Strawberry Kale Smoothie

Lately we’ve been soaking up as much of our beautiful Arizona spring weather as possible. I spend the early morning reading on the porch, covered in a thick blanket, sipping hot coffee. The kids spend early afternoons in the shade coloring and playing. But already by late afternoon, the temperature in the house is creeping up to a toasty 85 degrees.

Strawberry Kale Smoothie via

The heat in the house has started to put me in the mood for smoothies.  I love playing around with different combinations, even if they don’t always turn out (I made one last week with beets and avocado that I just couldn’t choke down).  Thankfully, I have new vegetables to play with every week when I get my CSA basket from the farm at Agritopia.

Strawberry Kale Smoothie via

This week I threw some of our fresh kale in with fruit, nut butter and cinnamon.  And here’s a tip for anyone leery of trying a “green” smoothie.  Add frozen blueberries and their strong color will hide any green, making it much more pleasing to the eye for those picky palates.

Strawberry Kale Smoothie

Fruit, milk and kale with a pinch of cinnamon!
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 4 minutes
Servings 2


  • 8 oz. unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 heaping cup fresh or frozen strawberries
  • 1 packed cup fresh kale leaves
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 ripe peeled banana fresh or frozen
  • 1 Tbsp. nut butter
  • Dash ground cinnamon


  • Add all ingredients to a blender, blend until smooth.

What’s your favorite spring smoothie combo?

  • Amanda Lambrechts April 17, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    I love Kale in soups but have never thought of adding it to my smoothies! Definitely going to be trying this next time I crave a smoothie. Such a sneaky way to get some Vitamin K! šŸ™‚

    Amanda @ Faith Love Strength

  • Alexandra @ Delicious Knowledge April 18, 2013 at 9:35 am

    I love kale in my smoothies, a little more green tasting than spinach but i love that I get a serving of veggies in before 9AM! I agree with adding the blueberries- makes it much easier to convince others to drink- I call it a purple monster šŸ™‚

  • Sal April 22, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    Sounds and looks interesting! I would have never thought to add kale to a smoothy. I think I’ll have to give this a try.

  • Nancy August 6, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    This recipe is missing protein! Almond milk and nut butter provide some, but not nearly enough to keep you full for 3-4 hours. Try a vegan protein powder, like Arbonne’s, which offers 20g of pea/brown rice/cranberry protein per serving – a great meal replacement that will keep you full and also help reduce your sugar cravings throughout the day!