Bucha Buddha’s Mango Lemon Kombucha Smoothie

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Rise and shine, folks—let this bright yellow kombucha supercharge your day! Featuring lusciously sweet mangoes and the sour kick of lemons, this kombucha smoothie is as good as it is healthy. The mango lemon kombucha smoothie is bound to become your new favorite.

This recipe has been meticulously crafted to bring out the best flavors of the fruits. The earthy, tart flavor of the black tea pairs exceptionally well with the sweet-sour taste of lemon mango. To top it off, we added a banana to the recipe to provide a more mellow sweetness that balances everything out.


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Mango Lemon Kombucha Smoothie

  • Total Time:
    5 minutes

  • Yield:
    1 Serving 1x


No matter the season, this drink will make you feel like it’s summer. The bright flavors of the fruits with the tart undertones of kombucha make a delicious and refreshing smoothie.



  • 1 cup frozen mango chunks
  • 4 ounces of black tea kombucha
  • 1⁄2 frozen banana
  • 2 tablespoons fresh-squeezed lemon juice (approximately 1 lemon)


  1. Put the mango and banana in a freezer for three to five hours. When frozen, take them out and start the recipe.
  2. Add the kombucha and mango to the blender. Blend for 10 seconds on high.
  3. Add the banana and lemon juice.
  4. Blend the mixture for 10 seconds until it becomes a puree.
  5. Pour the mixture gently into a glass.
  6. Garnish with mint or sliced bananas (optional).
  7. Enjoy your fermented tea smoothie!


You can use white or green tea kombucha if you don’t have black tea. You can even use a flavored base, such as ginger kombucha.

An alternative to putting frozen fruit into the blender is fresh fruit and ice. Ideally, you’ll want to put 1⁄2 cup of ice in the blender for every ingredient added that isn’t frozen.

Make it a smoothie bowl! Add a handful of ice to the blender to make the mixture thicker. Pour it into a bowl and top it with peanut butter, chia seeds, raspberries, blueberries, or any of your other favorite toppings.

  • Cook Time: 5 minutes

What Does a Mango Lemon Kombucha Smoothie Taste Like?

A mango lemon kombucha smoothie tastes sweet, creamy, and slightly citrusy. There’s a complex interplay of flavors in this recipe; you can pick apart the different fruits as you sip on this kombucha smoothie. The kombucha base provides a sharp tartness that balances the fruity sweetness well.

Overall, this smoothie tastes good! It resembles a fruit shake, but indulging in it feels a lot more guilt-free.

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What Are the Health Benefits of a Mango Lemon Kombucha Smoothie?

With its diverse ingredient list, even just a single serving of mango lemon kombucha smoothie is exceptionally nutrient-dense. The kombucha base possesses millions of probiotics in its blend, all of which help improve the gut microbiome and promote better immune health overall.

The fruits are no slouch when it comes to their nutritional breakdown either. Here are some of the benefits of the ingredients found in this smoothie:


  • Boost the immune system
  • Aid in digestion with dietary fiber
  • Promote eye health with vitamin A
  • Lower cholesterol levels with pectin


  • Improve heart health with potassium
  • Help regulate blood sugar with fiber
  • Provide sustained energy with complex carbs
  • Boost mood and concentration


  • Detoxify the body with antioxidants
  • Improve digestion with citric acid
  • Enhance skin health with vitamin C
  • Improve the immune system

How Much Caffeine Is In a Mango Lemon Kombucha Smoothie?

Black tea kombucha is the only caffeinated ingredient in this recipe, which contains about 7mg per 4-ounce serving.

While not as much as coffee or energy drinks, this beverage has enough caffeine to keep you energized throughout the day, thanks to the L-theanine in the black tea. It provides a slow and steady stream of energy with no crash.

How Many Calories Are In a Mango Lemon Kombucha Smoothie?

There are approximately 184 calories in one mango lemon kombucha smoothie.

The calorie breakdown of the ingredients is as follows:

  • Kombucha: 15 calories
  • Banana: 53 calories
  • Lemon juice: 17 calories
  • Mango: 99 calories

Adding garnishes, such as extra banana slices, can increase the calorie content to over 200.

Should You Make This Recipe with Young, Sweet Kombucha or Older, Sour Kombucha?

Both young and old kombucha are viable choices that work for this recipe; note they’ll taste different depending on how long you’ve brewed them.

Young kombucha will provide a milder flavor and sweetness to the smoothie, while old kombucha will bring a stronger and more tart taste with a bit of carbonation.


Joshua recently discovered flavored kombucha and has since become a fan of its taste and health properties. He's currently attempting to taste test at least 20 different kombucha flavors, and his current favorite is apple kombucha.

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