“This great-tasting, incredibly healthy blueberry kale smoothie is sure to surprise you. Who know something so healthy could taste so good?!”
Alright, so you want a healthy smoothie. You’re thinking about having a Kale smoothie, but wondering if it will taste disgusting and if it will ruin your day!?! I mean… a Kale drink?! That sounds pretty bad. I get it! But fear not, this blueberry kale smoothie recipe is one you can trust on to get some of those awesome healthy Kale nutrients in, whilst actually tasting good! Hurrah!
Kale is great. It’s a superfood. Everyone knows that. But it can be quite hard to eat whilst tasting good, and it can be hard to make work in a green drink because it has such a strong flavour. That’s where our old friends – berries – come in. Kale works great in a smoothie when you turn it into a kale and berry smoothie, and this is no exception.
If you want some other Kale berry smoothie ideas, check out this raspberry and kale smoothie recipe, or if you want to use another superfood, what about spinach? This almond, spinach, raspberry, avocado and chocolate protein smoothie is my go-to recipe I have most mornings!
So, let’s get to the kale blueberry smoothie recipe.
Why this blueberry kale smoothie rocks!
It’s a kale blueberry smoothie that tastes great!
Here’s the thing with Kale – it can have a really overwhelming flavour. And your thought with any Kale drink or green smoothie might be “oh man, this is going to taste horrible”. But this blueberry green smoothie, I am pleased to say, does not suffer from that problem!
Look, is it going to be super sweet? No. But it’s not got a really earthy taste like a lot of Kale recipes do. And it benefits from being versatile, so there are ways to make it sweeter if you need to.
It’s a super-simple to make kale and berry smoothie
One of the great things about this Kale blueberry smoothie is that it is really easy to make. It only has 4 items, so there’s nothing crazy to do, and it can easily become a go-to smoothie if you want a healthy smoothie in the morning.
Even better, if you make your own almond milk, you don’t need to worry about keeping store-bought almond milk on hand. You can just whip some up in a few minutes and be good to go with this kale fruit smoothie again!
As you can throw frozen kale and frozen blueberries in to your blueberry kale shake, you don’t need to worry about keeping fresh ingredients on hand. Fab!
It’s a kale shake that is good for you! – Healthy Kale smoothie benefits
There’s no getting around that Kale is good for you. Commonly referred to as a “superfood”, Kale is high in Vitamin C (it has 4 times the amount of Vitamin C than Spinach does!), is a solid source of plant-based calcium, full of Vitamin K and Vitamin D, as well as Vitamin E. According to the BBC, it may protect against heart disease and cancer, and may support eye health. Great stuff!
Blueberries are also up there in regards to foods that are good for you. In fact, they are one of the most nutrient-dense berries, high in fibre, Vitamin C, Vitamin K and Manganese. They are also a known antioxidant, and have one of the highest levels of antioxidants out of all common fruits and vegetables. Blueberries have also been shown to reduce DNA damage, may lower blood pressure, reduce the risk of heart disease and can help improve memory.
Finally, almond milk is a great alternative to dairy milk. It may reduce the risk of heart disease (because of its healthy fats), is high in Vitamin D, and is low in carbs (when unsweetened) compared to dairy milk, so doesn’t raise blood sugar like dairy milk can.
So, in all, the health benefits of this kale smoothie are clear – it’s very simply a healthy kale smoothie! Drink knowing you are putting great things in to your body! (Oh, PS – This is also a Keto-friendly smoothie, for those of you on a Keto or Low-Carb diet!)
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This kale berry smoothie is versatile – Tips and swaps!
Fortunately, this kale berry smoothie is quite versatile. If you find the taste of Kale to be too strong (it can be quite earthy, especially if you are not used to it), then you can reduce the Kale slightly, or increase the amount of blueberries. The flavour will be impacted quite a lot by even modest changes in the amount of Kale used.
Another option for you could be to increase the blueberry content, but bear in mind that blueberries don’t have a hugely strong flavour, so you will need to add quite a few extra blueberries to your blueberry green smoothie in order to change the flavour noticeably.
If you don’t want to adjust the amount of Kale or Blueberries in the Kale berry smoothie, then you could also increase the amount of Stevia or other natural sweetener used. Bear in mind, if you use Stevia, it does have carbohydrates in it, so if you are on a Keto diet, you might be best served by using Erythritol instead, as it has 0g net carbs.
Feel free to use frozen Kale or frozen blueberries in this smoothie, too.
However, I do NOT advise swapping the almond milk for other kinds of milks – dairy milk and coconut milk certainly will give this a strange flavour. I haven’t tried it with oat milk, but that could work, due to the flavour profile. Let me know if you try it!
Lastly, if you want to swap out the blueberries for another berry, you can definitely do that. I recommend trying blackberries or raspberries, You could also check out this raspberry kale weight loss smoothie recipe.
Blueberry kale smoothie recipe
Ingredients you will need
Blueberries (fresh or frozen)
Kale (fresh or frozen)
Almond milk – If you don’t have almond milk, you can check out my homemade organic almond milk recipe. It’s super-simple and cheap to make.
Stevia, or other natural sweetener.
First things first, prepare the ingredients. Be sure to wash the kale!
If you are using frozen kale that is in clumps, blend that first, as it may not mix well in to the final blueberry kale smoothie otherwise. If you are using kale leaves that have not been put in to chunks, this should not be a problem.
Add the blueberries.
Add the almond milk.
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- Kale - 30g / 2 cups (shredded kale) / 1.06oz
- Blueberries (frozen or fresh) - 100g / 1 cup / 3.53oz
- Almond milk (follow my homemade almond milk recipe here!) - 350ml / 1.5 cups / 12.32fl oz
- Stevia (optional) - 1 1/5 teaspoon
- If you need some almond milk and want to know exactly what's in it over the store-bought stuff, you can use my homemade almond milk recipe here! Once you have that...
- Add all the ingredients to a blender.
- Kale has quite a strong, earthy taste. If you find that it is too strong for you, you could reduce the amount of kale or add some Stevia (or another natural sweetener).
- Not all almond milks are created equal! Some are sweetened, some are unsweetened, some are thick, some are thin. If you know which kind of almond milk works for you, great! I prefer to make my own homemade almond milk because then I know exactly what is in it, know there are zero preservatives and thickeners, and can get the thickness I desire from it. If that sounds good to you, follow my homemade almond recipe here!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 114Total Fat: 4.9gCarbohydrates: 15.5gNet Carbohydrates: 11.5gFiber: 3.9gSugar: 8.7gProtein: 3.4g
Nutrition, allergy and diet information isn’t always accurate. Be sure to check your own ingredients.