Cherry Kale Smoothie

This cherry kale smoothie is one of my favorite ways to start off the week (especially if I’ve been blowing off working out and enjoying a beer or two or ten all weekend). It’s delicious, but not so overwhelming fruity that you forget it’s healthy. Every time I make it I feel like I’m restarting myself for the week.

Here’s what you’ll need for this cherry kale smoothie:

  • 1 heaping cup pitted cherries
  • 1 banana (put it in your freezer over night to bring down the temperature of your smoothie)
  • 2 handfuls kale
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • 1 tbsp. flax seed

This green smoothie is filling and makes for the perfect breakfast. Even better, it takes advantage of cherries, which will only be in-season for a little while longer. It’s depressing how quickly summer is coming to an end, but I’m not going to lie, I’m pretty dang excited for fall foods. COME TO ME, HONEYCRISP APPLES!


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  1. Cherries won’t be in season much longer . . . great recipe to try out right away!

  2. Oh this is interesting. I never knew what to use Kale in. Any other recipes? You don’t happen to have a good burger recipe floating around somewhere?

  3. honeycrisps ARE good, but i gotta say that pink lady is where it’s at

  4. Used frozen cherries; best smoothie to date. Thanks. Paul

  5. Yummy this is a great recipe, tatstes delicious. Thanks for sharing.


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