Most of our smoothie recipes have bananas, and some of you happen to dislike bananas. (Weird, I know – some of my friends and family included!)

So, when I recently ran out of bananas but was still craving a smoothie, I discovered this recipe, which would be perfect for those of you who aren’t in love with bananas but still want a delicious, creamy smoothie.

Let’s do this!

This recipe requires just 6 ingredients, 1 blender, and 5 minutes – simple, just the way I like it.

Instead of bananas for a creamy, sweet base, I relied on another favorite: mango!

And for a gorgeous pink hue and dose of antioxidants, I added in a mixture of strawberries and raspberries. Frozen fruit makes the creamiest, dreamiest smoothies. But if yours is fresh, simply add 1-2 cups of ice to chill things down.

Next up are lime for some acidity, ginger for a bit of spice, coconut milk and shredded coconut for a bit of coconut flavor, and a pinch of cayenne to bring a bit of heat (optional but recommended!).

Mmm, look at that creamy goodness. All that’s left to do is enjoy as is or layer and garnish with delicious toppings!

I went for my Easy 2-Ingredient Coconut Yogurt, but full-fat coconut milk works wonders as well for that sultry swirl effect. And on top, I went with more raspberries, a bit of lime, and a spoonful of coconut flakes. Yes, please.

I hope you all LOVE this smoothie! It’s:

Naturally sweet
Gingery + subtly spicy
& SO delicious

This would make the perfect on-the-go smoothie in the mornings or even a post-workout snack if you add in a little of your favorite protein powder.


A wholesome (banana-free!) smoothie of mangoes, berries, lime, ginger, and coconut, with a hint of spice from cayenne. Satisfying, delicious, and packed with vitamins and nutrients!
Author: Minimalist Baker
PREP TIME5 minutes
TOTAL TIME5 minutes
Servings:   2  (smoothies)
Category: Beverage, Breakast
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Vegan
Freezer Friendly 1 month
Does it keep? 3 Days



  • 2 1/4 cups frozen chopped mango (if fresh, add 1 cup ice)
  • 1 1/4 cups frozen raspberries and/or strawberries (I mixed both)
  • 1 cup light coconut milk or unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 medium lime, juiced (~3 Tbsp or 45 ml as original recipe is written)
  • 2 Tbsp fresh ginger
  • 1 Tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/8 scant tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1-2 Tbsp protein powder of choice or hemp seeds (optional)

FOR SERVING optional

  • Coconut Yogurt or full-fat coconut milk
  • Berries
  • Unsweetened shredded coconut
  • Hemp seeds


  1. To a high-speed blender add mango, berries, coconut or almond milk, lime, ginger, shredded coconut, cayenne pepper (optional), and protein powder of choice (optional).
  2. Blend on high until creamy and smooth, scraping down sides as needed. If it has trouble blending, add more coconut, almond milk, or water.
  3. Serve as is or layer with coconut yogurt or milk and top with desired toppings. I prefer berries, hemp seeds, and coconut flake.
  4. Enjoy fresh or refrigerate leftovers for 3 days. Or store in the freezer (as a smoothie or Popsicles) up to 1 month.


*Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated without protein powder or additional toppings.

Nutrition Per Serving (1 of 2 smoothies)

  • Calories: 376
  • Fat: 10.2g
  • Saturated fat: 7.7g
  • Sodium: 39mg
  • Carbohydrates: 76g
  • Fiber: 13.8g
  • Sugar: 51.5g
  • Protein: 6.6g

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