“This healthy kale berry smoothie recipe is so simple, quick, and easy to throw together. Not only that, but it tastes AMAZING! What a way to get your weight loss smoothie in!”
So people always talk about superfoods, and kale is one that gets mentioned a lot. You might be thinking you would like to consume more kale, but don’t quite know how to use it. Or maybe you’ve had kale before and found the taste overwhelming. You are stuck between wanting to have it for health reasons, but worried that it won’t taste good or will ruin a recipe. Well, that’s where this kale berry smoothie comes in!
This is a healthy berry and kale smoothie that actually tastes great! It’s full of nutrients your body needs, whilst also having an amazing flavour.
Oh, and it’s also a keto kale shake, so it’s great for those of you looking for a low net carb smoothie!
By the way, if you like the idea of superfood smoothies, I recommend also checking out this avocado spinach smoothie!
Right, let’s get to the raspberry chocolate kale smoothie!
Why this super healthy kale berry smoothie for weight loss is amazing!
It’s a kale berry smoothie that tastes great!
When I was making this kale and berry smoothie for the first time I was pretty worried about whether it would taste good or not. After all, kale has a really distinct earthy flavour, and can overwhelm other ingredients easily.
But I am happy to let you know that this kale shake recipe is great! The sweetness of the raspberries and the chocolatey flavour of the chocolate protein powder really help to offset that strong kale flavour and create a great-tasting healthy berry smoothie.
So shed those fears of this kale drink tasting bad and trust that you will enjoy it!
It’s a healthy berry smoothie!
Sometimes people get worried about how they can be eating healthily when having smoothies because they think, “surely to get a good-tasting smoothie it can’t also be healthy?!” Well that’s not the case, and it’s certainly not the case with this healthy berry smoothie!
This berry kale smoothie is full of great-for-you nutrients from its kale and raspberries, so you can have this kale drink safe in the knowledge you are putting great things in to your body! Healthy raspberry smoothies for the win!
It’s a healthy raspberry smoothie!
Raspberries not only taste AMAZING (they are my favourite fruit!), but they are also really good for you, which is great for our healthy kale protein shake!
Raspberries contain ellagic acid, which has been shown the ability to prevent some cancers. They are also high in fibre, which helps with your digestion, and are one of the only foods that contain anthocyanins, which help in reducing oxidative damage and inflammation.
Raspberries are great in a healthy smoothie because of their Vitamin C and Magnesium content, which can enhance male reproductivity. Another great reason for men out there to try this awesome healthy berry smoothie!
Raspberries are also high in phytonutrients, which help to improve sugar levels and insulin levels in your body.
Fancy another healthy raspberry protein smoothie? Check out this great-tasting chocolate raspberry protein shake!
It’s a healthy kale smoothie!
Pretty much everyone knows by now that kale is a superfood! And a kale smoothie is a great way to get in all the health benefits of kale. Kale drinks and kale shakes are a super-efficient way of getting all the amazing nutrients contained in kale in to your body in one quick and easy hit, and this kale protein shake is no different!
Being high in fibre, kale also helps to aid in the digestive process. The kaempferol and quercetin in kale are antioxidants that can help to prevent diseases, and the Vitamin C and Beta-carotene in Kale can help against signs of aging by countering oxidative stress.
There are so many more health benefits of a healthy kale smoothie, that this list could go on for a long time! But trust that this kale shake is great, partially due to this amazing superfood!
It’s a kale smoothie for weight loss!
Kale is great for someone looking to lose weight because it is low in calories. This means you can eat relatively quite a lot of it compared to the number of calories you take in. 1 cup of kale contains only 33 calories, so you don’t have to worry about the calorie impact of this kale weight loss smoothie!
Another reason a kale drink is great for weight loss is because the fibre in it helps to reduce hunger, meaning you eat less to feel full and, thus, take in fewer calories. Kale also contains protein, which is also great at making you feel more full.
So this berry and kale smoothie is great for those of you looking for a weight loss smoothie!
It’s a kale protein smoothie!
Coming in at 23.6g of protein, this is a kale protein smoothie that can help you to reach your protein intake goals with ease! Those of you that have protein shakes often know that they can be really bland and boring, and something where you just have to push yourself through the drinking process! Protein shake smoothies and high-protein smoothies really help with that problem.
When you make a protein smoothie that contains ingredients other than protein powder, you can make your protein drink taste great whilst also getting other great nutrients in!
And this kale protein shake is no different! Once you add the chocolate protein powder and the raspberries, you’ll forget you’re drinking a protein shake at all!
If you want some other protein smoothie ideas, my daily go-to protein shake is this spinach and raspberry protein shake, and I also love this almond butter and berry weight gain smoothie! I recommend checking this page, though, as there are a lot of protein smoothies on The Smoothie Site!
