Two small milk bottles of kale smoothie amongst a pile of raw kale leaves
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5 from 48 votes

Kale Smoothie

Start your day with a refreshing energy boosting smoothie and you will be ready to take on whatever the day throws at you. This apple and kale smoothie is a great way to give your diet a veggie boost too.
Prep Time2 mins
Total Time2 mins
Course: Breakfast, Drinks
Cuisine: British
Keyword: breakfast smoothie, healthy breakfast, kale recipe, smoothie recipe
Servings: 2 person
Calories: 179kcal
Author: Dannii

Ingredients

  • 1 small green apple
  • 1 banana
  • 80 g kale leaves chopped
  • 500 ml almond milk
  • 1 lemon (juice only)
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup

Instructions

  • Put all of the ingredients in to a blender and blend until smooth.

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Notes

  • Make sure you use a high powered blender, as the kale is quite tough. If you don't have a high powered blender, then blend the kale with the almond milk first and then add the rest of the ingredients and continue blending.
  • You can use any milk you like in this recipe.
  • If you want a banana free smoothie, swap it for half an avocado.
  • Remove the ribs and stems of the kale before adding it to the blender.
  • Give the smoothie a stir before serving, as it can get a bit mottled.
  • You can save yourself some time and make it the night before and store in an air tight container.
  • Make a super cool smoothie by freezing the banana before using it.
  • You can swap the kale for spinach or use a mixture of the two.
  • Adding a little bit of lemon really gives it a lift.
  • If you wanted to make it even sweeter (not that we think it needs it), then you could add a little bit of orange juice to it.
  • Make it even cooler by serving it over ice.
  • If you need even more of a pick me up from your smoothie, add some grated ginger to it. Only a little though, as a little goes a long way.

Nutrition

Serving: 1portion | Calories: 179kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 344mg | Potassium: 602mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 4083IU | Vitamin C: 86mg | Calcium: 390mg | Iron: 1mg