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!
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!
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…
…pulse it all together until smooth…
…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.
I love the addition of fresh ginger for a bit of kick. I’ll bet it really makes a difference in this smoothie. Yum!
Thanks Karen! We hope you enjoy it!
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!
Yay! We’re so glad you liked it Jodi! :D
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 :-)
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!
Love smoothies and this one looks so refreshing! Can’t wait to add it to my rotation!
Thanks Lindsay — we hope you enjoy this one! :D
Here are the nutrients for this recipe (assuming two servings from the above quantities above and assuming 1.5 cups of kale)
0.4g sat fat
Send me more smoothies recipes.