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Recipe: Blueberry Kale Smoothie

blueberry kale smoothie

Blueberry Kale Smoothie

There are a bunch of kids over here today, enjoying the warm spring weather of the first glorious Saturday of spring break. They are red cheeked and sweating – also dirty. I offered them a snack of a blueberry smoothie and 5 out of 6 kids accepted without hesitation – so I guess “blueberry smoothie” sounds good to kids. Four out of 5 kids then came back asking for seconds, so I take that to mean they liked it – GOOD!!! I did not tell them it had kale – just that it was a blueberry smoothie. None of them had any negative comments about taste or appearance, even though I could see a tiny green speck here and there. The blueberry is very dark, so that helps to disguise the kale bits.  This smoothie is packed with healthful fruits and veggies – both blueberries and kale are “superfoods.” I am currently on the outs with my blender, so I made this in the food processor and it was really easy.

This smoothie got us started on a smoothie kick – I posted the three best smoothies of the week as “Smoothie Madness”  – here is day 2 Green Pina Colada Smoothie for St. Patrick’s Day and day 3 Strawberry Banana and  Beet Green Smoothie. Enjoy!


1/2 c greek yogurt (I used plain chobani)

1 c frozen blueberries

1 banana

1/2 a small bundle of kale – about 6-7 leaves, no stem

2 t honey

1/4 c water

Dump it in, mix it till it is smooth and kale disappears. Scrape down the sides with a rubber spatula, blend again to incorporate, then dish out into glasses for the kiddos.

That amount made one round for 4 kids (maybe 2-2 1/2 cups total?) – I had to do a second batch to have enough for myself and the fifth kid plus seconds for those who wanted it.

Enjoy! Maybe this will even be a way for you to eat your kale!

these glasses were filled with blueberry kale smoothies before the kids gobbled them up ;)

these glasses were filled with blueberry kale smoothies before the kids gobbled them up ;)


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