients, blitz them in your trusty blender, and enjoy the smoothie at home or on the go.
We kept this smoothie recipe short and sweet, so we used only mangoes, rolled oats, and soy milk. Make sure the mango is very ripe as it will taste much sweeter, helping you skip on added sugars. As for the oats, you can use either porridge oats or jumbo oats; it doesn't matter too much as you'll have to blend them anyway, so use whatever you prefer or already have at home.
We made this mango smoothie without using any bananas or yogurt. Instead, we relied on oats to give creaminess to the smoothie. Oat flakes are rich in soluble fibres, meaning they can absorb liquids and form a thick gel. This is not only good for the smoothie but good for you too! Fibres make you feel full for longer and slow down the stream of energy released from food, thus reducing mid-morning hunger pangs.
We balanced this oat smoothie with a source of plant-based proteins by using soy milk. But if you have a soy allergy, you can swap it with other dairy-free alternatives, like almond, oat, or hemp milk. Finally, we mixed the smoothie with just a little ground turmeric, which gives a lovely golden tone and a boost of precious antioxidants. It's optional, so feel free to use it or not according to your personal preference.
A nice big glass of this breakfast smoothie has only 250 calories, and it covers the recommended intake of fibres, proteins, and sugars for a meal. Each serving comes with 10 grams of proteins and 5 grams of fibres, meaning you'll feel happy and satiated all morning long — which is great news for those on a weight-loss diet too!
But if you feel like boosting this mango smoothie with even more fibres and proteins, then try adding a tablespoon of chia seeds or nut butter per serving. Almond and cashew butter go well with mango, but you can also opt for classic peanut butter. You can also turn the smoothie into a breakfast bowl topping it with whole nuts and seeds for a nice crunch. However you're going to have it, we hope you'll like it as much as we did!