Kale Smoothie with Pitaya that will Blow Your Mind!

Okay, okay, so maybe you think I am exaggerating; but let me tell you, I. AM.NOT exaggerating when I tell you this smoothie is so good it WILL blow your taste buds away!

Although I had always wanted to be, I never really was a smoothie person. The perfectionist side of me would say that I want to make it everyday, yet on the other hand, it would be too tedious for everyday. Once I finally brought myself to make it, I started experimenting. This smoothie was born very (very) randomly, but once I had one sip, I was in love! I tried other ones, but kept craving this particular combination, and have to share it with everyone!

Since then, I have made this smoothie a few times a week, and during busy weeks, at least once a week! One little trick that takes this smoothie to the next level is that I use homemade almond milk. I use the almond milk recipe from my book Ripsy’s Recipes which is a staple recipe used often in my kitchen! You can use any almond milk of choice, store bought, or homemade. I say try it with your favorite plant milk, and then try it again with homemade almond milk.

I also want to say that I love bananas, but have never really been a fan of bananas in smoothies, until now. You can barely taste the bananas with this recipe, because the flavors are all so well balanced. You also can’t taste the kale in this recipe. I love kale so much, personally I wouldn’t mind tasting kale in my smoothies. Lastly, this recipe works well with any blender, but if you have been looking to invest in a good blender and aren’t sure if it’s worth the price tag, I will say this and only this, there’s blenders, and then there’s Vitamix. If you’re going to splurge on a blender, do yourself a favor and get this one. Without further adieu, I present to you my ultimate kale and pitaya smoothie recipe, filled with vitamin C, healthy antioxidants, that really will blow your mind!

Ahh this VItamix gives me life!

Prep time: 5 minutes
Serves: 24 oz (3 cups)Total time: 6 minutes
Don’t let the color fool you, it tastes like a dream!

1 cup frozen pitaya (dragon fruit)
1 cup kale pressed firmly (fresh or frozen)
1 large banana (or 2 small bananas)
1 1/2 cups almond milk (homemade recommended)
1 packet of frozen acai (about 3.5 oz) (I get mine from Trader Joe’s)


1. Place all of your ingredients into a high powered blender. (I use this Vitamix)
2. Blend for 1 minute, or until everything is blended well.
3. Pour into mason jars and serve immediately. (I love using these mason jar cups)

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Published by cookingwithrips

Hello and welcome to my site! My name is Rips and I am thrilled to share my passion with you! I am just a girl who loves to bake and cook. It’s one of my favorite things to do and is rewarding in so many ways! It teaches me to be present and helps me relieve stress. I grew up watching both my parents cook the most delicious food you could possibly imagine! Cooking healthy food for each other was something we did for the ones we cared about. Shortly after, I picked up on that habit. I come from a Mediterranean background and I bring that to a lot of my recipes with lots of modern adaptations. I have been baking and cooking for over 15 years and truly find the most joy in it! I also recently wrote and self published my first recipe book called Ripsy's Recipe's on Amazon (I will link below). Ripsy's Recipes has some amazing healthy recipes with gluten free and vegan options that everyone can enjoy. I really wanted to create an easy to follow, non intimidating healthy recipe book for you to love. It truly is my go-to for quick, healthy, easy, delicious meals! The best part of making food is I get to eat it and feed my loved ones. I am very mindful of the ingredients I use in my recipes; at the same time; I still like to indulge in dessert! My dessert recipes are lower in sugar than in any recipe or store bought dessert you will ever find (and they taste amazing). As a result, my family and I get to enjoy it without the guilt. My greatest joy comes from sharing what I make with the people I care about most, and now, you will have access to that too. I hope you try my recipes and love them as much as my family and I do! Namaste Friends!

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