The Meal-Replacer Kale Smoothie Recipe

The Meal-Replacer Kale Smoothie Recipe
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This tasty smoothie counts as a super healthy, well-balanced breakfast — or lunch, or dinner. It's packed with protein, iron, vegetables, and fresh fruit. 

Read more about How to Make Kale Smoothies You Actually Want to Drink

Learn How to Make a Smoothie.

1
Servings
200
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • ½ cup canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 cup kale
  • ¼ cup strawberries
  • ¼ cup ice
  • 1 teaspoon blackstrap molasses
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon clove
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • Pinch cardamom

Directions

Place all ingredients in a blender and purée until smooth.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
5g
7%
Sugar
4g
4%
Cholesterol
1mg
0%
Carbohydrate, by difference
33g
25%
Protein
10g
22%
Vitamin A, RAE
1362µg
100%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
82mg
100%
Calcium, Ca
145mg
15%
Choline, total
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
10g
40%
Folate, total
29µg
7%
Iron, Fe
13mg
72%
Magnesium, Mg
36mg
11%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
56mg
8%
Selenium, Se
2µg
4%
Sodium, Na
548mg
37%
Water
184g
7%

Kale Smoothie Shopping Tip

Try Dino kale (also known as lacinato or Tuscan kale) instead of other varieties for a sweeter, less bitter, flavor for your smoothies.

Kale Smoothie Cooking Tip

Remember to shred the kale and remove its tough ribs before blending.