One thing to note with protein powder is that not all chocolate protein powders are created equal! You have to get one that tastes good, as many of them have a really bland flavour. You also need to get a high-quality protein powder. For these reason, I like Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Double Rich Chocolate, because it’s well-liked by gym-goers, and also tastes great!
It’s a Keto kale shake!
For those of you on a Keto diet, this is a great keto smoothie for you! Coming in at only 7.9g of net carbs, you have plenty of net carb headroom for the rest of your meals.
This is due to kale being high in fibre compared to its overall carbohydrate content, and using a high-quality low-carb protein powder. As above, I recommend Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Double Rich Chocolate. It’s low in carbs and a great-tasting protein powder.
Raspberries are also great for those on a Keto diet, because they are quite low in net carbs when you compare them to the sweetness and flavour they provide to smoothie recipes.
If you are looking for other Keto-friendly smoothies, I recommend checking out this page, or specifically, check out this great-tasting chocolate raspberry protein shake and this amazing Philadelphia cream cheese smoothie with berries, which tastes like dessert!
It’s a versatile kale shake recipe
This healthy raspberry smoothie is also really versatile. If you want more kale, you can throw more in knowing that it won’t add a great deal to the calories in the final smoothie. Just bear in mind that kale has quite a strong earthy flavour!
If you love raspberries, you can also go ahead and add quite a few of them without drastically affecting the calorie content. That’s part of the reason they are great for a berry weight loss smoothie! Just be sure not to go too crazy if you are on a Keto diet as, although raspberries are relatively low-carb, the net carbs will add up.
It’s a frozen berry smoothie
You don’t need to keep fresh raspberries on hand when making this raspberry smoothie! Although you absolutely can use fresh raspberries, you can absolutely use frozen ones if it’s easier. The great thing about frozen raspberries is that you can just use them as-and-when you need them, and save the rest for later.
If you have some frozen raspberries you want to use in another raspberry smoothie, I recommend this chocolate raspberry protein shake and this AMAZING chocolate, almond butter and raspberry smoothie!
One tip when using frozen raspberries in a smoothie is to blend them before the other ingredients. This will help them to blend properly into the final raspberry protein shake!
It’s a frozen kale smoothie
You can also use either fresh or frozen kale in this smoothie. I used fresh kale, but arguably frozen kale would be better, as it will blend more easily. But either approach will work in this kale drink.
The other great thing about using frozen kale is that, being cold, it can help to pull the flavours together nicely. It can also take a bit of the edge off of the earthy kale flavour.
If you do use fresh kale, you can also freeze it afterwards and use it in other frozen kale smoothies, like this blueberry kale smoothie or this Keto chocolate almond butter kale fat bomb smoothie!
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How to make a super healthy berry kale smoothie for weight loss
It’s super easy to make this kale berry smoothie, as it only has 3 ingredients (and water). You can use fresh or frozen ingredients and use chocolate protein powder you might have on-hand.
Kale – You can use fresh or frozen kale.
Raspberries – You can use fresh or frozen raspberries. If you are using frozen raspberries, I recommend you blend them first, creating a kind of crushed ice of raspberries. This can help them blend better into the final kale protein shake.
Chocolate protein powder – As mentioned above, not all chocolate protein powders are created equal! You need to get one that is not only good for you, but also has a really good chocolate flavour. If you don’t, you might end up with a bland kale protein smoothie! Not good! I recommend Optimum Nutrition Double Rich Chocolate because not only does it have a great chocolate flavour, but it is also a high-quality protein that gym-goers tend to really like.
Firstly, prepare the ingredients for the weight loss kale smoothie.
If you are using frozen raspberries, blend them first so that they mix well into the final healthy raspberry smoothie.
Add the kale.
Add the chocolate protein powder.
Add the water.
You now have a Super healthy kale berry smoothie recipe for weight loss! Enjoy!
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- Kale - 25g / 0.88oz / 1 cup
- Raspberries (fresh or frozen - 75g / 2.65oz / 5/8 cup
- Chocolate protein powder - 29g / 1.02oz / 1/3 cup
- Water - 250ml-300ml / 8.8fl oz - 10.5fl oz
- If using frozen raspberries, blend first so they mix well in tot he final protein shake.
- Add the remaining ingredients.
- If you are using frozen raspberries, be sure to blend them first by themselves, in to a kind of crushed ice, otherwise they may not blend too well in to the final kale berry smoothie.
- Not all chocolate protein powders are created equal! It can be really hard to find a good tasting one. I like Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Double Chocolate.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 154.8Total Fat: 2gCarbohydrates: 12.7gNet Carbohydrates: 7.9gFiber: 4.8gSugar: 6.3gProtein: 23.6g
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