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.
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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.
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.
Mango Kale Smoothie FAQs
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.
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!
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).
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
- Classic Kale Smoothie
- Kale Banana Smoothie
- Alkaline Smoothie
- Coconut Water Smoothie
- Pineapple Green Smoothie
- Alkaline Smoothie Cubes
- Cherry Smoothie
- Meal Replacement Smoothie
- Coconut Oil Smoothie
- Fruit and Vegetable Smoothie
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!
Mango Kale Smoothie
- 1 cup kale
- 1 cup coconut milk canned or carton
- 1 cup mango
- ½ cup pineapple
- 1 serving homemade protein powder optional
- Blend kale and coconut milk together until smooth.
- Add remaining fruit and blend again.
- 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).
Smooth. Great flavor. Easy to make and easy to drink
I wasn’t too sure about using Kale and how it would change the flavor of the smoothie’s, but no worries; they taste amazing!
So glad you are on the kale wagon now!! 🙂
I think I will try this with coconut water next time as I didn’t love the coconut milk. Otherwise great!
Article was very helpful. The smoothie, simply but delicious.
Like a tropical vacation, so good!
I was a little hesitant to try kale in the smoothie but it tasted great!
These are changing my lifestyle!!!
Delish! These are changing my lifestyle!!!
I Love this smoothie! It’s like a mini trip to the beach on a cold and foggy day!!
Very tasty! I too was alarmed by the calorie total, however it’s not too surprising as there’s so much fruit in it. Used So Delicious shelf stable coconut beverage and it turned out fine. So green, smooth and tropical.
Feel free to swap the amount of fruits and veggies to make your smoothie less sweet if you prefer it that way!
I don’t typically use only Kale in a smoothie; I always combine the kale with spinach. I was excited to try this one and was pleasantly surprised how good it tastes.
Not bad flavour, but I noticed kale tastes more powdery? Not a huge fan of that. Might have added too much, will try less next time or switch to half kale half spinach
Make sure you are removing the stems from your kale to avoid that bitter taste. If you are not a fan feel free to do half and half or swap it completely with another green of your choice!
The smoothie tastes great but I was alarmed to see 700 calories!
Is this really 700 calories?!!!
That’s what I’m wondering too!!
Yumm, just made this immediately — add a little of almond milk + coconut water since I am not too keen to coconut milk but they turned out so good!!! Thanks for sharing !