Kale Banana Smoothie

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This Kale Banana Smoothie tastes like dessert!

Baby kale, banana, and cashews are the primary ingredients for this creamy, dessert-like kale banana smoothie. If you’re new to green juice, start with this one!

Kale Banana Smoothie served in a wide mouth smoothie glass

Making A Perfect Smoothie

It’s simple! Fill your high-speed blender with kale, banana, ginger, and cashews. I mostly use this single-serve blender and this blender for family smoothies … pssst, I’ve got my eye on this blender!

Add milk, maple syrup (optional), and ice. Blend until smooth. If you are calories conscious you can opt for fat-free, or reduced-fat milk options.


The kale banana smoothie tastes like dessert in a bottle!

How To Make The Kale Banana Smoothie

  1. Combine baby kale, banana, cashews, and ginger in your blender. (This is the one I used
  2. Add milk, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and ice cubes.
  3. Blend everything until smooth.

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Smoothie Notes

About The Kale

Kale’s the hidden star of this smoothie. And 3 cups of kale will provide you with a solid 6g of protein and unlike meat, this protein is high in fiber and Vitamin C!

The banana’s natural sweetness combined with the nutty cashew flavors creates a delicious balance with the earthy flavors of the kale.

Using Milk in Green Smoothies like the Kale Banana Smoothie

I used regular whole milk for this recipe, but you can easily substitute nondairy milk like

It can be fun and easy to experiment too with different non-dairy kinds of milk. You’ll find that some milk results in a creamer kale banana smoothie and some in a thinner version.

If you or somebody in your family is lactose intolerant, you can also try lactose-free milk varieties. At my house, we love Trader Joe’s Lactose-Free Milk!

Kale Banana Smoothie served in a wide mouth smoothie glass

Dessert Smoothie

This kale banana smoothie tastes like dessert!
Course: Smoothie
Cuisine: Vegetarian
Keyword: easy recipes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
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  • 3 cups baby kale
  • 1/2 banana
  • 3 tablespoons cashews
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup ice


  • Begin by adding the baby kale, banana, cashews, and ginger to your blender. 
  • Top with milk, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and ice cubes. Blend until smooth. Approximate 45 seconds.


Calories: 213kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 67mg | Potassium: 779mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 10139IU | Vitamin C: 123mg | Calcium: 231mg | Iron: 2mg

What is your favorite smoothie recipe? I’d love to see your creations!

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A glass jar of a creamy Kale Banana Smoothie
Maike, founder of Creative & Practical

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Hi There, I’m Maike! I love to create, rediscover and share simple cooking tips. My goal is to help others find confidence and joy in the kitchen.

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