Mango Ginger Kale Green Smoothie

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Measuring glass and drinking glasses filled with our Mango Ginger Kale Green Smoothie recipe

You know that whole hatred of airports thing I told you about, and how Jamba Juice is their one saving grace?

Well, my affection for this smoothie shop has grown even greater recently with the addition of their green smoothie line. No longer just fruit, they also pack a vegetable punch (ftw)!

My absolute favorite green smoothie at the moment is their ‘Greens and Ginger’ smoothie. You guys, I’m straight up addicted.

I think you know where this is going. Let’s make a smoothie!

Blender with three different views in the process of making our Mango Ginger Kale Green Smoothie recipe

This smoothie is a 1-blender situation, requiring only 5 minutes and 5 ingredients to prepare!

Because peaches are out of season here in Oregon, I relied on organic frozen fruit. It’s not quite as good as the fresh, in-season stuff, but I simply couldn’t wait, and it was enough to satisfy my cravings for this insanely delicious smoothie.

As soon as summer gets here, though, I intend to buy up all the peaches I see and freeze them for future smoothie bliss. I am not kidding – all the peaches.Glasses filled with our Mango Ginger Kale Smoothie recipe and ingredients used to make it

What you need to know about this smoothie: It’s

Smooth, but not overly creamy
Perfectly tart
Not too sweet
Loaded with greens, but masks their flavor well
Gingery
Fruity
Healthy
Delicious

The old me craved smoothies that tasted like a peanut butter milkshake, or  a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.  But these days, I find myself gravitating toward gingery, tart green smoothies with only a little sweetness. Call me mature, why don’t you. OK seriously, I’m waiting though…

If you try this smoothie, it would make me oh-so happy. Let us know what you think if you do! Leave a comment, rate it, and don’t forget to take a picture and tag it #minimalistbaker on Instagram so we can be smoothie buddies. Cheers, friends!

Measuring glass filled with our vegan Mango Ginger Kale Green Smoothie recipe

Mango Ginger Kale Green Smoothie

My NEW favorite green smoothie that requires just 5 ingredients and is inspired by Jamba Juice! Tart and sweet thanks to kale, lemon, ginger, peaches, and mango! Super refreshing, detoxifying, and nourishing.
Author Minimalist Baker
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Measuring glass and drinking glasses filled with our Ginger Green Smoothie recipe
4.82 from 43 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 (smoothies)
Course Breakfast, Smoothie
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Vegan
Freezer Friendly No
Does it keep? 24 hours

Ingredients

  • 1 cup ice (optional)
  • 2 cups packed kale (fresh or frozen // organic when possible)
  • 1 cup ripe frozen mango cubes (organic when possible)
  • 1 cup ripe frozen peaches (organic when possible)
  • 1 Tbsp minced fresh ginger
  • 1 1/2 - 2 lemons or limes, juiced (yields ~1/4 cup or 60 ml as original recipe is written)
  • 1 1/2 - 2 cups filtered water
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup (optional // depending on sweetness of fruit)

Instructions

  • Add ice to the blender first and crush. Then add kale, mango, peaches, ginger, lemon juice (starting with 1 lemon (2 Tbsp or 30 ml // amount as original recipe is written // adjust if altering batch size) and working your way up) and 1 cup water (240 ml // amount as original recipe is written // adjust if altering batch size) to start. The amount of water will depend on how many of your ingredients are frozen.
  • Blend until smooth, only adding water a little at a time as needed, and scraping down the sides/mixing as needed.
  • Once well blended, taste and adjust seasonings as needed. If too tart, add more fruit or a little maple syrup (optional). For more zing, add ginger. And for more acidity, add more lemon juice. To make it thicker/colder, add more ice. Blend as needed.
  • Divide between two (amount as original recipe is written // adjust if altering batch size) serving glasses and enjoy immediately. Best when fresh, though leftovers will keep covered in the refrigerator for 24 hours.

