5 Smoothie Recipes Using Kale: The Power Of Kale -Smoothie Corner Time

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Today I would like to share with you 5 different variations of how to use kale to make smoothies.

You are probably wondering: kale? Don’t I have something more appetizing? Truth is these Smoothie Recipes using kale are among the best and most nutritious drinks that you can give your body.

Kale is a power plant full of everything and more!!

Why Kale?

Kale has been known and used all over Europe for centuries and in the last few years, when everyone has become more aware of the environment and health and the need to feel better, the name kale and its use has spread throughout the world thanks to its nutritional and curative powers.

Kale gives us its extraordinary antioxidant power to help us combat the constant generation of cancer cells.

Some of the nutrients present in the plant are associated with beneficial anti-cancer effects because the body transforms them into ” isothiocyanates” elements that we know today are vital in the prevention and cure of cancer.

The plant is also full of fiber, fundamental in helping with constipation problems and also in weight loss diets. You have to know that with so much fiber and so many nutrients of very low caloric density kale are the ideal food to satisfy, nourish properly and lose weight.

Kale also helps in the release of toxins even at the genetic level. The isothiocyanates mentioned above collaborate in the cellular detoxification and on the other hand, it has been found that the unusual amount of sulfides present in the kale are of great importance in the cell purification work. In particular, its purifying benefits are enhanced when we drink it.

This miracle plant is also an exceptional source of vitamins. One cup of this food contains vitamin K (up to 1180% of the daily need), vitamin A (98%), vitamin C (71%) and many others.

Full of chlorophyll and with a unique mineral content it contains calcium, magnesium, and potassium in important quantities, in addition to many other minerals present in smaller quantities, so it is one of the foods with greater alkalizing capacity for the organism.

The presence of iron together with a high content of vitamin C makes it a really good aid for anemia problems while its contribution of highly bio-available calcium makes it an essential food to combat deficiencies and the various diseases that affect bones such as osteoporosis especially for Vegans that do not use dairy products in their diet.

Kale has as well a high level of potassium and sodium that help in the control of high blood pressure and in fluid retention due to its diuretic effect.

So there you have it, there are so many properties with this plant that the question should be why NOT Kale?

So ready for the Smoothies?

1) Blueberry Kale Smoothie

Ingredients for 2 Servings

  • 2 cups baby kale
  • Almond milk 1 cup
  • 2 oranges,
  • 1 cup of blueberries
  • 2 bananas

2) Kale and Pineapple Smoothie

Ingredients for 2 Servings

  • 1 cup of kale
  • 1 cup of spinach
  • 2 cups of water
  • 2 cups of mango
  • 1 cup pineapple

3) Kale and Apple Smoothie

Ingredients for 2 Servings

  • 2 Glasses of cold water (can be substituted for almond or coconut milk
  • 2 red apples cut in quarters
  • 2 handfuls of kale
  •  A teaspoon of wheatgrass
  • 4 Dates (to sweeten)
  • The juice of half a lemon

4) Kale and Almond Smoothie

Ingredients for 2 Servings

  • 2 cups baby kale
  • Almond milk 1 cup
  • 2 oranges, peeled
  • 1 cup pineapple
  • 1 banana
  • ¼ of avocado

5) Kale and Kiwi

Ingredients for 2 Servings

  • 2 handful of kale
  • 1 peeled pear
  • 1 peeled kiwi
  • 1 cup of coconut water
  • 1 teaspoon of chia seeds

Right then here you have your 5 Kale Smoothie variations and all you have to do, it doesn’t matter which one you are going to go for, is just put all the ingredients in your Nutribullet or any blender of your choice, mix it well till you get a nice, creamy, nutritious smoothie  and enjoy it!

