This kale smoothie is a healthy and nutritionally packed breakfast that keeps you full for hours! Packed with fiber, protein, and healthy fats, you won’t even taste the kale whatsoever!
Ever added greens into your smoothie? Well, it’s soon to become your new favorite thing to do!
Ever since kale took over the vegetable world, I was instantly a fan. I loved adding it to my detox quinoa salad, Mexican quinoa salad, and a green detox bowl. However, I’ve also been one to add it to my breakfast smoothie.
Adding kale to smoothies is quite the game-changer. It kickstarts your morning with some extra nutrients and vitamins, all before your morning snack! It doesn’t leave any gritty flavor and actually pairs well with many of my usual smoothie ingredients, like pineapple and banana!
What I love about this smoothie is just how balanced it is as a breakfast! You get fresh fruit and vegetables from the kale, pineapple, and banana. You get the protein and healthy fats from the peanut butter, and everything is blended together with the almond milk. Vegan, gluten free, dairy free, and wholesome!
Bonus? This smoothie takes less than 2 minutes to put together so skipping breakfast is not an option!
Smoothie recipe ingredients
- Kale– Washed and roughly torn. Curly kale is the probably the best choice as it has the mildest flavor, but any kale will work.
- Pineapple– Fresh pineapple, not the canned stuff! It adds some refreshing sweetness and a subtle tang that works so well with kale.
- Banana– Frozen banana, for thickness, sweetness, and creaminess!
- Peanut butter– Adds healthy fats to keep you fuller for longer. Feel free to use another nut or seed butter.
- Almond milk– To blend everything together. Any plant based milk can be used!
How do you make a kale smoothie?
Add all the ingredients into a high speed blender and blend until combined and smooth.
Kale smoothie recipe tips
- Add more milk if needed. If you use extra kale or your banana is a little too frozen, you may need more to get it moving.
- If you’d like a thicker smoothie, add another frozen banana or add some ice blocks.
- Feel free to add some protein powder for an extra dose of protein to it.
- Blueberry kale smoothie. Replace the banana with 1 cup of frozen blueberries.
- Spinach kale smoothie. Replace half the kale with baby spinach or frozen spinach cubes.
- Kale apple smoothie. Chop an apple into bite sized pieces and replace the pineapple with it.
- Mango kale smoothie. Replace the banana with frozen mango cubes.
- Strawberry kale smoothie. Replace the banana or pineapple with 1 cup of frozen strawberries.
Tools to make the best smoothie
- Blender– The most durable and affordable blender that lasts for years!
- Smoothie tumbler– I love serving smoothies in this tumbler that keeps them chilled until ready to drink!
- Metal straw– Environmentally friendly to boot!
Adding kale to smoothies is a healthy and nutritious way to add extra greens to your diet. You can definitely add raw kale to a smoothie, including the stalks, provided they have been chopped into blendable pieces.
Kale lends itself to the other ingredients in the smoothie. For example, this recipe uses pineapple and banana, which has a lovely pineapple flavor throughout. You will not taste the kale whatsoever, but reap all the nutritional benefits.
Adding kale to a smoothie adds extra fiber, vitamins, and greens.
The BEST Kale Smoothie
- 2 stalks kale trimmed and stalks removed
- 1 large banana frozen
- 1 cup pineapple fresh or frozen
- 1 tbsp peanut butter
- 1 cup almond milk
- Add all your ingredients into a high speed blender and blend until smooth.
- Pour into two glasses and enjoy immediately.