Kale Coconut Smoothie

5 from 9 votes

This green kale coconut smoothie is made with coconut water, fresh kale, bananas and natural sweeteners. The nutritious ingredients are perfect for a morning boost!

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Kickstart your day with a Kale Coconut Smoothie! This smoothie is packed with nutrient-rich kale and hydrating coconut water and is the perfect recipe to fuel your mornings or recharge after a workout. But what makes this smoothie truly shine is the balance of health benefits and taste. The star ingredient, kale, is a superfood rich in vitamins A, K, and C, as well as a great source of fiber and antioxidants. Combined with the electrolyte-rich coconut water and protein-packed almond milk, this smoothie serves as a refreshing and nourishing option for any time of the day.

2 glasses filled with coconut kale smoothie, garnished with cinnamon and shredded coconut.
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I had this Coconut Dream smoothie from Erewhon Market, and it was made with coconut water, almond milk, banana, kale, coconut meat, dates, and cinnamon. It was a whopping $13, but I was only in California for a couple of days, so I enjoyed it thoroughly and told myself I will recreate it asap! I think I really came close to it with this recipe, so you’ll have to let me know what you think if you try it!

Why you’ll love this banana kale coconut water smoothie

  • Quick and easy to make. With just a handful of ingredients, this smoothie comes together quickly. It’s a convenient option for busy mornings or whenever you want a nutritious snack without spending much time in the kitchen.
  • Nutritional powerhouse. With ingredients like kale, shredded coconut, and almond milk, and naturally sweetened with dates and bananas – you know this smoothie will be good for your taste buds and good for you. Plus, the coconut water adds a refreshing and hydrating element that hits the spot perfectly on a hot summer day! Together, these ingredients provide a range of nutrients that support overall health.
  • Versatile. This easy recipe serves as a base for customization but feel free to make this smoothie yours! Add additional fruit, nut butter, spices, or protein powder to make it more satiating. Or skip all the heavy ingredients and enjoy it as a light smoothie before a hearty meal. It’s delicious either way.

Ingredients to make A Kale coconut water smoothie

  • Unsweetened almond milk: Adds creaminess and rich texture, similar to a traditional milk-based smoothie, but dairy-free. It also lends a delicate nutty flavor to the smoothie.
  • Coconut water: Provides a refreshing tropical twist; coconut water is rich in electrolytes, keeping you hydrated with its natural goodness.
  • Frozen banana: Creates a velvety, rich texture and adds natural sweetness.
  • Kale: Kale elevates the nutritional profile with an impressive amount of antioxidants, fiber, and various vitamins. Kale also makes this smoothie a vibrant green color.
  • Unsweetened coconut: Shredded coconut adds a nice tropical flavor, healthy fats, and fiber which help you feel fuller longer.
  • Pitted dates: Lends a natural sweetness and provides a dose of energy-boosting carbs.
  • Cinnamon: Brings an aromatic warmth and slightly sweet taste, creating a depth of flavor and complexity to the smoothie.
Ingredients for recipe: coconut water, almond milk, kale, banana, dates, shredded coconut, and cinnamon.

How to make A green smoothie with coconut water

  1. Place all the ingredients in a high-speed blender.
  2. Blend until you get a smooth and creamy texture.
2 image collage of recipe ingredients in a blender before and after blending.

Tips for making the best kale coconut water smoothie

  1. Prevent a bitter-tasting smoothie. Strip the kale leaves from the thick, tough stems by hand, or use kitchen shears to avoid bitter smoothies.
  2. Use frozen bananas. For a thick and creamy texture, use frozen bananas. Learn how to freeze bananas so your smoothies have a velvety consistency every time.
  3. Follow the proper order of ingredients. First, add the liquids to the blender, followed by soft and moist ingredients, and lastly, solid ingredients. This ensures a well-blended, smooth, and consistent texture in your smoothie.
  4. Taste and adjust as needed. Add more dates for sweetness, a dash of extra cinnamon for extra warmth, or a splash of coconut water to thin out the consistency.
  • Try other greens. Swap kale with spinach or other leafy greens for a milder taste. You can also try baby kale as a convenient option since it is almost always washed and cleaned for you, and you don’t need to remove the stems from baby kale.
  • Substitute frozen banana with another frozen fruit. Try frozen mango or pineapple for a fruity, tropical twist.
  • Bump up the protein. Add a scoop of your favorite protein powder to make the smoothie more filling and protein-rich. Or add a tablespoon of almond butter to add creaminess, satiety, and healthy fats.
  • Brighten flavors with citrus. Squeeze in some fresh lemon juice, or add a teaspoon of lemon zest for a refreshing spin.
2 glasses filled with coconut kale smoothie, garnished with cinnamon and shredded coconut.

