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Kale and Berry Smoothie

Who says a kale smoothie has to be green?  My gorgeous Kale and Berry Smoothie recipe is the perfect veggie packed snack or light meal.

Healthy Kale and Blueberry Smoothie recipe

Hi guys,

I got back into Asheville again late Sunday after a quick visit to see my Dad in Orlando this weekend.  My January has been kind of hectic so far, so I’ve been constantly looking for ways to keep my eating on track despite the chaos.  It’s so easy to fall in a rut and eat too much packaged food and not enough real food.  Planning ahead Crock Pot meals have been a lifesaver for me.  There have been several nights that would have been takeout nights if I would not have thought two steps ahead. Another big one is smoothies.  Even in winter a smoothie is a fast and easy way to get nutrients.  It’s the ultimate fast food!  I’ll keep all sorts of frozen berries and bananas in the freezer and always try to keep some sort of fresh green around.  Those simple things can come together quickly and make a great light breakfast or snack.

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My Kale and Berry Smoothie recipe is the perfect quick meal and fun addition to your smoothie routine.  But don’t let that gorgeous purple color fool you, this smoothie is really packed with fresh kale!

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Healthy Kale and Blueberry Smoothie recipe

To elevate this smoothie I added chia seeds.  Chia seeds adds more nutrients and superfood power of this Kale and Berry Smoothie recipe.   I kind of feel like kale, blueberries AND chia seeds together just might give you superpowers with their superfood status.

The recipe is vegan but you could also add some greek yogurt or a plain or vanilla protein powder of your choice for more substance.

Healthy Kale and Blueberry Smoothie recipe

Since fresh berries are hard to come by this time of year, this is a great use for the frozen ones and gives you a taste of summer in the cold months.  It all comes together in a perfectly smooth and delightful drink.

Healthy Kale and Blueberry Smoothie recipe

This Kale and Berry Smoothie recipe is ideal for those members of your family who might not turn their nose at a green smoothie or don’t get enough veggies.  Just tell them it’s a blueberry smoothie and see what happens.  It can be our little secret.

Tricks or not though, it tastes delicious!  You’ll quickly become a fan.

Healthy Kale and Blueberry Smoothie recipe

I hope you’ll give it a try and let me know what you think.

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Healthy Kale and Blueberry Smoothie recipe

Kale & Blueberry Smoothie
Prep Time
10 mins
 

A sweet twist on a greens based smoothie!

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 smoothie
Ingredients
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 handful kale
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
Instructions
  1. Put all the ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth!  Add your favorite protein powder or a scoop of greek yogurt to add protein.

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 Healthy Kale and Blueberry Smoothie recipe

Thanks for stopping by today! Tomorrow I’m sharing the second post from my series on Kauai.

Your turn!

What’s your favorite kind of smoothie?

 

I’m linking up my Kale and Berry Smoothie recipe with: Meatless Monday, Meatless Monday, Full Plate Thursday, Foodie Friday, and the Weekend Potluck. Thanks so much ladies for the link up parties!
Kale and Blueberry Smoothie recipe.  A sweet green smoothie with chia seeds and greens.  Includes a frozen banana to make it creamy.  Perfect for breakfast or a snack.  Healthy, fast, vegan, gluten free and clean eating! / Running in a Skirt
By | 2018-06-28T13:44:50+00:00 January 30th, 2018|All Vegetarian, Food, Smoothies & Drinks|10 Comments

10 Comments

  1. Kristy from Southern In Law February 1, 2018 at 3:40 am - Reply

    This looks so refreshing and delicious! Yummm!

  2. Beth January 30, 2018 at 3:59 pm - Reply

    Genius, i say! My son would never know the kale was in there! Genius!!

  3. Sandra Shaffer January 30, 2018 at 1:12 pm - Reply

    I always keep a stash of blueberries in my freezer just for smoothies like this! Love the addition of chia seeds. So filling and nutritious!

  4. [email protected] January 30, 2018 at 12:36 pm - Reply

    I prefer to eat my calories instead of drinking them. But I suppose if this is healthy, it’d be a great snack after a workout.

  5. Michelle January 30, 2018 at 12:18 pm - Reply

    What beautiful rich color in this smoothie. I bet it’s chock full of vitamins. Perfect for this time of year to help fight off all those nasty colds going around.

  6. Erinn January 30, 2018 at 9:43 am - Reply

    This looks great! I usually use spinach over kale in my smoothies because the kale never seems to get chopped up enough!

  7. Lisa Ballantyne January 30, 2018 at 8:53 am - Reply

    Looks and sounds amazing, Julie! You are a true inspiration when it comes to motivation to eat healthy!

  8. Maureen @ Maureen Gets Real January 30, 2018 at 7:24 am - Reply

    Ugh I wish it was warm so I could make this smoothie Julie!! 36 degrees and a cold smoothie don’t seem to mesh well. Definitely bookmarking this for the summer though!

  9. Emily @ Pizza & Pull-Ups January 30, 2018 at 6:33 am - Reply

    Looks beautiful, I was actually just thinking about having a smoothie for breakfast.

  10. Blane Sherer January 30, 2018 at 6:05 am - Reply

    I know you love your smoothies ( smile ).
    I hope you had a nice visit with your dad.

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