Hide Your Kale Smoothie

Hide Your Kale Pomegranate Smoothie!

Though I’ve known about green smoothies for a long time now, my mind is still blown by that fact that I can rack up 4 servings of fruit and veg before the clock ever strikes 8 (or in our house, 11 – don’t judge).

Freeze Your Greens for Smoothies | An affordable way to always have dark leafy greens around!

You may or may not already be familiar with green smoothies. But here are two things you may not know about them:

1. You can throw your greens in the freezer so you always have dark leafy, nutrient-packed greens on hand. Look at that! So fancy! And it doesn’t affect the flavor or texture of your smoothie one bit.

2. You can craft a smoothie that completely hides the taste and texture of kale. And not a little kale, like handfuls. Let’s do this!

Hide Your Kale Smoothie

This smoothie is the same but different than my 5 Ingredient Detox Smoothie. They both contain frozen bananas, frozen berries and fruit juice. But this one hides kale like a boss and is packed with hemp seeds.

“Hey Sheila, why does that matter?” You’re probably thinking…

Well, Sheila and Rhonda, let me tell you. It matters because hemp seeds contain loads of fiber, protein, vitamins, minerals and all 20 of the essential amino acids, including the 9 essential ones. And all of that supports just about every part of your body function. You need hemp seeds in your life, period.

Hide Your Kale Smoothie! Tastes just like the Pomegranate Pick Me Up from Jamba Juice and hides LOADS of kale!

Smoothies are easy. I don’t need to tell you that! Just add everything to a blender and whirl. Yipee!

Hide Your Kale Smoothie! Tastes just like the Pomegranate Pick Me Up from Jamba Juice but WAY healthier and is loaded with kale

This smoothie is amazing. It’s:

Creamy
Cold
Satisfying
Perfectly sweet
Loaded with berries
Packed with kale
Super healthy

And no, you really can’t taste the kale! Make this smoothie, then report back. I’ll wait…

Hide Ya Kale Smoothie!

5.0 from 2 reviews
Hide Your Kale Smoothie
 
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A nutrient-packed berry smoothie that's sweet, creamy and hides the taste and texture of kale! The perfect healthy breakfast, post-workout meal or afternoon snack.
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Recipe type: Beverage
Cuisine: Vegan, Gluten Free
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 1 medium ripe banana (previously peeled, sliced and frozen (~3/4 cup)
  • 1/2 cup frozen mixed berries (or sub blueberries)
  • 1 heaping Tbsp hulled hemp seeds (organic if possible)
  • 2 cups frozen or fresh kale, any kind
  • 2/3 cup 100% pomegranate juice
  • 3/4 - 1 1/2 cups filtered water
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth, adding more water as needed. Taste and adjust flavors as needed. Add more banana or agave for some added sweetness.
  2. Serve immediately - enough for 2.
Notes
*Pomegranate juice really makes this recipe and seems to hide the kale best. I've tried it with orange and cherry and they didn't do the job quite as well! Sub substitute as you see fit.
*Adding a bit of almond milk ups the creaminess.
*1 Tbsp of almond butter would add even more staying power.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 smoothie (1/2 recipe) Calories: 183 Fat: 3 g Saturated fat: 0 g Carbohydrates: 37 g Sugar: 22 g Fiber: 6 g Protein: 6.3 g

 

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Comments

  1. says

    How do you go about freezing your fresh greens? I’m going to be stocking up today but I hate slimy spinach. I’m definitely going to give kale a try, this smoothie looks super creamy!

    • says

      Katy,

      You can Pre-blend the spinach with coconut water and a dash of lemon juice first. The put into an ice cube tray or popsicle molds. I’ve used the popsicle route because it’s easy and you get the right amount!

    • Dana Shultz says

      I’ve been buying bagged organic spinach and kale lately and I just throw the whole bag in the freezer. But if you buy it as is, just rinse, dry, put in a freezer safe bag or container and put in the freezer!

  2. Penny says

    I can’t wait to try this!

    Instead of the pomegranate juice, do you have any recommendation for what whole fruit would work well? I want to keep the smoothie raw, and the only juice that I have access to is pasteurized.

    Thank you!

  3. Ana Victoria says

    I love this and will def go buy organic hemp seeds & pomegranate juice! We also have tried many fruit juices to hide and white cranberry juice or apple juice has worked the best. Thank you :)

  4. says

    That’s awesome! I never thought of freezing my kale! No more yellow kale for me!! I can’t wait to try this. Where would I look for hemp seeds? I’ve never tried them before.

    • Dana Shultz says

      Most health food stores have them, as well as healthy/organic sections in grocery stores. Otherwise, order them off of Amazon!

  5. says

    This smoothie looks awesome. I love that color! And all the different vibrant glorious fruits going into this. Awesome stuff.
    I have never had a kale smoothie before, but I’m totally going to put an end to that very soon!
    Pinning this!

  6. JoyceT says

    Wish that I had read this before going to Costco today, I would have bought Hemp Seeds.
    I did get Chia Seeds and Pomegranite Juice. Tart Cherry Juice at Trader Joe’s.
    Now I hav to get Kale, I didn’t know that you could freeze that too!
    Thanks for your Smoothies recipes.

  7. says

    This looks so good! Even though I don’t particularly mind the taste of kale, you’ve sold me with the hemp seeds and pomegranate juice. Yum :)

  8. Jenn says

    OK this is amazing I love it, both my hubby and I had it for breakfast this morning and kept says “Yeah I could drink this this isn’t that bad at all..IT’S ACTUALLY very TASTY” I would also like to mention that we have NEVER eaten Kale before and we’re very nervous to try it but in fact will be drinking this often!! Many thanks for this recipe you’ve showed us the rainbow to a new world of hiding our greens :)

    • Dana Shultz says

      Yay! So glad you guys enjoyed this. I think the banana + pomegranate juice creates the perfect sweet, berry creaminess to mask all that kale. Cheers!

    • Dana Shultz says

      ha! Someone got it. I almost linked to the video in the post. Certainly one of the best you tube moments of all time.

  9. Stacie says

    Yummy! Even my 3 year old daughter (who hates everything) is lovin’ it! We know how nutritiously wonderful kale is for us but it’s hard to consume a lot of it without going insane! We are juicing and smoothy-ing until we don’t feel guilty about our vacation food binge! We won’t talk about that! What’s on vacation, stays on vacation! Except the fat rolls I brought home with me! Ha! Thanks!

  10. says

    This smoothie is seriously amazing. I am so, so glad I found it, and so glad you made it! I make it for my mom because she is trying to diet; but I always drink half of it before I give it to her, haha! I’d say that even though it doesn’t taste like it has kale, it does have a texture like it does have kale; but I’m sure that’s probably because I have a bad blender. Thanks for the recipe!

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