Banana Kiwi and Kale Smoothie

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This easy Kale Smoothie is prepared with bananas, kale, kiwi, and milk. It’s surprisingly delicious and SO good for you!

side shot of two tall drinking glasses with green smoothie

AN EASY AND DELICIOUS KALE SMOOTHIE RECIPE

This energizing and delicious Kale Smoothie is amazing! Packed with kale, kiwi, and bananas, it’s healthy, high in protein and fiber, and it’s honestly the best tasting green smoothie I have ever tried. 

I have made dozens of green smoothies in the past, but this one is my all time winner. Thanks to the banana and a bit of honey, this healthy breakfast smoothie is sweet, and the kale’s flavor is almost nonexistent. I promise, no bitter kale-flavor here! 

This is like the thousandth recipe for a mash up of fruits + milk + ice that I now have on zee bloggy. Mango Banana, Pomegranate Yogurt, Strawberry Smoothie… I happen to really like fruits (and this time, veggies) in liquid form.

two tall drinking glasses with green smoothie

AND, I know that smoothies are no longer in-style, but they should always be IN! Always! Because, they’re the best healthy breakfast treat, especially for people on the go, or for those that just want a healthy start to their day. 

Really, though. This Kale Smoothie is much different than those other green smoothies. The depth of flavor in this smoothie is… deep? I mean, it’s BE.YOND! It’s sweet, yes, and very refreshing, of course. No, it does not taste like dirt and there is not an ounce of bitterness in this green smoothie. Black bananas and honey took over any earthy, bittery taste that results from kale.

I’m not a superfan of the superfood, Kale, but throw it in a blender, and I’m game.  I love the extra layer of flavor that it adds to my smoothies.

overhead shot of kale leaves, bananas, and kiwis in a blender.

Kale Smoothie Ingredients

Here are the ingredients you will need to make a green Kale smoothie:

  • ripened bananas: the darker, the sweeter. They are also a nutritional powerhouse, packed with potassium and fiber.
  • kiwi: a small fruit that packs a lot of flavor and plenty of health benefits. It’s full of nutrients like vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin E, folate, and potassium. They also have a lot of antioxidants and are a good source of fiber.
  • kale leaves: kale is a superstar in the world of nutrition. It’s packed with vitamins, calcium, potassium, and antioxidants.
  • milk: milk is an excellent source of protein! Also great because of nutrients like calcium, phosphorus, B vitamins, potassium, and vitamin D.
  • honey: honey contains nutrients, it’s rich in antioxidants, antibacterial and antifungal properties.
  • ice cubes: good for thickening smoothies and keepin’ them cold. 😊

How To Make a Kale Smoothie

  1. Grab a couple of bananas, some kiwis, and washed kale leaves. You’ll also need milk, honey, and ice.
  2. If you have a high-powered blender, add all the ingredients, all at once, to the blender and blend until completely smooth. You don’t want any leafy chunks in your smoothie.
  3. If you don’t have a high-powered blender, first you will want to blend the kale and the milk; blend until the kale is as incorporated as possible. Then, continue with adding the rest of the ingredients.
  4. Once the smoothie is all blended, taste for honey and see if you want to add more. Also, if you prefer a thicker smoothie, add more ice cubes and blend until creamy and smooth. For a thinner smoothie, blend in more milk.

close up shot of two tall drinking glasses with green smoothie

two tall drinking glasses with green smoothie

So, now you know that, obviously, this smoothie is totally worth it. Now, go make it. 😊

ENJOY!

5 from 9 votes
close up shot of two tall drinking glasses with green smoothie
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Green Kale Smoothie

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Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
This easy Kale Smoothie is prepared with bananas, kale, kiwi, milk and honey. It's surprisingly delicious and SO good for you!
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 165

Ingredients

  • 2 large very ripe bananas, cut into several chunks
  • 2 to 3 kiwis, peeled and cut in half
  • 2 cups packed kale leaves, washed
  • 1 to 1½ cups milk
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons honey, or to taste
  • 1 cup ice

Instructions 

  • Combine all ingredients in a high-powered blender.
  • Blend on full strength until thoroughly incorporated, creamy, and smooth. If you want a thicker smoothie, blend in more ice cubes. For a thinner smoothie, blend in more milk.
  • Pour into glasses and serve.
  • If using a regular blender, first blend the milk and kale leaves until completely incorporated and smooth. Then, add the rest of the ingredients and continue to blend until creamy.

