Kale, Apple, and Banana Smoothie – the perfect healthy breakfast or snack, and so easy to blend together! If you think you don’t like green smoothies, this one will change your mind! It’s so good!

a green smoothie in a jar

If you indulged a bit much over the holidays like I know I did, this Kale, Apple, and Banana Smoothie is the perfect way to kick start your day in a healthy way!

Kale is a superfood and has become pretty popular lately. I’d say that’s a good thing, though, as anything that gets people eating healthier is a winner in my book.

I’ve been making green smoothies for awhile now, but have always chosen spinach since it has a milder taste. Then I did a little reading and learned that switching up your greens is actually recommended to prevent alkaloid buildup. You can read about it here, if you’re interested. I decided it was time to try some new greens, and kale has been my ingredient of choice ever since! banana, apple, kale, and orange juice on a cutting board

This Kale, Apple, and Banana Smoothie is my favorite smoothie, and I make it a few times a week for breakfast. I like to chop up some bananas and keep them in the freezer to use for smoothies because they make them nice and cold, and also lend a creamy texture. Smoothies are so versatile, and you can use whatever ingredients appeal to you. Sometimes I use coconut water in place of the orange juice, or throw in some pineapple instead of the apple. It’s all up to you! And the orange juice does a great job of masking the kale if you’re concerned about its taste!

a sliced apple

For a single serving, I use about half of a chopped apple and half of a banana. I have a little three year old to help eat the leftover pieces, but you can always double the amount of ingredients and just enjoy a larger smoothie without any waste.

Just add the fruit with a few big leaves of kale (I remove the ribs and stems,) and about 1/2 cup of orange juice to your blender. If your banana is fresh and not frozen, you might also want to add a handful of ice to make it nice and cold.

a blender jar with fruit and kale

Blend until smooth and grab a fun straw to drink all that healthy goodness up with! Straws always make beverages more enjoyable, right?

a green smoothie in a jar

If you’re new to green smoothies, give them a try. I was apprehensive at first, too, but now I love them! They are delicious, and such an easy way to get healthy, whole foods into your diet. My three year old loves them, too!

A little boy drinking a smoothieEnjoy! I hope you all are having a fabulous start to your New Year!

 

a green smoothie in a jar
5 from 21 ratings

Kale, Apple, & Banana Smoothie

Yield: 1 smoothie
Prep Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 5 mins
Kale, Apple, and Banana Smoothie - the perfect healthy breakfast or snack, and so easy to blend together! If you think you don't like green smoothies, this one will change your mind! It's so good!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 large apple,, chopped
  • 1/2 banana,, chopped and frozen
  • A few large leaves of kale,, ribs and stems removed
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • handful of ice,, if desired

Instructions
 

  • Add all ingredients to blender and blend until smooth. Add more orange juice or ice to get desired consistency.
Cuisine: American
Course: Drinks
Calories: 188kcal, Carbohydrates: 44g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 1g, Sodium: 28mg, Potassium: 885mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 27g, Vitamin A: 6940IU, Vitamin C: 151.7mg, Calcium: 114mg, Iron: 1.2mg
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