Once the weather gets warm I find it harder and harder to sit down and eat breakfast, or even sometimes lunch. Lately I’ve noticed that my now 13 year old daughter is following this trend too. That doesn’t mean I’m okay with just skipping those meals though, especially when it comes to her. It’s so important to make sure we get all of those important servings of fruits and veggies we can each day, more so for her since she never slows down these days with all the sports she loves to compete in. One way I make sure to sneak in the servings is with fresh and frozen fruits and veggies. We keep frozen kale on hand all the time as well as a variety of frozen and fresh fruit. This Kale Blueberry Smoothie is a healthy and delicious favorite of ours!
Blueberry Kale Smoothie Recipe
- 1 Cup Raw Kale – I buy a bag of fresh kale when it’s on sale and toss it in the freezer to use as needed.
- 1 Cup Fresh Blueberries
- 1 Cup Fresh Strawberries
- 1 Cup Whole Milk (or substitute your favorite non-dairy milk such as oat milk, almond milk, or rice milk)
- 1 Cup Ice
- 1 Tbsp of sweetener if you choose
Just a few simple ingredients are mixed together in a high-speed blender to create this refreshing smoothie. They taste great and bring many health benefits such as anti-oxidiants to fight free radicals. From boosting your immune system to improving digestion, these smoothies pack a powerful nutritional punch.
How To Make A Kale and Blueberry Smoothie:
This is really an easy to make breakfast or lunch, especially for busy mornings. My daughter likes to put all the ingredients for her smoothies into the single serve cup of our Ninja the night before and then just blend it up in the morning. This recipe makes 2 servings and I like to use frozen kale so I prefer to put it together when I’m ready to blend it up.
The frozen kale blends up much more fine than fresh kale so I prefer to use it this way. I find it’s easier to “hide” from my picker eaters too!
Toss all your ingredients into your Ninja or blender and blend on high until smooth. You can use other fruit or whatever milk you like but I love the coconut milk for the added flavor and the extra creamy texture.
If you like your smoothie a little sweeter, add a bit of cane sugar or other natural sweetener. I usually put just a touch of agave nectar or maple syrup in mine.
Pour into cups, glasses or mason jars and enjoy!
Helpful Tip: We love to buy bananas when they are on sale, peel them, and freeze them right away. A frozen banana can replace the ice in a smoothie and keep your drink from becoming watered down while adding extra nutrition and more flavor!
Printable Kale Blueberry Smoothie Recipe Card:
This great recipe with healthy ingredients makes a tasty breakfast or afternoon snack. A blueberry kale smoothie is a nutrient-rich drink that may increase your energy levels, improve your focus, and help you kickstart a healthy lifestyle. The combination of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals in this delicious drink can even help reduce muscle soreness and accelerate recovery.
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Do you like smoothies? Do you ever make your own? What is your favorite smoothie recipe?