The hype about kale doesn’t seem to be dying down anytime soon. Kale-related puns are swirling through the internet (What doesn’t kale you makes you stronger! Kale, yeah!), and everyone and their mother seems to be finding enjoyable ways of consuming this crunchy vegetable.
But every time you make a kale smoothie, it tastes like grainy, ground-up grass. What are you doing wrong?
You have to admit, the stuff is pretty good for you. It’s extremely nutritious, seeing as it’s stuffed with 45 different flavonoids, packed with anti-oxidants, and filled with fiber.
If you’re not a fan of salads, one easy way to pop some kale into your diet is green smoothies. But if you’ve ever tried incorporating kale into your smoothies before, you know that it doesn’t always work out exactly as planned. With its bitter, peppery flavor, kale takes a little coaxing to balance right in a beverage.
For any kind of kale smoothie, there are a few simple tricks you can try. For one, you can use baby kale instead of the full stalks. It’s more expensive, but it’s also a lot gentler and less crunchy. You can also freeze the kale in advance to tone down its bitter flavor. But above all, you should mask the taste of kale with other delicious ingredients. These recipes are filled with sweet, interesting combinations of other foods that actually make kale smoothies you’ll want to drink.
Is your skin looking a little dull after a dry, harsh winter? This smoothie is designed to make your skin glow, while still tasting great thanks to almond butter and fruit.
If you're just starting out with making your own kale smoothies, this recipe is wonderful. It’s easy, it’s quick, and the bright tropical flavors really mask the taste of the kale.
This smoothie is guaranteed to perk you up in the morning. It’s got a mix of both sweet and spicy flavors thanks to the brilliant idea of including jalapeño pepper. Who needs coffee with a smoothie like this to put some zest in your step?
Not only is this recipe super-delicious — you won’t even taste the kale — the ingredients can also help lower your stress levels. This is the perfect thing if you’re someone who’s prone to these anxiety-causing bad habits.
Smoky, spicy, and sweet, this smoothie packs a lot of flavors — none of which are kale.
In the mood for a big antioxidant boost? This smoothie is jam-packed with foods that can help fight cell damage.
This delicious smoothie will remind you of an amazing apple pie — with every sip, you’ll dream of fall foliage and spice, rather than the crunchy, fibrous vegetable.
A common but super annoying symptom, bloating can be caused by any number of issues: consuming artificial sweeteners, overeating, drinking carbonated beverages... The list goes on and on. Of course, bloating isn’t always bad and — like we said — it’s super normal. But the ingredients in this recipe are all geared towards reducing uncomfortable bloat.
Spicy and fresh-tasting, this green smoothie tastes like all the best parts of a summer garden. It’s packed with lemon, cilantro, and other unique-tasting ingredients.
This smoothie is great for your heart and your brain — all thanks to blackberries. All you need is five ingredients to concoct this delightful drink.
If you’re thinking that chocolate and kale won’t taste good together, think again. This chocolate, cherry, and kale smoothie is sweet and healthy.
This smoothie has some unexpected ingredients, including grapes and orange juice. Though you’d never think to combine these unique fruits, the result is guaranteed to taste refreshing! If you’re someone who would rather sip a milkshake than a cup of juice, this smoothie might not be for you. But these healthy smoothies that taste like dessert would be perfect.