Wild Ginger Green Smoothie

Created by Laura Wright
5 from 2 votes

The wild ginger green smoothie is super refreshing. With kale, coconut water, and plenty of fresh ginger. Makes a vibrant breakfast or snack.

A head-on shot of a bright green wild ginger green smoothie in a clear glass against a white background. Kale leaves and fresh ginger roots are nearby on the sides of the glass.

This wild ginger green smoothie is my new favourite green smoothie! Sometimes I like a more indulgent, mint chip sorta feel, while other times I’m happy to just have a little bit of fruit whizzed up with coconut water and a handful of whatever greens we have on hand. I usually keep the kale for salads, but I do like it combined with ginger in this vibrant sip. Plus the colour of it is literally glowing with goodness. More smoothie inspiration right here for you.

We’re going pretty deep into the chill zone this weekend. So far there’s plans to have a stroll and get a doughnut here. Plus some fun gathering and dancing times at my cousin’s wedding. There will be porch hangs, and I’m going to finish up some planting too. Low key living is it! A few links for you to check out below, as always :)

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Wild Ginger Green Smoothie

The wild ginger green smoothie is super refreshing. With kale, coconut water, and plenty of fresh ginger. Makes a vibrant breakfast or snack.
5 from 2 votes
wild ginger green smoothie - The First Mess
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings 1


  • ½ cup coconut water
  • ½ cup unsweetened non-dairy milk
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • ½ cup chopped kale, packed
  • ½ cup frozen pineapple chunks
  • ½ ripe banana, preferably frozen
  • 2 inches fresh ginger, peeled and chopped

Optional Add-ins



  • Feel free to substitute the frozen pineapple with mango or peaches when they become available!
  • Also, I can imagine a milder green (like baby spinach) would make this taste even better ;)


  • In an upright blender, combine the coconut water, non-dairy milk, lime juice, kale, pineapple, banana, and ginger. Blend on high for a full minute, or until totally smooth. Enjoy immediately!

25/06/2016 (Last Updated 12/07/2023)
Posted in: autumn, beverage, breakfast, gluten free, grain-free, kale, nut free, quick, raw, refined sugar-free, snack, sour, spicy, spring, summer, sweet, vegan, winter


Recipe Rating

  • liz

    this recipe really grew on me as i sipped it. i guess i’m just not used to lime in em! hahah suuuper refreshing though – and i would definitely make it again just less of both liquids. it wasn’t as viscous as i generally prefer. but to each her own ;) thank you!

  • sarah

    Hi, such a beautiful recipe and pictures!!
    I was wondering where the jar was coming from? love those jars!!!

  • Cassie

    The links you provided below are amazing! Now I can do Chipotle at home, haha! I also love this deliciously refreshing smoothie! Ginger in a beverage is so tasty!

  • Lavues

    Lovely healthy smoothie for the week!

  • Sophie

    I’ve been listening to the Live Dirty, Eat Clean podcast in the car, doing chores, etc. If I weren’t already on the probiotic, plant-based train, my mind would be MORE blown by what Robynne has to say about the micro-biome. She’s so awesome. I’m some of my family to listen. My brother is currently in the hospital for pancreatitis onset by alcoholism. This brings a new perspective on what is happening to hit gut.

  • Alexandra

    Pineapple + ginger in the summer is basically the best combo ever for summer. Looks so refreshing :)

  • Elenore Bendel Zahn

    I am officially in love with the gorgeous picture in this post. I think these happy hour posts are SO amazing, Laura and even though all of my days are really crazy full on I still smile when I get that email from you during the weekend. When I’m lucky I get to sneak off for a lil’ while and read it on my phone. However, I hate writing comments on my phone so here I am a couple of days later. Ok. You’re awesome. Love you. Bye :)

  • Jessie Snyder

    This is totally a drink I crave, and since getting a Vitamix I haven’t made a truly green smoothie yet – this may be my first ;). And that slowly smashing frozen things? Love. Its like next level stress bass squeezing ;). Hope your weekend was soo chill + fun at the wedding! xx

  • Lisa Valinsky

    Thanks for the reminder to add coconut water to my smoothies! I’ve been on a coconut milk kick lately, but could definitely change things up a bit.

    Also, loved that La Croix article. They always have the best flavors. :)

  • Elizabeth

    Love your blog! Where do you find La Croix in Canada?

    • Laura

      Hey Elizabeth! I live right by a US border crossing, so I make the trip over to get it and a few other things ;)

  • Aubrey

    Looks like a delicious way to get ginger in!:-)

  • Sarah | Well and Full

    That article about quitting your job and pursuing your passion is great. When I first read the title I was kind of skeptical, but the article really put things in a new perspective for me. You DO have to have incredible privilege to just go off and purse your passion instead of sticking with a safer, full-time job that may not be as meaningful. I never really thought of it that way though. So I’m really glad you linked to this article today.

    • Laura

      Happy that you enjoyed it and gained some perspective with that one, Sarah! :) :)
      xo L

  • Kate

    Sounds delicious! The only drag thing you have to have lying around is the kale! I’m definitely going to make this!

  • Pia

    If you ask me, chill time and keeping it low-key sounds pretty fine, especially in the company of good people :) Also, thank you again for some very interesting links, a certain someone has gotta get reading now…
    Have a great weekend, Laura!

    • Shilpa

      This smooothie looks perfect for this HOT weather we are having.
      Thanks again for the awesome links. I love Beechwood doughnuts. Thanks for reminding me to get their ASAP

  • valentina | sweet kabocha

    I’m not a smoothie lover, but this one is really worth to try!
    Ps : so cool the oil-pulling infographic ^_^