Post-run protein-kale smoothie


Wow! I didn’t think when I started that I would keep this up. But we are now in week 5 or 6 on the kale train.

Now that I really like the taste and have fine-tuned some glitches (too little water, too much chia-seeds, too old kale, not blended long enough), I find it’s time to take this smoothie-thing to the next level (eek – that sounds like work speak, let’s strike that) play around with smoothies that help me recover from my long runs and walks and re-hydrate me well.

kale+proteinSo this week, I’ll share my new favorite post-run protein-kale re-hydration smoothie.


  • 1 cup kale
  • protein powder of your choice (I use Garden of Life’s RAW protein, it’s certified organic and plant-based)
  • 1 banana
  • 8 oz filtered water


That’s it! Super simple. And so far my most favorite post-run drink! Even better than chocolate-milk which I thought was awesome already!

By the way – if you wondered how I blend my smoothies: I use a KitchenAid 5-speed blender and throw everything in at once. I first chop, then puree and then liquefy the food. That’s it. I find that the smoothies are really smooth (pun intended), no chunks and are fun to drink.

And one more note:

I am not paid or compensated in any way to endorse any of these products. I am just sharing what works for me.





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  1. Do you find SPINICH blends better than kale… I often mix it up n just ‘eat’ any bits but my Bullet blender demolishes most things ?

  2. I have one draw in my freezer i use ONLY for frozen fruit or spinich / kale

    I use frozen fruit literally ANY fruit rhubarb blend with strawberry protein for a smoothie. .. blueberries are the most common… Banana in zip lock bags…. even watermelon ..

    I also freeze cabbage n Veggies specific for NUTRITION SOUPS

    I Guess really soups n smoothies are not so different in a way if you use veggies for cold smoothies