Lacinato Kale Green Smoothie with Mango and Orange

[This post is part of my Green Smoothie series]

Kale, one of the healthiest greens out there is perfect to use in a smoothie. I typically use curly kale but this time I blended Lacinato or Tuscan kale, of the dinosaur kale variety. A little history lesson: Lacinato kale, enjoyed by the Romans, has been grown in Italy for centuries and is used in much of Italian cuisine. The taste is also a bit milder and sweeter than curly kale, perfect for a morning green smoothie!

The leaves are long, darker in color with a blue-green hue and a rough texture, somehow resembling a dinosaur perhaps ?? I added orange and mango chunks which compliment the peppery, sweet taste of the kale. When blended, the end result is a creamy, vibrant green smoothie.

Place the orange and frozen mango chunks into the blender.

Add in the chopped kale and water, then blend away!

Lacinato Kale Green Smoothie with Mango and Orange recipe

  • 3-4 leaves lacinato kale, washed and chopped
  • 1 valencia orange, peeled (or any juicy orange)
  • 1 cup frozen mango chunks
  • 1 cup water

    In a powerful blender, combine lacinato kale, orange, frozen mango and water. Blend on the highest speed until smooth and creamy.

    Total Time: 5 minutes
    Yield: 3-4 cups
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  • [Interested in more green smoothies? Check out my list of Green Smoothie Recipes]


    1. Linda says

      Growing Lacinto Kale in a pot outside my door! This is a great – “what else can I do with it” – recipe! Thank you!

    2. Winnie says

      This is the first smoothie I ever made and absolutely love it! Don’t have the restaurant-grade blender and hopefully I can make due without forking out $400. =)

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