This mango raspberry mint flax smoothie is one of my new favorite smoothies. It’s thick and creamy and I love the combination of mango and raspberry with mint. The added flaxseeds make a great thickener and boost omega-3 fatty acids, fiber and protein.
Have you tried flaxseeds in your smoothies yet? They are one of my favorite smoothie thickeners. If you haven’t used flaxseeds and would like to learn more about them and how to use them in smoothies, check out my guide The benefits of ground flaxseeds in smoothies and how to use them.
You don’t need to read the guide to make this mango raspberry mint flax smoothie, though. I’ve got you covered.
Be sure to use ground flaxseeds in your smoothies (sometimes called flaxseed meal). If you have the whole flaxseeds try to grind them up a bit in the blender before making your smoothie. It will help you to get the more health benefits from them.
One cup of mango has 100 calories, 100% of your daily vitamin C recommendation and 35% of your vitamin A daily recommendation. One cup also contains 12% of your daily fiber recommendation.
Raspberries are high in vitamin C, manganese, and fiber. Raspberries also have powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits.
In addition to having a wonderful smell and flavor spearmint contains vitamins, nutrients, and antioxidants. It also has many health benefits attributed to it including heart health, immunity, digestion, energy, and relaxation/stress reduction.
Flaxseeds will give your smoothie an omega-3 fatty acid, fiber, and protein boost.
Omega-3 fatty acids promote cardiovascular and immune system health, brain and joint function, soft skin, and a lot more. Fiber supports a healthy colon, helps to regulate blood sugar, and makes you feel full for longer. When you feel full for longer you may snack less. This can help a lot when you are trying to lose weight.
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Mango Raspberry Mint Flax Smoothie
- 1/2 cup mango chunks, fresh or frozen
- 1/2 cup raspberries, fresh or frozen
- 2 large mint leaves, or 2 tsp dried mint
- 3 tbsp ground flaxseed
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- 1/4 tsp vanilla powder or extract (optional, skip this if you are using vanilla protein powder)
- 1 serving vanilla protein powder (optional, the one I use can be found here)
- 3/4 cup water (you’ll need more if using fresh fruit)
- 4 – 5 ice cubes (skip the ice if using frozen fruit)
Put all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
Pour into your favorite glass and enjoy!
Want to know what I use to create these delicious smoothies? Visit my Resources page to learn more.
If you’d like to try other thickeners in smoothie check out my guide 23 thickeners to use in smoothies.
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