This Vegan Kale Smoothie is packed with nutritious and healthy ingredients and is bursting with tropical flavors. Its an easy, hydrating and refreshing breakfast made in just 5 minutes.
Smoothies are my favorite and is a great way to include sufficient veggies in our diet. My daughters love smoothies and its quite regular in my house.
However, kale being a superfood I love to include this veggie in my recipe. Hence, my kale curry with cauliflower is the best go to meal.
Sometimes, I also bake savory oatmeal cups with kale in it for breakfast and we love the idea.
Health benefits of kale
It is a nutrient dense vegetable. Its loaded with antioxidant and is also rich in fiber. Along with being an excellent source of vitamin C it helps in lowering cholesterol, thereby reduces heart disease risk. Kale is also low in calories and has cancer fighting substances. Overall, its one of the superfood raw vegetable which should be consumed frequently.
This healthy kale smoothie is a power packed and antioxidant loaded recipe. Therefore, I would insist you to blend it ASAP and enjoy.
Kale – I used baby kale because it’s a bit more mellowed in taste than the adult kale. However, if you like the taste of raw kale then you may use the adult kale as well. In both the case this smoothie recipe would taste amazingly delicious.
Pineapple – I used the frozen pineapple chunks so that its easy for us to make it all year round. Moreover, the frozen fruits also give a nice thick texture making it more satisfying.
Mango – I again used frozen mango chunks to give this kale smoothie a nice tropical flavor. However, it can be enjoyed all year round.
Pomegranate – I used the frozen kernels to add a bit of crunch and sweetness to this smoothie.
Banana – this sweetens it naturally and balances the flavor of all the fruits in this vegan kale smoothie.
Dates – this adds fiber and nutrition and also sweetens it perfectly. These also balances out the flavor of kale making it a smooth flavored smoothie.
Coconut water – instead of adding dairy free milk to it I added coconut water to give it a lightened texture.
Chia seeds – as we all know it’s a super food rich in protein, fiber and other vitamins and minerals. It adds a lot of health to this smoothie.
Goji berries – it’s a super food too with lot of nutrition. Even though its optional in this recipe but if you get a chance to garnish it with goji berries it adds a chewy texture with delectable taste to this kale smoothie.
Fresh vs frozen fruits
Frozen fruits when blended in a smoothie recipe brings out a milkshake like thick texture which resembles a lot more like dessert. It looks pretty and is more satisfying also. Whereas, when fresh fruits are blended the smoothies are more thinner in consistency and easy to drink as a beverage.
Whichever form of fruits you use, this healthy and vegan kale smoothie is definitely a winner and a mind blowing recipe.
For detailed measurement of ingredients, please scroll down to the printable recipe at the bottom of this post.
How to make
Firstly, I combined all the ingredients (except goji berries) in a blender.
Secondly, I blended it smooth. This may take about 3-4 minutes depending on the power and speed of your blender.
Lastly, I poured it in my serving glasses and garnished with some more chia seeds and goji berries.
It was so energizing and rejuvenating that I was super active all day and made the right choices of food throughout the meals.
- It is important to keep all the fruits frozen until ready to use so as to get the thick consistency of this smoothie.
- Even though goji berries are optional in this recipe but if you get a chance to add it, you would like this beverage even more as its taste enhances even more.
- I have used baby kale but you may use adult kale as well. However, make sure to measure it properly as mentioned in this recipe.
This tastes best when served immediately. If kept for longer kale smoothie will lose its freshness and texture.
It has a variety of flavors of fruits and a mild hint of kale. It has a sweet, slight tangy and mild coconut flavor to it.
Yes, absolutely. It is vegan, gluten free and paleo too. It is made with natural whole foods. kale smoothie is naturally sweetened with the combination of fruits. Since, it is a great to detox, it can be enjoyed everyday as post workout beverage or as a snack or as breakfast too.
More vegan smoothie recipe
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Chia Hemp Green Smoothie
Superfood Green Smoothie
Turmeric Mint Protein Smoothie
Kale Honey Dew Melon Smoothie
Pear Spinach Mango Smoothie
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Vegan Kale Smoothie
- 2 cups baby kale
- 1/2 cup frozen pineapple chunks
- 1/2 cup frozen mango chunks
- 1/4 cup frozen pomegranate kernels
- 1 large banana
- 2-3 pitted dates
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 3 cups coconut water
- 2 tbsp goji berries
- In a blender combine all the smoothie ingredients (except goji berries) and blend it smooth.
- Pour it into the serving glasses, garnish with goji berries if desired and serve immediately.
- This taste best when served immediately. If kept for longer it will lose its taste and texture.
- Use frozen fruits as mentioned in the recipe for the best results.
I’m excited to try this! I don’t like kale at all but have been trying to find ways to make it more edible. I bet it’s great with all the fruit in here! Thanks for the recipe.
We made this smoothie today and totally loved it. Such a perfect combination of ingredients to create a healthy, nutritious and delicious smoothie. Thanks for sharing this recipe!
This is the perfect recipe to kick off the New Year with! I think we can all agree our bodies need a reset after this holiday season. Looks super refreshing 😀
Healthy and refreshing way to kick start your day. This smoothie looks so delicious. Thanks for sharing.
Kale is one veggie that I try to like but I just can’t stomach. I bet it’d be great in a smoothie! Especially with all the other ingredients.
Sandhya Ramakrishnan says
I really need to start including more kale in my meals and this recipe sounds like a great start. Love the flavor of mango and pineapple and it brings out a tropical feel.
Thank you Sandhya! Its great for detoxing.
I don’t know why I never thought to use coconut water in smoothies before. It was great, I will be making again and again.
So easy and healthy. I loved how fresh it came out, I will make it again for breakfast, it was so good. Thanks for the recipe!
So glad Jenny that you like this smoothie 🙂
Sandra Shaffer says
After the holiday treats I’ve been enjoying, this is what my body is craving. I make smoothies often, so I’ll be adding this one to my rotation. Thank you!