Make Ahead

Creamy Kale and Kiwi Smoothie

February  4, 2013
2 Ratings
  • Serves 1
Author Notes

There’s something about drinking your greens that just makes you feel virtuous.

It’s like you’re telling the world, “Yeah, my beverage is green and my attitude is fresh.”

Truth be told though, I’m writing about kale while gnawing on a piece of solid dark chocolate that’s approximately the size of my fist. It’s totally fine though because I’m 22 now and I had a green smoothie for breakfast, therefore it’s fine that I’m eating chocolate for dinner.

I do what I want.

This smoothie is really good though and doesn’t taste anything like puréed green things. It satisfies a different part of your soul than chocolate or cookies, but it is definitely satisfying and delicious in its own right.

Baby kale and a tangy tart kiwi become sweet and decadent when creamed together with almond milk, a frozen banana and avocado. Add an extra boost of omega 3 fats, protein and fiber from chia seeds and protein powder and you’ve got yourself a seriously powerful breakfast or afternoon snack.

It’ll make you feel fresh and clean and unstoppable, no matter what you did last night. If by any chance you’re late to a poetry class and need to bring this to-go, put it in a mason jar with a lid and you’ll be all set! Be sure to check your teeth when you finish in case you get a kiwi seed or a bit of kale stuck in there, because that’s just not cute. —Eat With Chelsea

What You'll Need
  • 1 handful baby kale greens (or spinach)
  • 1 ripe kiwi, roughly chopped
  • 1 frozen banana, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 avocado (about 2 heaping tablespoons)
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon protein powder
  • 1 cup almond milk (I used unsweetened vanilla)
  1. Combine all ingredients into a blender or Magic Bullet and blend until smooth and creamy. Enjoy in tall glass or put it in a jar with a lid and bring it to go!
  2. Enjoy in tall glass or put it in a jar with a lid and bring it to go!

See what other Food52ers are saying.

  • Luba Drahosz
    Luba Drahosz
  • Chelsea Wagner
    Chelsea Wagner
  • Eat With Chelsea
    Eat With Chelsea
  • Jac

6 Reviews

Luba D. August 1, 2014
Love this, but beware of the chia seeds, they turn to jelly if you don't consume the smoothie right away!
Chelsea W. September 23, 2014
i know! sometimes i make it a few hours in advance, and if i put it in the freezer, it defrosts just fine!
Jac July 31, 2013
Any recommended blender? Thank
Eat W. September 23, 2014
any blender should work!
Christine C. February 12, 2013
This looks great. I will definitely have to try this!
Eat W. February 18, 2013
Thanks, Christine! It really is delicious and can be easily customized with different fruits and add-ins. :)