Blame it on the heat, but I’ve finally become a smoothie breakfast person. I’ve always been more of a breakfast taco or avocado-toast-in-the-morning kind of person, but lately I’ve been waking up craving something a little more light and refreshing. Enter: this super green kale smoothie! It’s great for a light breakfast, but we also love it as an energizing mid-day snack.
How to Make The Best Kale Smoothie
The trick to making a good green smoothie is to balance the flavors so that there’s something green, something (naturally) sweet, and something creamy. In this smoothie recipe, I balance the kale’s green power with sweet ripe peaches, and I use frozen banana for creaminess. A little bit of ginger peps the whole thing up.
If you want to make this healthy smoothie in the winter, ripe pears would work well in place of the peaches. And if you don’t have bananas on hand, a quarter avocado will make this lusciously thick & creamy.
To make this vibrant green smoothie even more green, I add a scoop of matcha. Matcha (to me) is as good of a pick-me-up as coffee, which makes this my personal favorite breakfast smoothie. Unlike steeped tea, matcha is made by grinding the entire tea leaf into a fine powder. Because you consume the whole leaf, it has approximately 10x more nutrients than regular green tea. It’s not just for lattes, it’s great in smoothies too – find more here and here!
If you try this smoothie, please let me know what you think in the comments! At first, I had a hard time convincing my husband Jack, the berry smoothie lover, to try a kale smoothie. But in the end, he loved it. I hope you do too.
If you love this kale smoothie recipe…
- 1 banana (freeze it in advance if you can remember)
- 1 cup almond milk
- 2 teaspoons Aiya Cooking Grade Matcha
- 2 leaves of kale, stems removed
- 1-2 ripe peaches (or pears)
- ½ teaspoon grated ginger
- Handful of ice
- In a high-speed blender, combine all ingredients. Blend until smooth.