Feel Better Kale Berry Smoothie

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This past winter, it seemed that every time I turned around someone in our 5-person family was either getting sick or just feeling run down. Knowing how berries are jam-packed with antioxidants and kale is chock-full of vitamins A & C (those immune-boosting nutrients), and remembering that ginger is known as a natural healing superfood, I just put the three together (along with a few others!) to create a “feel better” smoothie.

And, for us…IT WORKED!

Even my daughter šŸ‘±šŸ¼ā€ā™€ļø, who is not completely plant-based and not generally a lover of smoothies ( seriously…what?), loved this one so much that she actually asked me to make it for her the next time she was feeling something coming on. WINNING!

Here’s how simple and easy it is to just “feel better”:

Feel Better Kale Berry Smoothie

Jennifer Markell
Great for cold and flu season, this superfood smoothie really boosts the immune system and re-energizes the soul.
4 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Breakfast or Anytime
Servings 2 8 oz smoothies

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup chopped kale substitute spinach
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 ripe banana
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger - sliced
  • 1 cup soy or almond milk substitute any nut milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tsp ground flaxseed optional

Instructions
 

  •  Add all ingredients to a NutriBullet or high-speed blender and blend until smooth.
  • Enjoy and feel better!

Notes

Adjust ingredient quantity as needed based on the size of your blender. Also, remember, if you don't use frozen fruit your smoothie won't be as cold or slushy. You can always add ice to the blender if that's the consistency you want!Ā 
Keyword anytime, berries, breakfast, kale, smoothie

Note: Nutrition Facts on all recipes are an approximation only, using the Very Well Fit recipe nutrition calculator.


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8 Comments

  1. Thank you for this – I really want to add more smoothies into my morning routine. Do you ever use any plant based proteins?

    • Jennifer on at

      Hi Carrie…thanks for checking out VIR!! I don’t typically add protein powder to my drinks because I try to get most of it through the food I eat. With that said, I will sometimes add cooked grains to my smoothies (think cooked rice or quinoa or farro), which brings a tons of protein, and it doesn’t change the flavor. More on this in an upcoming post!

  2. Emily on at

    I’m definitely making this! I love smoothie recipes and fruit and veggie mixes are my fave!

    • Jennifer on at

      Yay! These smoothies are so yummy…and I have more recipes on the way!

  3. Cathy on at

    So happy to have come across your recipe. I’ve tried a number of green smoothies with not so great results. Can’t wait to try this one! Thanks

    • Jennifer on at

      Thanks Cathy! I love this one…the ginger and berry combo is so refreshing!

  4. Charlene on at

    4 stars
    I would try this recipe. I love smoothies and Iā€™m trying to go vegan so your recipe is great.

    • Jennifer on at

      Awesome! And there will be more on the way! šŸ˜€

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I'm Chef Jennifer! A trained and certified personal vegan chef, offering delicious and nutritious animal-free food through personalized, weekly meal-prep services. I also love advocating for the plant-based lifestyle. Changing lives, saving animals and veganizing the planet with REAL food, one plate at a time.šŸŽšŸ„¦šŸ„•

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