How to store a coconut water smoothie

For best results and texture, enjoy this smoothie as soon as you make it. If you have any leftovers, transfer the smoothie to an airtight container or mason jar with a tight lid. Cover and refrigerate promptly.

How long will A banana kale coconut water smoothie last in the fridge?

This smoothie will last up to 24 hours in the fridge. Keep in mind, the smoothie ingredients will begin to separate and settle over time – give it a good shake to redistribute the ingredients and enjoy.

Can i freeze green smoothie with coconut water?

Yes, you can freeze this smoothie to prolong shelf life after it’s made or even freeze it for a smoothie pack. Transfer the smoothie to a freezer-safe container, leaving plenty of space to allow for expansion during freezing. Seal the container and place it in the freezer for up to 3 months. When ready to enjoy, thaw in the fridge and shake or blend to incorporate any separated ingredients.

Frequently asked questions

Can I use fresh bananas instead of frozen?

Yes, you can use fresh fruit, but that will result in a less creamy and thick texture. If using fresh bananas, you may want to add some ice cubes to achieve a chilled smoothie.

I don’t have a high-speed blender. Can I still make this smoothie?

Absolutely! While a high-speed blender ensures a smooth and creamy consistency, you can still make this smoothie with a regular blender. You may need to blend for longer and pause regularly to scrape down the sides to ensure all ingredients are well blended.

My smoothie is too thick, what can I do?

If your smoothie is too thick, simply add more coconut water or almond milk and blend again until it reaches your desired consistency.

I don’t have any dates, can I still make this smoothie?

Yes, the dates in this recipe primarily serve to add natural sweetness. If you don’t have any, you can substitute with another natural sweetener like honey or maple syrup, or you can simply add more banana for extra sweetness. Remember, the sweetness level is to your liking, so taste and adjust accordingly.

Close up over the top of one glass of kale coconut smoothie to show green color and shredded coconut and cinnamon garnish on top with another glass nearby.

There you have it, a refreshing and nourishing Kale Coconut Smoothie that’s as delicious as it is good for you. With just a few simple ingredients and a blender, you’re on your way to a quick and easy drink that’s packed with flavor and health benefits. So go ahead, give it a try!

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Kale Coconut Smoothie

This green kale coconut smoothie is made with coconut water, fresh kale, bananas and natural sweeteners. The nutritious ingredients are perfect for a morning boost!
5 from 9 votes
Servings 2 servings
Course Smoothies
Calories 232
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
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Total Time 5 minutes
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  • 1 ½ cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup packed kale leaves
  • ¼ cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 4 dates pitted
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


  • Place all the ingredients in a high-speed blender, and blend for 60-120 seconds until you get a smooth and creamy texture.
  • Taste the smoothie, adding more milk if it is too thick or adding more sweetener if it’s not sweet enough. Pour into a cup or mason jar. Enjoy immediately, or store in the fridge for up to 24 hours.


Smoothies are best enjoyed fresh but if you have any leftover coconut water smoothie, store it in an airtight container like a mason jar in the fridge for up to 2 days. Shake to redistribute ingredients before drinking.
  • Strip the kale leaves from the stems to avoid bitterness in the smoothie.
  • Use frozen bananas for a richer, creamier, and chilled smoothie.


Calories: 232kcal, Carbohydrates: 34g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Sodium: 393mg, Potassium: 787mg, Fiber: 8g, Sugar: 21g, Vitamin A: 3389IU, Vitamin C: 40mg, Calcium: 360mg, Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate. It will vary based on cooking method and specific ingredients used.

Diet: Vegan
Cuisine American
Course: Smoothies
5 from 9 votes (8 ratings without comment)

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  1. Maria says:

    Love!!!! Where did you get these cups?

    1. Yumna J. says:

      Hi Maria, you can find the cups here! So glad you enjoyed the smoothie!