Green smoothies can be intimidating. I never dreamed of drinking any smoothie other than my go-to strawberry-banana, but then I discovered the beauty of kale.

I was skeptical. Kale is known to have a slightly bitter taste and a strange texture. How could that leafy green vegetable possibly satisfy my sweet tooth? While I had my doubts, my tastebuds were pleasantly surprised. So, I challenge you to get past your fear of greens and try this wonderful kale concoction. The almond butter gives the smoothie a nutty feel, while the avocado helps maintain a thick, smooth consistency. And (although you won’t taste it), the kale adds loads of vitamins A, C, K and fiber as an added bonus. For those who have to force yourselves to eat greens, I encourage you to drink them instead. I promise you won’t be disappointed.

Kale Breakfast Smoothie

  • Prep Time:4 minutes
  • Cook Time:1 minute (or until smooth)
  • Total Time:5 minutes
  • Servings:2
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup honey Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 1/4 cup dates
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 banana, sliced into pieces
  • 2 cup kale
Photo by Abby Farley
Photo by Abby Farley

Step 1

Add the almond milk, Greek yogurt and almond butter into a blender.

Step 2

Remove the pits and cut dates into small pieces.

Step 3

Add the dates, avocado and the banana slices.

Step 4

Rip the kale into shreds, removing the stems, and add to the blender.

Photo by Abby Farley
Photo by Abby Farley

Step 5

Blend until smooth.

Note: This smoothie is a little on the chunky side, so feel free to drink it with a spoon!

If this recipe doesn’t convert you into a kale lover, then I don’t know what will.

On the run or in need of a quick breakfast? Try the sweet green smoothie from Red Mango. The Simple Green is a wonderful mixture of spinach, yogurt, green apple, avocado and kale.

Photo by Abby Farley
Photo by Abby Farley