Kale Blueberry Smoothie – My Go-To Breakfast

A Kale Blueberry Smoothie for an easy and delicious breakfast that’s also nutritious. 

Kale Blueberry Smoothie for an easy, delicious breakfast that's also nutritious. 

I’m not a morning person, or a huge fan of breakfast, so it’s a pretty big deal when I find something that I like to eat (or in this case, drink). What’s been my go-to for the past year? A yummy kale blueberry smoothie. 

I know…


When it’s in a smoothie and disguised with fresh fruit…absolutely!

 So let’s talk about the pros and cons of this yummy liquid breakfast, shall we?

Pros – it’s delicious, nutritious and quick and easy to make. Not only that but you don’t need an expensive machine to make it. I’ve been using our trusty, old blender and it works just fine.

Cons? Well…none in my book.

A Kale Blueberry Smoothie recipe for a super easy and yummy breakfast that's also nutritious. 

To be honest, when I started drinking this smoothie I was getting them custom made at Whole Foods every day. Either the hubs or I would pop in the night before and have them make it up for me. I’d put it in our fridge and it would be there for me when I got up the next morning. Yes, it was super easy but also pretty expensive. 

Actually, the reason I didn’t start making them for myself sooner was because I didn’t want to buy a fancy, expensive blender (which I thought we needed to make it). Once Whole Foods raised their smoothie prices though, I decided to do it on my own using the blender that we had. If it didn’t work, then I’d think about buying a new one.

I’m happy to say that our old blender has worked just fine. I did have to make a few adjustments so it would blend better, but I’m loving the new recipe, plus I can make two at a time. One for that morning and the second one gets a cover on it and is good until the next day. 

A quick and easy Kale Blueberry Smoothie for a delicious breakfast that's also nutritious. 

One adjustment I did have to make using our blender (verses a Vitamix) was to use fresh bananas instead of frozen. Too much frozen fruit is tough on an old blender (ours anyway) so I go with fresh when I can. You still need some frozen fruit, to add thickness to your smoothie, but it doesn’t all have to be frozen. 

This is a version of the smoothie that I used to get at Whole Foods every day. I’ve perfected it over time to suit my taste and I like to change it up slightly every once in a while by adding fresh strawberries or mango. That’s what’s so great about this, you can make it so it tastes good to you. 

I’m still not a morning person, but I do look forward to my smoothie everyday. 

What about you… are you a fan of smoothies? What’s your perfect go-to breakfast? 

An easy recipe for a healthy but delicious kale blueberry smoothie. It's my go-to breakfast when I want something quick and tasty.If you like my recipe for this Kale Blueberry Smoothie,  don’t forget to pin it for later! 

Kale Blueberry Smoothie

A quick and easy Kale Blueberry Smoothie recipe for a delicious and nutritious breakfast or even a snack.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2


  • 1 pitted date
  • 2 TBSP flaxseed or hemp hearts
  • 2 cups kale
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 cup frozen pineapple
  • 1 3/4 cups coconut water


  1. Add all ingredients to blender and mix 1 minute or until smooth. 

    *you may need to add more coconut water if mixture seems too thick 

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  1. Tuesday,August 22, 2017 / 8:15 pm

    I love fruit smoothies and have made them for years. I use spinach in place of kale. No matter how much fruit I added it didn’t cover the taste. Try slicing the frozen bananas before adding. I did that before I got the Vitamix and it blended them up. The Vitamix was a gift or I wouldn’t own one at that price. I have never tried the coconut water in mine so may have to try it out. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

    • Kristi
      Thursday,August 24, 2017 / 7:19 am

      I’ve tried spinach in my smoothie before but didn’t care for the taste so I stick with kale. I did try slicing the frozen banana first but it’s easier, for me anyway, just to use fresh. And we always have them on hand anyway. 😉 Let me know if you try the coconut water.

  2. Carol
    Tuesday,August 22, 2017 / 8:28 pm

    I drink a slight different smoothie
    Kale, protein powder, yogurt, flaxseed(got this from Ashley)pineapple, blueberries, small piece either apple or pear and 2-3 ice cubes
    I also use blender on purée speed

    • Kristi
      Thursday,August 24, 2017 / 7:21 am

      Yes, I love having my smoothie. If I could have one for every meal, it would be fine by me. 😉

  3. Friday,August 25, 2017 / 3:32 pm

    I am a creature of habit, too. I have oatmeal and blueberry yogurt every morning. 🙂

    • Kristi
      Saturday,August 26, 2017 / 12:33 am

      I wish I liked oatmeal, it’s so good for you. I try it every once in a while, but…nope still hate it! 😉

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