Kale is a nutritional powerhouse. It’s packed with vitamins A, B6, C, and K. It also contains powerful antioxidants, including quercetin and kaempferol, and cancer-fighting substances such as sulforaphane and indole-3-carbinol. It can help lower cholesterol and blood sugar and can help you lose weight. In short, it’s one of the healthiest foods on the planet and makes a great addition to any diet.
While kale most definitely has a lot of great things going for it, some people aren’t big fans of its chewy texture or slightly bitter taste. The good news is there are lots of ways to enjoy kale that eliminate these issues. Dress it up with some olive oil and bake it for a crunchy snack, for instance. Or, add it to soup or a salad. One of the easiest ways to enjoy kale is to add it to a smoothie. Doing so instantly boosts the nutritional profile of any smoothie (thanks to kale’s rich nutrient content), while the sweet or savory flavors of your smoothie mask any hint of bitterness.
How to Make Kale Smoothies
To make a kale smoothie, start out with a base, such as milk, yogurt, or fruit juice. Next, add in sweet flavors, such as fruit, honey, or other natural sweeteners. It may take a few tries to find the best flavor combination. All in all, it’s possible to create a super tasty treat that contains all the nutritional benefits of kale, with none of the drawbacks.
Delicious Kale Smoothies Recipes
Here are some great kale smoothie options to try:
For a delicious smoothie that’s loaded with kale, grab an Edible Arrangements® smoothie at your local store. Try our delicious Pineapple + Honeydew + Kale smoothie from our $5 Delights menu. This recipe provides a whole serving of kale in a pleasantly sweet combination with pineapple and honeydew melon. It’s also made with fresh, never frozen fruit and all-natural ingredients.
This smoothie manages to strike the perfect flavor combination. It blends together one cup of kale with complimentary flavors like banana, peanut butter, maple syrup, almond milk, and lemon juice.
Tart and sweet thanks to kale, lemon, ginger, peaches, and mango, this smoothie packs a nutritional punch. It’s also surprisingly low in calories, at just 117 calories per serving.
Many kale smoothies include a banana for creaminess and sweetness, but this recipe replaces it with an apple – perfect for anyone who doesn’t love bananas. This recipe also includes good-for-you ingredients like flax seeds, chia seeds, and lemon juice.
This yummy smoothie combines kale with kiwi, creating a green, vibrant, and fresh drink that’s impossible not to enjoy. You can also add a scoop of protein powder for an additional nutritional boost.
This easy-to-make, powerhouse smoothie can be whipped up in just five minutes. With the sweetness of blueberries and banana and the staying power of oats and protein, this will not only delight your taste buds but also satiate even the strongest hunger.
Get a quick pick-me-up with this energy-boosting smoothie. It contains only five ingredients (kale, pineapple, coconut oil, lime, and water) and is loaded with vitamins and minerals.
With bananas, kiwi, milk and honey, this kale smoothie is surprisingly delicious. Its also chock-full of nutrients that are actually good for you.
Thanks to the addition of cucumbers, this smoothie is amazingly refreshing and hydrating. Ginger makes it easily digestible so you can ensure you’re getting the most benefit from this nutritional powerhouse.
For anyone who’s a little intimidated to try kale in a smoothie, this smoothie recipe promises even the most sensitive taste buds won’t notice the taste or texture of the kale. It’s loaded with berries, banana, hemp seeds, pomegranate juice, and, of course, kale. It’s all mixed together to create a smoothie that’s surprisingly delicious and oh-so satisfying.
Kale smoothies are a fun and delicious way to enjoy one of the healthiest foods around. Try a kale smoothie today for a delightful treat so tasty, you won’t even believe it’s packed with nutritional benefits. Crunched for time? Stop by your local Edible Arrangements® location to try a fabulous kale smoothie you’re sure to love.