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Kale Smoothie Recipe With Strawberries

The powerhouse vegetable Kale has become a popular salad green thanks to its remarkable nutrient profile. Packed with high concentrations of antioxidant vitamins and phytonutrients, and cholesterol-lowering fiber, it is no wonder that Kale is fighting for a superfood title. An added benefit is that there’s no need to limit your intake of Kale to salads and savory baked snacks.

Many of us rely on our favorite homemade smoothies and protein shakes to provide us with a delicious and nutrient-dense lift. So, why not add Kale to your ingredient repertoire and take your smoothies to the next level? Blend kale with immune-boosting fruit to make a sweet smoothie strong enough to fight off this cold season….

Raw kale can enhance any smoothie by adding an impressive 206% of the daily requirement of vitamin A, 134% of vitamin C, and 684% of vitamin K. Fruits like strawberries provide an additional vitamin C boost as well as a great amount of folate, potassium, manganese, and fiber. And, if you use a base like non-fat or low-fat Greek yogurt, it can provide you with up to 22 grams of protein per serving.

Kale Smoothie Recipe | Ingredients

* Makes 1-2 servings

Quick Tip: Have some extra fresh kale leftover and worried that you wont use it up before it spoils? Just blend the leftover greens with a little water, pour into an ice cube tray, and freeze! Now you have nutritious kale cubes to quickly pop in the blender for your next smoothie, defrost to make a nourishing juice, or add a boost to your favorite soup.

Kale Smoothie Recipe | Preparation Instructions

1. Place the kale, strawberries and yogurt into your blender.

(If you use fresh strawberries, and are looking for a slushy consistency, you’ll want to add up to 1 cup of ice; if you use frozen strawberries, you may want to add less ice, if any at all).

2. On full strength, blend the ingredients together until the kale looks like it is finely incorporated into the smoothie

3. Enjoy your vitamin- and mineral-packed smoothie! Try other delicious kale smoothie recipes, or simply add kale into your favorite blended protein shakes.

Kale Smoothie Recipe | Ingredient Suggestions

Kale & Almond Milk Smoothie:

Kale & Blueberry-Honey Smoothie:

Kale & Orange Smoothie:

*For fruit smoothies use frozen fruit or just add up to 1C of ice

Customize your next smoothie by adding an extra boost…
Protein boost: 2-3 Tbsp whey, soy, hemp protein powder, 2 Tbsp all-natural nut butter
Electrolyte boost: 1 C all-natural coconut water, ½ banana
Vitamin C boost: ¼ C lemon juice, 1 orange, ½ grapefruit, 1 C raspberries, ½ C cranberries
Omega fatty acid boost: 2-3 Tbsp chia seeds, 1 Tbsp flaxseed oil, 1-2 Tbsp ground of milled flax

Be sure to share your favorite kale smoothie recipes with us below!


  • Marc Perry, CSCS, CPT says:

    Thanks for sharing, Jessica. I guess we'll have to see if it's not too bitter, looks tasty!

  • uncadonego says:

    Turns out it's NOT bitter! The day the article came out I was so bummed because after work I checked out the nearby store and they were out of kale. This morning I got some.
    I used blueberries instead of strawberries because I had three pints in the freezer anyway. I only had plain 0% greek yogurt, so I just added some pure vanilla. I also put in a bit of allspice. IT WAS GREAT!

    Man, I drank ALL of it! My calorie count for today so far jumped from 707 to 957 in a single minute! But just this one time, it was worth it!

    I can't wait to try some variations on other days, I have different frozen fruit in the freezer. Maybe black cherry would be good.

    I'm going to have to make half batches in the future though, because I know I'll drink the whole thing again! Ha! Ha!

    I still have kale left enough for a massaged salad and some chips to boot!

    Thanks Jessica! Another great one!!! :-D

    • Jessica Zack, HHC says:

      I'm glad you chose to improvise and experiment! That's what it is all about!!
      One may think that they are watching a Food Network episode of Chopped when I am putting together some of my smoothies, HA...
      It's exciting to throw together different fruits and vegetables that you may have laying around in the kitchen..and most of the time it actually tastes delicious!!

      Thanks for the great feedback!

  • Darren Moore says:

    Thanks for sharing. I can't wait to give this a try. This sounds like it will be a good additional to my daily nutrition.

    Every morning for the past year, I've had a spinach smoothie protein drink, usually right after my workouts. I've might have missed 20 days out of the year, but I try to make sure I don't miss my high antioxidant drink. I am 41 years old and I feel GREAT! I feel just as good as I did when I was in my 20's!, if not better.

    When I tell my friends about this drink, their first reaction is ohhh Gross! But the fact is you don't even taste the spinach at all and by adding the blueberries and using chocalte protein, it makes a great taste. Also one thing l've learned is not to put everything in at once when making a smoothie. If you do you'll sometimes get that "air fluff" I call it. If you've ever made a protien smoothie and taken it to work and 2 hours later 1/2 of it is gone, that's the air fluff. I found that stawberries, bananas, and adding fresh fruit causes this. That's why I will add those in after I have blended the other ingredients. Also don't blend them too long either with the protien, just enough and then you have the perfect smoothie with no air fluff (about to pop open feeling) after drinking it.

    Sorry for the long speech on making a smoothie...I have done some experimenting after a year of making this. . Ok here is my drink

    2 cups of organic spinach
    1 cup of filtered water

    Then I blend the two until the spinach is liquidity, usually about 2 to 3 minutes

    Then I add in:

    1 cup of frozen organic blueberries
    1 scoop of chocolate Whey Isolate protein. (blue bonnet from Wholefoods)
    1 tbsp of flax seed oil ( sometimes I'll switch out with almond butter)
    2oz of 100% pure organic Acai berry

    Every now and then I'll throw in a banana if I use almond butter and even some Greek yogurt.


    • Marc Perry, CSCS, CPT says:

      Thanks for sharing, Darren!

    • Jessica Zack, HHC says:

      Sure sounds like you are dedicated to your smoothie protein drinks and to your health! Keep up the great work.
      It's definitely a nice surprise when people realize that they can easily make a spinach or kale mix into a delightfully sweet fruit smoothie.
      Thank you for sharing your personal recipe with us all! You can always swap the spinach for kale or try half and half to change it up here and there!

  • uncadonego says:

    I just used part of my latest bunch of kale for this smoothie again. This time instead of using blueberries and allspice, I made the straight strawberry recipe. Also delicious and not a bit bitter. Really nice.