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Kale Cucumber Smoothie

You have to make this kale and cucumber smoothie, it’s a delicious blend of lots of superfoods!

Here is a little secret about me, I don’t actually like to eat kale. But I love adding it to smoothies!

When you add it to your smoothies, you can barely taste it, but you know you will get its benefits. So, if you are like me, make this kale cucumber recipe smoothie with me!

Kale Cucumber Smoothie

Kale And Cucumber Smoothie Benefits

This kale cucumber pineapple smoothie has many benefits!

The smoothie is loaded with 6 different fruits and veggies, making a great and easy way to get your daily and fruits veggies in your diet.

Here is a list of the benefits from drinking a cucumber and kale smoothie:

Rich in Vitamins and Minerals:

  • High in Vitamin C from the kale, pineapple, and banana, which aids in immune function and skin health.
  • Contains Calcium from the kale, spinach, and chia seeds, which is essential for bone health.
  • Contains Potassium from the banana and coconut water, which can support heart health and muscle function.

Antioxidant Boost:

  • Kale, spinach, and pineapple are packed with antioxidants that can combat oxidative stress in the body.

Digestive Health:

  • The smoothie contains fiber from the kale, spinach, banana, and chia seeds used, which supports a healthy digestive system and can aid in regular bowel movements.

Boosts Hydration:

  • Coconut water is hydrating and provides essential electrolytes.

Heart Health:

  • Chia seeds are a source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are beneficial for heart health.

Iron and Energy Boost:

  • Both kale and spinach are fantastic sources of iron, which is vital for oxygen transportation in the blood and can boost energy levels.

Weight Management:

  • The combination of fiber and protein can induce feelings of fullness, which might be beneficial for those aiming to manage their weight. 

Anti-inflammatory Properties:

  • Many of the ingredients used in the green smoothie have compounds that have anti-inflammatory effects, potentially reducing inflammation in the body.

Promotes Skin Health:

  • The vitamins and minerals, especially vitamin C, in the smoothie can promote healthy skin and potentially improve its appearance.

How To Make a Kale Cucumber Smoothie

A green smoothie served in a glass cup surrounded by sliced cucumber, kale and spinach.

The thing I love the most about this kale cucumber banana smoothie, is the fact that even though it contains an abundance of veggies and fruit, it tastes so good!
It’s also very easy to make. 

These are the ingredients you will need to make this spinach kale cucumber smoothie:

  • 1 cup kale
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1/2 cup sliced cucumber
  • 1/2 cup frozen pineapple
  • 1/2 cup frozen banana slices
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 2/3 cup coconut water

To make this weight loss kale smoothie with cucumber, add your leafy greens to a blender first, along with the frozen fruit.

Follow up with the rest of the ingredients at the top of the blender. Blend for 4-5 minutes until smooth.
Serve and enjoy!

Green smoothie made with kale and cucumber, served in a tall glass cup

Recipe Customizations

When I did the development of this cucumber spinach and kale smoothie, I used different ingredients, so I can find out what worked best.

The recipe I presented today contains the perfect blend of ingredients according to my tastes.

Obviously, we all different, which is why below you  will find options to swap ingredients for others and achieve a smoothie that suits you.

  • Swap the pineapple for mango or berries.
  • Instead of chia seeds, use almond butter or oats.
  • The coconut water can be replaced for regular water or dairy-free milk.
  • If you don’t like bananas, you can use avocado. This will also make this smoothie lower in sugar.
  • For a high protein smoothie, add a scoop of unsweetened and unflavored protein powder.

Kale Smoothie Frequently Asked Questions:

What Is The Best Time to Drink Kale Smoothie?

Kale smoothies are best consumed in the morning. Kale is very nutritious, and proving your body with essential minerals and vitamins after a long fast during the night is ideal for your body.

How Do You Blend Kale In a Blender?

The best way to blend kale is to add the kale right at the bottom of your blender, then add the rest of the ingredients you are using at the very top. Blend for 4-5 minutes so the blades can really break down the kale.

How to Prep Kale For Smoothie?

Wash the kale thoroughly, then remove the leaves from the hard stems. Chop the kale if needed, this is particularly useful if you don't have a powerful blender. And that's it!

Kale Cucumber Smoothie

Kale Cucumber Smoothie

Indulge in this superfood kale and cucumber smoothie. It contains 6 different fruits and vegetables, and it is extremely nutritious.
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Drink, Smoothie
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 256 kcal



  • 1 cup kale
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1/2 cup/75g sliced cucumber
  • 1/2 cup/75g frozen pineapple chunks
  • 1/2 cup/75g frozen banana slices
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 2/3 cup/150ml coconut water


  • Prepare and measure the ingredients as listed.
  • Add all the ingredients to a high-speed blender starting with the leafy greens, frozen banana slices, pineapple chunks, and coconut water.
  • Blend until smooth. For about 3-5 minutes.
  • Serve and enjoy!



Best consumed straight away. However, you can take it with you on the go too and drink it.


Serving: 1servingCalcium: 197mgVitamin C: 134mgSugar: 25.3gFiber: 9.6gPotassium: 720mgCalories: 256kcalFat: 5gProtein: 7.5gCarbohydrates: 52.8gIron: 3.7mg
Keyword green smoothie, kale cucumber smoothie, kale pineapple smoothie, kale smoothie, kale smoothie recipes
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