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Easy 5-Ingredient Orange Blueberry Kale Smoothie

This Orange Blueberry Kale Smoothie is so nourishing and delicious. It’s packed with antioxidants & vitamin C to give you healthy, gorgeous, glowing skin!

Big Tex and I really loved this smoothie {OK, maybe Big Tex really LIKED it}, and my husband and SiSi really didn’t care for it at all.

No way.

No how.

No thanks.

At all!

But, as Sam I Am might say…

You do not like a kale smoothie?

Try it! Try it! And you may see.

You’ll really like my kale smoothie!

OK, OK…Enough of my rhyming, and more of the reasoning behind my blueberry kale smoothie…

I decided to take on a challenge and try offering something to my kids that I was afraid they wouldn’t like.

Now, overall, SiSi and Tex are both pretty good eaters when it comes to trying new things and eating lots of fruit.  Veggies, on the other hand can be hit or miss.  Both like carrots, raw sugar snap peas, artichokes, and sweet potatoes  SiSi also likes cucumbers, bell peppers, and the occasional bit of salad {when there is plenty of feta on top}, and Big Tex will eat asparagus when it’s wrapped in prosciutto. {Yum!}

But, so far, at 8 and 10, neither one is keen on broccoli, spinach {unless inside ravioli}, and all those gosh darn SUPER HEALTHY leafy greens I’m always raving about here, here, and here on this blog.

Oh, and in case you were wondering {You WERE wondering, right???} the husband is pretty adventurous with his tastes and likes MOST everything I make, with the exception of cold soups, my parsnip and apple soup {really yum!} and, as I have just learned, kale smoothies.

I could have taken the cowards way out, and sneaked the kale in without telling anyone…

I mean, it’s not like it’s a green {colored} smoothie or anything, right?

Yes, I’ll be honest…

There is a faint hint of kale that you taste in this smoothie, but mostly it’s a icy sweet orangey blueberryish delight that goes down super smooth and makes you fell uber healthy for drinking it.

Really.

But, if you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, you know that s.n.e.a.k.y. is NOT how I role in the kitchen, so I had to tell my kids and hubbie what was in the smoothie.

And, in the end, with 50 percent of our household liking it, I’m batting 500.

Not too shabby, I’d say!

If the thought of drinking a Orange Blueberry Kale Smoothie scares you, I hope you {and any kiddos you may have} face up to your fears and give it a try!

I know this guy thinks you should try it…

This dinosaur loves dino kale!

Blueberry Kale Smoothie

Refreshing Orange Blueberry Kale Smoothie

This Orange Blueberry Kale Smoothie is so nourishing and delicious. It’s packed with antioxidants & vitamin C to give you healthy, gorgeous, glowing skin!
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Prep Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes
Servings: 3 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 whole orange, peeled
  • 1 cup frozen wild blueberries
  • 1/2 cup non-dairy milk, or dairy milk
  • 2 cups chopped kale
  • 2 scoops vegan protein powder, optional
  • 1 cup ice

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients in a Vitamix or other high-speed blender ,and blend until smooth. Makes 3 8-ounce servings or 2 12-ounce servings,

Nutrition

Calories: 170kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 103mg | Potassium: 619mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 5245IU | Vitamin C: 90.5mg | Calcium: 241mg | Iron: 2.7mg
EA Stewart, RD | Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Course Beverage, Breakfast, Smoothie, Snack
Cuisine American, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Paleo Option, Vegan Option, Vegetarian
Keyword green smoothie recipe, kale smoothie
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24 thoughts on “Easy 5-Ingredient Orange Blueberry Kale Smoothie”

  1. Yea OJ has a lot of sugar in it so I decided to just peel an orange and throw it in the blender. I love the pulp so I don’t mind it much. But I am all about Kale smoothies.

    1. So glad you like the smoothie Jacqualine! Yes,the oj can add a lot of extra sugar. I have also made it with a whole peeled orange and it tastes great too ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. I had a slight variation on this smoothie for breakfast this morning. I orange, frozen blueberries, frozen cherries, kale, and almond milk. So yummy!

  3. It’s funny but I love kale, love smoothies, but have never been moved to make a kale smoothie. But you’ve give me a recipe now that I really want to try. And I just happened to have picked up some kale and blueberries yesterday!!

  4. We all love kale and I do shove it into smoothies, usually with something a bit more punchy like pineapple and lime. But this looks so pretty that you don’t even have to convince me that it will taste good too. Will try this when I get back from holliday! And kale has never looked so beautiful – great images.

  5. Loved Regan’s post as well. As for smoothies, I love kale in them. My kids will drink them. My husband, who likes almost everything (except goat cheese which I realize is unforgivable) doesn’t like greens in drinks: juices, smoothies, cocktails none of it. Maybe, for your fam, cut the kale content? One cup? Kale chips? My kids love those, worth a try.

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