Sometimes it tastes like Fruit Loops® cereal, but, of course, this is actually good for you. My 14-month-old loves this for breakfast. Furthermore, he can feed himself (with a sippy cup) while I make breakfast and lunch for the older kids. The texture is similar to pudding. If runnier texture is desired, add ice or milk.

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 1 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Blend the orange in a blender until mostly juice.

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  • Add the water and kale; blend again on High speed until kale is liquefied.

  • Break the bananas into chunks and add to the blender. Start blending on a lower speed until the banana is incorporated. Increase speed to blend the mixture into a pudding-like texture.

Nutrition Facts

220 calories; 3.2 g protein; 55.9 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 14.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (43)

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Rating: 5 stars
03/22/2012
This was delicious! I used two cups of fresh spinach in place of the kale. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/28/2013
The flavor of this is really good. However I do think it needs added ice (or use frozen bananas). I made the recipe as-is (except I used oat milk in place of water and added a spoonful of chia seeds for an added nutritional boost) and it definitely didn't get anywhere near pudding consistency. If you're going to make this don't add any additional liquid until after you've made it. I think most people won't want added liquid. Also I highly recommend the chia seeds! Not just for the nutritional boost but they give smoothies a frothy and creamy texture that is just amazing. Read More
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51 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 25
  • 4 star values: 21
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
03/22/2012
This was delicious! I used two cups of fresh spinach in place of the kale. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/22/2012
This was delicious! I used two cups of fresh spinach in place of the kale. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2012
Like a couple of the other reviewers I needed a way to incorporate kale into my diet...and this smoothie recipe fits the bill! The banana and orange flavors tame the bitterness of kale and the end result is a palate-pleasing drink. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/28/2012
Simple easy to make! Tastes smooth and rich! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/28/2013
The flavor of this is really good. However I do think it needs added ice (or use frozen bananas). I made the recipe as-is (except I used oat milk in place of water and added a spoonful of chia seeds for an added nutritional boost) and it definitely didn't get anywhere near pudding consistency. If you're going to make this don't add any additional liquid until after you've made it. I think most people won't want added liquid. Also I highly recommend the chia seeds! Not just for the nutritional boost but they give smoothies a frothy and creamy texture that is just amazing. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/11/2012
I've been trying to add some kale to our diets. This is a great way to use it as it takes the bitterness away. I've made this recipe twice now. First time as written and it was good but thick and not real cold. The second time I made it I added ice cubes. I liked it with the ice cubes better as it was a little thinner and it was cold. I'm sure this would be good made with spinach also. Thanks Georgina for sharing this quick breakfast treat. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/23/2012
I was surprised but I thought this tasted good. I only had 1/2 orange so I halved the other ingredients but accidentally kept the water amount the same. I think it was a good mistake because it was still kind of thick. Like kellieann I used spinach as it was what I had. I used a small handful. I may make this again. It is very healthy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/15/2012
This is good as is...OR you can really add whatever you would like. Add more fruit and/or yogurt and less water if you like your drink thicker. More water if you like it more of a juice consistency. Pineapple is an awesome addition as is mango. These two fruits are amazing with oranges and bananas. Peaches...Just start throwing things in. And sub different greens for the kale too! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
06/08/2014
I really wanted to like this but I found it to be only okay. Mine never got very thick (definitely not pudding consistency) and I substituted part of the water for ice (which should have made it thicker). The flavor wasn't bad but it didn't have a lot of definite flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/03/2012
Love this smoothie! One of my morning favorites. I used spinach instead of kale and the orange unpeeled. I've even added pineapple to the mix. Read More
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