Blueberry Kale Smoothie – Get your Greens in!

Blueberry Kale Smoothie - get your greens in! This smoothie is so good!
I am hitting up the health foods big time!  I’m trying to shed some weight and eat more deliberately.  Smoothies are such a great way to pack in the fruits and veggies; I drink them daily.  I’ve been growing kale in my deck garden and decided it was high time to get used to blending greens into my smoothies.  Every time I’ve tried this in the past, I just couldn’t drink down the greens.  But, I’ve found the right combination to make this green smoothie sweet enough that even my kids drink it up without flinching.  As long as they don’t see the greens go into the blender, they have no idea they’re even drinking spinach and kale.

Blueberry Kale Smoothie - get your greens in! This smoothie is so good!

When I make a smoothie, I don’t usually measure.  The process is more of tossing in what I have on hand.  Feel free to adjust the ingredients and amount according to what you have available or what suits your taste buds.

Blueberry Kale Smoothie

1/2 C. fresh or frozen blueberries
6 oz. plain Greek yogurt
1/2 C. almond milk, coconut milk, or milk
1 ripe banana (the riper, the sweeter)
1-2 C. fresh kale and/or spinach
1 packet of Stevia sweetener (optional)

Instructions:  Blend all the ingredients together in your blender.  Add Stevia or honey to sweeten, if you wish.  Different types of “milk” will alter the taste of the smoothie.  I love cow’s milk in my smoothies, but have been drinking this smoothie with non-dairy milk and it’s good, too.  Serves 1-2.

Blueberry Kale Smoothie - get your greens in! This smoothie is so good!

Look at those teeny tiny green bits in there!  I’ve been handing my girls their smoothies in dark plastic cups with a straw and they don’t even notice the green bits.  So sneaky and so awesome when they gulp it down!

Blueberry Kale Smoothie - get your greens in! This smoothie is so good!

Enjoy drinking your greens, friends!  It feels so good to put healthy food in your body!

Blueberry Kale Smoothie - get your greens in! This smoothie is so good!

Comments

  1. says

    Mmm, blueberries! I usually just do strawberries, milk, and spinach, and a bit of maple syrup if the strawberries were sour. I like that this version is ‘sweetened’ with a banana. =)

  2. Mary L says

    From now on, this is going to be my morning breakfast instead of my coffee and toast! I always have those ingredients around but don’t use them in that fashion. I will now! (Plus it sounds delicious !)

    • girlinspired says

      Yes! It’s great for breakfast! Though I couldn’t replace my coffee no matter how energizing the smoothie! ;) ha!

  3. Queenie says

    What a coincident! I’ve been making smoothies myself. I’ve been using lots of greens kale, kiwi, spinach, cucumber, broccoli with almond milk. I’ll try your Blueberry Kale very soon.

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