This Simple 5 Ingredient Green Smoothie could be "Day 1" of your new healthy lifestyle, as well as your go-to when you want something fast and delicious. This weight loss smoothie is both hydrating and energizing. The avocado gives this smoothie a creamy, luxurious texture. The natural sweetness from the coconut water, apple, and mango offset the bitterness from the kale.
While this makes a great breakfast smoothie, it's never a bad idea to have something energizing, nutrient-dense, and tasty, no matter what time of day.
This Simple 5 Ingredient Green Smoothie has:
- Coconut water (plain, unsweetened)
- Mango (fresh or frozen)
Feel free to make substitutions with this green smoothie. For example, use spinach instead of kale, pineapple instead of mango, or pear instead of apple. You can't go wrong with adding more whole plant foods to your routine.
Consider having these 3 components when making any green smoothie:
- Dark leafy green vegetables increase nitric oxide production, which improves heart and brain health.
- Vitamin C-rich foods like mango, pineapple, and citrus fruits work synergistically with dark leafy greens to boost nitric oxide levels.
- Healthy plant fats like avocado aid the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins like vitamin K in dark leafy greens.
Yes, but that shouldn't be the only thing you eat (or drink). A green smoothie can be a healthy part of an overall whole food plant-based diet with various other foods like beans, lentils, whole grains, seeds, and nuts. It's also good practice to eat a rainbow of different vegetables and fruits. The bottom line is, variety is key!
Any dark leafy cruciferous greens are good, and it's good practice to mix things up. In addition to kale, Swiss chard, baby bok choy, spinach, arugula, and salad greens are excellent options. They'll change the taste of the smoothie, especially arugula. However, that keeps things interesting.
This green smoothie is best when you drink it right away. If you're not going to consume it immediately, be sure to store it in an airtight container, such as a mason jar, and finish it within 24 hours.
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- Kale Pineapple Smoothie
We hope you love this Simple 5-Ingredient Green weight loss smoothie, and that it becomes a favorite for you too. Please rate and leave a comment below. Be sure to share a picture on Instagram and tag us @danielsplaterecipes so we can see your creation!Print
Simple 5 Ingredient Green Smoothie
- Total Time: 8 minutes
- Yield: 2 1x
- Diet: Vegan
This Simple 5 Ingredient Green Smoothie could be "Day 1" of your new healthy lifestyle, as well as your go-to when you want something fast and delicious. This smoothie is both hydrating and energizing. The avocado gives this smoothie a creamy, luxurious texture. The sweetness from the coconut water, apple, and mango offset the bitterness from the kale. #greensmoothie #healthyveganrecipes #danielfastrecipes #kale #apple #coconutwater #mango #avocado
- 1 cup chopped kale
- 1 apple (any type)
- 1 cup mango, cubed
- ½ avocado, pitted
- 17 oz. plain, unsweetened coconut water*
Put all ingredients into a blender and blend at high speed for about 20 to 30 seconds. Drink immediately or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.
*Note: Most brands of plain, unsweetened coconut water have a container size that's around 17 fluid ounces. Just use one of those. Or if you have a larger container that's around 34 fluid ounces, measure about 17 ounces for this recipe.
EQUIPMENT / SUPPLIES
- Cutting board
- Measuring cup
- Prep Time: 8 minutes
- Cook Time: 0 minutes
- Category: Smoothie
- Method: Blender
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: simple green smoothie, weight loss smoothies, green smoothie recipes, kale, apple, mango, coconut water, avocado, healthy vegan recipes, daniel fast recipes, soy free, gluten free, nut free
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I must say it really was refreshing. I hate kale it wasn't too over powering. It didn't take too long to make as well. Will make it again.
Gigi & Sersie
Thank you, Mona. We're so glad you enjoyed it and will make it again.
Refreshing and filling smoothie. Richness enhanced with avocado.
Sersie gave me a few ideas for smoothies and this one is tasty.
Gigi & Sersie
Thank you, Zsa Zsa. We're so glad you enjoyed it.
This smoothie is simple, tasty and do refreshing and an energy booster.
Thank you Sersie and Gigi!
This smoothie was so very delicious, and easy to prep. We used frozen mangoes, and added a little extra because the girls love this fruit. With two small children, this is the perfect on-the-go breakfast. Thank you and looking forward to the fast!
Gigi & Sersie
Thank you, Sophia. We're so glad you enjoyed it and you found it to be a time saver. It's always good to add more mangos. A favorite of ours too. 🙂
I love this fresh smoothie! Not only is it yumm, but also filling. This kept me full for the whole morning. I will be incorperating this smoothie into me regular morning routine.
Thanks for sharing!
Gigi & Sersie
Karlene, thank you for sharing your feedback. We're so glad it's a part of your go-to breakfast options or morning snacks.
This smoothie is so delicious. 😋All the ingredients compliment each other resulting into a smooth, sweet and refreshing drink. 5 ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Gigi & Sersie
Thank you for the feedback, Shamaine! So glad you enjoyed the smoothie. 🙂
Thanks this helps
Gigi & Sersie
you are so welcome! we hope you enjoy it.