Raw Food Green Kale Smoothie

Raw green kale smoothie recipe

The Spruce / Cara Cormack

  • Total: 15 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
155 Calories
1g Fat
37g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 155
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 16mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 37g 14%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 23g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 96mg 478%
Calcium 62mg 5%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 728mg 15%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Green smoothies were a huge hit in the raw vegan food scene years ago before they crossed over to the mainstream. Now, they seem to be just about everywhere.

While you really can use any green in a green smoothie (spinach, chard, arugula sorrel, mustard greens), raw kale contains large quantities of anti-oxidants and other anti-cancer nutrients as well as beaucoup chlorophyll, manganese, calcium, and B-vitamins, making it the ultimate healthy superfood. This simple raw food green smoothie recipe with raw kale can be made even simpler by adjusting to whatever greenery you have on hand. The parsley and cilantro add their distinctive flavors while the mint reminds you of a favorite dessert. With great taste and immense nutritive value, this raw vegan food green smoothie with either dinosaur kale or curly leaf kale is a win-win scenario for everyone!

If you're new to the wonderful world of green smoothies, first of all, welcome, you're going to love it, and secondly, you might want to learn more about the myth vs the truth. Then, check out this delicious and easy to make green smoothie below.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sliced banana
  • 2 cups orange juice
  • 1 1/2 cups dinosaur or curly leaf kale (tightly packed)
  • 1/4 cup parsley (lightly packed)
  • 1/4 cup cilantro (lightly packed)
  • 1/4 cup mint leaves (lightly packed)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

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  2. Blend all of the ingredients together for 10 to 20 seconds or until the greens have completely blended in. 

    Blend juice
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  3. You may need to add a little bit more or less of the liquid in order to get everything moving and incorporated, and, if you prefer a colder drink, add a couple of ice cubes into the mix as well.

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  4. Serve immediately or chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

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A green smoothie with kale is one of the nutrient-rich foods on the planet. You'll be buzzing with energy after downing this for breakfast, so have a great day!