The Best 5-Ingredient Peach Mango Smoothie For Glowing Skin
Written by: Spencer Higgs - Apr. 9, 2020
There’s little I look forward to more than the roar of my blender smoothi-fying fruit each morning. Okay, maybe all that clamor isn’t my favorite thing in the world, but the smoothies that purl out of it are certainly up there!
I got hooked on smoothies while on my first trip to Hawaii five or six years ago. My friend and his wife had taken me fruit picking in their backyard to make a lilikoi mango smoothie that was—no joke—paradise in my mouth! So sweet; it was like a healthy dessert for breakfast!
It wasn’t until years later that I discovered that my go-to 5-ingredient peach-mango smoothie recipe was loaded with skin-healing goodness, like antioxidants and hard-to-find proteins that restore skin elasticity for a healthier, younger appearance. As someone who recently got asked for a second form of ID at a happy hour, I can attest that it’s working! And today, I’m sharing it with you ✌️
Peach Mango Smoothie Benefits
Smoothies should be on the menu for almost everyone, and the benefits they provide depend on the ingredients you put into them. A healthy chocolate-banana-nut butter smoothie, for instance, is a great meal replacement with all-day energy, while a green superfood smoothie packs heaps of delicious greens into each sip.
To match the 5 ingredients in this recipe, I’ve provided 5 awesome benefits you have every right to get excited about.
1. Nutrition on-the-go
We often overlook it, but one of the most valuable things about smoothies is that you can sip them on your way to work, school, pilates, or wherever you’re off to. Getting your nutrition on-the-go is a great way to ensure that you’re, well… getting your nutrition, period!
It’s also really important, especially in today’s fast-paced society.
Most working adults—particularly busy parents trying to keep the entire family fed, organized, and out the door on time—feel time constraints force them to eat a nutritionally compromised meal. Understandable. We’ve all skipped breakfast in order to get the kids to school or ourselves to work. One study found that half of their participants believed they did not have enough time for healthful eating. Another 50% plus believed that they were too busy to eat breakfast. 
Eating unhealthy foods and skipping breakfast creates major imbalances in your diet. Once these bad habits form, they can be hard to break.
Taking 5 minutes out of your morning to make a nutrient-rich, naturally flavorful mango and peach smoothie will help you start your day energized and encourage you to continue making smarter food choices, even on the busiest of workdays.
Just remember to practice safe sipping, and use a lid if you’re on your way to work.
2. Cancer-fighting antioxidants
You can’t talk about a peach and mango smoothie (or even just a peach smoothie recipe) without talking about antioxidants. Both fruits are rich in polyphenol antioxidants that have been shown by studies to restrict the growth and sprawl of cancerous cells. They seem to be very effective in the fight against breast cancer. 
Peach extract was also found to inhibit tumor growth in mice, inhibiting the the spread of cancer to other parts of the body and “essentially caused the cancer cells to commit suicide.”  Another point for your peach smoothie!
Mangos, for their part, were shown in lab results to be effective against certain colon cancers. 
3. Boosts immunity
By now, we’re all VERY keenly aware of the importance of a strong immune system. But if you’re determined enough, immunity, like youth, doesn’t have to be wasted on the young.
Nutrients such as beta-carotene and vitamin A provide a generous boost to your immune system.  They’re also found in generous amounts in both peaches and mangos. Needless to say, this peach mango smoothie recipe has ample amounts of both!
As a little bonus for all that peach mango smoothie sippin’, vitamin A also assists the metabolic process of breaking down certain tissues to reduce obesity! 
Vitamin C is another potent antioxidant prevalent in peaches and mangos. It aids cell function in the immune system, helping you combat the symptoms of illnesses like colds and flus, and prevent and treat respiratory infections. 
4. Helps preserve vision
If carrots help improve your vision, this mango and peach smoothie recipe may help preserve it. (And believe me, you’ll want to preserve your vision for the last benefit.)
