Last Updated on March 8, 2022 by Chenée Lewis
This is my go-to pineapple mango kale smoothie! No banana needed, but tons of tropical flavor and collagen add to the kale and mango smoothie benefits! If you love this green smoothie, try my Vegan Pumpkin Smoothie, my Iced Sugar Cookie Almond Milk Latte (Starbucks Copycat), or my Nutella Baked Oats!
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Mango Kale Smoothie - No Banana
This satisfying mango, pineapple, and kale smoothie comes together in just 2 minutes, and will keep you full for hours! It's perfect as a replacement for any meal of the day, or as a snack between meals. The flavors of the mango and pineapple complement each other so well, and it all blends up to a smooth and creamy consistency.
My secret is using frozen fruit AND frozen kale, so that there's minimal prep and cleanup! Add in some collagen peptides and flaxseeds and you've got a filling, wholesome smoothie!
Kale and Mango Smoothie Benefits
What does kale smoothie do for your body? This pineapple, mango, and kale smoothie is FULL of ingredients that are not only great for your overall health, nutrition, and preventing inflammation and disease, but also they've been shown to give excellent beauty results and help you feel younger! In this quick and easy smoothie, you'll get:
- kale - you know kale is one of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet, packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. But what you may not know is that the Vitamin C in kale helps produce collagen to fight wrinkles and protects your skin from sun damage.
- mango - a great source of vitamin C for skin elasticity and vitamin A for healthy hair.
- pineapple - contains a group of digestive enzymes called bromelain, which aid in digestion, fight inflammation, improve immune health, and speed up recovery after a workout.
- unfiltered apple cider vinegar - studies show that ACV can help with regulating blood sugar and weight loss.
- flaxseeds - thanks to their high amount of omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants, flaxseeds give your skin and hair a glow and speed up your body's healing process. That's in addition to decreasing your risk of heart disease and cancer!
- collagen peptides - a great source of protein (specifically collagen), collagen peptides improve skin, hair, and nail health, and support strong joints. And if you're like me and your knees aren't what they used to be, that's a game changer!
Note that this information is not a substitute for the advice of a diet/nutrition expert or medical professional -- please see my nutrition disclaimer.
How to Make This Mango Kale Smoothie
The key to making this easy pineapple mango kale smoothie recipe come together so quickly is in the kale and the fruit. In this recipe, you'll use frozen kale, mangoes, and pineapples to give your smoothie that thick icy consistency. But using frozen produce is also incredibly quick and convenient!
Freeze your bagged kale
This is a crucial step. First, I would recommend buying bags of chopped, pre-washed kale in the produce section of any supermarket. Then you can literally throw the bag into the freezer as soon as you get home. That way there's no worry about the kale going bad after a few days. Plus it's perfect for your nice, cold smoothie. But if you can't find pre-washed kale, you can grab a bunch of kale and wash and chop it yourself, and then toss them in a freezer bag and freeze them until you're ready to make your smoothies.
Buy frozen fruit
The pineapple and mango chunks in this smoothie come bagged and frozen from the supermarket. This is another time-saving trick: There's no need to worry about catching the fruit at perfect ripeness, and no hassle of peeling, chopping, and freezing the fruit. Just grab a bag of each and you're done!
Again, if you're unable to find frozen pineapple and mango chunks, you can chop and freeze some fresh fruit for later smoothies (we want the actual smoothie prep to be as quick as possible) or you can swap them out for a different frozen fruit. I chose pineapples and mangos because I love the tropical flavors in this pineapple and mango kale smoothie and they have a good balance of sweetness and tartness that I love! It makes the smoothie taste SO good and balances out any bitterness from the kale. But feel free to use any frozen fruit you love!
Tips and F.A.Q
Is raw kale in smoothies good for you?
The amount of raw kale found in this mango kale smoothie recipe has a great deal of health benefits and is fine in moderation. But there is some concern about kale containing compounds called goitrins, which can affect thyroid function in large amounts (over 2 pounds a day). Nutrition Disclaimer
You can find the full nutrition facts in the recipe card below, but this smoothie contains about 143 calories per serving.
As I mention above, mangoes are full of vitamins and are an easy and delicious way to boost nutrients!
If you try this recipe, I would love it if you could leave a rating and comment below! It’s so wonderful hearing your feedback! And don’t forget to share your creations with me by tagging @chenee_today on Instagram!
More Tropical Fruit Recipes to Try
- Strawberry Banana Sorbet
- Mango Popsicles
- Pineapple Bars with Cream Cheese and Coconut Drizzle
- Banana Pudding Cheesecake Squares
- Mango Overnight Oats
- 1 cup (67 g) chopped kale - frozen (the fresh bagged kind from the produce section, brought home and tossed in the freezer), tightly packed
- ¾ cup (124 g) frozen mango chunks - from the frozen section
- ¾ cup (177 g) frozen pineapple chunks - from the frozen section
- 1 tablespoon (15 ml) apple cider vinegar - unfiltered, with "the mother"
- 20 g collagen peptides - 2 scoops
- 2 tablespoon (14 g) ground flaxseeds
- 1 cup (250 g) water or almond milk - plus more if needed
- Add all ingredients to blender, keeping kale closest to cutting blades and being sure not to go over your blender cup's liquid fill line.1 cup chopped kale, ¾ cup frozen mango chunks, ¾ cup frozen pineapple chunks, 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar, 20 g collagen peptides, 2 tablespoon ground flaxseeds, 1 cup water or almond milk
- Blend until kale is fully puréed and mixture is smooth.
- Divide into two glasses and serve!
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