This gorgeous Mango Pineapple Green Smoothie combines the tropical flavors of mango + pineapple with the healthy greens of kale. It is naturally sweetened just by ripe banana and medjool dates.
Today is Labour Day and it's the last long weekend of the summer. Hopefully you are all enjoying this summer day with family + friends and some good food. It's a perfect time to get together with loved ones and enjoy the extra day(s) off.
I have plans of making a juicy peach pie (or maybe another galette?) and taking my baby girl for a long walk in the sunshine (fingers crossed). Can you believe that this week she will be 2! months already?!
What are you up to this Labour Day? Let me know below all the exciting things you are doing/did today.
Healthy and Delicious Smoothie
This gorgeous green beauty combines the tropical flavors of mango and pineapple with the healthy greens of kale. It is naturally sweetened by ripe banana and medjool dates.
I used almond milk this time but you can substitute any kind you prefer. Using coconut milk would increase the tropical magic of this smoothie even more.
Kale Is Hidden In This Smoothie (Shhh)
I am a little late to the kale craze. But this summer we are regularly receiving a whole bunch of the curly green leaves in our CSA box.
Since the kale leaves are so curly, it is a little difficult to measure. I wrote down "1 cup" in the recipe, which means loosely packed.
Don't try to stuff as much kale as possible into your measuring cup. The 'vegetable' flavor will be too overpowering.
Ask me how I know 😉
Using Frozen Kale For Other Recipes
Oh, and please let me know if you have any great uses for kale other than green smoothies. I have a big bag in the fridge to use this week. Does anyone have experience with freezing kale?
For another great way to enjoy mango for breakfast, try this yummy Mango Smoothie Bowl.
Mango Pineapple Green Smoothie
- ¾ cup almond milk or coconut or any other kind
- ½ banana frozen
- 1 cup mango chunks frozen
- 1 cup pineapple chunks frozen
- 1 cup kale leaves
- 3 medjool dates or other preferred sweetener
- Place almond milk, banana, mango, pineapple, kale leaves and dates in a blender and process until completely smooth.
- Serve right away. Freeze leftovers in popsicle molds.
Before you go out to buy your next blender, check out my guide to learn what to look for to find the best smoothie blender for you. It includes a detailed review of my 6 favorite blenders.
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The mango pineapple green smoothie in this recipe is primarily made from the tropical flavors of ripe mango and pineapple, combined with the nutritional benefits of kale. It is naturally sweetened with ripe banana and medjool dates.
Green smoothies are renowned for their nutritional value, as they typically incorporate leafy green vegetables like kale or spinach. These greens are rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, which contribute to overall health and well-being.
Yes, I mention the use of almond milk for the mango pineapple green smoothie. However, any kind of milk can be substituted based on personal preference. Coconut milk is an option to enhance the tropical flavors further.
The exact protein content of the mango pineapple green smoothie may vary depending on the specific ingredients used. While the smoothie incorporates ingredients such as banana, dates, kale, and almond milk, which all contain some protein, the overall protein content may not be exceptionally high. However, the smoothie can be customized by adding protein-rich ingredients like nuts, seeds, or protein powder to increase the protein content.