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Blueberry Kale Smoothie is a nutritious way to start your day or mid-day snack. Blueberries, banana, Greek yogurt, milk and kale are blended together into a sweet smoothie. This is a kid and adult favorite in my house full of antioxidants! 

Blueberry Kale Smoothie with teal straw

BLUEBERRY KALE SMOOTHIE

Lets be honest…getting three kids to eat kale can be a struggle. 

I have a secret that they don’t know about kale.

I hide it in a lot of things fromsoups, topastas to smoothies.

Today’s Blueberry Kale Smoothie is one way my kids get kale in their diet along with a lot of great antioxidants.

Oh, and they really enjoy the way it tastes.

If you like this smoothie you also have to give this Blueberry Banana Smoothie Recipe a try. 

It is sweet, a little bit tart and the kind of smoothie you will make time and time again.

We do a lot of smoothies in my house.

We rotate between this Strawberry Banana Chia Seed Smoothie, Pineapple Smoothie, a 4 Ingredient Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie and aBanana Date Smoothie.

During the summer I especially like making smoothies for an afternoon snack for my kids.

When they have been out playing in the sun all day it is the perfect way to cool off and also offers them protein to boost their energy. 

Blueberry Kale Smoothie up close

WHAT INGREDIENTS ARE IN THIS BLUEBERRY AND KALE SMOOTHIE?

FRUIT: The blueberries and banana together make a nice combination.

The blueberries are full of antioxidants and also give the smoothie a nice tart, sweet flavor. Feel free to throw other fruit in this smoothie like raspberries, strawberries or pineapple. 

GREENS: I add a big handful of kale to this smoothie and the kids don’t even notice it. You can also use spinach or a different green in its place.

I like to keep a big ziplock of frozen kale in my freezer so I always have it on hand to add to smoothies. 

GREEK YOGURT: Many of my smoothies use Greek yogurt as a base in them. I like the creamy texture it adds along with the protein and calcium.

You can also use regular yogurt in its place. 

MILK: This smoothie uses milk along with the Greek Yogurt. I like to use 2 % but any milk will work. You can also use a non-dairy substitute like almond or oat milk. 

Blueberry Kale Smoothie two glasses.

OTHER OPTIONS TO ADD TO SMOOTHIES:

CHIA SEEDS: Chia seeds are optional but add antioxidants, protein and fiber and omega-3 fatty acids.

HEMP SEEDS: Do you use hemp seeds? They are great in smoothies and they are packed with so much power. 1 Tablespoon of those small seeds is 5 grams of protein.

That will help keep you feeling full and give you the energy you need. I suggest adding it to your smoothies if you have it on hand!

NUT BUTTER: Nut butters are another great way to add protein and help the texture of the smoothie.

I find if my smoothie is too thin that adding a few Tablespoons or almond of peanut butter will help thicken it. 

SPIRULINA: Spirulina is an organism that grows in both fresh and salt water. One Tablespoon of spirulina  of dried spirulina powder contains protein, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B3, copper and iron.

This is another powerhouse ingredient you can add.

OATS: You might be thinking – oats? And yes, they are a great addition to smoothies. They will thicken it some but I actually like it. You can dump rolled oats straight into the blender. They help keep you full and give you energy thanks to the fiber!

PROTEIN POWDER: If you are looking to up your protein in-take, for example after workouts, try protein powder. There are a lot of varieties in the stores now and some are even flavored. 

Blueberry Kale Smoothie Ingredients

CAN I MEAL PREP SMOOTHIES?

Yes! It is such a lifesaver to have everything portioned out ahead of time.

I will use mason jars or ziplock bags to store the ingredients in.

Portion the blueberries, banana and kale in the bags or mason jars and freeze individually.

When you are ready to make the smoothie pull the bag out and add it to the blender.

Then add the milk, Greek yogurt, honey and any additional add-in ingredients.

Blend that beauty up and Wallah!

You have a healthy breakfast or snack! 

Blueberry Kale Smoothie with logo.

Blueberry Kale Smoothie in mason jar

Blueberry Kale Smoothie

Yield: 2
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Blueberry Kale Smoothie is a nutritious way to start your day or mid-day snack. Blueberries, banana, Greek yogurt, milk and kale are blended together into a sweet smoothie. This is a kid and adult favorite in my house full of antioxidants! 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup milk {or non-dairy substitute}
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen
  • 1 cup kale
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds {optional}
  • 1 Tablespoon honey or 2 dates, pitted {for sweetness, optional}
  • 1 or 2 handfuls of ice depending on the texture of the smoothie you like

Instructions

  1. Add everything to your blender in the order listed. Blend until smooth.
  2. Serve in two mason jar glasses and enjoy!

Notes

You can use spinach in place of kale.

Try adding other fruits like pomegranate, strawberries or raspberries to the smoothie.

A nice addition to create a creamier smoothie is avocado.


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