Notes

*Recipe inspired by the Greens and Ginger Smoothie at Jamba Juice!

Nutrition (1 of 2 servings)

Serving: 1 smoothies Calories: 117 Carbohydrates: 26.4 g Protein: 2.5 g Fat: 0.8 g Saturated Fat: 0 g Trans Fat: 0 g Cholesterol: 0 mg Sodium: 25 mg Fiber: 3.5 g Sugar: 19 g

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  1. Sarah says

    This recipe is delicious!! So refreshing + healthy. :) I didn’t have any frozen peaches, so I used a banana, I also used oat milk to make it creamier, and I added 1 tbsp of ground flax seed. I love it, definitely my new go-to morning smoothie!

  2. Nicole says

    This is delicious! Light and healthy, tart but slightly sweet. I’ve been into the chocolate peanut butter banana shake on the blog lately, which is delicious, but with the summer heat this smoothie feels more up my alley right now. I didn’t have frozen peaches and used all mango. Yummm.

  3. Amy says

    Love it! I added two extra tablespoons of coconut sugar on top of the 2 tablespoons of maple syrup, since we wanted a little more sweetness. It tastes better than the Greens and Ginger smoothie from Jamba Juice, and especially healthier since we can control the amount of sugar. Thank you for this wonderful recipe!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Thanks so much for the lovely review, Amy. We are so glad you enjoyed it! Next time, would you mind leaving a rating with your review? It’s super helpful for us and other readers. Thanks so much! Xo

  4. Kendra says

    I don’t think I’ve ever commented on a recipe before. Even when I really enjoy something, it just never occurs to me to write a review, but I would be remiss if I didn’t comment on this one. As someone who makes smothies ALL the time, I have to say that this recipe is fantastic! I’ve made it a few times now, and it’s always a crowd-pleaser. It even tolerates small substitutions well (nectarines for peaches, beet greens for kale, etc.), and it’s really helping me to make use of all the extra greens in our garden!

  5. Yesenia Harmon says

    I’ve made several green ginger smoothies but not as tasty as this one, it was delicious! This recipe is definitely a great recipe to experiment with. Thank you

    • Kristy says

      Made this but subbed pineapple for peaches. Wow. Amazing. Made 2 servings so had the rest the following day and it was still just as good. Great recipe!

      • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

        We’re so glad you enjoyed it, Kristy! Thanks so much for sharing! Next time, would you mind leaving a rating with your review? It’s super helpful for us and other readers. Thanks so much! Xo

  6. Judy says

    Best smoothie ever! I used kale from my garden, and it tasted so good with the sweet fruit and the hot ginger. This will be my new standard smoothie recipe. Thanks for sharing it!

  7. Lisa S says

    This was almost spot on to the Jamba Juice version!! I just had one about a week ago that was sweeter, so I actually had to add 2 Tbsp of maple syrup. I don’t think my fruit was as ripe as it could’ve been. But this is A GREAT knock off!!!! Thanks Dana for creating this recipe!!!! Hats off to you!!!!

  8. Sarbani Biswas says

    I am trying to understand that if I keep the serving as ‘2’, will it make 2 cups (250ml) of smoothie or more than that. Managing the content to ensure portion is appropriate is one of my biggest struggle. Can someone please clarify?

    • Angela says

      Tastes somewhat like the Jamba juice version, but mine did not have nearly the flavor that the store’s has. I think if I make it again next time I will use some apple juice or mango nectar instead of water.

      • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

        Hi Angela, thanks for the feedback! The sweetness will also depend on the ripeness of your fruit. Hope that helps!

  9. Liz says

    Delicious! Bright, citrusy flavors and some good greens to start your day. This has become my favorite pick-me-up smoothie! I also love that it has no banana, just because smoothies are always so banana-heavy. If you like ginger, you’ll love this!

  10. Rhett says

    I’ve never added lemon to my smoothies before, but the flavor combo of lemon + ginger is addicting! Thanks for the recipe!

