High Energy Mango and Macadamia Smoothie

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My 16 yr old son is NEVER full these days. He eats a main meal three times a day (plus fruit, nuts, smoothies, eggs, leftovers and whatever else he can find for snacks), spends all his spare time playing soccer, and seems to have grown 2cm in the last 2 weeks. It’s crazy! One thing I have found that helps him to last longer between meals is to make sure he gets plenty of good fats in his diet. They’re also great for his brain, which is always helpful at school time! So I’m upping the fats to try and fill him up, to keep him from having brain fog, and to give him plenty of energy for all the running around he does. 

Here’s a nutrient dense smoothie I made up for him that he really loves. We make all sorts of variations, but this mango and macadamia version is one of the best. And besides, since we live in Far North Queensland we generally have mango in our freezer all year long, because we get so many given to us in the summer! (I know, it’s a hard life, right?) But check out the Blueberry Banana version below if mangoes and macadamias are not as easy to come by for you. And you can really use any nuts and seeds in place of the macadamias.

I also add collagen powder to this smoothie sometimes, as it’s great for healing the lining of the gut – something we’ve been working on in our family. You can find out more about collagen powder here.

PS This is also a great smoothie for mums that are flat out cooking all day for hungry boys and need some energy too! Lol!

Note: You can find vanilla powder for this recipe in my online store here!

High Energy Mango Macadamia Smoothie
Serves 4
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  1. 500g frozen mango, chopped
  2. 100g raw macadamia nuts
  3. 100g coconut cream
  4. 50g coconut oil
  5. 700-800g natural coconut water, or water, or mixture
  6. 1/2 to 1 avocado (frozen for a thicker smoothie)
  7. 1 egg (optional)
  8. 1 lime, flesh only (can zest before peeling)
  9. 1/2 a vanilla bean, or 1/4 tsp vanilla powder
  10. 2 Tbsp collagen powder (opt)
  1. Place all ingredients into the Thermomix bowl (or a powerful blender) and blend 2 mins/speed 10.
  2. Sprinkle smoothies with some chopped macadamias and lime zest if you like before serving.
  1. Green Mango-Macadamia Smoothie - add 60g baby spinach leaves
  2. Blueberry-Banana Smoothie - swap macadamias for almonds, mango for 300g frozen banana, add 1 pitted date and 100-200g frozen blueberries, reduce coconut water/water to 500g, add 200g ice. Add 60g spinach leaves for a green version. Garnish with some chopped blueberries.
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15 thoughts on “High Energy Mango and Macadamia Smoothie

  1. Anita says:

    I swapped the avocado for 1 small frozen banana and the macadamia nuts for almond meal and added a dash of ground nutmeg and it went down a treat for my son who has a restricted diet for multiple reasons. I know it is not the same carefully planned mix of nutrients but it worked. Thank you for all your recipes Jo.

  2. Sherrie Erdmann says:

    Thanks for the recipe, i’ll be trying this one this afternoon as I too have a 14 year old son who is constantly hungry

  3. Rachel says:

    Awesome smoothie recipe – thanks Jo! Just in time … I was thinking I would get online and do some searching to find a recipe with some substance for my growing-and-never-full teenage daughter and here it is! Plus options – love options…

  4. Sarah Gurney says:

    Wow this smoothie is just beautiful! My 3 boys sat up and loved it!! I am looking forward to trying the variations, thank you for another uniquely amazing recipe xx

    • QuirkyJo says:

      Thanks so much, I’ll pop over and check out your blog too! (Sorry so slow to answer – but if you’re a GAPS mum and a blogger, you will understand!! ha ha) x

  5. Rachel says:

    Hi Jo
    This sounds exactly like what I need!!! I have an 8 year old girl that I just can’t get enough into. Especially since she started playing tiggy again this week! She burns through calories. I find school lunches and afternoon tea the hardest so will definitely give this one a go.
    Love it! Keep them coming lovely lady 🙂

  6. Cathi says:

    This sounds amazing! I love Mangoes, and have a weakness for macadamia nuts, so can’t wait to try it.

  7. Jodi says:

    I’m the only one that will be drinking the smoothies that you have posted (which sound awesome btw). Am I able to make them and store the in the fridge for daily brekky? Will do a quick shake-up in a smoothie shaker prior to drinking.

  8. Lana Waterlily says:

    OMG! My husband said it was delicious!!! And had a second glass. He caught me putting spinach in it but I talked him into trying it and he liked it. Me, I looooove it.

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