Take a mini-vacation with every sip of this yummy Mango Kale smoothie. Don’t let kale intimidate you! If you’re new to blending with kale, this is a great smoothie to help break you in. The tropical fruit and coconut milk give this smoothie a delectable flavor and texture, like a milkshake – only healthy!

We love blending with a variety of liquid bases. For this smoothie recipe, we went with coconut milk.

2 jars of kale mango smoothies in glasses with colorful straws, umbrellas, and whole fruits around them.
Table of Contents
  1. Ingredients in the Kale Mango Smoothie
  2. Easy Recipe Swaps
  3. Mango Kale Smoothie FAQs
  4. Fresh vs Frozen Produce
  5. More Kale Smoothie Recipes
  6. Mango Kale Smoothie Recipe

Ingredients in the Kale Mango Smoothie

This simple recipe boasts a simple yet rawkstar list of ingredients:

Kale: This superfood leafy green is a powerful smoothie ingredient. Loaded with antioxidants as well as vitamins K, A and C, your body will do a happy dance with all the kale from this smoothie recipe.

Coconut Milk: I like using light canned coconut milk in this recipe to get the cream factor without the extra fat. Use canned or carton, whichever your preference, or go all out and learn how to make coconut milk!

Mango: The mighty mango may be mild in flavor, yet it adds the perfect amount of sweetness and cream to this recipe.

Pineapple: Whether fresh or frozen, pineapple adds vitamin C, manganese and fiber.

Four ingredients to the perfect snack recipe! Or add a homemade protein powder and turn this tasty snack into a grab-n-go meal.

ingredients for a healthy, plant based snack including pineapple, mango, kale and coconut milk.

Easy Recipe Swaps

Never be afraid to make a smoothie recipe of your own. This simple blend can be swapped around to fit your needs and your tastebuds. Swap kale with spinach and mango with peaches or nectarines. If you need to lower the natural sugar in this recipe, replace the mango with 1/2 avocado or 1/2 cup frozen cauliflower.

And don’t forget about the milk base! You can use any dairy-free milk of your choice in this recipe; I recommend oat milk or cashew milk to keep the creaminess.

cut mango on a white plate.

Mango Kale Smoothie FAQs

Is raw kale in a smoothie good for you?

Yes! Raw kale provides the most nutrition, yet frozen is perfectly acceptable as well. When using fresh kale, wash well then remove the kale from the stalk (it’s bitter). Then massage the kale to soften it up.

What does a kale smoothie do for you?

My Mango Kale smoothie provides healthy fat as well as a boost of potassium, vitamin A, vitamin C and calcium. Talk about a nourishing beverage!

How many calories are in a mango and kale smoothie?

My four-ingredient mango kale smoothie has 233 calories per serving. If you want a more filling drink then swap carton coconut milk for canned (either full fat or light).

a person holding a handful of fresh kale.

Fresh vs Frozen Produce

Fresh, seasonal produce is meant to be nourishing, yet I find frozen produce isn’t a lousy second choice. Frozen produce is picked at the height of ripeness and flash-frozen to preserve maximum nutrition.

I typically buy fresh leafy greens and frozen mango and pineapple. That way I don’t have to take the time to peel mangos and I’ve got easy access to frozen ingredients for a refreshing smoothie. I also find frozen fruit is often less expensive than fresh, bonus!

More Kale Smoothie Recipes

While kale has a stronger flavor than spinach, it is in a different family so it works well when rotating your leafy greens on a regular basis. If you haven’t had a kale smoothie yet, start small! Use half of what the recipe calls for, then increase as you get used to the new flavor. You may just fall in leafy love!

Will you rate this recipe once you’ve tried it? Your feedback is so helpful!

4.50 from 122 votes

Mango Kale Smoothie

Kale can be intimidating at first, yet with a little pineapple, you are good to go. This Kale Mango smoothie is super nourishing and filling. It makes a great breakfast with the healthy fats found in coconut milk to curb your appetite.
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Author: Jen Hansard
Course: Smoothie
Cuisine: Plant-Based
Serves: 1

Ingredients  

Instructions 

  • Blend kale and coconut milk together until smooth.
  • Add remaining fruit and blend again.

Notes

  • Use at least one frozen fruit to make the smoothie cold or serve over ice.
  • To lower the natural sugar content use 1/2 cup mango and 1/4 an avocado or 1/4 cup cauliflower.
  • Swap kale with the leafy greens of your choice.
  • Swap coconut milk with the plant milk of your choice (cashew or oat would be great in this recipe).

Nutrition

Calories: 233kcal, Carbohydrates: 46g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 38mg, Potassium: 601mg, Fiber: 8g, Sugar: 38g, Vitamin A: 8526IU, Vitamin C: 162mg, Calcium: 297mg, Iron: 2mg
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  1. 4 stars
    This was a nice blend of flavors. It was very thick since I used frozen pineapple and frozen mangoes. It was very smooth

  2. 4 stars
    Thi smoothie was very thick.. I could have made it into a fruit smoothie bowl. It was still delicious.!

  3. 5 stars
    I’ve made this smoothie before and liked it the first time I tried it. I used lacinato kale for this smoothie and it was quick and easy to tear and toss in the blender. For me the use of pineapple and mango together was enough to satisfy my need for sweetness- no need to add a banana or any other sweetener.

  4. 4 stars
    I love the flavor of this one and that you cant taste the kale at all but it came out too thick, I had to add more liquid., the blender had a bit of a hard time blending it. I did use frozen mango and pineapple.

    1. 4 stars
      Thick and delicious. I added lime juice which I highly recommend.

  5. 5 stars
    This made a delicious breakfast smoothie! I subbed in kale for the spinach and added oats, matcha, a coconut milk smoothie cube, and the magic trio (hemp hearts, flax seed, chia seeds). The balance of mango and pineapple was perfect.

  6. 4 stars
    This smoothie was refreshing. I needed to add more liquid, because I used frozen spinach and that stopped up the blender.

  7. 5 stars
    Full fat coconut milk balances well with the acidity of the pineapple and makes it very creamy. Delicious smoothie and great with hemp seed added as well.

  8. 3 stars
    My 3-star rating is for my adapted smoothie because I strayed from the original. I’m not enjoying the full coconut milk smoothies as much lately, maybe too rich for me? So instead I used coconut water and plain water, plus 2 coconut milk smoothie cubes. I put in Romaine instead of kale, frozen fruit and added some chia seeds. The lettuce certainly changes the flavour. I am however a big fan of mango and pineapple!

    1. Love that you’re experimenting to find out what works best for you, Grace!!!

  9. 5 stars
    Coconut milk is a great addition to smoothie recipes! I really like the thickness it adds and feels and tastes like a milkshake! In this recipe the kale fades into the background of the pineapple and mango. Awesome!