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Super Green Smoothie


Packed with vitamins and chock full of goodness, this delicious smoothie is made with kale, cucumber, apple and dates. But really, you can flavor it with whatever goodies you like.
  • Serves: 2 to 3
  • Active Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Views: 27,514
  • Success Rating: 74% (?)
    0% - I fed it to the dog


Step 1: Making the Smoothie

Making the Smoothie
  • 4 or 5 kale leaves
  • 1/3 cucumber (approx. 1 cup)
  • 1 to 2 apples (1 cup)
  • 2 dates (or other sweetener)
  • 1 1/2 cups ice cubes
  • 3 cups liquid (water, coconut water or non-dairy milk of choice)


Kale is the main power in this smoothie. Any of the other ingredients can be substituted with celery, spinach, pears, bananas and kiwi, for example. In fact, you can even add an avocado, if you like, or fresh ginger and nuts (cashew nuts work particularly well).

First, prepare your blender. Assemble your ingredients and wash the vegetables.

To make the smoothie, place everything into the high-speed blender and blend for a couple of minutes or until smooth and creamy. Taste and adjust your flavors and re-blend if desired. Serve immediately.

If desired, a scoop or two of protein powder can be added for extra bulk.

Chef's Notes

We know that you might be thinking, “Kale smoothie…what the heck?!” But trust us, it’s so deliciously sweet you may find yourself craving it on a daily basis.


  • Betti I
    Betti I
    Loved this smoothie for breakfast. Really good!
  • Violet S
    Violet S
    what are the other kinds of sweetener besides dates? I've never shopped for them before so wouldn't know how to select
  • Kirk B
    Kirk B
    Hi Violet and thanks for your question. So raisins, apricots (perhaps mixed with cashews), or figs are ingredients that you might consider. I hope this helps Violet and thanks so much for learning with Rouxbe! Chef Kirk
  • Heather R
    Heather R
    I really liked this smoothie combination...very light and refeshing. So far, I'm loving everything about ROUXBE!
  • Aziza H
    Aziza H
    Is it okay to use frozen fruit as a sweetener instead of dates?
  • Lauren L
    Lauren L
    Hi Aziza. Yes! You can use any frozen fruit that you would like to sweeten this up. Good thinking! Lauren
  • Vera S
    Vera S
    Hi, very difficult for me to find kale where I live. What can I use?
  • Lauren L
    Lauren L
    HI Vera. No problem. You can use any green leafy vegetable including chard, spinach or even romaine lettuce. Lauren
  • Lucile B
    Lucile B
    Went to the grocery this morning..... but didn't buy kale, because didn't know that I will need it .... it will be for tomorrow, because we limit to go outside cause of the covid-19 so will try the white bean hummus recipes instead today
  • Lauren L
    Lauren L
    Hi Lucile! I get it. This is a good time to practice using what you have on hand. Stay well, Lauren
  • Steven B
    Steven B
    Is unsweetened almond milk ok?
  • Liza B
    Liza B
    I tried this smoothie today - but I replaced apple (as I didn't have apples) with pineapple chunks (frozen). I also added apricots and prunes to the mix - although I could have not added the prunes as the taste was a bit off. I also used a bit of coriander at the end and ceremonial grade cacoa (a dash of it) as its high in anti-oxidants and magnesium. It was tasty!
  • Lauren L
    Lauren L
    Awesome work, Liza! Your substitutions sound exciting! Glad you enjoyed this. Lauren
  • Lauren L
    Lauren L
    Hi Steven. Yep! Enjoy. Lauren
  • Marilyn R
    Marilyn R
    i will try it tmw!
  • Rick P
    Rick P
    I've saved recipes, but they don't show up anywhere in my email box. Does the save (to your email) really work?
  • Eric W Rouxbe Staff
    Eric W
    Rick, we've discovered that this button was not set up properly--it will not save the recipe. Instead, it is a 'print' button.
  • Mindy Z
    Mindy Z
    I made this smoothie with unsweetened soy milk. Not great, I think the milk overpowered the very light taste of cucumber and apple. I did like the refreshing taste of the cucumber.
  • Tanay  S
    Tanay S
    what other leafy vegetables can i use instead of kale and spinach?
  • Char N Rouxbe Staff
    Char N
    Hi Tanay! Greens for the win! Here are a few suggestions: collards, rapini, arugula, whichever greens you like. Cheers, Char

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