Citrus Kale Green Smoothie Recipe

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How to make the best kale green smoothie recipe with citrus fruits. Even if you are a green smoothie skeptic, you will be sure to love this easy beginner friendly recipe.  

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This kale green smoothie is the most delicious of green smoothie recipes. 

Filled with feel good ingredients that will leave you feeling revitalized and refreshed and bursting with energy! 

Let’s be honest, energy is the reason most of us are drinking green smoothies. 

I have found a significant change in my energy levels when I am getting more greens in! 

pouring the green smoothie into a glass

Green smoothie ingredients

kalekale is filled with nutrients but often gets a bad rap for being bitter. The key here is that we are using sweet and tropical fruits to balance out the flavors so that it is delicious! 

fresh ginger: I love adding fresh ginger to a smoothie for an added “zing” as well as all of the health benefits that it brings. 

oranges: the strong fresh taste of citrus-y oranges is just what this smoothie needs to offset the taste of the kale. Added bonus is the all the vitamin c! 

lemon: lemon is a great way to detox and tastes so refreshing in this kale smoothie!

frozen banana: frozen bananas are a staple in smoothie recipes. They add a lovely mellow sweetness and thick texture. 

frozen peaches – pair perfectly with the citrus fruits and add a bit of sweetness. 

cold water – did you know you can make a smoothie without milk? There is no need for milk in this recipe!

ice – optional but a great way to make this smoothie super thick, which is my favorite way to drink them. 

blender with kale, oranges, frozen peaches, and frozen bananas in it

Through trial and error I have discovered the perfect way to make a green smoothie that is both delicious and full of good for you ingredients. 

No one should have to drink something that doesn’t taste good!

This kale smoothie tastes like a tropical treat and is seriously so refreshing. 

blender full of green smoothie

This is the ultimate immune boosting drink to help fight colds.

Filled with ginger, loads of vitamin c, lemon, and kale goodness. 

green smoothie in the blender

To make this smoothie, you will need a high speed blender. 

I use a blendtec for this recipe. 

Kale especially needs a high powered blender to blend it up smoothly. 

a glass filled with smoothie

It basically tastes like a tropical smoothie.

And it’s guaranteed to make you feel like a million bucks!

green smoothie in a glass with a straw

Kiddo approved. 

toddler taking a drink of green smoothie from a glass

I could drink this smoothie every day and never get sick of it.

Perfect to get your family more greens, or use as a cold fighter.

We always feel so much better after a hit of fresh ginger and oranges and so many nutrients all packed up in one smoothie.

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Kale Green Smoothie Recipe

By: Joy Shull
Citrus kale green smoothie recipe made with tropical fruit. This healthy smoothie is so refreshing and tastes delicious!
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 2 cups kale
  • 1 inch piece of ginger, peeled
  • 3 oranges, peeled
  • 1 lemon, peeled
  • 1 small frozen banana
  • 1 cup frozen peaches
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 2 cups ice


  • Add the kale, ginger, oranges, lemon, frozen banana, peaches, and water to a high speed blender
  • Blend on high until smooth
  • Add the ice and blend again until thick
  • Serve immediately


Serves 1-2 very large glasses, or 4 regular sized


Calories: 110kcal, Carbohydrates: 27g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 0.1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g, Sodium: 33mg, Potassium: 492mg, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 17g, Vitamin A: 3718IU, Vitamin C: 102mg, Calcium: 140mg, Iron: 1mg
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  1. This recipe sounds amazing and I love how vibrant it is! I tend not to make a lot of ice so I was wondering if I could omit the ice if I froze the oranges and lemon, or would that make the flavor too intense?

    1. You could definitely omit the ice! It’s personal preference really and totally optional. I like a more icy texture in my smoothies, but they will still be cold and creamy without it!