Food Recipes Kale Apple Smoothie 3.2 (1,365) 29 Reviews If you don't have apple juice on hand, try this green smoothie with a whole apple and water instead. By Sarah Copeland Updated on October 29, 2022 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Hands On Time: 5 mins Total Time: 5 mins Yield: 1 serves Jump to Nutrition Facts Jump to recipe We like that this green smoothie is sweet but not cloyingly so. Apple juice gets the blender moving and a 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. Ingredients 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 Directions Place the kale, celery, banana, apple juice, ice, and lemon juice in a blender. Blend until smooth and frothy. Grant Cornett Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 139 Calories 1g Fat 35g Carbs 3g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label 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.