As Promised, Kale Smoothie

While this isn’t my first smoothie recipe, it’s my most versatile. It is sweet enough for breakfast or a snack, but also perfect for an on-the-go lunch. It’s surprisingly hearty and quite filling [almost 20 grams of protein per serving], with a mix of fun flavors. Best through a straw!


Kale Smoothie (Vegetarian)

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Serves: 2


  • 1 cup milk [I used Trader Joe’s unsweetened almond milk]
  • 1/2 cup Greek-style yogurt [I used TJ’s European Non-Fat]
  • 1 banana [best if its pre-cut and pre-frozen…we keep a stash in the freezer – snag them when they’re about to go bad, slice, and freeze them!]
  • 2 tbsp ground flax seed
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter [or two servings of powdered PB2, which is what I did here]
  • 2-3 generous handfuls of kale [can never have too many greens]
  • 1/4 cup blueberries
  • 1/3 cup pineapple chunks [we have a bag of TJ’s frozen pineapple]
  • 1/3 cup water
  • Handful of ice cubes
  • Optional: sweetener [splenda, honey, agave]


Dump it all in a blender and blend. Voila.


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Courtney grew up in Reading, PA, and has lived in New York City (where she earned a bachelor's degree at NYU), Prague, Philadelphia, and Charlottesville (where she received a J.D. from UVa Law). Courtney and her new husband will settle in Philadelphia following a six-week Euro-trip extravaganza in September of 2012. Courtney's interests include music, writing, criticism, fitness, travel, cooking, and sports. Please enjoy the blog. LinkedIn: Tumblr:


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2 Comments on “As Promised, Kale Smoothie”

  1. Michelle
    January 29, 2012 at 7:00 pm #

    i JUST started getting into kale smoothies. i will have to try this recipe — i like that it skips on the juice = less sugar.

    • January 30, 2012 at 11:07 am #

      Yeah, I never use juice in smoothies. In fact, I don’t drink juice at all. It’s a waste, in my opinion.

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