  11. Lindsey says

    I have been drinking this smoothie almost everyday for about 2 weeks. I wasn’t crazy about the ginger at first, but I persevered because I am always having mild digestive issues and I knew ginger could help. I crave it now. I am already thinking about the one I will have tomorrow. ;)

  12. Jess says

    It’s a little astringent for me because I probably added too much kale. Even so, it’s quite good. I may just tweek the fruit/Kale ratio a bit next time or add a little more maple syrup. I definitely appreciate that it is not as saccharine as the Jamba version. ?

  13. Zelda Reben says

    Minimalist baker is my GO TO for vegan recipes. I can always trust that a recipe will be good. This smoothie was no different!! I was craving a green smoothie and I had some ginger to use, so this was the perfect recipe for me. It’s soooooooo good! I didn’t add any maple syrup because I like my smoothies tart. It’s so difficult to find a smoothie somewhere that doesn’t add a ton of sugar, so why not just make it yourself?

  14. Colleen says

    Thank you so much for the recipe. I love the Jamba Juice version but it is far too sweet with 60 g of sugar. I appreciate your creating this recipe with no added sugar and less desired.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

      Whoop! Thanks, Colleen. Next time would you mind adding a rating to your review? It’s super helpful to us and other readers! xo

  15. Anju says

    This is the first green smoothie I’ve made and it was delicious! I used a power greens blend from the salad section, ginger, fresh squeezed lemon, no added sugar frozen mango, and added some chia seeds to it as well. I have a major sweet tooth but, I did not put any sweetener and it was still perfectly sweet and tart. Thanks for this perfect recipe!

  16. Natalie says

    I used spinach instead of kale..what I had on hand. Organic mango juice (from Costco) as the base, spinach, frozen peaches, fresh grated ginger as specified, and mixed it up! It was delicious!! Tasted like the greens and ginger at Jamba. Family like it a lot!! ? Thank you!!

  17. KS says

    I don’t typically go to JJ because they’re kind of expensive for me. I was hanging out with my college-aged kid and we stopped to get smoothies. I went for this one and holy cow! It’s SO good!! So I bought ingredients to try it out but was unsure about proportions. So glad I found this!!

    What do you think about using ginger paste?? I typically have that on hand.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      So good right!? I think ginger paste could work, though we haven’t tried it ourselves in this recipe. Let us know if you give it a shot!

  18. Kelly says

    I made this today w some additions. It was a great base! I added a few slices of cucumber, a nub of celery, some mint leaves, and a little greek yogurt and hemp protein to make it a little more filling. Not sure if it was my additions or my blender but it came out a little thick, so I ate it as a smoothie bowl. Amazing flavor!

  19. Emily says

    My husband and I love this smoothie! Just made it on Sunday for the first time and we’re already hooked ;) The balance of flavors is perfect, and it’s so light and refreshing!

  20. Debbie says

    This recipe is great! I love it! Not quite as sweet as Jamba Juice, but I like it more. You’ve heard of dump meals, well I made this into a dump smoothie. I put all ingredients except the fresh lemon juice and water in ziplocks and froze them for morning smoothies. No ice required, but perhaps I’ll need a little more water. :-) Thanks Dana!

  21. Shelby says

    Made this for breakfast this morning. We weren’t too crazy about the ginger flavour, but nice to know it is very healthy.

  22. Leah says

    I was looking for a refreshing and detoxifying green smoothie this morning, and when I saw a result come up from you, I knew I had to try it! I subbed spinach since my kale wasn’t washed. Will have to try with kale for its detox properties next time, but this was AWESOME! Exactly what I was looking for. I’ll be adding this to my regular smoothie rotation, thanks for always bringing us the best recipes, Dana!

  23. Camil says

    I was looking for a smoothie which was healthy and had flavor. Then I came across this one. I was a little hesitant with the ginger but it is actually really good. I make this every day.

