How to make a kale mango smoothie

Kale Mango Smoothie

POSTED ON 5.29.2020

Take a mini-vacation with every sip of this yummy Kale Mango Smoothie. And don’t let that 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 […]

Take a mini-vacation with every sip of this yummy Kale Mango Smoothie. And don’t let that 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, and for this smoothie recipe, we went with coconut milk.

Kale, mango, coconut milk and pineapple to make a smoothie

What kind of coconut milk in a smoothie?

The rawkstar team is split on which type to use. Some preferred the thicker, richer flavor of canned coconut milk. Others like the kind in the carton, shelf stable or refrigerated. Bottom line: it doesn’t matter all that much— as long as you stay away from the sweetened ones! Focus on ingredients and pick one with the least amount of additives.

Ultimately, we always recommend using whatever you like best, have access to, and fits your lifestyle and/or budget.

Full fat coconut milk is higher calories and fat content, yet also will fill you up more, making it a good meal replacement liquid base.

Fresh mangoes for smoothies

Should I use fresh or frozen mango?

I usually buy frozen mango to use in my smoothies. It’s cheaper, easier and naturally chills the smoothie down. Yet you can also use fresh mango. If you can get a bunch on sale, peel it, dice it and freeze it yourself!

Kale is a leafy green that you should eat more of.

Why this Kale Mango Smoothie rawks!

Dark, leafy greens in general are some of the most nutrient dense, healthiest foods on the planet. Eating (or drinking) your greens gives your body a whole host of nutrients. That’s why we love to include them in this Kale Mango Smoothie recipe! If you don’t like kale, swap it with another leafy green you like. Can’t go wrong with spinach!

Kale is an excellent source of vitamins A, C and K. It also contains moderate amounts of calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium and vitamin C. Kale is naturally low in sodium and calories – one cup of raw chopped kale only has 34 calories.

The significant amount of phytochemicals in kale can help reduce the risk of chronic disease and inflammation. Kale contains lutein and zeaxanthin which can help prevent cataracts from forming and macular degeneration. Antherosclerosis, the hardening and narrowing of the arteries, may be prevented by a diet rich in lutein.

Kale Mango Smoothie with coconut milk

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Kale Mango Smoothie


  • Author: Jen Hansard
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 smoothie 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

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—and makes a great breakfast with the healthy fats found in coconut milk to curb your appetite.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 cup fresh kale
  • 1 cup coconut milk, unsweetened
  • 1 cup mango
  • 1/2 cup pineapple

Instructions

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

Notes

Use at least one frozen fruit to make the smoothie cold or serve over ice.

  • Category: smoothie
  • Method: Blending
  • Cuisine: american

Keywords: kale smoothie with mango

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About Jen Hansard

Mom of 2, ran across the Grand Canyon and lover of smoothies, coffee & tacos. I transformed my family's health with a plant-based diet. I also found myself again along the way.

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  1. Carol Pizarro says:

    I used coconut water and added banana instead of the pineapple it was really good I will try it with pineapple next it was super delicious

  2. Nora Long says:

    I loved it, will do it again, the flavors blend so well

  3. Jessica says:

    I think kale in smoothies always tastes best paired with tropical fruits.

  4. Daniella Brissett says:

    I used spinach instead of kale this was very good

  5. Meagan says:

    I’ve decided that the smoothies made with coconut milk are not my favorite but I do love them with coconut water so I went half & half with this. Delicious and creamy!

  6. Eri says:

    I enjoyed this smoothie very much!
    I made it with 1/4 cup coconut milk, 1/2 cup yogurt and 1/2 cup water instead of just with coconut milk since I’m not crazy about coconut milk. Yogurt with mango and pineapple worked very well!

  7. Sara says:

    Ooohh love the coconut milk in this smoothie! It made it so creamy and yummy! It’s so tropical too! I mean you can’t go wrong!!! I don’t usually use mango but I will definitely be adding this smoothie in my regular rotation!!!

