Kale Mango Smoothie

5.29.2020

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.

How to make a kale mango smoothie

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

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  • 1 cup fresh kale
  • 1 cup coconut milk, unsweetened
  • 1 cup mango
  • 1/2 cup pineapple
  • 1 serving Protein Smoothie Boost (optional)

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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Recipe rating

  1. Emily says:

    This was a nice blend of flavors. It was very thick since I used frozen pineapple and frozen mangoes. It was very smooth

  2. Sharon says:

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

  3. Meryl says:

    It’s a trip to sun and fun

  4. Dawn says:

    I always like this kale and fruit combination!

  5. Jemia says:

    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.

  6. April R Eckert says:

    Spectacular.

  7. Amanda J says:

    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.

    • Jacqueline says:

      Thick and delicious. I added lime juice which I highly recommend.

  8. Alyssa Foote says:

    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.

  9. Michele says:

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

  10. Erica says:

    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.

  11. Grace says:

    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!

    • Simple Green Smoothies says:

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

  12. Monika says:

    Little bit more thick. But taste awesome!

  13. Lorna Koppel says:

    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!

  14. Ellen says:

    Extra creamy and delicious.

  15. Codie says:

    Yum Yum

  16. Maureen says:

    Loved it. I added a touch more mango and I did need to add some water. I think my stuff was too frozen. Tasted delicious.

  17. Vashti says:

    Smooth and creamy. Yummy

  18. Dan Paris says:

    Could use a little more liquid

  19. JP says:

    Very nice! Hubby approved!

  20. DeeDee says:

    I enjoyed this combination, however, I subbed coconut water for the coconut milk. I am finding the coconut milk makes the smoothy too heavy for my likings.

  21. Lisa Bixby says:

    LOVE this smoothie! I added protein powder and chia seeds. It was on the thick side, so I ate it as a bowl with sliced bananas, peaches, coconut slices & sliced almonds. So so good! Will be making this one over & over!!!

  22. Ana Siguenza says:

    I don’t usually like coconut milk but this recipe is delicious. Very tropical tasting.

  23. Susan Callahan says:

    Good but not great. A bit bitter from the kale.

  24. Stephanie Whitney says:

    Loved this Kale/Mango Smoothie! It may be the best yet. I did have to add 1/2 cup Flax Milk because I had slightly less than 2 cups of coconut milk left (made 2) and then 1/2 cup of water to get the blades moving through all the frozen fruit but it came out great!

  25. Karen Guzowski says:

    This also was very good. I love how frozen mango makes everything so smooth and creamy. Added a couple of scoops of protein powder and I was all set.

  26. Ogechi Nwaokelemeh says:

    Love that mango/pineapple combo!

  27. Gina says:

    Another great smoothie. This one is not too sweet, which is what I want sometimes.

  28. Mickey says:

    Not sweet enough. Added half of a banana.

  29. Kitty says:

    The kale was too tough for my blender. I would use a different green instead. I did like the tropical flavor, despite the grittiness.

  30. Eva McGuire says:

    Very good. Smooth and the combination of mango and pineapple was sweet and flavorful.

  31. Holly says:

    I liked this one. Halved the coconut milk and subbed coconut water for more liquid.

  32. Cristina says:

    Mild tasting, because of the coconut milk?

    • Simple Green Smoothies says:

      That could be, Cristina. You can try adding an additional 1/2 cup of pineapple next time you blend this one to amp up the flavor a bit. Keep in mind that will alter the nutritional info for this smoothie, including the sugar content.

  33. Amanda says:

    This is delicious

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