A kombucha smoothie that has a bright tropical flavor and is still loaded with good for you ingredients!
This one of those times when the stars align and BAM! Magic happens.
I have been relying very heavily on smoothies for my son for his best dose of nutrient dense foods…this means one meal a day is frequently a smoothie.
How to make a super nutrient dense kombucha smoothie that tastes good?
In our house, it has to perform multiple functions:
- Still taste amazing for my SUPER picky son
- Is free of ALL top 8 allergens
- Is a balanced meal with protein and healthy fats
It has taken awhile, but I much more adept at making great smoothies now that manage to do ALL these things.
The inspiration for this recipe came from a blogger from down under, Oh Nom Ally. She has a weekly blender linky party that I participate in, and this was her contribution one week.
I turned to it knowing I had mangoes on hand.
And let’s be frank…..my son can not have berries still…so my frozen fruit options are not as plentiful or affordable as I would like. I am a huge fan of the Thai mangoes, but find the frozen cubed varieties ho hum.
Until THIS smoothie.
Ally’s Mango Lassi smoothie looked delicious in it’s own right, but it did not meet my #2 and #3 criteria for my son. When I was finished with it, it was a new recipe with magical results. But seriously look at her picture, don’t you just want to lick your screen??!! There is a reason I pinned that smoothie!
Should I Drink Kombucha?
Kombucha is a tasty fermented tea drink. And while it is made with with sugar and teas, at the end of fermentation, minimal sugar remains and most caffeine is gone. My kiddos LOVE it! Because it is a fermented beverage, there are lots of beneficial reasons to drink it:
- rich in many of the enzymes and bacterial acids necessary for detox
- contains glucosamines which are great for maintaining joint health
- a probiotic beverage that can aid in digestion and gut health
- antioxidant rich…fight those free radicals!
So yes, drink kombucha!!!
Don’t forget, collagen is the magical gut healing protein source in this and most of my smoothies. A must have! It is tasteless, adds great protein, and SO good for your gut!!! I love Perfect Supplements brand because not only is it sourced from pasture raised animals, they also test to make sure there is no traces of glyphosate in their products! Use code tessa10 for 10% off any order!
Additional Healthy Smoothie Recipes?
- This healthy berry smoothie stars our favorite: berries!
- This Lemon Cheesecake Smoothie is bursting with bright lemon flavor and nutrition!
- My kids love my chocolate Raspberry Creme Smoothie!
Mango Lime Kombucha Smoothie Recipe:
If you try this tropical kombucha smoothie, be sure to report back and leave a comment below!
Mango Lime Kombucha Smoothie/Ice Cream
- 1 cup any milk I use Silk Coconut this time
- 1 cup kombucha I used a homemade variety, but recommend any plain, berry, or hibiscus kombucha flavor
- 1 1/2 cup frozen mango cubes
- 3/4 cup frozen butternut squash cubes
- 6 ounce plain yogurt I used So Delicious Plain Greek
- Zest & juice of one lime about 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 2 tablespoons full fat coconut milk or coconut butter
- 8 drops liquid stevia to taste (or honey) - optional
- 2 tablespoons collagen I have linked to my favorite above, could leave out for vegan
Place all ingredients in a high powered blender and puree until smooth and frosty!
nutrition facts include a scoop of collagen and GT's Original Kombucha
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Kari - Get Inspired Everyday! says
I love kombucha in smoothies, and mango lime sounds fantastic! Also intrigued by the butternut squash, what a great idea!
This smoothie sounds delicious AND healthy! I have never heard of adding squash to mango, but I imagine the flavor is just amazing.
What a lovely healthy drink ! This is perfect for summer and morning smoothie. YUM !
Liz Della Croce says
I love the flavors and kombucha in this!
What a healthy and delicious looking smoothie! We’ve been adding collagen to smoothies in our household too recently.
Megan Stevens says
Oh my goodness, such delicious flavors together. Plus I love the probiotics and fizz in my smoothie!
Carol Little R.H. @studiobotanica says
Decadent! This looks spectacular ~ LOVE the ingredients, the flavours and this combination.
I bet your family is super happy when you make this!!
Katie Walsh Beck says
THis sounds like something I could get my five picky kid eaters to consume as well. I love the squash in with the mango too 🙂
I absolutely love knowing the benefits of healthy foods I consume. Thanks so much for sharing this!! Can’t wait to try this tropical goodness 🙂
Karen @ Seasonal Cravings says
I am loving my collagen protein these days so I’ll have to try this smoothie out with it. Looks like an easy way to start the day on the right foot!
Emily @ Recipes to Nourish says
I LOVE using kombucha in smooothies! Such a fun way to get some probiotics in there and a little fizz. This flavor combo sounds so delicious, I love mango + lime with a little creamy goodness. Yum!
Lindsey Dietz says
What?? Squash is in this? No freaking way!
Such a great idea to use kombucha in your smoothie! Always good to have that extra probiotic, and the flavors sound amazing.
linda spiker says
What a soft beautiful color for a smoothie! And mango is my favorite.
Joni Gomes says
Yes, mango everything! I bought a bunch of fresh mango and froze the cubes because the season is ending!
Julia @ Swirls and Spice says
What a crazy delicious smoothie! Mango and lime make such a great combination! I need to try this!
Elise @frugalfarmwife.com says
This looks amazing! Mango is one of my favorite flavors, and would really compliment the kombucha.
Thanks for sharing at Waste Not Want Not Wednesday!
Lauren @ DC Healthy Bites says
Your smoothie recipe looks so refreshing! I love how you added Kombucha to it too! Pinning now … Did you cook the butternut squash before your froze it? Or did you use the butternut squash frozen from the bag? Thanks for sharing, can’t wait to try it!
Tessa Domestic Diva says
frozen butternut from the bag Lauren!
Lauren @ DC Healthy Bites says
This looks delicious and I always forget about adding gelatin…Thanks for the reminder! Aloha, Lori
Miz Helen says
I love your combination for a awesome smoothie! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great week and come back soon!
I love mangoes, so this is right up my alley! 😉 Thank you for sharing at Savoring Saturdays!
Heather @Gluten-Free Cat says
This smoothie takes me to somewhere warm…much needed as I wait for spring! What a great idea to add kombucha! I must try this!
I am new to eating free of allergens, I have never heard of kombucha…..and google it for more information. Is buying the tea and brewing it the same as how you are referencing it? Or are you culturing it yourself?
Tessa Domestic Diva says
Hi Veronica, good question! Kombucha defined is fermented tea drink. If you buy it in the the store, it is already fermented and cultured for you. I make my own using just a variety of teas and sugar and something called a ‘scoby’ a live organism of yeast and bacteria…it cultures the tea, and the sugar is what it ‘eats’ while it cultures. WHat is left if a mostly caffeine and sugar free sparkling beverage that is loaded with tons of good for you bacterias (among other things). I like to make my own because it is pennies for batch and $3-4 a bottle in most cases, sometime $2.50 on sale. Hope that helps!
Tessa, I adore this smoothie and your photos! I’ve been making kombucha for a number of months now, and this looks like a great way to use it.
Tessa Domestic Diva says
I think you’ll love it Linda…we are addicted to kombucha..and the lime and yogurt make for a lovely tangy smoothie!
Wonderful and healthy recipe. Love the ingredients especially the kombucha that contains the probiotics for a healthy gut. Will share on pinterest. Visiting from Wildcrafting Wednesday Blog Hop.