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Overhead view of a kale apple smoothie with a peanut butter swirl and a straw

Kale Apple Smoothie

This kale apple smoothie is packed with nutrition and absolutely delicious! The perfect 5-minute snack or healthy breakfast for busy mornings.
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 445kcal
Author Ann Otis


  • 1 Granny Smith apple unpeeled, coarsely chopped or sliced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon natural peanut butter* almond or cashew butter may be used instead
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup or honey or agave syrup
  • 1/2 cup milk animal or plant-based
  • 2 cups kale ribs and stems removed, and leaves chopped


  • Add all ingredients to a high-powered blender in the order given above.
  • Increasing gradually from low to high speed, blend for about 1 minute or until perfectly smooth and no green bits remain.
  • Add an optional swirl of nut butter if desired.



*I like to use natural peanut butter in this smoothie and add an extra little swirl at the end.
If you’d like the smoothie to be colder, you have several options:
1 - You can throw in a handful of ice. 2) You can simply chill the smoothie for a few minutes after blending. 3) You can freeze the chopped kale on a lined baking sheet for a few minutes right before adding to the blender (my preferred method).


Calories: 445kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 146mg | Potassium: 1319mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 42g | Vitamin A: 13687IU | Vitamin C: 175mg | Calcium: 489mg | Iron: 3mg