Notes

RECIPE SOURCE: DIETHOOD
Nutrition Facts
Green Kale Smoothie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 165 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 9mg3%
Sodium 56mg2%
Potassium 529mg15%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 22g24%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 3538IU71%
Vitamin C 47mg57%
Calcium 157mg16%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keywords: kale smoothie, healthy smoothie recipe, easy smoothie recipe, superfood smoothie, best kale smoothie

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Originally published on Mar 19, 2014.

44 Responses
  1. Betsy

    Super delicious! I had to use maple syrup instead of honey for dietary restrictions, and although it changed the flavor I was not disappointed! 10/10 would make again! 🙂

  2. monica

    I loved it. I used soy milk bucz I didn’t want it to go to waste. I always freeze my fruit so that worked out fabulous if you can get your hands on raw honey it makes all the difference. Can be found at Farmers Markets or health food store. Just as long as its not Buckwheat raw honey, it throws the taste off a lil. Great for allergies and colds though

  3. Penny

    Great smoothie without the cow milk. Cow milk is not good for us unless it is raw. That is widely known at this point, which makes my kids very sad! Water is better for you, or even better yet, try making homemade cashew milk and use that instead. It’s very easy:
    1 cup raw cashews soaked 4-10 hours
    4 cups fresh water (drain cashews and use new water)
    Blend the 1 cup of cashews with maybe 1 and a half cups of the water to get the cashews really blended down into creamy goodness with almost no chunks and then add to the rest of the water and stir it up. No need to strain. Store in fridge for up to 7 days, I think (it never lasts that long in my house). I use a Nutribullet and L O V E it! That is one gadget that stays on my counter now that I’ve discovered it.

  4. Nami | Just One Cookbook

    I started to wear Invisalign since last week and now I can’t drink hot coffee or tea anymore (unless I take it out, which is too much work to brush teeth and all), I’m more into smoothies lately. This sounds very refreshing and I would love to try this one soon!

  5. Valerie | From Valerie's Kitchen

    I have been on a green smoothie kick lately but I haven’t tried making them with kale yet. I’m inspired!

  6. Liz

    You are too funny! Yeah, I was in your league at 18…no way marriageable material! And thank goodness someone has finally made a smoothie with kale that doesn’t taste like dirt. Now I can get on board 🙂

  7. Kristy

    This is definitely a way I can get behind eating Kale! Looks great! And a kid going off to college…Oye. I know the day will be here all too soon!

  8. Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet

    Yep that was me! 19 years old and popping babies out and now he is IN college! And then I get my self remarried and have a 2 year old. Life happens, what can we say! I have some kale growing out there in my garden that I can not WAIT to try in this smoothie!

    1. Katerina Petrovska

      As I said to my friend, GOD BLESS all of you that were able to take care of babies at such a young age. You should be proud of yourselves. At that age all I thought about was what to wear to the next party… 😛

  9. Christiane ~ Taking On Magazines

    Most of my high school friends have grandchildren now and here I sit with a seven year old, so yeah, I feel your pain. It’s totally worth being older and wiser though (most days).

    Dudette’s a huge smoothie fan. I just might see if I can sneak the good stuff in this one by her.

  10. Kathi @ Deliciously Yum!

    I have had a couple of green smoothies, but never added kiwis before. I have got to change that ASAP! Looks extremely delicious and refreshing 🙂

  11. Sandra | Sandra's Easy Cooking

    So delicious and pretty, Kate! Really yummy pics, and I love adding kale power to my juices or smoothies! Great post!!!!!

  12. Caroline

    I LOVE this smoothie! First of all…gorgeous shots, but also…isn’t it amazing how delicious greens are in smoothies? If you didn’t see the color, you would never know they were even in there!

  13. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness

    18 years old and having babies?! I’m only 23 and I am planning to wait a loooonnnng time!
    This smoothie sounds fantastic! A good detox after all the treats I have been testing! Pinned

  14. Emily @ Life on Food

    I made cookie dough frosting brownies this past weekend. I pretty much have had gigantic pieces every day since. I think it might be time for some greens. Balance right?

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