Blueberry Kale Smoothie

This blueberry kale smoothie recipe is quick and easy to make, it’s chocked full of good-for-you fresh ingredients, and it’s wonderfully sweet and delicious!

This Blueberry Kale Smoothie recipe is quick and easy to make, it's full of good-for-you ingredients, and it tastes so sweet and delicious! (Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-Free) | gimmesomeoven.com

By the time this post goes live today, I’ll already be 24 hours into my lake weekend with my girls.  

It’s one-hundred-eleventy-jillion degrees around here lately, so it seemed like the perfect time to pack up the coozies and the coolers and the six of the coolest chicks I know and spend the weekend splashing around.  And I’ve been looking forward to it for weeks.

Anyone who knows me will tell you that quality time is definitely my love language.  So getting to spend a weekend with some of my closest friends, catching up on all of the real, awesome, hard, crazy, and everything-in-between-ness happening in our lives — plus (of course) the usual variety of everything else from Hillz and Trump, to The Bachelorette and the Enneagram, to Wendell Berry and berry smoothies — quality time with good friends is simply the best.

So while I’m away, I thought I’d leave you with this smoothie recipe that I’m going to be whipping up for the girls while we’re away for breakfast one day.  It’s chocked full of kale and blueberries, but unlike many kale smoothies I’ve tried and pretended to like, this one is actually sweet and delicious and good for you, yet not-overly-kale-y.  Win-win-win-WIN.

Here it is!

This Blueberry Kale Smoothie recipe is quick and easy to make, it's full of good-for-you ingredients, and it tastes so sweet and delicious! (Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-Free) | gimmesomeoven.com

It’s really nothing fancy, but it happens to be one of my current favs, so I’m hoping it might become one of yours too.  It’s so simple!

Just throw some kale, frozen blueberries, a frozen banana, chia seeds, ginger and some almond milk in a blender…

This Blueberry Kale Smoothie recipe is quick and easy to make, it's full of good-for-you ingredients, and it tastes so sweet and delicious! (Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-Free) | gimmesomeoven.com

…pulse it all together until smooth…

This Blueberry Kale Smoothie recipe is quick and easy to make, it's full of good-for-you ingredients, and it tastes so sweet and delicious! (Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-Free) | gimmesomeoven.com

…and serve!  Oh, and sprinkle it with some chia seeds for some extra-cute antioxidants in your life.  ;)

If you don’t have time to freeze fresh blueberries and bananas, feel free to whip them up and just add a little extra life.  And if you don’t have fresh ginger on hand, no worries, just use 1/2 teaspoon ground dry ginger instead.  And if you really want some extra protein, I also love adding a little bit of plain Greek yogurt in there too.

As you can see, the options are limitless.  But this is the base recipe I stick with, and it never fails me.   So hope that you enjoy it as much as I do.

Happy weekending, everyone!

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Blueberry Kale Smoothie

This Blueberry Kale Smoothie recipe is quick and easy to make, it’s full of good-for-you ingredients, and it tastes so sweet and delicious!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups frozen blueberries
  • 1 1/2 cups almond milk
  • 1 handful fresh kale leaves, thick stems removed
  • 1 banana, peeled, sliced and frozen
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 2 teaspoons finely-chopped fresh ginger

Directions:

  1. Add all ingredients to a blender and pulse until smooth.  If the smoothie is too thick, add extra almond milk to thin.
  2. Serve immediately, garnished with extra chia seeds if desired.
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11 comments on “Blueberry Kale Smoothie”

  1. I love the addition of fresh ginger for a bit of kick. I’ll bet it really makes a difference in this smoothie. Yum!

  2. I made this after my morning workout and it was perfect. Not too sweet, very refreshing and filling. I added a little protein powder to give it a boost. I’ll definitely be making this smoothie again (and again and again). Thanks for another great recipe!

  3. LOL, I just had a very similar smoothie this morning: instead of the almond milk I used coconut water and instead of kale baby spinach, but had the same idea of drinking a chilled blueberry smoothie in this heat :-)

  4. IS is possible to substitute the frozen banana for anything else? I really hate banana and can taste it in anything.

    • Hi Angel! You could leave the banana out and just add some yogurt (about a cup). We hope this helps, and that you enjoy!

  5. Love smoothies and this one looks so refreshing! Can’t wait to add it to my rotation!

  6. Here are the nutrients for this recipe (assuming two servings from the above quantities above and assuming 1.5 cups of kale)

    254 calories
    5.2g fat
    0.4g sat fat
    0g cholesterol 
    131.8g sodium
    48 carbs
    10.7g fiber
    33.7g sugars
    6.4g protein

  7. Send me more smoothies recipes.

    Why ginger?

    Rating: 4