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Berry Mango Kale Smoothie

In this Kale and Frozen Berry Smoothie, frozen wild blueberries, strawberries, red raspberries, and blackberries are combined with mango, fresh kale, chia seeds, and orange juice for a refreshing smoothie.

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Healthy Frozen Berry Smoothie

Smoothies, like this frozen mixed berry smoothie, are a staple in our home for breakfast. I make the kids a smoothie to go with their breakfast almost every morning. 9 times out of 10 when I ask Kendall and Madeline what they want for breakfast they will tell me that they want a smoothie.

I love that the kids are happy to be in the habit of starting their morning with something so healthy and nutrient packed. We love trying new and different combinations of fruits, whether the end result be something green, or packed with berries, or citrus-y.

One of our favorite creations is this Mango, Kale, & Frozen Berry Smoothie. We used frozen mixed berries as the main base. This berry blend features Wild Blueberries, Strawberries, Red Raspberries and Blackberries.

We added orange juice and frozen mango chunk for a hint or citrus and tropical, along with some fresh kale and chia seeds for an extra nutrient boost. Adding so many berries helps to mask the flavor and color of the kale.

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Besides for breakfast, we also love having smoothies for snacks, especially in the warmer months when we’re craving something cold and refreshing.

Another thing that Madeline especially loves for me to do is to freeze smoothie blends in a tupperware and pack them in her lunch. By the time lunch rolls around, the smoothie is soft enough to be eaten with a spoon, like sorbet, and serves as a fun lunchbox treat.

Do you love smoothies too?

Frozen Berry Smoothie Ingredients

This frozen berry and mango kale smoothie recipe uses a hodgepodge of ingredients, but they all work so well together to create the most satisfying, healthy smoothie. Here’s everything I used in this frozen berry smoothie:

  • Orange juice
  • Fresh kale
  • Frozen Mixed Berries
  • Frozen Mango Chunks
  • Water
  • Chia seeds

For the complete ingredient list and detailed instructions, scroll to the bottom of this post for the FREE printable recipe card. 

How to Make Frozen Berry Smoothies

This healthy berry smoothie couldn’t be simpler to make! Here’s how I make this mixed berry smoothie with mango and kale:

  1. Add the orange juice, kale, frozen fruit, 1/2 cup water, and chia seeds to a blender. 
  2. Blend on high speed until the mixture is completely smooth.
  3. If the mixture is too thick, add another 1/2 cup of water.

Can You Substitute Spinach for Kale in Smoothies?

Yes, fresh baby spinach or frozen spinach is a great substitute for kale in smoothies. You can definitely still make this Kale and Frozen Berry Smoothie if you are out of kale and want to substitute spinach.

What Berries Go Well with Kale in a Smoothie?

You can use any type of of berries with kale in a smoothie, but I like to use a variety of berries – blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, and strawberries.

Darker berries like blueberries, raspberries, blackberries go especially well with kale because their dark color helps to cover up the green in the smoothie.

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What Liquids Should You Use in a Smoothie?

In this Kale and Frozen Berry Smoothie, I use some orange juice for citrus flavor in addition to water. Popular liquids for smoothies include: water, juices, milk, non-dairy milk such as almond milk, and coconut milk.

If you’re watching your sugar intake, it is best to use liquids other than juices to decrease the amount of sugar in your smoothie.

To make this smoothie without orange juice, just increase the amount of water to include the omitted orange juice. To still get that hint of citrus in the kale berry mango smoothie, I recommend zesting one large orange and including that in the smoothie ingredients if you eliminate the juice.

What Are Good Sweeteners to Use in a Smoothie?

  • agave
  • honey
  • stevia
  • monk fruit

I typically rely on the natural sweetness of frozen fruit in smoothies, and sometimes the addition of a small amount of juice, but if you’d like to add extra sweetness to your smoothie (or sweeten it without juice), I recommend agave, honey, stevia, or monk fruit.

Stevia or Monk Fruit are great options to sweeten a smoothie with out adding sugars to your smoothie. This is great if you’re trying to lower the amount of sugars in your diet.

How Can I Make My Smoothie More Filling?

If you want this kale berry smoothie to be a filling morning breakfast, you can add a few other ingredients to make it a full meal.

