Kale-Apple Smoothie


We like that this green smoothie is sweet but not cloyingly so. Apple juice gets the blender moving and banana acts to emulsify the kale and celery. This smoothie is best made in a high powered blender, but if you have a standard model here are some tips to help you puree to perfection. Remove the kale stems and tear the leaves into bite-size pieces. This will help prevent them from getting stuck around the blade. Chop the celery and banana into ½-inch pieces and really let ‘er rip for a minute or 2. Scrape down the sides of the blender as necessary and blend again for a straw-friendly sipper.

Hands On Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins
1 serves


  • ¾ cup chopped kale, ribs and thick stems removed

  • 1 small stalk celery, chopped

  • ½ banana

  • ½ cup apple juice

  • ½ cup ice

  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice


  1. Place the kale, celery, banana, apple juice, ice, and lemon juice in a blender.

  2. Blend until smooth and frothy.

    Kale-Apple Smoothie
    Grant Cornett

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

139 Calories
1g Fat
35g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 139
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 1%
Sodium 36mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Total Sugars 21g
Protein 3g
Calcium 79mg 6%
Iron 1mg 6%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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