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Protein Blueberry Kale Smoothie

A protein-packed healthy yet equally tasty breakfast that can be made in just 5 min! And you won’t even taste the kale!

Protein Blueberry Kale Smoothie - A protein-packed healthy yet equally tasty breakfast that can be made in just 5 min! And you won't even taste the kale!

This is a great shake to make as a mid-morning snack, post-workout fuel or simply as a breakfast alternative. And you only need 5 minutes to whip this up and 7 ingredients which you probably already have on hand. So there’s no excuses here!

Here’s what you need:

  • Blueberries. The fiber in the blueberries can help lower cholesterol in the blood and thus decrease heart disease.
  • Kale. This can help prevent cancer as chlorphyll, found in kale and other green veggies, binds to carcinogens preventing your body to absorb them. Incorporating kale into a smoothie is also an easy way to get those kids (or even difficult adults) to get their greens in!
  • Yogurt. This is an excellent source of probiotics which are essential for digestive tract health, not to mention a great source of protein, calcium, vitamin B2 and B12, potassium and magnesium.
  • Banana. Say hello to potatssium-central, a mineral that is necessary for your heart and blood pressure control.
  • Protein Powder. Protein is essential as a building block for the human body, and not just for muscles but also for tendons, organs, skins and hormones.
  • Oats. This is another great source of fiber, which is great for helping you feel full and helps lower bad cholesterol.
  • Chia. This is one of the most nutritious foods on the planet. They contain fiber, protein and omega-3 fatty acids, and fatty acids are great helping with skin, depression, asthma, ADHD, and many more.

Protein Blueberry Kale Smoothie

A protein-packed healthy yet equally tasty breakfast that can be made in just 5 min! And you won’t even taste the kale!

5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 cup baby kale
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 banana
  • 1 scoop protein powder
  • 2 tablespoons old fashioned oats
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds

Directions:

  1. Combine blueberries, kale, yogurt, banana, protein powder, oats, chia and 1/2 cup ice in blender until smooth.
  2. Serve immediately.

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Servings Per Container 2

Amount Per Serving
Calories 291.5 Calories from Fat 58.5
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.5g 10%
Saturated Fat 1.8g 9%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 12.5mg 4%
Sodium 180.8mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 43.5g 15%
Dietary Fiber 7.4g 30%
Sugars 23.8g
Protein 20.6g 41%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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48 comments

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Really good smoothie! I used plain Greek yogurt instead and found I needed about a cup of water so it would mix. And I also used spinach instead of kale. I’ll definitely be making more of this recipe 🙂

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    I’ve been drinking this smoothie for a solid week now and I love it. Can I share this recipe on my vlog?

    • Hi Alexis! We are so glad you enjoyed the smoothie so much! However, we do not allow our recipes to be republished in its entirety. We hope you understand!

      • Rated 5 out of 5

        Of course! Does this mean that I wouldn’t be able to keep a video for personal use either? Would it be better to just write down the recipe so that I don’t forget? 

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    This was yummy! I did add maybe a tablespoon of honey to sweeten it a little more, but both my husband and myself really enjoyed it!

  4. It says serve immediately. Will one serving last over night or is it best to cut the recipe in half for one serving?

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Yummyy

  6. Great recipe! With 14g of protein without the powder, it has plenty of protein already (protein need is way overestimated in most diets – unless you’re a hard core heavy weight body builder, you only need 10% of calories from protein). I added a few strawberries and replaced chia with flaxseeds (since it’s what I had on hand). I also replaced yogurt with almond milk for some sweetness. Love the grit from the oats! I used mature normal kale, because I believe it’s more nutritious than baby kale. This may become my go-to breakfast replacement. Thanks!

    • Hi David! Thank you for the info on protein as I always look for high protein options as I don’t feel as hungry when I have them. If I don’t I am hungry within an hour of eating, which seems crazy. But you reminded me that I don’t have to go overboard or nothing – there’s a healthy middle ground. I appreciate it!! All the best! Tricia

  7. I love these smoothies. I can’t find d baby kale, I just use regular kale

  8. It’s really awesome. Thank you so much!!

  9. does the kale and oats need to be cooked/soaked first

  10. YUMMMM! Have you tried pineapple with this recipe? I wonder if there is a way to incorporate it without it tasting funny. :). Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  11. This was amazing! Great way to start the morning. Thanks for sharing this – my favorite food blog ever!

  12. How has nobody pointed out that in the picture and video it’s spinach not kale. Does no one know what kale looks like?

  13. Can you use almond milk instead of yogurt?

  14. Amazing recipe, thank you! Love your website.

  15. What is the daily percentage of iron in this recipe?

    • Nutritional information is provided only for select and new recipes at this time. However, if it is not available for a specific recipe, I recommend using free online resources at your discretion (you can Google “nutritional calculator”) to obtain such information. Hope that helps!

  16. I added 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk, pretty tasty!

  17. This smoothie sounds delicious. What brand of protein powder do you use? Thanks.

  18. My husband loves this smoothie. I made it yesterday morning and it was great.

  19. I made this after my morning workout and it was perfect. Not too sweet, very refreshing and filling. I added a little protein powder to give it a boost. I’ll definitely be making this smoothie again (and again and again). Thanks for another great recipe!

  20. wow. I tried this. as I am bodybuilder, its really awesome. good to get protein with taste. thanks for this gift.

  21. Is there a protein powder you recommend?

  22. Great recipe. Love kale smoothies. I’ve not made this type of with oats or chia but will definitely try it. One thing I found helpful was to get baby kale because I found they blended up easier than the big curly kale.

  23. What kind of protein powder do you recommend? 

  24. Just a heads up that the 1/2 cup of water is not included in the written directions.
    Thanks for a great protein drink!

    • I apolgize…I do see it says to add a 1/2 cup of ice . I missed that step …

    • Rated 5 out of 5

      Yes! This is super tasty but my blender did not appreciate the dryness. Also added a juiced Valencia orange for sweetness and liquid.

    • Rated 4 out of 5

      I made this tonight. I added almond milk unsweetened. I recommend to all the noobs get a Vitamix or ninja blender for Max performance. This is my first time trying with Kale. I want more smoothie recipes. Healthy ones!

  25. What can I use in place of  bananas ? I can’t eat  bananas. 🙁

  26. This smoothie sounds delicious. What brand of protein powder do you use? Thanks. 

  27. You’ve convinced me!… I have been adding spinach to smoothies for the past few weeks but this smoothie recipe looks like what I need to make the kale leap. Can’t wait to make it!