 

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13 Responses

  1. ajibola40 says:

    Thanks for  this 5 recipes using kale. I must commend you for taking your time to write about it. It shows that you have a great appreciation for the kale . Out of all the smoothie recipe I seems to like Kale and Apple Smoothie because apple as been my favorite fruit from the onset and I will like to try it and see how it taste like 

  2. Gracen says:

    Hi Barbara, nature has truly provided us with wonderful herbs that has the ability of curing certain health issues when rightly used. Not only does Kale has nutritional value, it also has curative powers. I particularly love the fact that it is full of fiber, signifying that it will be great for weight loss diets.

    I love the Pineapple and kale smoothie, the ingredients are simple and very easy to procure. I always prefer pineapple smoothie, I will give this a try.  Thanks for your post, I always look forward to reading your informative articles.

  3. Cheong Seow Ling says:

    I have try out various healthy drink, as i have gout and high blood pressure. The kale and apple smoothie look so appealing to me. Will find a day to try out on my own.

    Have the following query in making the kale and apple smoothie.

    Will it taste sour with the lemon added? As i dislike the sour taste. 

    What is the amount of wheatgrass added?

    cheers.

    • Barbara S. says:

      The lemon will just give it a fresher taste and as far as the wheatgrass a handful of wheatgrass will do.

      I hope you will enjoy it

  4. Etah says:

    when I first had a taste of kale, it was so unbearable.

    But I later got used to it due to eating it daily. Mainly for calcium.

    Now that I see the other added benefits, I feel so good about my choice to plant some kale in my compound.

    blending with other great tasting fruits is definitely the way to go.

    Thanks for these awesome recipes, post bookmarked for future reference.

  5. Rasa says:

    This is brilliant. I’ve been looking for something solid like this to make the seemingly maybe not so tasty vegetables a part of tasty foods, meals or just ways to prepare food. Smoothie recipes are definitely among those.

    That blueberry smoothie looks really incredible. I bet my daughter would also love that, I feel it might be the way how to get her to consume some kale. Otherwise, she just picks it out of her salad or does not touch it at all, which is sad considering all of the positive effects it can have on anyone’s health. She loves blueberries by the way. 

    Will try this today, no need to put it off.

    Have a Wonderful Day!

    Rasa

  6. Matiss says:

    I was absolutely bewildered by some of the amazing facts about kale. I mean I knew it was a potent antioxidant full of phytonutrients and various vitamins. But the idea about releasing toxins even at the genetic level is WOW. Some of the other facts you mentioned I didn’t know. Thank you for those insights, I appreciate it. 🙂

    As for the recipes, will make sure to make a paper copy of this. Me and my wife – we gotta try them all. I’m probably the most excited about that Almond Smoothie. Mmm… 🙂

    Carpe minutam, Barbara!

    Have an Amazing Day!

    Matiss

  7. Buffy says:

    Wow, I knew kale was good for you, but I didn’t know it was that good! I stopped getting because I didn’t really like the taste. I was putting it my smoothies like you suggested. But then I got spinach and I liked the taste better, so I stopped the kale. But your smoothie ideas sound so good that I might just try kale again lol. I’m going to the store today, so I’ll put it on the list! Thank you for this wonderful post!

  8. Carol5162 says:

    Yes, I was wondering, KALE? Not me! Not with all the other sweater things that can be found in foods. But I agree with you that kale has been in existence for centuries and it is one of the main foods our ancestors consumed. No wonder their health was always intact. Cancer was never heard of in those days.

    One thing that I look forward to is to loose weight while still enjoying all the nutritional value of Kale. I think I have tried all the other smoothies other than the Almond one. Will sure give it a try.

    Thanks for highlighting all this benefits.

  9. Kenneth says:

    I didn’t know that Kale had so many different vitamins. We need more antioxidants to combat such a polluted world. With all the toxins we ingest every day we all need a good source of detox. I am happy to hear that by mixing Kale into a smoothie you are actually able to benefit by digesting more of the nutrients than by eating Kale in a salad.

    The recipes that you have given look and sound very flavorful. If it tastes good people will consume more which will directly help their bodies avoid chronic diseases, such as Cancer. I am bookmarking your site for these recipes so my wife will have access to how to prepare these delicious smoothies.

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