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



  • 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).


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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About the Author

Jen Hansard

I went from exhausted mama to running across the Grand Canyon, riding & hiking to the top of the tallest waterfall in North America with my kids. How? I fell in love with the smoothies and plant-based meals you can find on my blog.

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  1. 5 stars
    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!

  2. 4 stars
    I think I will try this with coconut water next time as I didn’t love the coconut milk. Otherwise great!

  3. 5 stars
    I Love this smoothie! It’s like a mini trip to the beach on a cold and foggy day!!

  4. 5 stars
    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.

    1. Feel free to swap the amount of fruits and veggies to make your smoothie less sweet if you prefer it that way!

  5. 5 stars
    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.

  6. 3 stars
    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

    1. Hey Liz,

      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!

  7. 5 stars
    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 !