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Easy Drinking Beginner Kale Smoothie

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Mornings are hard. Mornings when you’re trying to stick to that healthy regime? Harder.  But they don’t have to be, even when you skip the meal prep or the grocery trip. If you’ve got four simple ingredients and a blender then you’re just a few buttons away from this easy drinking Beginner Kale Smoothie.

Beginner? Why beginner? Well, if you can believe it, it turns out not everyone loves kale. There’s so much goodness in those leafy greens. So if we can still incorporate it without your breakfast smoothie tasting like salad, let’s do it. Start the day with a Beginner Kale Smoothie for a satisfying, naturally sweet way to drink breakfast on the go.

Beginner Kale Smoothie

Beginner Kale Smoothie

The key to making a kale smoothie that doesn’t taste like kale is all about the balance of ingredients. Frozen strawberries to chill it down, ripe banana for sweetness and substance, bright leafy kale for that vibrant green color and lots of raw fiber. We will use unsweetened almond milk (or you can substitute another non-dairy milk of your choosing) to give it just enough liquid to blend up smoothly.

Beyond having the right balance of sweetness and temperature, it’s all about the texture. Smooth.  No one wants chunks of chewy kale clogging up their straws and sticking to their teeth. How do we achieve perfectly blended beginner kale smoothie bliss? It’s all about the blender.

Beginner Kale Smoothie

While I have extravagant dreams of one day being part of the Vitamix club, for now, I live in the standard blender club and it’s working out just great. My go to for smoothies is the smaller, single serving cup size. The more compact the ingredients, the finer you can perfectly purée them. No awkward, “You have food in your teeth” moments over here.

Beginner Kale Smoothie + More

Loved the beginner kale smoothie? Already had it? Feeling like you mastered it? Here’s a list of delicious and creative smoothies to add to your rotation.

Avocado Spinach Green Smoothie via The Fitchen

Dragonfruit Smoothie with Guava via Wanderspice

Pineapple Orange Creamsicle Smoothie via Vintage Kitty

Blueberry Smoothie Bowl via Stress Baking

Cantaloupe Peach Chia Smoothie via Sugar Love Spices

Banana Avocado Smoothie via Foodal

Wild Blueberry Ginger Snap Smoothie via The Domestic Dietitian

Happy healthy eating drinking, my friends! I’ll raise my green glass of goodness from across the Internet and clink to your good health!

Beginner Kale Smoothie

Beginner Kale Smoothie

Beginner Kale Smoothie

Easy Drinking Beginner Kale Smoothie

If you're looking to add more greens to your day, this is the place to start! Minimal ingredients and naturally sweet, these beginner kale smoothies are one of my favorites!
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy kale smoothies, green smoothies, kale smoothies
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 197kcal
Author: Lauren

Ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 banana
  • ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 to 2 kale leaves removed from stem

Instructions

  • In your favorite blender, add frozen strawberries, banana, almond milk and kale.  The order in which you add the ingredients should have the kale hit the blades first and the frozen strawberries last.  I prefer to use the smaller, single serve blender attachments as they mince the kale super fine.
  • Blend on high for a full 45 seconds.  The kale should be blended so finely the smoothie is a resilient green color and there are no chunky pieces.

Nutrition

Calories: 197kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 187mg | Potassium: 923mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 5787IU | Vitamin C: 163mg | Calcium: 264mg | Iron: 2mg
Beginner Kale Smoothie | Naturally sweet, flavorful and packed with superfood kale without the bitter greens taste!

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