Creamy Cherry Strawberry Kale Smoothie



Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone!

In my never-ending quest to A. come up with new kale smoothie recipes, and 2. figure out how to integrate strawberries into them, I have happened upon a good combination with this one.

Introducing: The Creamy Cherry Strawberry kale smoothie! Featuring garden-fresh kale (from my kale garden).

This is not your normal strawberries’n’cream flavor combination; this one is deeper and more interesting, with a tart edge. It is also 100% healthy and will boost your energy levels and brighten your day.

True story.

Anyway I hope you like it, and as always keep those suggestions coming – I love to hear what you guys are thinking, and/or how I could make this site more helpful to you.

-Paul



Creamy Cherry Strawberry Kale Smoothie
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Recipe type: smoothie
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Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • ½ cup frozen cherries
  • ½ cup frozen strawberries
  • ½ cup apple juice
  • 1 very small shake of cinnamon
  • 1 leaf kale
  • (optional) 1 tsp hemp oil
  • (optional) 1 tsp flax seed oil
  • 1 large tbsp greek yogurt
Instructions
  1. put all ingredients into blender
  2. blend
  3. drink
  4. enjoy!

Transcript

Good morning! Today I’m gonna show you how to make a creamy, cherry-strawberry kale smoothie, using fresh kale from my garden (which I’m going to post about later).

I’ve also got a brand-new blender! Check this thing out: it’s a Blendtec, it’s got super-duper horsepower, and can blend anything in the world, and it has made my kale smoothie life so much easier.

Without further adieu, let’s get started!

First thing I’m gonna do, is I’m gonna throw in about a half a cup of these frozen cherries, about a half a cup of frozen strawberries, a half cup of apple juice, one TIIIIINY shake of cinnamon – like a HALF-shake; don’t put a lot in there, just a tiny bit for taste – and one fresh piece of kale.

Just for fun, I’m putting hemp oil and flax oil into my smoothies lately, because the Omega-3s are really great, and it helps your body metabolize fat.

So, just a squirt of each.

For the creamy part, we’re gonna put in a generous dollop of greek yogurt. It’s gonna make it taste super, duper good.

Alright, let’s blend that up.

Okay, let’s see what that tastes like. Mm, MM! Sorta like strawberries and cream.

Creamy, cherry, strawberry kale smoothie. Try it, I think you’ll like it.

CHEERS!

 
PS: if you click the image below and end up buying a Blendtec, I will get a small commission. If not, then you just got to drool over some cool-ass blenders and no harm done!

22 thoughts on “Creamy Cherry Strawberry Kale Smoothie

  1. Pamela on

    Delicious! This was the first kale smoothie I ever made and even my picky 2-year-old loved it!

    • Hey Pamela,

      Thanks for letting me know – that’s so great to hear! I’m glad your inaugural kale smoothie was a success, especially for a discriminating customer.

      -Paul

  2. How much Kale is 1 leaf?? I always buy the bag of cut Kale at the grocery and am new to making these kind of smoothies…could you please be more specific?? Thanks so much! Looking forward to making this soon! 🙂

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    • Hey thanks raisin heart! I will try that recipe. I don’t usually add spices, but cinnamon sounds like a good addition to creamy blueberry. Cheers! – Paul

  4. Ariel on

    This was a little tart for me… I addded some apple and used 1/2 vanilla soy yogurt to get it a little sweeter – Very yummy smoothy! Thanks for the recipe!

    • Hi Ariel,

      Yes, agreed, this one was a bit tart, but I like that! I’ll bet the vanilla yogurt and apple really made it take a turn for the sweeter.

      You are very welcome, I’m incredibly happy just to share!

      -Paul

  5. Caitlin on

    your blendtech link goes to another smoothie recipe. I’d also love to see pinterest share links on all your posts, I’m loving your recipes!

    • hey Caitlin,

      thanks for the helpful information! I will fix my Blendtec links, and start throwing in some Pinterest share buttons. You’re cool!

      -Paul

  6. Siphiwe Mwenya on

    Wonder if I can use Kale in my cheese scones…?!! Do you think it’ll still posses its nutritional value, what do you think?

    • Hi Siphiwe,

      I’m pretty sure you won’t completely rid kale of its nutritional values by cooking it in scones, but it will definitely not be as much as it is fresh. Couldn’t hurt, give it a shot!

      -Paul

    • Hi Kennie,

      I’m not much of a calorie-counter, sorry. All the ingredients that go into my smoothies are good for your body, though, and you can be sure that none of them contains unhealthy fats or processed sugars. Those are pretty much my guidelines. Does that help?

      -Paul

  7. Crystal on

    Hi Paul, I was wondering how you it would turn out if I made more than one serving at a time and put the leftovers in the fridge/freezer for later in the day. Thanks for your time and recipes!

    • Hi Crystal,

      Usually if I make more smoothie than I can drink at once, I’ll just put the rest into one of those glasses that has a fitted rubber cap, and put that in the fridge, not the freezer. Then I’ll either drink it later in the day as a between-meals snack, or just have it the next morning.

      I’m pretty sure it would freeze well, too, but I haven’t tried it yet. I will do so and report back – thanks for the suggestion!

      -Paul

  8. Julie on

    Made this this morning! Loved it! Forgot to add a ground flaxseed/chia combo I bought and the shake of cinnamon. It wasn’t tart, maybe because I used vanilla greek yougurt instead of plain. The only thing I did “wrong” was use frozen whole strawberries. I ended up with a thick milkshake with fruit chunks which was ok. Took me longer to drink it! Thanks for your recipes. Wil you be creating any vegetable smoothie recipes?

    • Hi Julie,

      Thanks for the feedback on how you made my recipe! Periodically I include the odd vegetable in my smoothies – like I have a recipe with beets in it – but usually I guess I stick to fruits.

      Thanks for the suggestion, though. I may just start integrating more vegetables!

      Oh yeah, and most of my recipes make about 2 smoothies. Thanks for asking!

      -Paul

  9. Ben Jackson on

    between you and me, is that all the kale you usually ?use? I like at least 5 whole leaves (-stems) in any kale smoothie. One leaf doesn’t back up your 6th (of 14) reasons of getting your veggies for the day!

    • Hi Ben,

      You know what, you’re probably right. I need to focus more on that reason. Thanks for writing!

      -Paul

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  11. Joe Mercier on

    Fresh kale from our garden, brand spanking new Ninja Ultima and your delicious recipe. Sooooo pleased. Thank you

  12. This is one of my very favourite recipes on your site. It was the first recipe I tried, and I have come back to it again and again and again…Ive made it so much that I don’t even have to look up the recipe any more 😉
    When I make this, nobody complains, they all just gulp it!! (And with three kids, that’s saying something!) 😉

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