This tasty Kale Watermelon smoothie recipe is an easy summertime breakfast smoothie. This dairy free watermelon smoothie adds kale and banana for a creamy treat.
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Unfortunately no one in my family but me really likes kale. However it is so nutritious, filled with antioxidants and fiber, that I still want to serve it to my family occasionally. Last week I made this Kale Watermelon Smoothie for a refreshing summer treat.
Is Kale Bitter in a Smoothie?
Kale is a fairly bitter leafy green, so it can taste bitter in a smoothie. The key to preventing bitterness is to combine the kale with a flavorful, sweet fruit that will mask any bitterness. Watermelon is an excellent choice for this because it is sweet and bursting with flavor.
While the green color from the kale dominates the color of the smoothie, the taste is mostly the sweet watermelon and creamy banana.
This smoothie really doesn’t need any added sweetener like sugar or honey and the flavor of the fruit really shines through for a refreshing summery taste. This recipe makes enough for one large smoothie if you are using it for a meal or couple of small smoothies for a between meal pick-me-up snack.
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Kale Watermelon Smoothie
- 2 cup watermelon chunks
- 3 leaves kale
- 1/2 banana
- 6 ice cubes
- 1/2 cup water
- Layer all the ingredients in a blender and blend. If it is too thick add more water.
Nutrition facts are estimates.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 227Sodium: 79mgCarbohydrates: 51gFiber: 2gSugar: 26gProtein: 9g
Tips for Kale Watermelon Smoothie
- This recipe is also delicious if made with spinach instead of kale.
- Since watermelon is so juicy the recipe doesn’t need much extra liquid, but you can add more water if you don’t like a thick smoothie.
- Kale leaves can be tough, so using a high quality blender like a Blendtec or Vitamix will prevent you from having tiny pieces of kale leaves floating in the smoothie.
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13 thoughts on “Kale Watermelon Smoothie”
I’ve never tried kale in a smoothie before, but this smoothie sounds delicious! I just may give it a try…
Sounds delicious and VERY healthy! This smoothie probably gives you a boost of energy when you have it for breakfast! 🙂 Found you through the Wednesday Round Up!
I’m not a fan of watermelon, but this smoothie looks so delicious that I may have to just give it a try! 🙂
I love smoothies! Kale is always so great in a smoothie but I’ve never tried it with watermelon. This will be on my menu this week, thanks so much for sharing. Stopping by from Pin It Thursday.
I love using kale in smoothies because it is so full of nutrients. This sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing!
I find I really don’t mind the kale in smoothies. So good with that watermelon. Yum!
Oooooh! I love a good smoothie! Totally trying this one out! Found you on the Pieced Pastimes link up =)
I have yet to try kale. My husband thinks he doesn’t like it so I never buy it. I do like smoothies and make them for breakfast almost every day.
Thank you for linking.
So much wonderful potassium in one glass! I’m not a huge fan of kale, but it is growing on me. Your smoothie sounds like an excellent way to incorporate it more into my diet. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe, your post will be featured in tonight’s What’d You Do This Weekend. Pinned 🙂
Did you said 3 leaves kale only for this recipe?
Watermelon and cabbage are a very interesting combination for a smoothie. Thanks for this recipe, Anne. I can imagine how unusual its flavor will be, and I will make it pretty soon. I will even try to make juice with these ingredients; I think it will be as delicious.
I tried this recipe; it’s pretty good! I added kale and spinach though; I think the combination is great. The watermelon definitely gave it a different taste, pretty good. If you’d like, you could add a little apple juice to it if you’d like (not too much though, there’s already water from the watermelon). Would I recommend ? Yes, give it a try.