I recommend adding collagen peptides to add some protein to this smoothie. Collagen peptides are my favorite addition because it doesn’t change the flavor of this Berry Mango Kale Smoothie like some ingredients might.

Here are some other ideas to add in to smoothies to make them more filling:

How to Store Leftover Smoothies

If you wind up with leftover frozen berry smoothie, you can freeze leftover smoothies a glass jar and enjoy it later. Whatever container you choose to use, make sure you leave about 1 inch of headspace to allow for expansion as the smoothie freezes.

You’ll need to set the frozen mixed berry smoothie on the counter to thaw for about 15-30 minutes before it’s a drinkable consistency. You can also thaw it for a shorter amount of time and eat it with a spoon.

Tips for Making Frozen Berry Smoothies

Instead of using Frozen Mixed Berries, you’re welcome to use just one kind of frozen berry as well. Frozen strawberries would pair particularly well with this mango kale smoothie, as would plain frozen blueberries.

If you’re a smoothie fanatic like my daughter and I are, you may want to freeze kale in bulk and use that in your frozen berry smoothie instead of fresh kale. That way, you always have the healthy berry smoothie ingredients on hand! Check out my post on How to Freeze Kale if you need some tips.

And if you don’t have any kale on hand, you can definitely use fresh spinach or another leafy green of choice instead.

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Tips for Adding Kale to Smoothies

  • Remove any discolored leaves. Remove and discard the stems. Wash the remaining leaves.
  • Tear large leaves into smaller pieces.
  • Place the kale in between some of the other frozen fruits so it doesn’t get stuck at the bottom of the blender.
  • Use frozen kale.

More Healthy Smoothie Recipes:

Need more smoothie recipe ideas to get your inspiration started? Check out some of these favorite recipes.

For a bright, green smoothie, try this Green Apple, Lemon, Pineapple Kale Smoothie. It is slightly sweet with a hint of tart.

Pineapple Coconut Kale Smoothie features pineapple, kale, coconut oil, chia seeds, and orange juice.

The best thing about this Pumpkin Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie is that while it is healthy, packed with vitamin A, protein, and whole grain goodness, it tastes a lot like a yummy slice of pumpkin pie.

This Minty Raspberry-Banana Smoothie will fill you up and keep you energized all morning. It is packed with superfoods, antioxidant rich fruits and has just a hint of fresh herbs.

This Chocolate Almond Banana Smoothie is a delicious snack for an afternoon pick me up.

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Berry Mango Kale Smoothie

Yield: 3
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

In this Kale and Frozen Berry Smoothie, frozen wild blueberries, strawberries, red raspberries, and blackberries are combined with mango, fresh Kale, chia seeds, and orange juice for a refreshing smoothie.

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup Orange Juice
  • 1 cup Fresh Kale Leaves
  • 1 1/2 cup Wyman’s of Maine Fresh-Frozen Mixed Berries
  • 1 cup Wyman’s of Maine Fresh-Frozen Mango Chunks
  • 1/2 - 1 cup Water, accoroding to preference
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Chia Seeds

Instructions

  1. In a blender, add the orange juice, kale, frozen fruit, 1/2 cup water, and chia seeds.
  2. Blend on high speed, or using the "smoothie" setting if available on your blender, until the mixture is completely smooth.
  3. If the mixture is too thick, add the remaining 1/2 cup of water, as needed, until prefered consistency is achieved.
  4. Divide mixture into 3 glasses and serve immediately.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 3 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 121Total Fat 3gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 0mgSodium 14mgCarbohydrates 24gFiber 6gSugar 16gProtein 3g

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Regelyn

Sunday 19th of January 2020

good presentation, wanna try that.looks great!

Julie @ Willow Bird Baking

Wednesday 30th of March 2016

LOVE using frozen mixed berries as a smoothie base, and this smoothie looks amazing!

Katie Goodman

Friday 1st of April 2016

Thanks Julie!

Cookin Canuck

Monday 28th of March 2016

Those are truly the prettiest looking smoothies.  I mean, that color!  That's awesome that your daughter wants to start her day with something so healthy.

Katie Goodman

Friday 1st of April 2016

Thanks :) I love that she is making such healthy choices on her own in a world of so much garbage being marketed at kids.

Monique @ Ambitious Kitchen

Monday 28th of March 2016

These are gorgeous! LOVE the dark background. I'd drink this anytime.