Making a delicious Panera Mango Smoothie at home couldn't be easier. All you need are three simple ingredients.
Panera Bread's Mango Smoothie is a tropical mix of mango puree and Greek yogurt blended into a silky smooth texture.
If you've ever wondered how to recreate this delightful treat at home, you're in luck.
This is my favorite smoothie that Panera sells and the best thing is with this recipe you and I no longer have to make the drive to rush out to buy one when a craving hits.
You may also want to try this delicious Strawberry Banana Chocolate Smoothie.
Why You Will Love This Recipe
- Panera's Mango Smoothie offers a deliciously refreshing taste that is perfect for hot summer days or whenever you're in the mood for a fruity and satisfying beverage.
- Mangoes are rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, which contribute to a healthy diet and support overall well-being. - Healthline
- While this mango smoothie recipe is delicious on its own, it also serves as a versatile base for customization. You can add extra ingredients like spinach, protein powder, or chia seeds.
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Here is the official ingredients list on Panera Bread's website for their mango smoothie.
Mango Blend (Water, Mango Puree Concentrate, Banana Puree, White Grape Juice Concentrate, Orange Juice, Natural Flavors, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), Calcium D-Pantothenate (Vitamin B5), Pyroxidine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Cyanocobalamin (Vitamin B12), Water, Whole Milk Plain Greek Yogurt (Cultured Pasteurized Non-Fat Milk, Cream, Contains Live Active Cultures S. Thermophilus, L. Bulgaricus, L. Acidophilus, Bifidus, L. Casei, L. Paracasei, L. Rhamnosus)
I am sure Panera's mango blend is a proprietary ingredient that can't be found at the grocery store. So I went in search of a proper substitute.
My first stop was the bottled juice section in the produce department.
There I was able to find two different bottled mango juices, Bolthouse Farms Amazing Mango and Naked Mighty Mango.
A quick look at the ingredients lists told me these might be great substitutes for Panera's mango blend. The main difference was Panera uses white grape juice and the store-bought substitutes use apple juice.
Bolthouse Farms Amazing Mango Ingredients: Mango Puree, Apple Juice From Concentrate (Water, Apple Juice Concentrate), Orange Juice From Concentrate (Water, Orange Juice Concentrate), Lemon Juice From Concentrate (Water, Lemon Juice Concentrate) Banana Puree, Contains 2% Or Less: Natural Flavors, Beta Carotene (Vitamin A)
Naked Mighty Mango Ingredients: Mango Puree, Apple Juice From Concentrate (Water, Apple Juice Concentrate), Orange Juice, Banana Puree, Lemon Juice, Natural Flavors, Beta Carotene (Vitamin A)
The last ingredient we need is Greek yogurt. In the past when I have watched Panera make their smoothies I noticed they used specifically Stonyfield brand of yogurt. I chose to use my local stores store brand plain Greek yogurt.
See the recipe card for full information on ingredients and quantities.
Substitutions and Variations
Mango Juice: Instead of the bottled mango juice mentioned above you could also substitute frozen mango puree, pureed fresh ripe mangoes, or frozen mango chunks.
These alternatives may not be as sweet as the bottled mango juice so you may want to add some additional sweetener such as apple juice or grape juice.
Greek Yogurt: If you don't have plain Greek yogurt you could also use vanilla or another fruit-flavored Greek yogurt. Another possible substitution is regular yogurt which isn't as thick as Greek yogurt but can still be used.
Vegetables: For a little extra nutrition, add spinach or kale to the smoothie.
Other Fruits: Try adding fruits like pineapple, coconut, banana, or berries.
Double the Recipe: You can easily double the recipe and blend up two smoothies at once.
Step by Step Directions
Step 1: Pour the mango juice, yogurt, and ice into a blender.
Step 2: Blend on low speed and gradually increase the speed until your smoothie has reached your desired consistency.
Tip: If your blender doesn't have a speed control, start with small pulses and gradually increase the length of the pulses.
Tip: Rinse and wash your blender container with soap and warm water immediately. Nothing is worse than scraping dried smoothies out of all of the nooks and crannies.
The length of time needed to fully blend a smoothie will depend on the strength of your blender. One clue to look for is that the smoothie is fully circulating within the blender for about 5 seconds with no visible chunks. This could take up to 2-3 minutes.
Personally, I think smoothies taste best fresh. But if you do need to store your smoothie here are some tips.
A thick smoothie will last in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours and still maintain its flavor but may become runny as the ingredients melt. To store a smoothie in the refrigerator, pour it into a tightly sealed container such as a Mason jar.
You could also freeze your leftover smoothie in an ice cube tray. I like these flexible silicone ice cube trays. I think they make cube removal extremely easy.
Once frozen the smoothie cubes should be transferred to an air-tight container. To blend add the smoothie cubes to your blender and add just enough liquid to allow the smoothie cubes to circulate without jamming.
Use a high-speed blender to blend your smoothie. Blending frozen fruit isn’t an easy job. I currently use this Ninja blender. It does a pretty good job, but sometimes I have to stop and push the fruit down towards the blades. My dream blender is this Vitamix blender.
- Experiment with other fruits. Try adding fruits like pineapple, coconut, banana, or berries.
- Customize your mango smoothie with additional ingredients. You can add baby spinach or kale for a nutrient boost, a scoop of protein powder for added protein, or chia seeds for added texture and omega-3 fatty acids.
- Blend the smoothie until all the ingredients are fully incorporated and the texture is smooth and consistent. This ensures that you don't have any chunks or uneven distribution of ingredients.
- Taste the mango smoothie and adjust the flavor if needed. You can add a bit more sweetness with a touch of honey or maple syrup, adjust the thickness with more liquid, or add more fruit for a stronger mango flavor.
- Add a little protein by adding some Greek yogurt, protein powder, flaxseeds, or chia seeds.
- If you prefer a thinner smoothie, add a little milk or water.
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Panera Mango Smoothie
- ¾ cup mango juice
- ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1 cup ice cubes
- Pour the ¾ cup mango juice, ½ cup plain Greek yogurt, and 1 cup ice cubes into a blender.
- Blend on low speed and gradually increase the speed until your smoothie has reached your desired consistency.