Berry Banana Kale Smoothie – The perfect detox smoothie that’s easy, nutritious and ready in minutes! Makes a great breakfast or snack anytime of day.
Smoothies are my favorite thing to make for breakfast in the mornings. This kale smoothie recipe is on my weekly rotation, as well as my strawberry banana smoothie, green smoothie and pineapple mango smoothie. All are so flavorful, healthy and yummy!
Kale detox smoothie
Over the past few months, I’ve made a smoothie for breakfast almost every morning! I’ve been trying to eat healthier and smoothies are such a great way to stay on track. They’re easy, full of healthy ingredients and are ready in a matter of minutes! Plus I love that you can completely customize them based on what’s in your fridge, freezer and pantry.
If I have the time, I’ll sometimes portion out fresh fruit into zip top bags and stick them in the freezer for easy access. But let’s be honest…things get pretty crazy around my house and prepping ahead of time just isn’t realistic sometimes. That’s why I love using DOLE® Fruit & Veggie Blends and always have a couple of bags stocked in my freezer! I typically always add a green veggie like kale or spinach to my smoothies for added nutrients, so I love that these fruit bags already have a veggie mixed in.
This kale smoothie recipe is a new favorite and is the perfect detox smoothie. It’s rich with all natural ingredients, Vitamin C and has amazing flavor. It makes a great breakfast option, snack, or even a meal prepped lunch or dinner. Seriously so easy and wholesome!
What can I put in a kale smoothie?
Below are my favorite ingredients to use when making a kale smoothie. The flavor turns out great and the consistency is spot on!
- DOLE® Fruit & Veggie Blends Berries ‘n Kale
- Almond milk or apple juice
- Greek yogurt
- Frozen banana and/or frozen fruit
How do you make a healthy detox smoothie?
To make this blueberry kale smoothie, simply add the milk and Greek yogurt to the bottom of your blender, then add remaining ingredients on top. Blend ingredients until smooth (can add more ice or liquid as needed). It’s as simple as that! Scroll down for the printable kale smoothie recipe.
Is spinach or kale better for smoothies?
They are both great! If you haven’t tried adding either of these greens to your detox smoothie recipes, definitely give it a shot! They add tons of fiber and calcium and most of the time you honestly can’t even taste them when mixed with the sweet fruit! If you just aren’t a fan of kale and would rather use spinach…try using the DOLE® Fruit & Veggie Blends Fruit ‘n Green instead. It’s also great to use when making detox smoothies.
Can you taste kale in smoothies?
In my personal opinion, no! If you use a high power blender it will blend up nicely. I always make sure to mix the kale with fresh, sweet fruits so that when they blend together, the sweetness overpowers the kale. Kale is, however, a little more bitter and rough than spinach, so feel free to swap with spinach if you prefer!
Kale smoothie benefits
There are so many benefits from drinking this kale banana smoothie! Check them out below.
- Rich in natural fruits & veggies (Non-GMO)
- Good source of Vitamin C, Vitamin A and fiber
- Naturally gluten-free
- Filled with antioxidants
- Helps with digestion
- Keeps you hydrated
Kale Smoothie Recipe
- 1/2 cup almond milk (can substitute with milk or apple juice)
- 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
- 1 cup chopped kale
- 1/2 frozen banana
- 1/2 cup frozen fruit (I used Dole Frozen Fruits)
- ice (as needed)
Optional add in's: frozen berries, protein powder or collagen, chia seeds, flaxseed, honey or bee pollen
- Add the milk and greek yogurt to the bottom of a high power blender. Add the remaining ingredients on top of the liquids. Blend until smooth.
- Add more ice or liquid as needed. Enjoy this kale smoothie recipe while cold!
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