  8. Taylor Gonzalez says:

    This smoothie was yummy however I don’t think I was a fan of both the Kale and coconut milk mix together. This smoothie was still good but probably one of my least favorites so far in the 10-day challenge.

  9. andrea rumble says:

    soooooo yummy

  10. Elle Wood says:

    I didn’t have kale and opted for spinach and used coconut water instead of milk (personal preference). Very yummy and smooth. I used fresh pineapple and it was sweet treat.

  11. Dawn says:

    Day 9 of my Green Smoothie Challenge – Kale Mango Smoothie. The taste was good. Something about the texture seemed chalky. Maybe the canned coconut milk? I do like kale so I will try this again with a different type of coconut milk/water.

  12. Susan McFadden says:

    Loved this smoothie! The mango thickens it up and the pineapple makes it sweet.

  13. Karina says:

    Loved it!

  14. Jessie says:

    I was not feeling the coconut milk this morning, so I used unsweetened almond milk and it was delicious. I also added chia seeds and MCT oil to make it a meal before I headed out for my morning walk.

  15. Jess S says:

    I like this one, but I think I have discovered that I prefer spinach over kale in a smoothie. The kale has such a strong taste!

  16. Andre L says:

    Day 9 of the Smoothie Challenge – Kale Mango. Very smooth start with a sweet kick to finish. It was a welcome surprise on my bike commute to work. Simple Green Smoothies #simplegreensmoothies @ Tempe, Arizona

  17. Laura says:

    Super tasty! The turmeric smoothie cubes I added were a nice touch too!

  18. Holly P. says:

    I think this is one of my favorites! So sweet & creamy! The pineapple helps with any bitterness the kale may have. I will definitely be making this one a lot this summer!

  19. Youlanda Jennings says:

    Kale Mango Smoothie was awesome, today I added a banana, chia seeds and collagen with a tad bit extra coconut milk. Putting coconut milk in my smoothies have me a whole different ways to make smoothies. I’m Loving this 10days green smoothie challenge.

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Woo hoo! So glad you’re enjoying the challenge. 🙂

  20. Tam Tam says:

    Any smoothie with mango is a win in my book. I added a few blueberries and elderberry powder for antioxidants. I like the combination of the coconut flavor and mango, you don’t really notice the kale.

  21. Jennetta Thomas says:

    This one is good, but not as good as the coconut peach. It wasn’t as sweet to me. Could’ve been my fruit? I think I’d add ginger or mint next time to liven it up.

  22. Clara says:

    Still not a fan of coconut milk. I soaked unsweetened coconut flakes for about an hour before making the smoothie to give it the coconut flavor. Very tasty! I also used avocado to create a creamier texture! Yummy!!

  23. Deanna Brandau says:

    My mango wasn’t great and didn’t have much flavor. I also swapped spinach for kale. I had to tweak with few other ingredients to fix mango but that’s what makes these easy to tweak and use what you have more of or what is going. Ended up great with orange, almond milk, banana, blackberries, found flax and strawberry vegan protein fruit and plant powder.

  24. Deborah says:

    I am not a Kale lover so I used Spinach. This was not a favorite, but it is one I will drink again. I took it with me while I did some yard work and the refreshing sips were just lovely between weed pulling, raking and trimming. No one flavor stood out and they blended well nicely.

  25. Kimberly S Robinson says:

    This smoothie was good, but not my favorite. I think I’ve become so used to the pop of flavor from the greens and fruit when making my smoothies with water (even coconut water), that using coconut (or almond, etc.) milk mellows the flavor a little too much for me. I’m looking forward to trying it with water next time.

  26. Sophia Allison says:

    Loved this combo, mango & pineapple with coconut…another fav.

  27. Sarah says:

    Summer in a glass! This was a perfect oasis today. I will definitely be making this one again.

