Metabolism Boosting Strawberry Kale Smoothie


Strawberry Kale Smoothie

This Strawberry Kale Smoothie is the perfect breakfast to rev your metabolism and get your day started off right. Or, in the case of my kids, a clever way to get them to eat their veggies without complaint 🙂

I totally try to get as many Healthy Food Recipes in my kids as possible, and this one does the trick nicely!

I have a few other smoothie recipes that super charge your metabolism that you might like to try:

Metabolism Boosting Blueberry Smoothie

Metabolism Boosting Blueberry Lemonade Smoothie

Metabolism Boosting Cherry Almond Smoothie

Metabolism Boosting Chocolate Almond Breakfast Smoothie

Breakfast smoothies are so satisfying and filling, plus you can take them on the go! I consider a smoothie an essential part of my morning because:

  1. It’s easy to make.
  2. It primes your metabolism.
  3. It sets you up for a clear, clean pattern of eating for the day.

HEALTHY food recipes

It’s Easy to Make A Healthy Smoothie Recipe!

Use this simple three-step process to ensure you blend a metabolism boosting breakfast every time – no matter what flavor of Healthy Smoothie you make!

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Step 1: Begin with Core Smoothie Ingredients

  • 1 – 2 Scoops High-Quality Protein Powder. Your powder should be between 15-25g of protein, less than 6g of carbohydrate, less than 2 grams of sugar and preferably at least 2 grams of dietary fiber.
    I like whey or pea protein the best. Here are my two favorites: Whey Protein and Vega Protein & Greens
  • 1 Tablespoon Chia and/or Flax Seed. This adds some healthy omega-3’s and fiber to your smoothie. {optional}
  • 4–8+ Ounces Dairy-Free Liquid. You may use one liquid alone or a combination of two different liquids (i.e. half water and half unsweetened almond milk). Less liquid may be used if you prefer a thicker consistency to your shake. Add more liquid if you prefer a thinner consistency shake. Dairy-free liquid choices include:  Water, coconut milk or unsweetened plain or vanilla almond milk.

Step 2: Choose Some Add-Ins

While these are optional, add-ins will provide you with some awesome nourishment for your day. Adding powerful nutrients in the form of fiber and/or fat will help keep you satiated and satisfied for several hours! Perfect! No snacking on empty calories! I recommend you choose 1-2 items from the list below:

  • 1⁄2 ripe avocado
  • 1 Tbsp unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 scoop of Green SuperFood or Reds powder
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 Tbsp flax seed Oil
  • 1 Tbsp Hempseed 
  • 1⁄2–1 ounce nuts (i.e. almonds, cashews, walnuts) or 1 TBSP nut or seed butter (i.e. almond or cashew butter)

Step 3:  Blend and Enjoy!

Fresh ripe strawberries

Tips for Making a Strawberry Kale Smoothie

  • You may prefer a sweeter smoothie, in that case, add up to a half cup apple juice.
  • By using almond or coconut milk, this smoothie is a vegan option.
  • Admittedly, this smoothie isn’t the prettiest when green kale is blended with pink strawberries, but I’ve seen other recipes where you can blend them separately and layer them together in your cup. The color doesn’t bother me, so it’s totally up to you!

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Strawberry Kale Smoothie in a mason jar with straw and strawberry garnish

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Metabolism Boosting Strawberry Kale Smoothie

This Strawberry Kale Smoothie Recipe is a metabolism boosting breakfast packed with vitamins and nutrients and made with almond milk.
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Servings 1
Calories 375kcal
Author Erin Henry


  • 2 scoops protein powder
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk plain or vanilla or 1/2 cup full fat coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon honey optional
  • 1 cup kale ribs and thick stems removed
  • 1/2 cup frozen pineapple
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seed or chia seeds


  • Place all ingredients in the blender. Process until smooth. Add a tiny bit of water if needed to create desired consistency. Serve immediately.


I find this recipe sweet enough with the pineapple and banana, but add the honey if you prefer your smoothie a little sweeter. 

If you want to use fresh strawberries and pineapple, add some ice for desired consistency.  

Nutritional information is approximate and was calculated using a recipe nutrition label generator. I find my protein powder provides more protein than this calculator indicates. 

★ Did you make this recipe? Don’t forget to give it a star rating below!


Calories: 375kcal | Carbohydrates: 80g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 6g | Sodium: 201mg | Potassium: 1228mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 50g | Vitamin A: 135.4% | Vitamin C: 311.6% | Calcium: 31.4% | Iron: 15.7%



Delicious Strawberry Kale Smoothie in a mason jar with garnished with fresh strawberry and blueberries

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