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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
I hope you’ll give it a try and let me know what you think.
Kale & Blueberry Smoothie
- 1 cup frozen blueberries
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 handful kale
- 1 teaspoon chia seeds
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 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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Thanks for stopping by today! Tomorrow I’m sharing the second post from my series on Kauai.
What’s your favorite kind of smoothie?