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
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.
- 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.
- Banana: substitute ripe avocado.
- Frozen Mango: substitute pineapple or another tropical fruit. Stick with light colors to keep your smoothie green. Choose options without any added sugars.
- 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.
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 these other delicious variations!
Which Blender is Best for Smoothies?
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 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 phytonutrients. All of these nutrients help your body fight, prevent, and manage diseases. Aim to include a variety of colors throughout the week.
Leafy green veggies are rich in essential vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients 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.
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!
- ½ cup 100% orange juice
- ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1 large ripe banana (~1 cup)
- 1 cup frozen mango
- 2 Tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 1 cup lightly packed spinach
- 6-8 ice cubes (optional)
- Place all ingredients in a blender and puree. Enjoy!