Fruits that have an orange and red hue to them, like our star ingredients, are rich in two eye nutrients: lutein and zeaxanthin.
Say ‘em with me: (LOO-teen) and (Zee-ah-ZAN-thin). Nice job! 🙌
Okay, here’s where I get all botanical on you. But hang in there, I promise it’s worth it—especially if you think plants are cool…
In nature, lutein and zeaxanthin help plants thrive by absorbing excess solar energy that would otherwise damage them. Just like in our eyes, blue light waves can be harmful to plants. And just like in plants, our eyes contain lutein and zeaxanthin which help protect us from harmful light rays! Isn’t that wild?! (Pun intended).
Here’s the thing! Our bodies don’t naturally create these wonder-nutrients. So it’s vital that we get them from fruits. (And it’s tasty to get them in a mango and/or peach smoothie recipe!) Doing so can help reduce the chances of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and keep you seeing as good as you look.
5. Great for skin
Where this mango-peach smoothie recipe really shines is in its ability to help your skin glow!
As I touched on before, mango is especially rich with vitamin C and other skin-loving nutrients.
Beyond supporting our immune system, vitamin C helps improve the health and appearance of your skin. It’s found in the outer and inner layers and helps to heal damaged skin. Some have even found it effective in reducing wrinkles!
What Makes This Peach Mango Smoothie So Great For Skin?
1) Peaches contain very healthy amounts of vitamin C, A, & E, all of which help protect and preserve your skin. But it’s also a mighty source of zinc and selenium.  Zinc is a mineral that helps heal your skin after it’s been injured or damaged. It also stimulates antimicrobial activity.
Selenium, a lesser known mineral, also works hard to protect skin from oxidative stress caused by damaging UV rays. What’s more, it doubles as a useful aid in preventing and treating psoriasis. Your mango and peach smoothie is packed with all of these skin-loving nutrients.
2) Mangos, like peaches, have a good amount of vitamin A. vitamin A has been shown to be a necessary element for the growth of every type of tissue in your body—including skin! 
Mangos also have crazy amounts of vitamin C, an antioxidant I touched on above. In fact, a single mango can harbor 203% of daily vitamin C requirement. This is why I love adding mangos to my peach smoothie.
3) Collagen is something that most of us can’t get enough of. That’s because it’s hard to come by in our typical diets, but also because our body’s collagen production begins to decline rapidly after our mid- to-late 30s. All the vitamin C in this peach-mango smoothie recipe helps our bodies to produce more collagen. But vitamin C can only do so much to counter the decline. It needs help.
Enter Super Youth Peach Mango collagen peptides—the secret ingredient in my skin-rejuvenating mango smoothie! (I mean, seriously, could you even find a better flavor?!)
Collagen is the body’s natural scaffolding, a protein that’s responsible for the growth and protection of connective tissue. Collagen can help rebuild aging cells, including those in our skin. This is thanks to collagen types I & III.
Both collagen type I and type III are abundant in our skin. Replenishing our collagen cache helps improve and optimize our skin’s health and integrity, while rebounding skin elasticity. This is why collagen is so great for smoothing wrinkles. 
Super Youth Peach Mango collagen is totally delicious all on it’s own. But when you blend it into a peach mango smoothie, you’ll find it elevates the flavor to entirely new levels of YUM! It’s both sweet and fruity, and only has a few calories—so you can keep your goodness level up and guilt levels down. How’s that for a morning pick-me-up?!
Peach Mango Smoothie Recipe
- 1 ½ cups almond milk
- 1 cup frozen peaches, cubed
- 1 cup frozen mango, cubed
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 scoop of Super Youth Peach Mango collagen
- In a blender, combine almond milk, peaches, mango, vanilla, and Super Youth Peach Mango collagen. Blend until smooth. Add ice if you prefer a thicker smoothie or add more almond milk if it’s too thick for your liking.