Margarita Smoothie

This is a variation of our greek yogurt smoothie base recipe. While this margarita smoothie doesn’t list tequila in the ingredients, the flavors and color are reminiscent of a margarita. It’s a perfect smoothie to sip by the pool on a hot summer day or to celebrate Cinco de Mayo! 

Must-Know Cooking Skills

Measure Wet vs. Dry Ingredients

Culinary Tips for the Best Margarita Smoothie

Use a ripe banana to ensure a sweet flavor and creamy texture.

If you want to make this smoothie for breakfast and are usually crunched for time in the morning, place all of the non-frozen ingredients in your blender’s jar and place it in the fridge the night before. Add the frozen ingredients in the morning and blend!

If your smoothie is too thick after blending, add more liquid. If it is too thin, add more fruit or ice.

Ingredient Substitutions

  • Banana: substitute ripe avocados.
  • Frozen Mango: substitute pineapple or another tropical fruit. Stick with light colors to keep your smoothie green. Choose options without any added sugars. 
  • Greek Yogurt: substitute any plain or dairy-free variety. Or substitute kefir as seen in our Kefir Smoothie Base Recipe.
  • 100% Orange Juice: substitute 100% pineapple juice or any 100% orange juice blend such as orange mango. 
  • Lime Juice: substitute bottled lime juice, but note that the flavor won’t taste as fresh. Stick with lime to keep that classic margarita flavor.
  • Spinach: you can substitute kale, but it does have a stronger flavor than spinach. Do not use arugula or mustard greens.

Recipe Variations

You can spike your margarita smoothie with tequila if you want a boozier smoothie or a healthier cocktail!

Substitute frozen mangos with frozen strawberries to make a strawberry margarita smoothie.

Need some smoothie recipe inspiration?

Use our base recipe as a guide to make it your own, or try out our other delicious variation!

Greek Yogurt Smoothie Base Recipe

Greek Yogurt Protein Smoothie

Which Blender is Best for Smoothies?

Any blender will work! While a Vitamix probably makes the creamiest smoothies, any full-size blender, single-serve blender, immersion blender, or even food processor will do the job.

Is this Margarita Smoothie Healthy?

While eating whole fruit is normally best, a smoothie can be a great way to get lots of fruits and/or vegetables in one easy serving. The featured ingredients in this green smoothie recipe are Greek yogurt, bananas, mangos, and spinach!

Greek Yogurt

Greek yogurt is a great source of B vitamins, calcium, and probiotics. It is also higher in protein than regular yogurt, making this smoothie filling and satisfying. 

We recommend buying plain varieties in order to avoid added sugars and organic, if you can afford it. Select a fat content that works with your overall diet. If you tend to consume a lot of foods high in saturated fat, a low-fat or fat-free variety is your best choice. If you limit saturated fat in your diet, full-fat varieties are okay.

Bananas & Mangos

Both fresh and frozen fruits are healthy. Fruit contains fiber, water, vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals. All of these nutrients help your body fight, prevent, and manage diseases. Aim to include a variety of colors throughout the week.

Spinach

Leafy green veggies are rich in essential vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals that promote health and help fight diseases. Blending spinach into a Greek yogurt smoothie is an easy way to help promote your health.

For more information about which ingredients are best, check out our ingredient guide.

Serving Suggestions 

This margarita smoothie can be a meal on its own or can be an accompaniment to a healthy breakfast! Pair with our overnight oats, energy bites, or granola for a satisfying meal.

Will smoothies keep in the fridge?

Keep leftovers in the fridge and enjoy the next day. They can hold for longer than a day in the fridge but will often start to separate. Simply shake before drinking!

Want more delicious breakfast recipes?

Try out these favorite base recipes, and as always, adjust to YOUR taste!

Baked Oatmeal Cups Base Recipe

Overnight Oats Base Recipe

Whole Grain Pancakes Base Recipe

Margarita Smoothie
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 

While this margarita smoothie doesn’t list tequila in the ingredients, the flavors and color are reminiscent of a margarita. It’s a perfect smoothie to sip by the pool on a hot summer day or to celebrate cinco de mayo!

Course: Breakfast, Drinks, Snack
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Yield: 2 smoothies
Ingredients
  • 1 ripe large banana
  • 1 cup frozen mango
  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup 100% orange juice
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 cup lightly packed spinach
  • 6-8 ice cubes (optional)
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and puree. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

If your smoothie is too thick after blending, add more liquid. If it is too thin, add more fruit or ice.

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