Kale Smoothie

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 15 min.


4 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
I enjoy drinking a kale smoothie for breakfast or as an after-school snack. The fruit and agave nectar give this healthy version a pleasant sweetness. —Kimberly Jackson, Marshfield, Missouri


  • 1 small bunch kale or spinach, chopped
  • 1 medium pear, chopped
  • 1 cup frozen sweetened mixed berries
  • 1 medium banana, halved
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 cup low-fat vanilla almond milk yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons agave nectar


  1. In a large bowl, mix kale and fruits. Pour in almond milk, yogurt and agave nectar; stir to combine. Process in batches in a blender until smooth. Serve immediately or refrigerate.
Kale Smoothie Tips

Can you use other kinds of milk to make a kale smoothie?

If you want to keep this smoothie dairy-free, substitute nondairy milk alternatives such as soy, almond or coconut. Nondairy yogurts work, too.

What else can you put in a kale smoothie?

This smoothie is very forgiving and customizable. Anything you can mix yogurt with can be blended into a smoothie. You can add protein to smoothies, or other fruits like pineapple, mango, peaches or apple. Use honey instead of agave, or make yogurt at home for the ultimate DIY treat.

Can you make a kale smoothie ahead of time?

We do not recommend making this smoothie recipe ahead of time because the combination of ingredients tends to separate upon sitting. It's still drinkable, but it might not look great.

Alicia Rooker, RDN, Taste of Home Senior Recipe Editor/Recipe Tester

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 184 calories, 3g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 86mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 6g fiber), 4g protein.