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Mango Kale Smoothie – Refreshing Tropical Treat that’s Good for your Skin

2 jars of kale mango smoothies in glasses with colorful straws, umbrellas, and whole fruits around them

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 Mango Kale 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.

ingredients for a healthy, plant based snack

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 make your own!

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 plant-based 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 ½ avocado or ½ cup frozen cauliflower.

cut mango on a 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!

photos of 3 green smoothies using tropical ingredients

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!

Mango Kale Smoothie

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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.

Total Time5 minutes

Servings1

Notes

  • Use at least one frozen fruit to make the smoothie cold or serve over ice.
  • To lower the natural sugar content use ½ cup mango and ¼ an avocado or ¼ 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 (estimated)

Calories: 233kcal (12%) Carbohydrates: 46g (15%) Protein: 4g (8%) Fat: 6g (9%) Saturated Fat: 4g (25%) Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 1g Sodium: 38mg (2%) Potassium: 601mg (17%) Fiber: 8g (33%) Sugar: 38g (42%) Vitamin A: 8526IU (171%) Vitamin C: 162mg (196%) Calcium: 297mg (30%) Iron: 2mg (11%)

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