  24. Kristi says

    Another five star recipe Dana! Love it! I had to sub spinach for the kale but no big deal there. The mango with lime juice is delicious and so refreshing. And a dash of ginger to keep you guessing. I made a batch and saved half for my husband tomorrow. I’m curious to see what he says.

    Thank you for making smoothie recipes that use whole fruits and veggies. So good and I feel so good! I’m addicted to your recipes! :)

  25. Mairead says

    I love love love this smoothie! But not as much as I LOVE that measuring jug! I see it on the minimalist baker instagram story all the time! I have been scouring the internet trying to find one…where could I get one?

  26. Kristen Rurarz says

    Delicious smoothie recipe! It’s going to now be one of my go to green smoothie recipes! I added mint for a nice refreshing finish and it tasted great!

  27. Lauren says

    This is my new favorite smoothie recipe! I’ve been making it every day since I found it on your blog. I love how easy it is, and it’s super refreshing and energizing. Thank you!! <3

  28. Alix @A Hedgehog in the Kitchen says

    What a gorgeous green smoothie! We love experimenting with different flavors in our green smoothies and this one sounds DELISH! Thanks so much for the awesome recipe! :)

  29. Taylor says

    My husband and I make smoothies almost every day, and this is BY FAR one of our absolute favorites! He keeps asking me to make it. The only thing we add is a dash or two of cinnamon :)

  30. Cici says

    This was so amazingly delicious! I used to hate ginger in my smoothies but thought to give it a shot again since ginger is so good for you. All I can say is Yuummmmy!!! I am officially hooked! Thanks for the recipe!

  31. Wendy says

    I have kept this recipe in my browser, just knowing it would be yummy. Finally tried this morning and it was fantastic! I used fresh mango and peaches with lime and just a splash of maple syrup. It was the perfect light and fresh way to start my morning, thank you!

  32. Audreanne says

    This smoothie is absolutely perfect!!! I used kale as well as chard for the greens, and fresh peaches and mango cubes combined with ice. Delicious, thank you for the great recipes :)

  33. Wanda says

    Hi,

    enjoyed the mango/kale/ginger smoothie.
    question on the filtered water…i have well water that has a filtered system – is this the same thing?

  34. Wanda says

    I just made this smoothie and I love it! I only used 1c of frozen kale as it is chopped quite fine and I did have to use the maple syrup to sweeten. I love this smoothie and will be making it on a regular basis. I’m not on instragram :(

  35. Susanna says

    Jamba Juice’s menu says: “Kale, mango, peach, lemon and ginger”. But if you look on their website, it’s not lemon but “lemonade” with 67g of sugar. I just bought one and had to take it back after looking online why it was so sweet and had 400 calories, although Jamba Juice claims “No added sugar”.

    I can’t wait to try your version! :)

  36. Jules says

    just went grocery shopping tonight for all the ingredients just so I can make this smoothie. I’m so excited to try it thank you so much for sharing!

  37. Kayla says

    This is now our (husband’s and mine) go-to smoothie. We made lemon juice ice cubes in the ice tray and made individual bags with the ingredients. We just make a weeks worth and it is the easiest thing to pop in the blender and go. We LOVE this recipe….I somehow keep increasing the ginger though. I think I am becoming obsessed.

  38. Charlsey G says

    Just tried this smoothie for the first time today. Since developing a banana and date allergy, it has been a struggle for me to find a smoothie I can love.

    THIS IS IT!

    I love the flavor and I do not miss the banana/date flavor/creaminess one bit.

    Thank you SO much for sharing! I have found my new go-to smoothie :)

  39. sheba says

    Thanks so much for this recipe! its my favorite jamba juice smoothie I had to give up once I found out it contains 90g of sugar :/ can’t wait to make this!

