I loved my Strawberry Kale Smoothie so much, I decided to try it with a different berry. This time, I went with a Blueberry Kale Smoothie, and wow—it’s incredible! This one is definitely getting added to my breakfast smoothie rotation.
10 years ago, I never drank smoothies. Never. In fact, I am pretty sure I did not even have a blender.
Today, I drink smoothies about 4-5 times a week. I love them and always feel my best when I start my day with a fresh and healthy smoothie!
Over the last couple of months, my “go-to” smoothies have been my Tropical Green Smoothie and Strawberry Banana Yogurt Smoothie. Love them both! However, I like variety as much as the next person so I am always trying new recipes.
Why I Love This Blueberry Smoothie So Much
I started throwing blueberries into my smoothies a month or so ago when I noticed I had some leftover in my freezer – which I picked at the beginning of the blueberry season. After those blueberries ran out, I decided to purchase more and do some experimenting.
Here’s what I learned from trying all these recipes:
- Blueberries are delicious in a smoothie. I found I like them taking center stage and not just thrown in as an afterthought. Also, if you or your kiddos don’t like green smoothies looking “green”, then making a green smoothie with blueberries is the way to go. As you can see in the picture, the color is a beautiful purple and not a green scary potion. Nobody will know (unless you tell them) that kale is even in this smoothie.
- I have made this smoothie with and without the banana. The nutritional information is figured without the banana so if you add it in, the calories will increase. But, I like it both ways. The banana adds a little more sweetness. So, if you prefer a sweeter smoothie then include it. By the way, if you are not a banana fan, try some of these banana-free breakfast smoothies!
- I love coconut milk in my smoothies. It gives it such a rich creamy texture that I really enjoy. However, it does add a lot of fat. Although this is good fat, I know it turns off a lot of people. If that bothers you then you can certainly use almond milk or another milk. Whatever works for you – smoothies are very versatile!
- Adding plain greek yogurt to my smoothies is delicious. Again, I enjoy the creamy texture greek yogurt brings but I always like the protein it adds as well. If I am out of greek yogurt, I will drink my smoothies without it but I do prefer it. If you would rather have a dairy-free smoothie, then you can certainly leave it out.
- This smoothie recipe makes two large smoothies (about 3-4 cups each). I drink these as a meal for breakfast. If you are planning on having it as a snack, then reduce your serving.
My Favorite Blender To Use
When it comes to blending smoothies, I truly believe you need to have a really strong blender to make the best smoothies. Sometimes not having the right blender can actually ruin the flavor and texture of your breakfast smoothies.
I personally use this Vitamix 5200 Standard blender and I can’t live without it. After 7 years of me making smoothies for my entire family, which comes out to be about 7-8 smoothies a week, it’s still blending perfectly!
If you are ready to jump in and start making some really good smoothies and need a great blender recommendation, take a look at this complete blender guide I have put together with everything you need to know!
Blueberry Kale Smoothie
I’m very excited to share this smoothie recipe with you all. You’re really going to love it!
Here is the list of ingredients you will need to make this green smoothie:
- Frozen blueberries
- Coconut milk
- Kale (or more if you like)
- Plain greek yogurt
- Pure maple syrup
- Water (if needed for consistency)
How To Make A Blueberry Smoothie With Kale
One of the biggest reasons why I love making breakfast smoothies so much? There’s not a lot of prep work involved!
All you need to do is add all of the ingredients listed above into your blender and blend everything till it’s smooth. If you find it to still be a bit chunky, add a bit of water (as needed) to get the consistency you like.
Want to make this smoothie a little bit sweeter?
You can also add 2 teaspoons of pure maple syrup for sweetness as well. I did find that without the banana and/or maple syrup, you could taste the kale a little bit more which is not something I really want for breakfast if I am being honest. If that does not bother you, then skip the sweetener.
More Healthy Smoothies
I hope you enjoy this simple blueberry and kale smoothie recipe!
Here are some of my other smoothie recipes:
- Strawberry Banana Yogurt Smoothie
- Blueberry Detox Smoothie
- Mango Smoothie
- Peach Raspberry Superfood Smoothie
- Quick And Delicious Detox Smoothie
Try this super healthy Blueberry Kale Smoothie the next time you are trying to get a bit more greens into your daily diet. Share a picture and tag me on Instagram or Facebook if you decide to make this!
- 3 cups frozen blueberries
- 3 cups coconut milk
- 1 cup kale (or more if you like)
- ½ cup plain greek yogurt
- 2 teaspoons pure maple syrup
- water if needed for consistency
- Add all ingredients to a blender and blend till smooth. Add water, if needed, to get the consistency you like.
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