I’ve long been a fan of Smoothie King and other smoothie shops, but even a small smoothie is not exactly easy on the wallet. Recipes like this one are great dupes for your favorite smoothies that you can make at home in just a couple minutes (and for much cheaper).

This refreshing green smoothie is made with real fruits and tastes tropical enough to remind you of your last beach vacation but not so tropical that you feel like you drank coconut shampoo. Plus, smoothies are a great way to pack more leafy greens like kale into your diet, and they come together so quickly with just a few ingredients from a well-stocked fridge and freezer.

This delicious smoothie is packed with vitamin C and tons of other nutrients to support your immune system, protein, and lots of fiber to improve your digestive health. No unnecessary ingredients—just pure health in a smoothie bowl.

Drink this smoothie up the next time your body needs a little boost!

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green smoothie in glass cup with paper straw. Kale and mangoes in the background.

MANGO KALE SMOOTHIE RECIPE

You can make this delicious smoothie chain dupe with only a handful of simple ingredients. If you want to make your smoothie way prettier than it would look in a styrofoam cup, toss on a couple toppings for a beautiful, customized smoothie.

Kale Mango Smoothie Ingredients

1 cup almond milk

1 cup chopped kale

1 heaping cup of frozen mango

1 banana

1 scoop of vanilla vegan protein powder

1/2 T of almond butter

Note: For added sweetness, you can either add 2 to 3 pitted dates or swap the almond milk for 1/2 cup apple juice and 1/2 cup pineapple juice.

Optional Toppings

2 T granola

1 T almonds, sliced

1/8 cup blueberries

1/8 cup bananas, sliced

Notes on These Ingredients:

  • I recommend going with unsweetened almond milk, which is low in calories and high in vitamins and minerals (like calcium, vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin E, potassium, and magnesium). This plant-based milk option gives the smoothie a nice, creamy consistency. Don’t worry—the tropical fruit in this recipe masks the slightly nutty flavor of the almond milk.
  • We all know the health benefits of kale, right? Those leaves are packed with iron, antioxidants, and tons of vitamins and minerals that help to boost your energy levels, including vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin K. There’s no need to remove the ribs or hard stems from fresh kale leaves for blending. This recipe works with curly kale, lacinato kale, or whatever type you have on hand.
  • Mango is packed with vitamin C, plus vitamin B-6 and folate. Vitamin B-6 helps your immune system stay strong, and the vitamin C in this fruit actually helps your body better absorb the iron from the kale.
  • Bananas are a healthy way to add natural sweetness to a healthy smoothie. You’ll also, of course, amp up the potassium and antioxidants, all while adding a bit more dietary fiber to help you feel full. The easiest way to keep bananas on hand is to peel bananas that have started turning brown, slice them, and put them in a freezer bag. That way, you always have some extra bananas on hand in your freezer (and you reduce your food waste!).
  • The vanilla protein powder adds the protein that’s lacking in the almond milk.
  • Almond butter is another great protein source. It also has heart-healthy monounsaturated fat.
green smoothie in glass cup with paper straw. Kale and mangoes in the background.

Substitutions:

  • If you don’t have vanilla protein powder (and you don’t care about the recipe being vegan), you can get that vanilla flavor and all the good protein by using whey protein powder with a drop of vanilla extract.
  • If you only have fresh mango, add ice cubes to your smoothie (or use frozen bananas instead) until it’s reached your desired thickness.
  • Use a frozen banana for a smoothie that’s on the thicker side.
  • If you don’t have kale, you can use spinach instead. For those of you who don’t always like the earthy taste of kale, I recommend trying this recipe as is first. The mango chunks really mask the kale flavors.
  • If you don’t have almond milk, you can use water, coconut water, or pineapple juice. Another option is to whip up your own oat milk.

Additions:

  • If you want to add more healthy fats, try shredded coconut, chia seeds, or hemp seeds.

HOW TO MAKE THIS VEGAN SMOOTHIE WITH KALE

For best results, use a high-powered blender like Blendtec or Vitamix or a food processor.

Step One

Add almond milk, chopped kale, mango chunks, banana, protein powder, almond butter, and optional mix-ins last, to blender. Secure the lid.

Step Two

Blend, starting on the lowest speed and then moving up to the highest, until it’s smooth and your desired consistency. Add more almond milk or juice if your smoothie is too thick (which can happen if you add in lots of extra ingredients). If your smoothie comes out too runny for your liking, add more frozen fruit or ice.

Step Three

Serve immediately and enjoy! Store any extra smoothie in an airtight container in the fridge.

green smoothie in glass cup with paper straw. Kale and mangoes in the background.
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Healthy Vegan Mango Kale Smoothie King Recipe

This delicious smoothie is packed with vitamin C and tons of other nutrients to support your immune system, protein, and lots of fiber to improve your digestive health.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword banana, kale, mango, smoothie
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Servings 1
Author Crystal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 cup chopped kale
  • 1 scoop vegan vanilla protein powder
  • 1/2 T almond butter
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup frozen mango

Instructions

  • Add almond milk, chopped kale, mango chunks, banana, protein powder, almond butter, and optional mix-ins last, to blender. Secure the lid. 
  • Blend, starting on the lowest speed and then moving up to the highest, until it’s smooth and your desired consistency. Add more almond milk or juice if your smoothie is too thick (which can happen if you add in lots of extra ingredients). If your smoothie comes out too runny for your liking, add more frozen fruit or ice. 
  • Serve immediately and enjoy! Store any extra smoothie in an airtight container in the fridge. 

Notes

  • For added sweetness add 1-3 pitted dates.
  • If you don't have vanilla protein powder (and you don't care about the recipe being vegan), you can get that vanilla flavor and all the good protein by using whey protein powder with a drop of vanilla extract. 
  • If you only have fresh mango, add ice cubes to your smoothie (or use frozen bananas instead) until it's reached your desired thickness.
  • Use a frozen banana for a smoothie that’s on the thicker side.
  • If you don’t have kale, you can use spinach instead. 
  • If you don’t have almond milk, you can use water, oat milk, soy mik, coconut water, or pineapple juice. 

two green smoothies in glass jars with handles with paper straw. Kale and mangoes in the background.

HOPE YOU ENJOY THIS SMOOTHIE KING VEGAN MANGO KALE SMOOTHIE!

With cold and flu season at our door, this smoothie is an excellent choice to keep our bodies in fighting shape. You’re basically drinking all the best vitamins for your immune system in a little mason jar! It helps that it’s also delicious on top of so good for you. That’s something to feel really good about. Drink up!