Kombucha Smoothies: Mango Lemon + Other Favorites

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I drink a lot of smoothies. Like, at least two a day: one massive green one for breakfast and another more icy, fruit smoothie as an afternoon snack. And when it’s hot outside, I basically replace all of my meals and snacks with smoothies because very few things sound as appealing. Oh, and popsicles too. This is what happened last weekend when temperatures were consistently in the 90s.  I rotated between smoothies and popsicles and it was fantastic!

I vary my smoothies according to what’s available and in-season, and whether I’m in the mood for something thick and filling, or more icy and refreshing. However, one of my absolute favorite smoothies falls somewhere in the middle.

Mango Lemon Kombucha Smoothie Follow Me on Pinterest
Have you ever tried using kombucha as the liquid in your smoothies? If not, stop what you are doing and try it. I love love love kombucha, which is why I brew my own, and I’d say about a good third of my homemade kombucha actually ends up in smoothies. The recipe, if you can even call it that, is so simple: 1 cup of kombucha, 1 heaping cup of frozen fruit, half of a frozen banana, and some sort of citrus juice, like lemon or lime.

It’s tart and tangy, creamy and smooth, and just the right amount of sweetness. I’m especially smitten with a mango lemon kombucha smoothie at the moment.


Extra Frosty Mango Lemon Kombucha Smoothie
 
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The combination of tart kombucha and lemon juice with creamy and sweet frozen mango and banana is out-of-this-world good! One of my top 3 favorite smoothies of all time.
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Recipe type: Smoothie
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1 Cup Kombucha (any flavor you like)
  • 1 Heaping Cup Frozen Mango Chunks
  • ½ Small Frozen Banana
  • Juice of 1 Lemon
Instructions
  1. Add all of the ingredients to a high speed blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Pour into your favorite glass and enjoy!

 

Some of my other favorite flavors include:

Blueberry Lime
Pineapple Mint (replace the lemon/lime juice with a small handful of fresh mint leaves)
Strawberry Lemonade

You can swap the frozen banana for 1/4 of a small frozen avocado to achieve a similar texture, or leave it out altogether for a smoothie that’s less creamy.

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If you’re thinking about taking the leap and making your own kombucha, I can’t recommend it enough. I’ve been brewing my own for a little over a year now and it’s saved me so much money! It only requires a few minutes of active prep work a week, but mostly it’s a waiting game. Every once in a while I buy a bottle when I’m out just to make sure the stuff I’m fermenting at home is actually good and it most definitely is! I’d even venture to say it’s better than any store bought kombucha I’ve tried. So, that’s my little pep talk to start making your own.

Now go make this smoothie!

xo
Amanda

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Comments

  1. says

    This looks so bright and yummy! Ironically enough, I made my very first smoothie just before reading your post. I went with strawberries and nutella, mainly to make a dent in the 3-lb box of berries in my fridge! I love the idea of pineapple mint though; maybe I’ll give that a try once I get a little more adventurous!

    • says

      Strawberry nutella sounds awesome! You have to try the pineapple mint. I first tried the flavor combo when I was doing my juice cleanse the other week and it’s so good!

  2. says

    At Vida Vegan Con, we got a packet of kombucha to make our own in our swag bags. Since David got a swag bag too, we have two different flavors to try. I’ve actually never had kombucha before, and it hadn’t occurred to me that I could use it in smoothies. All the more reason to start brewing!

  3. Molly says

    This looks so refreshing. And I agree: when it’s hot and muggy outside, I only crave smoothies! The heat wave last week was just miserable; I’m originally from Arizona where our heat is dry. Boston is certainly exposing me to new experiences! ;)

    • says

      It takes some time to get used to the humidity. However, after living in San Francisco one summer, I will say I’m just thankful it gets hot in Boston! Coldest summer of my life! I will take the humidity as long as it feels like summer.

  4. says

    I’ve been toying with the idea of doing a kombucha smoothie- I’m so happy to see that it works! The mango sounds like an awesome addition! :-)

    • says

      Definitely try making a smoothie with kombucha. I have a feeling you’ll love it! The mango is great, but most any fruit should work well. :)

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