Kale Green Smoothie Recipes

I recently wrote about the health benefits of using kale in your green smoothies.

Kale is a highly nutritious leafy green to use in smoothies and is an excellent source of plant-based calcium. Here are some additional recipes you can try:

To make these recipes, start by adding the liquid to your blender (I use a Vitamix), followed by the soft fruit. Add the greens to your blender last. Blend on high for 30 seconds or until the smoothie is creamy.

If you do not have kale on hand, you can substitute other greens such as spinach or chard using the same amount (ie: 2 cups of spinach instead of 2 cups kale).

Pineapple-Kale

  • 1 cup fresh pineapple, chopped
  • 1 medium apple, cored
  • 2 cups kale, chopped
  • 8 ounces of filtered water

Calories: 244 | Fat: 1g (grams) | Protein: 6g | Carbs: 60g | Calcium: 18% | Iron: 3.0 mg | Vitamin A: 693% | Vitamin C: 276%

Orange-Peach-Kale

  • 1 orange, peeled
  • 2 medium peaches
  • 2 cups kale, chopped
  • 8 ounces of filtered water

Calories: 253 | Fat: 2g (grams) | Protein: 8g | Carbs: 61g | Calcium: 22% | Iron: 3.2 mg | Vitamin A: 731% | Vitamin C: 293%

Banana-Orange-Kale

  • 1 medium banana, peeled
  • 1 orange, peeled
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated
  • 2 cups kale, chopped
  • 8 ounces of filtered water

Calories: 241 | Fat: 2g (grams) | Protein: 7g | Carbs: 58g | Calcium: 21% | Iron: 2.8 mg | Vitamin A: 701% | Vitamin C: 282%

Orange-Kiwi-Kale

  • 1 orange, peeled
  • 2 kiwifruit
  • 1 small pear, cored
  • 2 cups kale, chopped
  • 8 ounces of filtered water

Calories: 306 | Fat: 2g (grams) | Protein: 8g | Carbs: 74g | Calcium: 25% | Iron: 3.1 mg | Vitamin A: 703% | Vitamin C: 420%

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Tracy Russell is the creator of the Green Smoothie Weight Loss Program, The 30-Day Whole Foods Challenge, and founder of Incredible Smoothies. She is passionate about helping people improve their health with green smoothies and a whole foods lifestyle.