# Healthy Lifestyle

TRY THESE GREAT TASTING SMOOTHIES WITH KALE

green smoothies

For a lot of people the minute they take a look at a smoothie that’s green is their stop sign to walk away and not even consider trying it. Also, many people still shy away from kale so I understand how far away they might want to get from smoothies with kale. Right, now however, I’d like to try and help you get over that hurdle when it comes to kale and smoothies with kale.

3 Simple Tips for Great Smoothies

Before you start any recipe for smoothies with kale or anything, here are a few simple tips to help you make it easier to make great smoothies.

  1. Always put your liquid in first. By doing this your blender blades are going to move more freely. Then you can add your veggies and/or fruit.
  2. Start off slow. If your blender has a variety of different speeds it’s best to start off on the lowest speed to help break up the fruit and veggies then up the speed to high.
  3. Finally, if you feel you added too much liquid then thicken it up with a few ice cubes.

 

I’ve done some searching and feel that I’ve found some pretty good recipes for smoothies with kale that actually might change a few minds when it comes to smoothies with kale.  This first one is actually a green smoothie that doesn’t even come close to having a “green” taste. It’s also kind of pretty. This is a super power packed smoothie that really doesn’t even taste like it’s healthy, so I highly suggest that you at least give it a shot.

 

Pineapple, Strawberry & Kale Smoothie

Ingredients

1 ½ cups of fresh strawberries

½ cup of milk

1 tablespoon of honey

1 cup of chopped kale

½ cup of chopped pineapple

1 chopped banana

½ cup of apple juice

ice

 

Directions

  1. Combine your strawberries, honey, milk, and ½ cup of ice in your blender and blend until smooth. Set this mixture aside.
  2. Next combine the kale, banana, pineapple, juice and another ½ cup of ice and blend these ingredients until smooth and set this mixture aside.
  3. Pour the strawberry mixture into a glass and then immediately top it off with the kale mixture.

This next smoothie is one of those smoothies with kale that is green but it has a very popular ingredient in it that many people enjoy and that’s peanut butter. This also contains a variety of fruit that helps take the edge off the kale.

Smoothie With Peanut Butter, Fruit & Kale

Ingredients

1 cup of chopped kale

1 cup of low fat milk

1 tablespoon of peanut butter

½ cup of chopped apple

½ cup of frozen mixed fruit

2 teaspoons of honey or Splenda

2 teaspoons of cinnamon

 

Directions

Add the chopped kale and milk to your blender and blend these two until it’s smooth. Add all the rest of your ingredients and blend until nice and frothy and smooth.

Here’s a really simple recipe for smoothies with kale that should please because of course, it’s made in combination with delicious strawberries and who doesn’t love strawberries?

Strawberry & Kale Smoothie

Ingredients

1 cup of chopped kale

1 cup of fresh strawberries

1 cup of vanilla Greek yogurt

1 cup of ice

 

Directions

Put the kale, yogurt, and strawberries in your blender and add ice as you go until you get the consistency you’re looking for.

Here’s a recipe for smoothies for kale that has a little kick to it and an interesting flavor that you might really enjoy especially if you’re a big fan of cilantro.

Orange and Kale Smoothie

Ingredients

1 cup of chopped kale

1 cup of ice

1 cup of orange juice

2 tablespoons of chopped mint leaves

2 tablespoons of chopped cilantro

2 tablespoons of chopped parsley

 

Directions

Combine all of the ingredients in your blender and blend well adding ice to get to the consistency that your prefer.

This next next recipe for smoothies with kale has a little bit of a tropical feel to it and kind of a grown-up feel to it.

Mango, Kale & Lime Smoothie

Ingredients

2 tablespoons of fresh lime juice

2 cups of chopped kale

1 ½ cups of mango (fresh or frozen)

1 cup of seedless green grapes

water

 

Directions

Combine the lime juice, a ½ cup of water, kale, mango and the grapes in your blender and blend until smooth. Add water if needed.

This next recipe for smoothies with kale is an interesting mixture of interesting flavors and great texture, thanks to the addition of avocado!

Kale Smoothie With Apple & Avocado

Ingredients

1 ½ cups of apple juice

2 cups of chopped kale

1 chopped apple not peeled

½ chopped avocado

 

Directions

Combine your apple juice, kale, apple and the avocado in your blender and simply puree it until nice and smooth. Add water if it’s too thick.

Hopefully, you’ll find that all of these are great green smoothies with kale, but if you can at least find one that’s your favorite, your body will thank you immensely. Enjoy!