Five-Ingredient Fridays: Sweet Potato Mango Smoothie

This sweet potato mango smoothie is packed with nutrition and perfect for breakfast!

This super nutritious Sweet Potato Mango Smoothie is packed with Vitamin A and perfect for breakfast! |

Peek into my apartment and you may find me parked on my couch, deeply engrossed in a shiny black box. A shiny black box that flips open, with colors running all over the screen. Pardon me while I relive my teenage years.

A month ago, I got this new toy, and I have problems taking a break from playing The Legend of Zelda. This is how it goes: I tell myself that I’m going in for a 15-minute hit, but when I finally tear my eyes away from the screen to check the time, it’s been over an hour.  If I embark on a new mission, I might as well take it all the way and kill the boss, right? I don’t think I’ve understood gamers better than I do now.

My recent video gaming obsession is how this smoothie came to be. I was so locked into the game one that I forgot I had to cook dinner. In my youth, I would have ran to the kitchen to microwave some instant noodles and jump right back into the game. You’ll be glad to know that I have grown up though. I whipped up a super nutritious smoothie and jumped right back into the game. There is no time to sit and eat a proper meal.

Sweet Potato Mango Smoothie Ingredients

Okay, the sweet potato addition might sound a bit weird, but it works. Not only does it naturally sweeten the smoothie, but gives me a big shot of Vitamin A into my system. The mango’s there to add a tropical touch to the smoothie because my mind is on summer already. You’ll be surprised how well the mango chunks compliment the sweet potato. For those of you who’ve been drinking green smoothies a lot lately, this is a great way to break up your routine.

Whether you need this smoothie to energize you in the morning or keep you going for hours of gaming (okay, maybe only me), this smoothie recipe is definitely something you want to keep in your back pocket!


Sweet Potato Mango Smoothie

Serves 1.

5 minPrep Time

5 minTotal Time

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  • 1 small cooked sweet potato (about 1/2 cup smashed)
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen mango chunks (small handful)
  • 1 1/3 cup unsweetened coconut milk beverage
  • 1 TBS chia seeds
  • 2 tsp maple syrup (any liquid sweetener works also)
  • ice cubes (optional)


  1. Blend all the ingredients until smooth. Enjoy! You can also make this ahead and refrigerate the smoothie in a jar overnight.
Recipe Type: drinks, breakfast


You can also replace the coconut milk beverage with almond milk, soy milk, or any kind of milk you prefer.


This super nutritious Sweet Potato Mango Smoothie is packed with Vitamin A and perfect for breakfast! |

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45 thoughts on “Five-Ingredient Fridays: Sweet Potato Mango Smoothie

  1. GiGi Eats
    I really need to re-adopt sweet potato into my life. My mom scared me off of it when I was little (bad experience) but I know it can be such a tasty part of my food rotation! HA!
    1. Lisa Post author
      Oh yes, this can be an lovely part of your food rotation!! Can't believe your mother scared you off when you were a kid!
    1. Lisa Post author
      I totally know what you mean, Linda! I've started to make more smoothies around here lately as a dessert so I don't have to gorge on chocolates and cookies!
  2. Farrah
    I love and adore recipes that only take 5 ingredients, and never would've thought to throw sweet potato into a smoothie! This looks delicious!
  3. Catherine
    Dear Lisa, This looks so thick and creamy. I love the idea of sweet potato and mango together. My daughter would love this...I will have make this for us soon! xo
  4. Maggie
    We are totally in sync Lisa! I just published the sweet potato post and will publish a mango smoothie soon. How interesting to see these two combined together, in a drink! Love this idea! And I'm just hooked with the Nindendo 3DS after reading your post! OMG, didn't know you play game too. I used to play GBA and DS, but it was long time ago. Love Zelda. And Mario. I need to stop now, because I can talk forever. And I'm very close to an impulse purchase now!
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  9. Karen
    This smoothie is really good, but I added a pinch of cinnamon and oh my god. I'm trying to get more vegetables and green smoothies do get tiring after awhile. so this recipe is perfect.
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  12. gina
    Stumbled upon this recipe due to not having OJ or bananas for my usual sweet potato smoothie recipe. Googled " do sweet potatoes & mangoes go together?" & found you. This recipe is perfect in its simplicity (my other recipe includes cinnamon & nutmeg so I did not add them to this one). Definitely adding this to my rotation. Agree that green smoothies can get tiring. My teen cannot stop tasting it, so that is another win! thanks so much!

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