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.

13 comments on “Kale, Apple, Raspberry + Goji Green Smoothie”

  1. 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 🙂

    • 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!! 😉

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

    • 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

  4. 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.

    • 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 🙂

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