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Mango Kale Smoothie

$3.63 Recipe/$3.63 Serving

Mango kale smoothies are the perfect healthy, quick breakfast recipe!

Ready in just 3 minutes with 5 ingredients, you will not believe how delicious this smoothie recipe is! Customize your smoothie based on what you have on hand! Dairy free, vegan, gluten free and packed full of protein!

Mango kale smoothie in a bowl with a orange striped straw.

Why you will love this kale smoothie

  • Smoothies are such a great breakfast on-the-run kind of meal. With the right ingredients they are filling, keep you full for hours, and are ready in less than 5 minutes. This mango kale smoothie uses frozen mango and frozen kale to make it even easier to throw together in the morning!
  • Unlike smoothies you might get at most juice or smoothie shops, you can customize your smoothies at home so they are not loaded with added sugars (from juices) and unnecessary ingredients! Making your own smoothie at home is also way less expensive!
  • This kale mango smoothie will keep you feeling full for hours! It is not too sweet but packed with fiber and lots of protein! Protein is so important when you are trying to feel full and satisfied from your meals! If you often feel hungry right after a smoothie, it might be because you are not adding protein!
  • Easily make this into a smoothie bowl! What’s better than a smoothie? A smoothie bowl topped with delicious ingredients like granola or fresh fruit!
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Ingredients

  • Frozen mango
  • Frozen kale (you can use fresh as well)
  • Chia seeds
  • Dairy free milk
  • Vegan protein powder OR Greek style yogurt (I love the Kite Hill brand for dairy free)
  • Optional: Ground ginger or ground cinnamon

How to make a kale mango smoothie

  1. Measure all the ingredients, add them to the blender and blend until smooth.
How to make a mango kale smoothie.

Other additions

This mango kale smoothie recipe is already very filling, however if you want to take it up another notch to make smoothies even more filling, you could add:

Mango kale smoothie being poured into a glass.

Kale mango smoothie common questions

The best protein powder for smoothies

I use a vegan based protein powder in this kale mango smoothie recipe. Adding protein helps keep me satisfied and full longer.

You could also use a whey based protein powder or greek yogurt for this kale mango smoothie if you wanted. My vegan protein powder of choice is Nuzest.

Can you use fresh mango?

Yes! I use frozen mango because it’s typically less expensive and also so much easier to work with! Sometimes cutting a mango can be a chore!

You can certainly use fresh mango, however you may want to add some ice to the recipe as well. The frozen mango really helps thicken the recipe and helps it get nice and cold.

If you have fresh mango that you need to use up, you can also cut the mango and freeze it for later.

Can you use fresh kale?

Yes! Be sure to wash the kale first and remove any thick stems. You may have a harder time measuring the kale, so you will need 1-2 large handfuls (not too much or it will get bitter).

TIP: Don’t be afraid to add kale to smoothies, it mellows out and really falls into the background of a smoothie. Plus it’s a great source of Vitamins C, K, calcium, fiber and antioxidants!

Two glasses of mango kale smoothie with mango in background.
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Pro tip

This recipe uses frozen mango chunks (I can find these at most grocery stores) and the mango provides the sweetness to the recipe. However, this recipe may not be sweet enough for you (especially if you got less ripe mango in the mix). If that is the case, add 1 tablespoon of maple syrup or honey to the recipe to sweeten to your liking.

Kale smoothie prep

Smoothies are great because they are so quick to whip up and drink on the go! However, measuring ingredients can still take a few minutes, so if you are really pressed for time, I have some tips to make your kale mango smoothie making even easier!

Take 10 minutes on the weekend and measure out the ingredients for all your smoothies for the week and store them in individual freezer safe bags (like silicone bags) or even in mason jars in the freezer.

For this mango kale smoothie recipe, you could measure ahead of time the:

  • Frozen mango
  • Frozen kale
  • Chia seeds

The day you want to make your smoothie, just dump your premeasured ingredients in the blender, add the milk and protein powder or greek style yogurt and blend.

Substitutions

  • Frozen mango: If you can’t find frozen mango or don’t have it on hand, you could also use frozen pineapple, frozen bananas, peaches
  • Frozen kale: You can also use frozen spinach, frozen cauliflower rice or frozen zucchini.
  • Chia seeds: Chia seeds help to thicken the smoothie. If you don’t have them, you can also use ground flax seed but it may change the taste just slightly.
  • Protein powder: If you don’t have a vegan protein powder, you can also use greek style yogurt or regular yogurt. To keep it dairy free I would recommend an almond milk or coconut milk yogurt.
Hand holding a glass of mango kale smoothie.
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Mango kale smoothie with mangoes in background.

Mango Kale Smoothie

$3.63 recipe/$3.63 serving
Mango kale smoothies are the perfect healthy breakfast or snack recipe! This recipe is high in fiber and protein and packed with flavor! Naturally dairy free, vegan, gluten free and ready in under 5 minutes with only 5 ingredients.
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: kale mango smoothie, kale smoothie, mango kale smoothie
Prep Time: 3 mins
Total Time: 3 mins
Servings: 1

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Add all the ingredients to the blender in the order listed.
  • Blend on high until smooth.

Notes

This recipe is sweetened with the frozen mango. If you prefer a slightly sweeter smoothie, add 1 tbsp. maple syrup or honey. 
You can use fresh kale, just be sure to wash it first and remove any of the thick stems.
If you do not want to use vegan protein powder, you can instead use a Greek style or regular yogurt. To keep it dairy free I recommend almond based yogurt (like Kite Hill) or a coconut based yogurt. 
*Recipe estimated prices and calories use vegan protein powder, not Greek yogurt.
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Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts
Amount per Serving
Calories
370
Fat
 
10
g
Carbohydrates
 
43
g
Fiber
 
9
g
Sugar
 
29
g
Protein
 
31
g
Where does nutrition info come from? Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy, sourced from the USDA Food Database.
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