There are lots of reasons a person might decide to make a mango kiwi cooler, ranging from wow-it’s-hot-out, to okay-yes-could-have-probably-eaten-more-fruits-and-vegetables-this-week, to need-a-pick-me-up-in-the-form-of-a-sweet-treat.
I’m kind of checking all those boxes right now.
This smoothie can be an afternoon snack, a night-time patio-sitting treat, or honestly… second breakfast?
It’s sweet but it’s also light and refreshing, especially if you get extra friendly with the lime zest and maybe even go rogue with some fresh mint or basil additions. I mean… you wouldn’t be wrong.
Even though it can stand in for a nightly drink and/or a milkshake, this beauty actually packs a wholesome and nutritious punch with:
But I don’t even want to sell you this as a healthy smoothie because that’s not its best feature – it’s just more of a juicy, delicious, special occasion treat.
Special occasion being… say, it’s Thursday and you made it through the day? TREAT UP.
It’s colorful and beautiful, it’s sweet and fresh, it’s lightly creamy and reminiscent of a mango lassi, and when those glasses start to have sweat beads rolling down the sides, you know you have landed this one just right.
Long live juicy summer.
This recipe was inspired by an old cookbook (2009!) that used to be my FAVORITE when I was getting started with cooking and blogging. I recently found it in a box and started cooking through again – it’s called Fresh Food Fast by Cooking Light!
Mango Kiwi Coolers! The perfect summer treat. Colorful, sweet, fresh layers of kiwi and mango that also pack a nutritious punch.
- 2 1/2 cups frozen diced mango
- 1/2 cup plain yogurt
- 1/4 cup honey (more or less to taste)
- zest of one lime
- 1/2 cup to 1 cup ice
- water as needed
- 3 kiwis, peeled
- 1/2 cup plain yogurt
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1/2 cup spinach
- 1/2 cup ice
- extra kiwi slices for topping
- Blend the mango smoothie. Divide between two large glasses or 3-4 small glasses. Tap the bottom of glasses on your hand or a counter to smooth out the top surface of the smoothie (this makes a nicer line when you add the second smoothie on top).
- Blend the kiwi smoothie. Pour on top of the mango layer in the glass. Top with kiwi slices. Grab a straw and enjoy!
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Take it up a notch or seven with a hit of fresh mint or basil!
- Category: Drinks
- Method: Blend
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: kiwi smoothie, mango smoothie, summer smoothie, summer drink, frozen drink