5 Yummy Kale Smoothies for Weight Loss
Drinking green smoothies are not just a healthy way to inject powerful nutrients into your diet, but they are a fantastic way to help you lose weight.
Kale smoothies are especially awesome for weight loss.
This is largely due to the exceptional amount of nutrients packed in kale.
Not only is kale a superfood, but it's even considered one of THE MOST nutritious greens you can eat.
How to Prepare Kale for Smoothies
Each time you make a smoothie with kale, you are going to clean and prep it the same way.
- Thoroughly wash the leaves in a bowl or sink full of cold water with a splash of white vinegar.
- Rinse with clear, cold water.
- Cut off the thick stems and remove the ribs from the kale leaves.
- Allow for 1 to 2 cups of kale leaves per smoothie
Generally, it's better to use organic and fresh greens when you are making smoothies - simply for the best nutritional value.
Using some frozen ingredients, like bananas and berries, will give you a thicker (and colder) smoothie.
No matter if they are fresh or frozen, do cut all ingredients into chunks before placing them in the blender.
You should also drink kale smoothies immediatley to get the most nutrition from it.
But those are not hard and fast RULES!
They are simply suggestions if you are interested in putting the very best into your body.
You can use skim milk, unsweetened almond or plain water for most recipes.
Most other nut milks are fine, but do avoid using soya milk, rice milk and any high fat dairy milk when weight loss is your objective.
Lastly, use a high-powered blender to blend up the best quality and silky smooth smoothies without any unprocessed bits.
Vitamix, Blendtec and Cleanblend are the top 3 blenders to deliver the creamiest, smoothest smoothies.
Kale Smoothie Recipes for Weight Loss
Kale Detox Kickstart Smoothie
This is an amazing tasting green smoothie that will help you to detox.
It’s made with Kale, Banana, Pineapple & Ginger that is simple to make and delicious!
Kale Chia Seed Smoothie
Using chia seeds will add healthy omega-3 fatty acids and they are a rich source of antioxidants. The added bonus is that chia seeds expand, thicken and can help to keep you full.
Kale Belly Flattening Smoothie
The bromelain in pineapple aids with protein digestion, reduces gut inflammation, and therefore is beneficial to treating digestive diseases.
Eating pineapple on a regular basis will protect you from constipation as well as diarrhea.
It helps with irritable bowel syndrome, atherosclerosis, blood clotting, and even high blood pressure.
Pineapple is rich in fiber so it helps the passage of food through your digestive tract.
This amazing fruit even stimulates the release of digestive juices to help food dissolve better. The fiber helps to bulk up the loose stool, which helps in treating diarrhea and IBS.
Put all the ingredients into the blender jug. Start your blender low and then turn it up to high speed. Or use the 'Smoothie' program setting.
Blend until smooth.
Tropical Kale Strawberry Smoothie
When you are craving a yummy treat and a change from the same old smoothie, try this!
Add strawberries, milk, honey and 1/2 cup ice into the blender. Process until super-smooth and pour into cups.
In a clean blender jug, place the kale, pineapple, banana, apple juice and 1/2 cup ice. Process until smooth.
Top the strawberry mixture the kale mixture.
Best Ever Kale Smoothie
One I judge a good green smoothie is by how easy it is to drink. The harder it is to drink, the worse the recipe (or your blender just stinks).
When your blender can finely process hard green leaves like kale, the smoother it will be and nicer to drink.
With the right blender, this green smoothie is so easy to drink, it’s almost like dessert.
If you are a green smoothie skeptic, try this combo first to see if you are not totally won over.
Place all ingredients into the blender container. Start your machine on low and then turn it up to high speed. Or use the 'Smoothie' setting if your blender has it.
Blend until smooth.