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10 Best Kale Smoothie Recipes to Start the Day

These kale smoothie recipes are delightfully green and a great way to jump-start your day (while tricking your brain into thinking you’re eating dessert!). 

They’re easy to make, nutritious, and best of all – delicious. They’re the perfect breakfast on the go.

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Let’s all take a moment to behold the nutritional power of kale. It’s high in vitamin C, iron, and potassium, and offers an energy boost.

Plus, its earthy green flavors blend effortlessly when pureed with any kind of fruit.

You can pair kale with tropical flavors such as mango, kiwi, or pineapple or go a traditional route with strawberries and apples. 

No matter which flavor you go for, I know one thing for sure: these kale smoothies are insanely good!

1. Kale Pineapple Smoothie 

With a touch of creamy peanut butter and banana, there will be no mid-morning snacking when you have this smoothie for breakfast. 

The assertive flavors of pineapple help to mask any green flavors in this smoothie while keeping the nutritional content high. 

It also earns a creamy kick from Greek yogurt, banana, and peanut butter that dials up the protein content. It’s green, filling, and whips together in a flash. 

2. High Protein Blueberry Kale Smoothie 

If you find that your morning smoothie just isn’t very filling, give this high-protein blueberry kale smoothie a whirl.

What’s great about this smoothie is that it’s not even green! 

The color of the blueberries not only masks the flavors of kale but the color as well. This smoothie is delightfully purple. 

Use a scoopful of your favorite protein powder for an added protein kick to keep your energy high until lunchtime.

The addition of plain yogurt and banana adds a creamy texture, and flaxseed meal dials up the fiber content that helps with constipation.  

It’s a simple smoothie that does it all.

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3. Kale, Apple, & Banana Smoothie 

You know what they say – an apple a day keeps the doctor away. Apples are a great source of antioxidants and added fiber, and they add a tart kick to this bright and flavorful smoothie. 

What’s great about this recipe is that the ingredients are super simple. Place apples, kale, and a banana into your blender, and throw in orange juice for a punch of acidity.

It’s impossibility green, but the tart flavors from apples and orange juice mask any earthy flavors from kale. 

4. Green Smoothie (Kale and Spinach Smoothie) 

What happens when you marry the superpowers of kale and spinach? You get an electric green smoothie that checks off the food pyramid’s veggie section before your day starts. 

This smoothie is super simple and contains more greens than fruit. Don’t worry; the robust flavors of frozen mangoes perfectly mask the earthy flavors of kale and spinach. 

If you have kale, spinach, and a bag of frozen mangoes, you have everything you need to make this irresistible green smoothie. 

5. Kale Apple Smoothie 

If you hate bananas, this kale apple smoothie is banana-free (but still impossibly sweet and creamy).

Apples lend a good deal of fiber and tart flavors, while a dash of chia seeds and flaxseed dial up the fiber content to an 11. 

It delivers a tart punch from a squeeze of fresh lemon juice and creaminess from plant-based milk and almond butter

Sorry, bananas, you aren’t needed. 

6. Strawberry Kale Smoothie 

If you aren’t a big fan of tropical fruit, strawberries also pair perfectly with kale. They’re tart, sweet, and taste like summertime in a glass. 

For an added protein boost (to keep you snacking mid-morning), pumpkin seeds deliver extra protein and fiber without excess calories. 

Since strawberries are more tart than sweet, add a few dates to amp up the sweetness without processed sugar. 

Bananas and plant-based milk offer a touch of creaminess, and the entire smoothie comes together in 5 minutes!

7. Kale Smoothie 

The trick to this impossibly thick and creamy smoothie lies in the kale. Be sure to freeze your kale beforehand for a super decadent morning dessert!

It infuses super sweet peaches (or mangoes), almond milk, bananas, and a touch of ginger for a touch of spice.

It’s so easy to whip together on a hectic morning and only requires a few ingredients. 

If you’re feeling bold, you can add matcha powder to amp up the nutritional content of this smoothie.

It makes it taste a little more green than sweet, but it’s worth it for the health benefits of matcha!

8. Pineapple Turmeric Smoothie with Kiwi & Kale 

This fantastic smoothie resembles more of a morning cocktail than a smoothie. It’s so pretty and unique yet still delivers massive flavors and nutrition. 

It infuses kale with tart and robust flavors of pineapple, kiwi, and banana. These flavorful fruits are bright and tropical (perfect for summer), making the earthy kale flavors vanish. 

Adding turmeric to this smoothie not only adds bright yellow colors but it’s also a nutritional powerhouse. 

Turmeric has a peppery and slightly bitter flavor that pairs well with pineapple and contains anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. 

9. Apple Kiwi Kale Smoothie

Finding impossibly creamy smoothies without bananas is a bit of a challenge. If you can’t stand bananas, this apple kiwi smoothie is banana-free!

Without dairy or bananas, this smoothie is impossibly light and refreshing- perfect for a hot summer morning. 

Apples and kiwi lend a tart and light kick that perfectly masks the kale’s flavors.

It earns a kick of sweetness from honey and tons of nutrition and flavors by swapping water for coconut water. 

10. Mango Ginger Kale Green Smoothie

Not only is this mango ginger kale green smoothie light and nutritious, but it also has detoxifying properties.

It’s a great smoothie to make on a Sunday morning when you had too much fun on your Saturday night!

Frozen mangoes and peaches add sweetness and mask the flavors of kale, while fresh lemon juices make it delightfully tart and bright. 

Ginger adds subtle spicy notes, and it acts as natural medicine. It tames nausea, aids digestion, helps you lose weight, and helps eases indigestion. 

If you partied too hard, this smoothie helps you feel human again the following morning!

10 Best Kale Smoothies to Start the Day

These kale smoothies are the perfect breakfast on the go! They’re easy to make, nutritious, and best of all – delicious.


  • Kale Pineapple Smoothie

  • High Protein Blueberry Kale Smoothie

  • Kale, Apple, & Banana Smoothie

  • Green Smoothie (Kale and Spinach Smoothie)

  • Kale Apple Smoothie

  • Strawberry Kale Smoothie

  • Kale Smoothie

  • Pineapple Turmeric Smoothie with Kiwi & Kale

  • Apple Kiwi Kale Smoothie

  • Mango Ginger Kale Green Smoothie


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Kim - InsanelyGood
Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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