How to Make Mango A Go Go: A Jamba Juice Copycat

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Craving a taste of paradise without leaving your doorstep? With this easy recipe, discover how to make Mango A Go Go that rivals the famous Jamba Juice version, all from the comfort of your kitchen!

A mango a go go smoothie on a kitchen counter. Easy to learn how to make!

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My home state of Nebraska offers some amazing and often unique food options. 

Ever heard of a Runza? 

Think golden brown bread pocket filled with ground beef, cabbage, and yummy seasonings.  So good!

Or, the Reuben sandwich, first introduced at the Blackstone Hotel in Omaha in 1925. (Butter brickle ice cream was introduced here as well!)

​One thing missing in our culinary Great Plains landscape…Jamba Juice!

​I can get to this national smoothie and juice bar chain if I hop in the car and head to Kansas City.

But a 3-hour drive is a little long for me when I want a quick Jamba Juice Mango-Go-Go!

So I make my own.

And I’m sharing my recipe with you!

What is a Mango A Go Go?

Jamba Juice’s Mango A Go Go is a classic for a reason. It’s a creamy, refreshing smoothie bursting with the taste of the tropics.  The original recipe contains tasty things like pineapple sherbet and fresh mango. But I don’t want to travel to get it!  

This copycat recipe lets you focus on the natural sweetness of the fruit while still achieving that delicious smoothie experience.

Its creamy tropical flavor transports me from Nebraska to the Caribbean in about 5 minutes!

And you can forget expensive delivery orders and sky-high price tags – this homemade recipe lets you control the ingredients and cost.

How to Make a Mango a Go-Go at Home

Only 4 ingredients for this mango smoothie recipe! Gotta love that!

4 Simple Ingredients for Your Homemade Mango A Go Go:

  • 1 cup frozen mango chunks
  • 1/2 cup ice cubes (adjust to your desired consistency)
  • 1/2 cup pineapple sherbet
  • 1/2 cup mango juice, passionfruit, or mango pineapple juice
Ingredients for knowing for how to make mango a go go include a bag of frozen mango chunks, pineapple mango juice, pineapple sherbet, and a bowl of ice.

​You will need something to blend your drink. I love my Ninja food processor for this but you could use pretty much any type of blender.

Step 1: Crush the frozen mango chunks and ice cubes in the blender. Pulse periodically so all of the ice gets crushed.

Adding ice to a food processor to make the mango a go go smoothie drink.

Step 2: Add the juice and pineapple sherbet…

Adding pineapple mango juice to food processor.
Scooping pineapple sherbet into the food processor to make mango a go go.

Step 3: …and blend until smooth!

Blending a mango a go go drink is easy when you learn how.

That’s it! Three easy steps to a yummy creamy mango smoothie!

How to make mango a go go: A golden yellow smoothie drink in a glass goblet

I think my son-in-law likes it!

Man with beard drinking a mango a go go smoothie.
Mango a go go smoothie

Mango a Go Go Smoothie Drink

Based on the famous Jamba Juice smoothie, this homemade Mango-A-Go-Go recipe captures the refreshing flavors of the tropics in a delicious and easy-to-make smoothie. Packed with the flavors of juicy mango and tangy pineapple, it's the perfect escape for a hot day!
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1 person
Calories 400 kcal


  • 1 blender or food processor


  • 1 cup frozen mango chunks
  • 1/2 cup ice
  • 1 cup mango, passion fruit, or pineapple mango juice
  • 1 cup pineapple sherbet


  • Combine and blend the mango chunks and ice.
  • Add the the tropical juice and pineapple sherbet. Blend until smooth.
  • You can add more ice or juice to achieved your desired consistency.
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Benefits of a Homemade Mango A Go Go

Excellent Source of Vitamin C:  Mangoes are a powerhouse of Vitamin C,  essential for a healthy immune system.

Low-Carb Option:  By skipping the sherbet, you can create a lower-carb version of this smoothie, perfect for those looking for keto diet recipes or following a reduced-calorie diet.

Full Serving of Fruit: One serving of this smoothie can easily provide a full serving of fruit, contributing to your daily intake of vitamins and fiber.

Control the Ingredients:  Making your own smoothie allows you to control exactly what goes in it. No hidden sugars or artificial flavors – just pure, delicious fruit!

Morning Health Alert: Get a great start to your day by including this smoothie as part of a healthy breakfast.

yellow mangos tinged red and green.

Disclaimer: This blog post is for educational purposes only and should not be taken as professional medical advice.  Always consult with your doctor before making significant changes to your diet, especially if you have any underlying health conditions.

Easy Recipe, Endless Possibilities!

This recipe is a fantastic starting point, but feel free to customize it to your taste buds’ desires! Here are some ideas:

  • Add a Protein Boost:  For a more filling smoothie, add a scoop of your favorite protein powder. Choose a plant-based option if you’re following a vegan diet.
  • Creamy Dream:  For an even creamier texture, add a splash of coconut milk, almond milk, or oat milk.
  • Go Green:  Looking for a veggie boost?  Spinach or kale can be added without significantly altering the taste.
Green spinach.

The Best Tips for a Delicious Mango A Go Go

  • Frozen or Fresh?:  While using frozen mango will produce a colder smoothie, you can also make this smoothie using fresh mango.
  • Sweetness to Taste:   Mangoes are naturally sweet, but you can adjust the sweetness by adding a squeeze of lime juice or a touch of honey.
  • Citrus Punch: For some additional zip, add a little orange juice to the mix.
  • Perfect Portions: This recipe makes one serving.  But it is a big serving! My husband and I usually share one serving. On the flip side, feel free to double or triple the recipe for a crowd!
A woman in aa red and orange dress holding a glass goblet full of the mango a go go smoothie drink.

Since Nebraska hasn’t been blessed with a Jamba Juice just yet, you will find me blending this tropical treat in my kitchen! 

So ditch the delivery fees and the calorie-laden options – whip up a homemade Mango A Go-Go smoothie recipe and enjoy a taste of the tropics right in your own kitchen!


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  1. Totally wanting to add Rum to these concoctions. We had Mango sherbert over the weekend and it was totally delicious! Will try that at the next weekend party, thanks for the combos. Sandi

    1. We’ve hit the hot temps around here and so this tastes so good. It even gave my daughter a quick bout of brain freeze…but she still loved it! LOL!

  2. 5 stars
    Missy, I am definitely going to try your juice drink! My husband has been making smoothies all summer and just bought a Ninja blender. I think he’d really like this. Happy to feature your post at this week’s Share Your Style #433 for you. 🙂

    Enjoy your week,
    Barb 🙂

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