kale & goji smoothieThe power of the green smoothie. After a few instagram postings of my super green smoothies, I now have my Mum making them and dishing them out to anyone that wants them (yep, my 86 year old grandmother!). Proud much.Drink your greens!

I’ve promised myself to keep up my green smoothie habit so the Vitamix is getting a bit of a beating these days. Plus, I’m getting pretty experimental with my concoctions, some of them not as nice as others. I really like this kale, apple, raspberry + goji smoothie so thought it best to share it as inspiration to get creative and make your own.

I pretty much use kale as the main green in my ‘green’ smoothie and for good reason. At the end of the day, it really is all about the kale. I still can’t get over this: 1 cup has 1327% of our daily vitamin K needs. Woah. But in case you were interested in some more in depth reasoning of why you need kale in your life, just check these ten reasons out.  But, but but, kale per calorie has more calcium than milk. Hallelujah. See, kale really is everybody’s friend. Not milk, milk is never your friend. Raspberry, kale, apple + goji smoothie

I’ve never been a massive fan of goji berries, I like ’em just don’t love ’em but I must admit they do have some redeeming features. Chewy, tangy and sweet, they give this smoothie a nice flavour and texture as well as a ramp up on the nutritional front. Like many berries, goji’s have very powerful antioxidant properties and excellent levels of vitamin A, so a great choice to throw into your morning smoothie and pretty tasty on their own as a chewy snack.Blend those greens!Blend it up!

Apple is probably my favourite fruit to throw into a green smoothie as not only does it increase the nutrient density, it makes it richer in fibre and gives a huge whack of juicy sweetness. Yum. I like this smoothie for the light snack that it is but if you wanted to make it more substantial a nut butter, hemp, flax or chia seeds would be great additions. Have your smoothie your way, of course.

What’s your favourite smoothie addition?Drink your greens!

Kale, apple, raspberry + goji berry smoothie

(serves 2)

2 handfuls fresh kale
1 apple, chopped
1 cup raspberries
1/3 cup goji berries
1 cup almond milk
1 frozen banana
6 ice cubes

Add all the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.

12 Comments on Kale, Apple, Raspberry + Goji Green Smoothie

  1. Ally @ Om Nom Ally
    November 10, 2013 at 4:21 am (3 years ago)

    I’m a bit proud of your grandmother and her love of smoothie, go Nan! This smoothie looks amazing and I understand your views on goji berries – I think it takes the right combo of ingredients to make them shine 🙂

    Reply
    • admin
      November 10, 2013 at 5:15 pm (3 years ago)

      Oh thanks, I must admit she did turn it down at first sight but was pleasantly surprised by the delicious taste!! Bless. Yep, still trying to make goji berries grow on me!! 😉

      Reply
  2. Nicole m.
    December 17, 2013 at 1:46 am (3 years ago)

    I just made this and it’s also my first ever trying a “green smoothie” and it was so delicious!! Thanks for a wonderful recipe I can’t wait to make it again. Ps I added chia seeds and it still was amazing!

    Reply
    • admin
      December 17, 2013 at 1:49 pm (3 years ago)

      Hi Nicole, so glad you enjoyed it 🙂 Good idea with the chia seeds!

      Reply
  3. Vicky
    August 23, 2014 at 4:07 pm (2 years ago)

    Absolutely love love love this recipe and just shared it on my blog in a post called Friday Foodie Faves where I share my favorite foodie finds from around the web.

    Reply
    • Russell
      August 23, 2014 at 5:03 pm (2 years ago)

      Hey Vicky, thanks very much for the comment and the blog share as well as twitter! Glad you like the recipe, it’s a real pick-me-up smoothie and solo delicious! x

      Reply
  4. Melissa
    February 15, 2015 at 4:17 pm (2 years ago)

    Can anyone tell me what color apple to use though???
    I’m trying to me this recipe now and know each one leaves an entirely dfrnt flavor.
    Thanks!!

    Reply
  5. Vicki
    August 2, 2015 at 3:26 pm (1 year ago)

    What is sugar content? I have diabetes II and always on the lookout for friendly recipes.

    Reply
    • Russell
      August 3, 2015 at 11:36 am (1 year ago)

      Hi Vicki, thanks for visiting the site. We don’t calculate any nutrition stats on the site but this only includes whole natural fruits and vegetables so contains zero processed sugar but rather naturally occurring sugars from fruits. Hope this helps. Charlotte 🙂

      Reply

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  1. […] 3. Kale, Apple, Raspberry, and Goji Green Smoothie Sip your way to healthy skin with this superfood-packed smoothie. Leafy green kale contains high levels of vitamin K, an essential vitamin known to suppress inflammation (which can result in acne or wrinkles). Chewy, tangy, and sweet goji berries are a rich source of antioxidants, known to ward off the signs of photoaging (aging of the skin often caused by sun damage), including liver spots, freckles, and spider veins. […]

  2. […] 3. Kale, Apple, Raspberry, and Goji Green Smoothie Sip your way to healthy skin with this superfood-packed smoothie. Leafy green kale contains high levels of vitamin K, an essential vitamin known to suppress inflammation (which can result in acne or wrinkles). Chewy, tangy, and sweet goji berries are a rich source of antioxidants, known to ward off the signs of photoaging (aging of the skin often caused by sun damage), including liver spots, freckles, and spider veins. Apples are also a healthy-skin super-fruit; Fuji and Red Delicious rank highest for antioxidants. […]

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