Kale Watermelon Smoothie

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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.

Two mason jars filled with watermelon smoothie.

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.

Watermelon and banana smoothie on a cutting board.

While the green color from the kale dominates the color of the smoothie, the taste is mostly the sweet watermelon and creamy banana.

A watermelon smoothie made with kale and watermelon.

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.

Two jars of watermelon smoothie on a cutting board.

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Kale Watermelon Smoothie

Two mason jars filled with watermelon smoothie.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 2 cup watermelon chunks
  • 3 leaves kale
  • 1/2 banana
  • 6 ice cubes
  • 1/2 cup water


  1. 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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Nutrition Information:



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.

A refreshing watermelon smoothie.

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12 thoughts on “Kale Watermelon Smoothie”

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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 🙂

  4. 5 stars
    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.

  5. 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.


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