Fun and fruity, this berry kale smoothie without banana or yogurt is packed with sweet fruit and leafy greens for a refreshing plant-based snack or to enjoy with breakfast! It's so easy to make with just 5 ingredients and comes together in a few minutes.
Berry smoothies are one of my-go snacks as they're so easy to make with frozen fruit that we always have to hand. Just like my blueberry smoothie without banana and my blueberry cherry smoothie, this recipe makes the most of sweet fruit and some pantry staples to make it a bit more hearty.
It's so easy to make this no-fuss kale berry smoothie and we use just 5 basic and affordable ingredients to keep things simple - no need to hunt down expensive strange ingredients! Blend it up in a few minutes for a dose of goodness from berries and leafy greens.
⭐ Why this recipe is so good
Delicious natural sweetness. Berries such as blueberries and blackberries have a wonderful natural sweetness, so there's no need for honey or maple syrup (unless you want to!).
Just 5 basic ingredients. Smoothies can get a bit complicated at times, but we use affordable ingredients that are easy to find in the store to make this kale berries smoothie.
Quick and easy. All you do is combine ingredients and blend!
All the ingredients and their quantities are set out in the recipe card below.
Some notes on a few of them:
- Blueberries - I definitely recommend to use frozen blueberries for this recipe as it will give you a thick creamy smoothie. Fresh blueberries don't give you the same thick icy consistency.
- Kale - you can use varieties such as curly kale, baby kale or Lacinato kale. Baby kale is a little softer in taste and texture than curly kale. Make sure to remove the tough stems first!
- Chia seeds - these add some substance to the smoothie and also help thicken it a little too.
- Plant milk - choose the type that works best for you, such as oat milk, pouring coconut milk or almond milk.
📖 Swaps and variations
Swap blackberries for another berry. There are lots of low histamine berries to choose from, including blackcurrants and redcurrants.
Swap kale for another leafy green. My post on kale substitutes can give you lots of ideas including chard and different lettuces.
Swap milk for apple juice. For a more fresh kale fruit smoothie, use apple juice as your liquid in place of plant milk.
🔪 Step by step instructions
Making this blueberry kale smoothie is super easy, so head to the freezer and pantry and let's blend up this fun snack!
All the instructions are set out in the recipe card below, but these photos should help guide you.
Step 1: Combine ingredients
Add the frozen berries, kale, chia seeds and plant milk to a blender cup (image 1).
Step 2: Blend the berry smoothie!
Blend your smoothie in a high-powered blender, adding a touch more milk for a thinner consistency if you like and ice to taste preference (image 2).
💭 Recipe tips and notes
- Use frozen berries. Make sure to use frozen berries for at least half the fruit to get a thick creamy smoothie.
- Adjust the amount of liquid. Some of us like it thinner (add more milk), others thicker (reduce the liquid a touch).
- Use a high-powered blender. As we are using frozen fruit, you'll need a good blender to make this smoothie.
- Add ice to preference. If you're using a lot of frozen fruit it may not be needed.
📋 Frequently asked questions
Blueberries and blackberries make a delicious smoothie, such as in this recipe and my blueberry blackberry smoothie. You can also add blackcurrants and redcurrants, but they're quite tart so I recommend small amounts!
Yes, you can easily use a frozen mixed berries, just be sure they are suitable for you. My low histamine readers will likely want to avoid strawberries and possibly raspberries (see the SIGHI list for more information).
Yes, we don't use yogurt or dairy milk for this smoothie. Have a look at my post on substitutes for yogurt in smoothies for more ideas!
Using frozen fruit gives you a thick creamy smoothie, and the chia seeds will help thicken it too.
I suggest to make this kale fruit smoothie fresh at the time you want to enjoy it as a snack, rather than storing it.
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Berry Kale Smoothie
- Blender high-powered
- 1.5 cups frozen blueberries
- ½ cup blackberries
- ½ cup kale tough stems removed, lightly packed
- ½ teaspoon chia seeds
- 1.5 cups plant milk
- ice to preference
- Combine your frozen blueberries, blackberries, kale, chia seeds and plant milk in a blender cup.
- Blend to a thick smoothie, adjusting with ice to preference.
- Frozen blueberries (or blackberries) rather than fresh are better in this recipe to get a thick creamy smoothie.
- Adjust with more milk to thin, and more ice to thicken the smoothie.
- Nutritional information is auto-generated and should be understood to be an estimate.
- kale is not rated, but is low histamine on other lists.
- plant milk has variable scores, so use the type that works best for you.