Blueberry Kale Smoothie

by Erin

Not all healthy smoothies have to be green. Blueberries mask the green kale in this delicious smoothie.

Blueberry Kale Smoothie 1

Well. Last night’s game stunk. I scared the cat with my cries of anguish as I watched the painful 4 hour game, losing to an unranked Virginia Tech. I have to say they played extremely well for an unranked team. And Ohio State made a lot of mistakes. Guess if you have to lose, better to do it at the beginning of the season. But anyway, this is s food blog not sports so I’ll get on with it haha.

Want to know the trick to making the green color from healthy green stuff magically disappear? Apparently all you have to do is add blueberries. Believe it or not there is a full, packed cup of kale in this smoothie and only 1/2 cup of blueberries, yet all you see is this pretty purple smoothie. If you look closely you can see little flecks of green but who gets up close and personal with their smoothie? Drink up and feel good about it.

Blueberry Kale Smoothie 2

One year ago: Peanut Butter Ice Cream with Dark Chocolate Shell

Two years ago: Gluten-Free Jumbo Chocolate Pomegranate Quinoa Cookie

Three years ago: Baked Crazy Feta


Makes 1 large or 2 small smoothies


1 cup packed fresh kale

1/2 frozen banana, sliced

1/2 cup frozen blueberries

1/2 cup frozen mango chunks

1/2 cup vanilla almond milk

1/4 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt (I used 0% Chobani)


  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.

Source: The Spiffy Cookie original


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Addie Zierman October 18, 2014 - 3:49 pm

This looks great. Question: my husband has a mango allergy. Any ideas of what I might sub for the mango here?

spiffycookie October 19, 2014 - 6:57 pm

Hey Addie, try pineapple or another sweet-citrus fruit. Enjoy!

Elizabeth @ September 8, 2014 - 1:24 am

I’m with you! When it comes to smoothies, I have a strict don’t ask, don’t tell policy–I’m allowed to add as many veggies as I want, as long as I can’t taste them. :)

Susan September 7, 2014 - 8:58 pm

Erin, I’m sorry you had to suffer so much with this game. As one who lived in Virginia 20 years, one of the first things I learned was that Virginia Tech is a major football school and has been for a long time, even though they are currently unranked. So it’s no surprise to me that they played well.

The only green smoothie I’ve ever tried before has been your Green Monster, but I think I’ll have to add this one to my list of things to try. Just for fun. The Green Monster won me over, but I’m still not real brave with green smoothies, so I won’t try just any green smoothie… :-)

spiffycookie September 7, 2014 - 10:04 pm

Ugh and we dropped to #22! Oh well…

I love that I am your green smoothie guru, try it and enjoy!

Joanne September 7, 2014 - 3:55 pm

And this is how I shall get the boy to eat his greens in the morning. Because who doesn’t LOVE blueberries?!

spiffycookie September 7, 2014 - 3:59 pm

Yes! Make it and then devilishly laugh while he slurps it down.


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