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16 Kale Smoothie Recipes for Weight Loss (under 400 cals) 

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These are our favorite kale smoothie recipes for weight loss! Every single one on the list is under 400 calories which makes them the perfect choice for eating healthier.

My wife and I make kale smoothies all the time! Kale can be somewhat bitter, but it’s packed with nutrients. The kale smoothie ideas on this list are all fantastic!

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Tips for Making Kale Smoothies

We’ve made a hundreds of smoothies with kale over the years! My wife and I have the experience to help you make the best kale smoothies possible. Here are some of our top tips for you that we’ve picked up along the way!

  1. Soak your kale – I recommend soaking your kale in water to soften it up before blending in your smoothie. Put it in a big bowl for 30-60 minutes and submerge your kale in water.
  2. Add ingredients that balance – Kale is bitter and can make smoothies a bit runny or foamy. Fruits like bananas, avocado, and mango can help offset the kale in a smoothie!
  3. Use milk – I highly recommend using some kind of milk as your smoothie liquid! This is the best way to make creamier smoothies! I personally like using oat milk or almond milk for kale smoothies because the nutty and slightly sweet flavor can hep.
  4. Use a high powered blender – Using a strong blender is essential to making great kale smoothies! You want a blender that can really grind up the kale. A weaker blender will end up with chunks and stringy bits of kale.

Kale is a great ingredient for fiber as well which is why a couple of these recipes are also on our list of high fiber smoothie recipes! We also have a list of green smoothies if you want to branch out from just kale.

16 Kale Smoothie Recipes

Most of these kale smoothies are very similar, but we wanted to give you as many options as possible!

1. Kale Spinach Pear Smoothie

This kale spinach pear smoothie is a one of our favorite kale smoothie recipes! It offers several key vitamins/nutrients like iron, protein, and carbs to refill your energy.

This smoothie keeps you full for hours when you add ingredients like banana, almond milk, and leafy greens. This recipe is also on our list of meal replacement smoothies for weight loss and spinach smoothie recipes!

2. Kale Apple Smoothie

This kale apple smoothie is packed with flavor! It’s an easy and quick-to-make green smoothie for people who love green and organic juices.

This recipe calls for kale, apple, chia seeds, flax seeds, maple syrup, lemon juice, and almond butter (optional). This smoothie is packed with healthy nutrients, such as proteins, carbs, fiber, vitamin C, iron, and calcium. This is one of our favorite colon cleansing smoothies and it’s on our list of smoothies without yogurt!

3. Ultimate Avocado Green Smoothie

This avocado green smoothie is super healthy! Avocado is one of the best vegetables for smoothies because it balances the kale for texture. I recommend soaking the kale in water for half an hour or so before you blend – this will help it be less stringy!

This is also one of the best Magic Bullet smoothie recipes for weight loss because of how flexible it is!

4. Kale Pineapple Smoothie

This kale pineapple smoothie is a good tropical green smoothie! There are only 4-5 required ingredients, but it has a handful of optional toppings or add-ins to jazz it up. You can make this smoothie with water instead of milk or juice which makes it easy to keep it a low sugar smoothie recipe.

5. Kale Banana Blueberry Smoothie

The kale banana blueberries smoothie is a natural, tasteful drink that is rich in fiber, carbs, proteins, calcium, iron, potassium, and vitamins. The ingredients include kale, banana, blueberries, greek yogurt, chia seeds, and water. Banana adds thickness and texture to the recipe.

If you don’t have any yogurt on hand, check out our list of yogurt substitutes for smoothies!

This is one of our favorite high protein smoothies that doesn’t use protein powder!

6. Wake Me Up and Keep Me Going

This recipe is a fantastic way to start the day! It’s loaded with banana, avocado, spinach, kale, and it uses green tea as the liquid for the smoothie! The recipe is a bit too big, but if you divide it in half it’s the perfect NutriBullet weight loss smoothie.

7. Kale Peach Ginger Smoothie

This kale smoothie is loaded with fruits and veggies that you’ll love! The sweetness of the peaches and the punch of the whole ginger makes this a really interesting smoothie to try out. This is a great almond milk smoothie for weight loss!

8. Kale Pineapple Protein Smoothie

This kale pineapple smoothie is like a tropical protein shake! It’s got frozen bananas, pineapple, and chopped kale. This recipe also calls for honey and peanut butter which are great ways to sweeten a smoothie!

9. Sweet Kale Mango Smoothie

This kale mango smoothie is surprisingly sweet because of the mango and the dates! The sweetness from the dates offsets the bitterness from the kale. This recipe also calls for hemp or flax seeds which is a great source of omega-3’s.

Frozen mango is one of our favorite banana substitutes for smoothies!

10. Kale Mixed Berry Smoothie

This kale smoothie is loaded with mixed berries, frozen bananas, pear, spinach, and kale! It’s offset with agave syrup and vanilla almond milk. If you want a smoothie that’s loaded with all kinds of different fruits and veggies – give this one a try!

Check out other dairy free smoothies if you want more with almond milk!

11. Tropical Mango Kale Smoothie

This tropical mango smoothie only has 4 ingredients: mango, kale, almond milk, and oranges! Most of the kale smoothie recipes on this list don’t include whole oranges so I highly recommend giving this one a try! I’d agree with their suggestion to try coconut milk!

12.  TropiKale Smoothie

This tropical-kale smoothie is super easy to make! There are only 4 ingredients: Kale, frozen pineapple, banana, and orange juice! I recommend making this smoothie thinner because the consistency makes it even more refreshing and easy to drink!

13. Pineapple Banana Kale Smoothie

If you’re looking for a tangy and sweet smoothie with kale then give this one a try! We all know that kale can be bitter, but the combo of banana + pineapple really helps. This kale smoothie recipe gives you all the health benefits of kale and the awesome flavor of a smoothie worth drinking.

This recipe also calls for chia seeds which is one of our favorite ways to make a smoothie thicker! Chia seeds are also one of the ingredients that explain why smoothies make you poop.

14. Kale “Green Ice Cream” Smoothie

The author of this recipe is a mom with a couple of kids who love this kale smoothie so much that they call it green ice cream! It calls for orange juice, kale, banana, mango, and frozen avocado.

15. Super Fruit Kale Smoothie

If you want a super unique kale smoothie – you’ve gotta give this one a try! The only downside is that it’s a pretty long list of ingredients compared to most other smoothies on this list. It calls for raw honey, almond butter, cinnamon, and more! The almond butter is one of our favorite ways to make a smoothie smoother.

16. The Ultimate Kale Smoothie

This is one of the most super-packed kale smoothie recipes on the list! If you want a smoothie packed with flavor, nutrients, and different ingredients – give this one a try.

Common Questions About Kale Smoothies

Is it OK to put raw kale in a smoothie?

Raw kale is great in smoothies! The only downside is that it can be a bit stringy and tough to blend. I recommend soaking your kale in water to soften it up before blending in your smoothie.

Is it good to drink kale smoothie everyday?

Kale smoothies are great to drink every single day! They’re loaded with all kinds of vitamins and nutrients.

Does blending kale destroy nutrients?

Blending up kale does not destroy nutrients or fiber! It’s a myth that blending can destroy fiber.

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Richmond Howard

Richmond Howard started World of Blenders in 2022 to help people solve all their blender issues and buy the best blender for their kitchen! He's tested dozens of blenders and on his other site, Meal Prepify, he's helped over 3 million people learn how to meal prep.

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