Strawberry & Kale Smoothie
This Strawberry & Kale Smoothie uses only 5 ingredients and is absolutely delicious! It is made in only 10 minutes and is great for quick breakfasts!
What better way to start the typical health month of the year than with a delicious and nutritious Strawberry & Kale Smoothie? It’s three days into the new year and it’s about time I went into health mode.
Cliche? Yes. Why? Trust me I need it. I don’t know about you, but I went in on the pastries this holiday. Like, “oh I’ve woken up, what pastry should I have?” “I’ve just walked one block, what dessert should I have?” “It’s snowing! Time to celebrate! What dessert should I have to celebrate?”
I figured it was time to stop delaying and dreaming about cheesecake and start off the year right with this Strawberry & Kale Smoothie. Now, let me give you a background; I’m a strawberry fiend. It’s my favourite fruit and if given a choice I usually choose the breakfast or dessert containing strawberries. I also love eating strawberries by themselves and I’ve had endless strawberry smoothies.
Now Kale. I fell in love with Kale after I made Kale Chips and practically inhaled them, and I began using them as an ingredient in anything that allowed me to. Kale is also a SUPER veggie! I’m talking antioxidant loaded vitamins of A, C and K and is generally known as “the healthiest food group”. I also added a tablespoon of Greens Best Balanced Memory Support Dietary Supplement which is a powdered super powered dose of the kale queen itself, broccoli, spinach, parsley, green tea and several others, adding a super charged amount of nutrients to your smoothie. Pretty much, you’re set if you make this Strawberry & Kale Smoothie.
Rest assured that this actually tastes good. Like, I’m impressed! I have had some very “fresh” tasting green smoothies and here you get everything those offer plus a delicious smoothie. It’s a very smooth and creamy smoothie that could be thinned out with ½ cup of milk if you wanted. As I specified in the recipe, you could increase the honey if you want or even use maple syrup or agave nectar in it’s place, it’s really up to you. You definitely get a clean, detoxed feeling after having this and a nice surge of energy! After barely sleeping last night I feel like I could run four marathons!
Okay, but truthfully maybe one.
Strawberry Kale Smoothie
- 2 cups kale, stripped from stem & washed
- 1 cup strawberries, frozen
- 1/2 cup vegan coconut yogurt
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 3-4 teaspoons maple syrup
- Pour in the almond milk, coconut yogurt, kale, then strawberries and then finally the maple syrup.
- Blend in a blender (preferably a NutriBullet or a Ninja or a Vitamix) and blend until all the ingredients are completely blended together.
- Taste and add maple syrup by the teaspoon to your preference.
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Oh my gosh your pictures are STUNNING! And I am sooooo with you on pastries in the morning, oh man it was baaad! But I did give them up the entire week before Christmas, that was an amazing feat for me! This is PERFECT to detox after all that eating. So I am gonna pin this to my #HolidayDetox board!
Sophia trust me, based on your FB posts you did way better than I did! But thank you 🙂 !
It snows there? What? Look like I need to read up on my Jamaica facts 🙂 Smoothie looks delish. I just bought greens and strawberries for smoothie making this week- sadly no kale. Will give it a try with spinach.
Jelli I was in NY for the Christmas – ah sorry! When I’m rambling in my posts everything comes together :). It would taste great with spinach too!
I usually put spinach in my smoothie but kale was 0.79 a bunch at my local grocer so I figured I’d give it a whirl. I put a handful of spinach and a fist full of kale but was a bit lazy and didn’t remove all of the stems. A few got in there. I also normally put granola in the smoothie as well along with honey. Left out the granola this time and am really taken aback by the smell. That’s new LOL! I guess it’s an acquired taste! I’m not giving up on it already but my guess is the stems cause the slight bitterness? Hopefully lesson learned!
Oh no! The stems definitely caused the smell. I didn’t have that issue at all
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so after that you will definitely get pleasant know-how.
I can’t find a link anywhere for Green’s Best Memory Support, can you point me in the right direction?
You can buy it on Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/Balanced-Memory-Support/dp/B00E424QBY (don’t worry, no affiliate link) or you any powdered green shake formula from your local health store would be a great substitute. I added it in because it adds a whole lot more dietary benefits to the smoothie, you could always leave it out.
Thanks for sharing this recipe! Looks tasty – defo trying it at home. 🙂
Hey Jessica, no ya i got a question for u, lol no can the kale smoothie be taken daily or is it a strict detox shake xxx loves yah
You can have it everyday!! I hope you enjoy! 🙂
Thanks for the FAB smoothie recipe, I can’t wait to try it I’m sure I’ll love it. I made your vegan cauliflower soup and am hooked. Your website is fabulous, so beautiful and such delicious healthy recipes.
Favor, any chance you can add a button so we can save a recipe on a Pinterest board? I see the print recipe option but not the option to share on Pinterest. Small request if possible 🙂
Aww thank you so much for your kind comment!! Just hover over the photo and a PIN IT will come up! Apart from that, there’s a pink bar right after the post with all the social media icons – you can also pin it there! I hope it helps! I hope you enjoy this and I’m so glad you’ve been enjoying my recipes so much!!!
Can I omit the maple syrup in my smoothie
you definitely can Sharon! I hope this helps.
Kale, Strawberries, Fat free milk, Non-fat vanilla greek yogurt, Honey and a little bit of Ice… Found this also to be similar and a nice alternative.