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 of 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.

Kale Cucumber Smoothie being poured into a thin glass cup from a blender jug

How To Make a Kale Cucumber Smoothie

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!

Kale Cucumber Smoothie served in a tall thin glass cup

Recipe Customizations

When I did the developed of this cucumber spinach and kale smoothie, I used different ingredients, so I could 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 with 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.
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Kale Cucumber Smoothie

Kale Cucumber Smoothie

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Indulge in this superfood kale and cucumber smoothie. It contains 6 different fruits and vegetables, and it is extremely nutritious.

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

Ingredients

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

Instructions

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

Notes

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

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

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 smoothie
  • Calories: 256
  • Sugar: 25.3g
  • Fat: 5g
  • Carbohydrates: 52.8g
  • Fiber: 9.6g
  • Protein: 7.5g
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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