Cardamon is a lovely spice to use with mango. Frozen mango works just as well as fresh in this smoothie. Use sweeteners, honey or maple syrup to sweeten it to your taste.
I peeled and cut my mango last night so that I could omit the ice in this smoothie. I did not use the full amount of artificial sweetener, I used two packets of Truvia sweetener. I made no other changes. It really was an interesting smoothie. I'm not sure that anyone liked the cardamom in the smoothie. I think that the boys were just too nice to say anything and I kept quiet as I wanted them to drink theirs. The consistancy was perfect. I'd like to make this again only I'd omit the cardamom completely. - 28 Apr 2012 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I make mango smoothies all of the time using the fresh fruit. I've never had to add a sweetner before. They're very sweet on their own. - 19 Mar 2008 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I made a few alterations (using frozen mango because I think it blends smoother/thicker and mango juice concentrate in place of the milk and the sweetner), and it was amazing. The mixture of cardamom and mango reminded me of an Indian style pumpkin pie. Very tasty. - 20 Sep 2007 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)