Making Smoothies with Mangoes

Mangoes are oval shaped tree-fruits that grow in tropical regions around the world. They vary in both size and color, but typically range in size anywhere from three to six inches in length. The fruit's thick outer skin ranges from green to yellow, orange, and red in color, with juicy, rich, sweet and mildly tart flesh. In the center of the mango there is a large, flat, oblong, fibrous, light-colored pod, that contains the mango's seed.

Peel it?

The skin of the popular mango we eat in the US is inedible. It can cause some mild itching in some people.

However, there's mangoes out there that people tend to eat the skin of. We noticed get some corrective emails from people in other countries who say they eat their mangoes with the skin.

So what's the final answer? We suggest you peel it, especially if you're in the US, but we can't broadly just say "peel all mangoes".

Hang on, what's the plural of mango?

It's officially "mangoes", but "mangos" is also accepted. Spell it however you feel in your heart.

There's a couple popular ways to peel a mango.

  1. Knife skills technique
  2. The glass technique

Knife Skills Technique

The Glass Technique

There's a gigantic seed in mangoes

This seed isn't edible and will destroy your blender. Be sure to carve all of the mango meat around it and discard it.

There's just 1, though. It isn't difficult to find, it's right in the center and nearly the full length of the fruit.

Smoothie Recipes with Mangoes

Mango Mint

As the name suggests, the mango and mint are the stars of...

Mango Flavor Pairings

Cloves (ground), Red Wine Vinegar, Spearmint, Vanilla Extract, Cinnamon (Ground), Lime, Nectarine, Kiwifruit, Raspberry, Rhubarb, Tangerine, Pineapple, Plantain, Strawberry, Corn (yellow), Endive, Garlic, Onion, Snap peas, Seaweed (kelp), Jicama, Seaweed (wakame), Shallots, Fennel Bulb, Jalapeno, Serrano Pepper, Sesame Seeds, Tomatillo, Quinoa (raw), Cilantro, Seaweed (laver), Sweet Potato, Blackberry, Almond Milk (vanilla), Almonds, Banana, Avocado (commercial), Basil (fresh), Bell Pepper (green), Bell Pepper (red), Bell Pepper (yellow), Brown Sugar, Coffee (brewed), Almond Milk, Coconut Meat, Grapes, Honey, Olive Oil, Peppermint, Paprika, Cucumber, Tomato, Beet Root, Cauliflower, Coconut Water (beverage), Arugula, Cayenne Pepper (spice), Coconut Milk (raw), Blueberry, Corn (white), Maca Powder, Hot Chili Pepper (green), Spinach, Peach, Parsley, Passion-fruit, Pear, Papaya, Lemon, Hot Chili Pepper (red), Onion (spring/scallion), Ginger Root, Matcha Powder, Cashews, Orange, Melon (cantaloupe),
Mango Nutrition Facts
Amount Per 100g
Calories 60.0
Calories from Fat 3.42
Total Fat 0.38g
Saturated Fat 0.092g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.14g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.071g
Cholesterol 0.0mg
Sodium 1.0mg
Potassium 168.0mg
Total Carbohydrate 14.98g
Dietary Fiber 1.6g
Sugars 13.66g
Protein 0.82g
Vitamin A 54.0µg
Vitamin C 36.4mg
Calcium 11.0mg
Iron 0.16mg
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs.
Choline 7.6mg
Folate 43.0µg
Niacin 0.669mg
Riboflavin 0.038mg
Thiamin 0.028mg
Vitamin B-12 0.0µg
Vitamin B-6 0.119mg
Vitamin D 0.0IU
Vitamin E 0.9mg
Vitamin K 4.2µg
Copper 0.111mg
Magnesium 10.0mg
Phosphorus 14.0mg
Selenium 0.6µg
Zinc 0.09mg
Caffeine 0.0mg
Theobromine 0.0mg
Water 83.46g
All nutrient values are calculated from the USDA nutrition database.
Scientific Name Mangifera indica
Nitrogen Factor 6.25
Protein Factor 3.36
Fat Factor 8.37
Carb Factor 3.6