- July 7, 2022
- by Amy Gorin, MS, RDN
- 0 Comments
Kale and Avocado Smoothie
Ready for a healthy green smoothie? This kale and avocado smoothie is a super nutrient-packed smoothie––and it’s full of fiber!
Go ahead and start sipping on this healthy green smoothie for breakfast or or an energizing snack. If you’re having it for a meal, all you need to do is mix in some almond butter or hemp protein powder!
You’ll love how light and fresh that this kale and avocado smoothie is. All you need is a blender, and it’ll will be ready in 5 minutes. And it’s a good source of filling fiber.
What I love most about this recipe is how easy it is to adjust. You can swap out ingredients based on what you have on hand.
Want to learn how to make your own kale and avocado smoothie? Here are the details!
The ingredients that you need for this green smoothie are a simple mix of veggies, herbs and spices, and avocado. Here’s a list of what you’ll need to make it:
Kale: This is the key ingredient! Kale boasts nutrients like vitamin K, and it’s also provides filling fiber and health-helping antioxidants.
Mixing it into smoothies is a great way to reap its health benefits. When it’s mixed with tasty herbs and spices, you won’t even be able to taste it!
Celery: You’ll need four stalks of celery for this recipe. Celery makes the smoothie extra hydrating and adds more vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
Lemon: Add ½ a lemon to the smoothie to brighten up the flavor.
Herbs and spices: These make the kale and avocado smoothie super flavorful. Blend in mint leaves, 1 teaspoon turmeric root, and ½ ounce ginger. Not only do these make the smoothie fresh and delicious, they also bring more disease-fighting antioxidants to the recipe.
Avocado: This makes the smoothie creamy and thick! Plus, avocados are full of heart-healthy fats to help keep you full and satisfied.
Making a kale and avocado smoothie is really easy! First, start by juicing the lemon and adding the juice to your blender.
Then, add the celery,
and mint leaves to the blender.
Blend the ingredients until smooth.
Next, add water, avocado,
and ice cubes.
Blend until your desired consistency is reached.
Serve the smoothie immediately. If you wait, it could end up watery and will lose its quality.
Adding raw kale to smoothies is a very healthy way to enjoy it. Some people prefer adding kale to smoothies, since the other ingredients can mask its bitter flavor.
Raw kale is full of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin C, vitamin K, calcium, potassium, copper, and manganese. Plus, it provides fiber and antioxidants.
Yes, avocados are fantastic in smoothies! They are commonly added to smoothie recipes because they make them smoothies extra creamy and can increase their thickness.
Plus, they provide healthy fats that promote fullness and have a variety of other health benefits.
While the kale and avocado smoothie contains no added sugar, you can add a small amount of agave syrup or maple syrup to the drink to make it sweeter if you would like.
Adding toppings is a great way to take smoothies to the next level.
You can pour the smoothie into a bowl, then add the toppings. Some options for this one include hempseeds, flaxseed, nut butter, protein powder, cacao nibs, and anything else that you like. The possibilities are endless!
More healthy smoothie recipes
If you enjoyed this kale and avocado smoothie, you may also like:
- Layered Strawberry Orange Smoothie
- Healthy Avocado Smoothie with Grape Juice
- High Protein Vanilla Smoothie
- Vegan Chocolate Prune Smoothie
- Healthy Coffee Shake
- Wild Blueberry Peanut Butter Smoothie
You just can’t go wrong with green smoothies, and this kale and avocado smoothie has so much to offer! It’s delicious, nutritious, hydrating, and versatile.
Add any other fruits and veggies that you like, make it protein-packed with nut butter or protein powder such as hemp or pea protein powder, and blend in almond or oat milk for extra creaminess. The possibilities truly are endless. Happy sipping!
Kale and Avocado Smoothie
- ½ lemon
- 4 stalks celery
- 5 stems kale
- 8 mint leaves
- 1 tsp turmeric
- ½ ounce fresh ginger
- 10 ice cubes
- ⅔ cup water
- 1 ripe avocado
- Juice lemon and add to blender. Then add celery, kale, mint, turmeric, and ginger to blender. Blend until smooth.
- Add ice and avocado to blender. Blend until smooth, and serve immediately.
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