  40. Baiba says

    A joyful and energetic smoothie. Truly fabulous – so far the best one I’ve tried from your recipes! Thank you sooo much for sharing!
    Recently I’ve started to make your recipes for almost every dinner, and I’m slowly becoming the local super-chef, because here (in Eastern Europe) nobody I know has heard of your website. Even though I share it, everyone just asks me for recipes in our local language :) So slowly I’m spreadin’ the word :)

  41. Denise says

    THIS IS AN AWESOME SMOOTHIE! I made it the other night for my husband and I. It has such a sweet and tart flavor and a hint of ginger. Just awesome!

  42. Laura says

    So delicious! I have made this twice now and find myself craving it. I used spinach just because I always have some on hand.

  43. Ruth says

    This is a much better option than the Jamba Juice version, which has 66 g of sugar. All of their smoothies are loaded with sugar…

  44. RobinB says

    Thank you for posting this recipe. It looks amazing! Love lime and ginger togther.

    That “Greens and Ginger” Jamba Juice smoothie starts with lemonade and has 66g of sugar! Not a healthy option at all, if you ask me. A can of Coca Cola “only” has 39g of sugar. Why can’t Jamba just use fruit like we do at home?

  45. Kimberly says

    Delicious and fresh! I used coconut water instead of filtered water. Def into green, bright, light and gingery smoothies.

  46. Joanna says

    The hubs and I just made this in our new blender. SO GOOD. We’ve never been to a Jamba Juice, but are super impressed with the recipe and will be making it again. Thanks!!

  47. Amy | Lemon and Coconut says

    Yes I love a green gingery citrus based smoothy, but I still can’t resist sweetening its with some stevia or agave! :)

  48. Emma {Emma's Little Kitchen} says

    Ooooh! I’ve been making something very similar this winter for cold-fighting-POWAH… I haven’t tried it with peaches though… yum!

  49. Kay says

    I can’t thank you enough for this!! Jamba Juice is my absolute favorite, but I have to drive 20 miles just to get to one! I’ve been addicted to the Apples and Greens forever and haven’t tried this one at all! I will be making this this afternoon!!! I can’t wait!!!

  50. Gabriella says

    Yum! I used to make almost this exact smoothie – but I’d add a few pieces of pineapple and some spinach. So so good! I’ll have to try it with peaches next time :)

  51. Alex says

    I noticed your vitamix container turned into a blendtec one – how do you like the new blender? I’m in the market for either one and would love some first hand experiences!

  52. Cassie says

    Ah, summer cannot be just around the corner already!! I can’t wait for the hot weathers to make nana ice cream again!

  53. Sarah | Well and Full says

    I LOVE making homemade versions of my favorite restaurant goodies! I can’t wait to try this, I bet it tastes spot on!

  54. Lauren Gaskill | Making Life Sweet says

    The texture of this looks perfect! I’ve had my share of grainy kale smoothies, and this looks like just the opposite! So smooth. :)

  55. Taylor says

    This is the EXACT smoothie that I always make and its my favorite!! The lime and ginger make it so good. I always feel so refreshed after I make this smoothie.

  56. Emily @ Robust Recipes says

    Ginger in my smoothies is my fave. The combo of fruits sounds delicious. I will need to give this one a try! Thanks for sharing! :)

  57. Georgie @ Healthy Pears says

    Yay for summer – please tell me it starts to rain less in Portland over summer time??? Smoothie combo sounds amazing – definitely will try peach next time :)

  58. Katrina A. says

    Easy, quick and simple! I tried this smoothie at home and it turned out delicious. However, instead of using the frozen canned fruits, I made use of freshly chopped fruits in addition to lemon and ginger.

  59. Sarah says

    I couldn’t agree with you more. Jamba Juice is a great option for vegans or people who follow a plant-based diet. The smoothie looks so vibrant and delicious!

    • Tom ~ Raise Your Garden says

      Jamba juice just hits that sweet spot for everybody (just not the $$ tag) which is why making a smoothie like this is pretty awesome. The ginger kick is intriguing! Never tried it in a smoothie before but I’m sold. Trying to lower my bad cholesterol here still and this is exactly what the Dr. ordered.