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 filled with green smoothies.


Easy 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 Smoothie, Pomegranate Yogurt Smoothie, Strawberry Smoothie… I really like fruits (and, this time, veggies) in liquid form.

Two tall drinking glasses with Kales smoothies.

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

  • ripe 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 Smoothie With Kale

  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 a tall glass filled with a kale smoothie.

Smoothie Recipe Tips

  • Use Frozen Bananas: This can help create a creamier texture and keep the smoothie colder for longer. To do this, peel and chop your ripe bananas, then freeze them in a zip-top bag.
  • De-stem Kale: The stems can be a bit tough and add a bitter taste to your smoothie. Make sure to remove the stems and use only the leaves.
  • Use Sweetened Milk: If you want to avoid adding too much honey, try using naturally sweetened milk like almond milk or oat milk. This can add a different layer of flavor as well.
  • Add Protein: If you want to make this smoothie more filling, consider adding a scoop of your favorite protein powder. Just be sure it’s a flavor that will complement the other ingredients.
  • Adjust to Your Taste: The great thing about smoothies is that they are highly customizable. Feel free to adjust the amount of honey, milk, and ice to your preference.
  • Serve Immediately: For the best taste and consistency, serve the smoothie immediately after blending.
two tall drinking glasses with green smoothie

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

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Green Kale Smoothie

This easy Kale Smoothie is prepared with bananas, kale, kiwi, milk and honey. It's surprisingly delicious and SO good for you!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 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
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  • 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.


  • Freeze Bananas for a creamier, colder smoothie.
  • Remove the kale stems to avoid the bitter taste of kale.
  • Try Sweetened Milk, like almond or oat milk, to reduce sugar or honey.
  • Add Protein powder to make the smoothie more filling.
  • Customize: Adjust honey, milk, and ice to your liking.
  • Serve Immediately for the best taste and texture.
Experiment to find your perfect balance of fruits, greens, and liquids.


Calories: 165kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 56mg | Potassium: 529mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 3538IU | Vitamin C: 47mg | Calcium: 157mg | Iron: 1mg

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  1. says:

    I’m new to smoothies (gasp, lol) and was wondering if you’ve ever put protein powder in them?
    This looks and sounds great, especially to get the benefits of Kale and not taste it. I’m excited to try it!

    1. Shira Sorensen says:

      I feel like you can add protein powder to really every smoothie or shake! Just make sure it is unflavored.

  2. Cathy says:

    I’m SO excited to add this to my smoothie rotation!

  3. Beth says:

    This looks so delicious and refreshing! So excited to show my daughter this recipe!

    1. Katerina Petrovska says:

      I hope you enjoy it! Thank YOU! 🙂

  4. Amanda Livesay says:

    The easiest way to get my kids to eat kale! They love this smoothie.

    1. Katerina Petrovska says:

      Thank YOU! I hope you enjoy it! 🙂