When it’s cold and blustery outside, there’s nothing like the tropical flavors of mango, coconut and lime to get you thinking warm thoughts. This green smoothie recipe provides a powerful dose of vitamins and minerals wrapped up in a delicious tropical package.
Mangoes are a super-fruit rich in beta-carotene and high in dietary fiber. This green smoothie recipe contains 10.5 grams of fiber!
When making this recipe, I recommend chilling the mango first, or using frozen chunks of mango.
Most of the protein from this smoothie (10 grams) comes from the kale. Kale is also an excellent source of calcium and iron.
Coconut-Mango-Lime Green Smoothie Recipe with Kale
- 1 mango, peeled and pitted
- 1/2 lime, peeled and deseeded
- 1/2 frozen banana, peeled and sliced
- 3 cups curly kale
- 8 ounces of unsweetened coconut milk
Start by adding the liquid to your blender (I use a Vitamix), followed by the soft fruit. Add the greens to your blender last. Blend on high for 30 seconds or until the smoothie is creamy.
Calcium: 32% RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance)
Vitamin A: 242% RDA
Vitamin C: 464% RDA
This smoothie is also a rich source of vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6, vitamin K, copper, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus and potassium.
Serving Size: One. (This recipe makes a large, 32-ounce smoothie. It is a meal-replacement smoothie and not a snack. I recommend drinking half right away and the other half about 30 minutes later. If it is too much for you, store leftovers in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.)
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Tracy Russell is the creator of RESET 28: A 28-Day Program For Energy, Weight Loss & A Healthy Glow, and founder of Incredible Smoothies. She has been helping people take control of their health and well being with green smoothies, a whole foods diet, and fitness since 2009.