This Blueberry Kale Smoothie is packed with antioxidants and fiber and high in protein! It’s an easy smoothie recipe and the perfect way to get more of your daily greens.
I go through phases where all I want to do is drink smoothies for breakfast. All day, everyday. One of my favorite smoothies to make is my Tropical Green Smoothie but my new Blueberry Kale Smoothie is a serious contender for number one.
Besides kale and blueberry, this smoothie is packed with protein from the non-fat greek yogurt and vanilla protein powder. Of course, you can omit the protein powder but I find that foods higher in protein help me feel satiated for a longer time.
The flax seeds, which are also optional, carry nearly 3g of fiber in one tablespoon. Speaking of fiber, a cup of kale has 2.5g of the macronutrient! Fiber helps you to feel full, keeps you regular, and can help lower cholesterol. The average American woman only consumes 15g of fiber per day when 25-30g is optimal.
What are the other benefits of this blueberry kale smoothie?
Literally, so many. Blueberries contain flavonoids, which are phytonutrients, and they help fight off diseases like cancers, diabetes, cognitive diseases, and cardiovascular diseases. Blueberries are also high in micronutrients like vitamin C and vitamin K to promote healthy living. Kale is also high in vitamin K, which promotes bone health. (You need adequate levels of vitamin K to shuttle calcium to your bones.)
This blueberry kale smoothie is the perfect combination of all things good for you and tasty! You can make it in the morning before you start your day. Or, if your mornings are a little too crazy, feel free to prep a few servings ahead of time, freeze, and put in the fridge the night before drinking. You may need to shake/stir things up if you do decide to prep-and-freeze ahead of time. I like these weck jars to store because they are freezer safe and easy to clean.
Blueberry Kale Smoothie
- 1 handful frozen blueberries about 1/2 cup
- 1 cup kale spinach is a good alternative
- 1 tbsp flax seeds
- 1 scoop unflavored or vanilla protein powder
- 1 banana
- 1/2 cup non-fat greek yogurt, plain
- Blend it all up until it's reached your desired consistency and sip away!