  28. Christina G says:

    Kale-mazing! Enjoyed this smoothie very much I wished I had coconut flakes to add. Love the earthly taste of the Kale

    • Jackie Fehr says:

      Wowzer…… Another AMAZING tropical smoothie made with coconut milk. I just ‘LOVE’ tasting all the ingredients in these smoothies. Sooooo smooth, creamy, and tropical! Delish’ in my books!!

  29. Betsy Spinosa says:

    So far this is one of my favorites!!! Even my kids love it! Today the whole family enjoyed a green smoothie

  30. Hilde Johansen says:

    This was yummy. Ended with a bit more pineapple than mango but still so yummy. Switched the coconut milk for yoghurt. Mum also liked it

  31. Bonnie Primm says:

    I never tried coconut milk before this challenge and I Love what it does to the smoothies!!! Kale is my favorite green so added it to a shake makes me love it even more!!!! I love the kale, mango, coconut milk combo

  32. Jennifer A. says:

    Another tropical treat perfect for summertime! I was out of kale, so substituted spinach. It was a little tart side, so added a banana and a couple coconut milk smoothie cubes for the win. Both delicious AND nutritious!

  33. Andrea says:

    I used spinach instead of kale because I needed to use it up. I also had to add about a cup of water because I was using frozen fruit. Delicious! I think a banana may make it a little sweeter.

  34. Dora Suarez says:

    I’m bummed this came out tart. I don’t blame the recipe just my Ms hoy were on the greener side. I maybe could have added a banana. Oh well I’ll just have to try it again.

  35. Rovey says:

    I like the pineapple and mango combo . I added spinach and kale mix with açaí, flaxseed,chia seed and hemp hearts. My lunch replacement for the day.

  36. Anita says:

    Delicious and smooth. Thoroughly enjoyed.

  37. April R Eckert says:

    This was a good combo. I appreciate all of the vitamin C to help boost my immune system. Especially right now!

  38. Samantha says:

    A nice creamy flavour! I used a kale-spinach blend, and bulked it up with avocado and chia seeds.

  39. jJulie says:

    Definitely a 5 star smoothie for me! Jen’s suggestion to use baby kale has made all the difference. All of these are my favorite flavors – mango, coconut especially…I grew up in South Florida. YUM!

  40. Kathy Overstreet says:

    Oh so rich and creamy. Made as is

    Love it – another one for my rotation!

  41. Tina says:

    So good! Used peaches instead of mango and added protein powder.

  42. Marilynn Hession says:

    This one is really good and creamy!!! I used frozen mango & pineapple so I had to add some coconut water to get it to blend, lol!

  43. Laura Peters says:

    Enjoyed this one today!! It was milder than some of the rest but good combo with mango and pineapple.

  44. Julie Quinn says:

    This was soooo good. Very coconut-y because I added a Coconut Milk Smoothie Cube. I loved this and I don’t usually like coconut. Mango and pineapple is becoming my favorite combo! This tastes like a treat and not something filled with healthy goodness.

  45. Trudy Richardson says:

    Love this smoothie. I had difficulty deciding between 4 and 5 stars but finally decided on 4 since there were others that I believe I liked just a wee bit better. It is close though. This recipe is a keeper. It is creamy and has a magnificent flavor. I love the mango and pineapple combination.

  46. Cristina Ribeiro says:

    Ok tasting, mild mango and pineapple taste. Creamy from the coconut milk. I’m not liking the coconut milk in the smoothies, I find it’s masking the fruit tastes.

  47. Lindsey Chandler says:

    Smooth and creamy! Very tropical.

  48. Patricia says:

    Not a favorite! A little too bitter for me!

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Hey Patricia,

      Sometimes if you fruit isn’t ripe enough it won’t taste very sweet. When this happens you can always add in some all natural sweeteners:

  49. Anita says:

    I had this smoothie again adding a quarter of a avocado, five stars

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Hey Anita,

      Yum!! I bet that extra avocado made it extra creamy and delicious =P

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