Kale smoothies are gaining a lot of popularity these days because of kale’s great nutritional values and for being a perfect food for achieving weight loss goals. It’s an excellent leafy green as it’s incredibly low in calories but at the same packed with nutrients, vitamins and antioxidants, which gives it a somewhat bitter taste. You shouldn’t worry too much about the taste though, as the fruits (mango and banana) and other ingredients in the smoothie will mellow it down completely.
This recipe of vegan kale smoothie with mango and banana will fit you either if you’re already a fan of kale and green smoothies or in case you’re looking to try it out for the first time. If you want less sugar you can replace mango with pineapple.
The first version is completely vegan friendly and low in calories. In case you’re looking for some extra protein gains, then I got you covered as well with the optional protein version for the kale banana mango smoothie recipe!
Additionally, for more smoothie protein sources check out our post: High Protein Sources For Smoothies & Shakes (Protein Powder Substitutes)
- 2 cups (41g) of raw kale leaves
- 1 cup / 240ml of almond milk
- 1 large banana (frozen is better)
- 1 cup (165g) of mango (frozen is better)
- ½ of one medium ripe avocado (~100g)
- 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
Nutritional Value for Kale Smoothie
398 calories / 69.4g carbs / 15.7g fats / 7g proteins / 14g dietary fiber / 43,7g sugars
Optional Ingredients for High Protein Kale Smoothie
- ½ cup (120g) of greek yogurt
- 1 scoop of unflavored or vanilla flavored protein powder of your choice together with half a cup of extra water or almond milk.
Nutritional Value for Protein Version
585 calories / 75.2g carbs / 18.2g fats / 42g proteins / 14g dietary fiber / 49,7g sugars
Check out our other green smoothie recipes: BEST Green Smoothie Recipes (Tips, Benefits and More)
For finding tips and tricks and recipes about green smoothies, be sure to check out our “High Protein Sources For Smoothies & Shakes” article!