A delicious good-for-you kale apple smoothie recipe, that can aid weight loss and it will also assist the detoxification process of your body.

This smoothie is dairy-free and vegan friendly too!

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weight loss Kale Apple Smoothie

Easy Kale Apple Smoothie (Weight-Loss)

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Boost your weight-loss journey with a Kale Apple Smoothie, a refreshing blend of nutrient-rich kale and sweet apples to help you feel full and energized

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x


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  • 1 handful of kale (washed)
  • 1 apple (cored and diced)
  • 1/4 tsp minced ginger root
  • 1 cup of frozen bananas
  • 1 cup coconut water


  1. To a blender, add the kale and apple first, followed by the rest of the ingredients.
  2. Blend for 2-3 minutes, or until completely smooth.
  3. Pour into a cup and enjoy!


*For smoothie benefits, recipe notes, and more, scroll down!

  • Author: Ella Waterworth
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


  • Serving Size: 1 smoothie
  • Calories: 267
  • Sugar: 39.2g
  • Fat: 0.5g
  • Carbohydrates: 61.2g
  • Fiber: 6.6g
  • Protein: 4g

The Benefits Of This Apple And Kale Smoothie

Kale Apple Smoothie served in a tall glass cup

This weight loss kale smoothie with apple is not only delicious, but it’s also loaded with nutrients.

It’s light, and easy to drink, making it ideal when you are not feeling like eating a big meal.

Here’s an overview of the main benefits of this smoothie:

  • Rich in Nutrients: Provides a wide range of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants essential for overall health, including Vitamin A (from kale), Vitamin C (from kale and apple), potassium (from banana and coconut water), and magnesium.
  • Supports Weight Loss:
    • Low in calories yet filling, thanks to the fiber content from the apple and kale, which can help control appetite and reduce overall calorie intake. (Source)
    • The ginger included in the smoothie may help boost metabolism and fat burning, contributing to weight loss efforts. (Source)
  • Detoxification Benefits:
    • Antioxidants present in kale, apple, and ginger help neutralize harmful free radicals, aiding in the detoxification process.
    • Kale is known for its detoxifying properties, thanks to its high content of fiber and sulfur, both of which help in keeping the liver healthy and promote detoxification.
  • Improves Digestion: High fiber content, especially from kale and apple, promotes healthy digestion and regular bowel movements. (Source)
  • Boosts Immunity: The high vitamin C content from the apple, kale, and banana supports the immune system, helping the body fight off infections. (Source)
  • Hydration: Coconut water is a natural hydrator, rich in electrolytes, which helps in maintaining proper hydration levels, especially important after workouts or on hot days.
  • Anti-Inflammatory Properties: Ginger has natural anti-inflammatory properties, which can help reduce inflammation in the body, potentially lowering the risk of chronic diseases. (Source)
  • Energy Boosting: The natural sugars in fruits like bananas and apples provide a quick energy boost.

If you enjoy this smoothie, you should definitely also try my weight loss kale pineapple smoothie and my blueberry and kale smoothie recipe!

Smoothie Variations & Recipe Notes

Kale Apple Smoothie being poured into a thick tall glass cup

You can customize this smoothie to suit your taste and preferences, or simply when you fancy something different.

Here are some ideas:

  • The Smoothie Base: Instead of coconut water, use regular water or dairy-free milk.
  • The Greens: Use spinach instead of kale, or watercress.
  • The Ginger: If you don’t have fresh ginger root, use 1/4 tsp of dried powdered ginger.
  • No Banana: Instead of bananas, use mango or pineapple.
  • Protein Boost: Add 1/2 cup of yogurt if you are not avoiding dairy or a scoop of vegan protein powder.

Recipe Equipment:

Blender Type Suitability
Nutribullet 600
Vitamix Blender Propel 510
BlendJet 4000mAh x
Ninja Blender BL610
Oster 6640 Blender x
Hamilton Beach 58148A Blender
AMZChef Blender 1800 W
Wamife Blender

I recommend that you avoid lower speed blenders such as the BlendJet 4000mAh and the Oster 6640 Blender.

They simply cannot break down the crunchy apple and frozen banana well enough.

Ella Waterworth
Ella Waterworth

Founder & Recipe Developer at Smoothies N Cookies

Ella Waterworth is the founder of Smoothies N Cookies and she is a professional smoothie recipe creator. She gained extensive knowledge of creating smoothies by working for Smoothie King for several years.

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