I eat this every morning because it's quick, easy, and healthy. The berries provide a bunch of antioxidants, the kale packs in the nutrients, and the almonds give it a nice crunch and added protein!

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
total:
5 mins
Servings:
1
Yield:
2 cups
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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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  • Place banana, berries, kale, orange juice, water, yogurt, and almonds into a blender. Cover and puree until smooth, 20 to 30 seconds.

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Cook's Note:

If I don't have any kale on hand, I substitute it with spinach. I'll add a scoop of protein powder if I'm looking for more protein. Using just water works if you don't have any orange juice on hand.

Nutrition Facts

296 calories; protein 7.9g; carbohydrates 56.2g; fat 7.7g; cholesterol 1.9mg; sodium 42.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (16)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/13/2015
I used spinach instead of kale, added a tablespoon of chia seeds, and combined peaches alongside the berries. I had a lot of energy the who day! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/12/2015
It was ok, nothing to write home about Read More
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20 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
03/13/2015
I used spinach instead of kale, added a tablespoon of chia seeds, and combined peaches alongside the berries. I had a lot of energy the who day! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/10/2016
I didn't use almonds or orange juice, and I also changed the yogurt to 1/2 cup Greek vanilla, but recipe variation that I used made one of the best homemade smoothies I have ever had (and I have made my fair share homemade smoothies). I plan on making this again and again and eventually trying the original recipe. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/12/2015
It was ok, nothing to write home about Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/10/2015
If I don't have any orange juice on hand I'll substitute it with Almond Milk. I've introduced this smoothie to my parents and now they drink one everyday before work! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/20/2017
I used strawberry Greek yogurt instead of plain Greek yogurt to add a bit more flavor. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/16/2016
I made it without the yogurt and just used almond milk instead. was delicious Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/21/2016
this was the best I ever had Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/22/2017
Very refreshing! Kale was on sale I've never tried it before so I made an impulse buy to my benefit. I don't eat enough green veggies but this'll fix that. For the berries I used half strawberries and half raspberries. Delish. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/05/2019
I make this or something similar almost every day for me and my partner. I don't use almonds because neither one of us likes crunchy bits in a smooth drink. I use a mixture of spinach and kale frozen mixed berries and a frozen tropical fruit mix. The fruit might vary depending on my mood that day lol. I have some probiotic protein powder that I will sometimes add. I also use either vanilla soy milk or almond milk instead of water. Awesome kick-start to the day! Read More
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