Don’t knock it till you try it! This Tastes-Like-Ice-Cream Kale Smoothie is truly magical. Smooth, creamy and delicious – you’ll be making this smoothie all year long!

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I know what you’re thinking, “Kale that tastes like ice cream? Come on, is there any way that can be true?” I didn’t believe it myself until the oh-so-fabulous Aussie blogger, The Blender Girl (aka Tess Masters), came over to my house to make her insanely cool, creamy and delicious kale-based smoothie recipe which none of us could stop drinking. This smoothie is from her cookbook The Blender Girl, and is the most popular recipe in that book for good reason!

So, why worry about adding kale to your smoothies? Good question! And I’d love to be the one to answer that for you. Kale is one of the most nutrient dense foods on the planet! It’s loaded with tons of vitamins like Vitamins A, K and C, and it’s packed with antioxidants that are overall good for boosting your immunity. It’s no wonder why I use it in tons of recipes like this Kale Avocado SaladVanilla Kale Spirulina Smoothie, Tropical Protein Greens Smoothie or even in these Pizza Quesadillas!


Back to this kale smoothie! How is it so delicious? Ingredients like the bananas and dates add a touch of sweetness. The cashews make it super creamy, but the true star is one of the most simple ingredients of all time… ICE! Adding ice to this smoothie is what gives it that ice cream like quality that both kids and adults alike will go crazy for! 


I can’t say enough good things about this Tastes-Like-Ice-Cream Kale Smoothie or its creator, The Blender Girl aka Tess Masters. I hope you’ll give it a try and become as obsessed with it as me and my family have been for years!


Tastes-Like-Ice-Cream Kale Smoothie

This Tastes-Like-Ice-Cream Kale Smoothie is full of good for you ingredients and oh so delicious!
4.50 from 2 votes
Course: Drink
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 11 minutes


  • blender


  • 1/2 cup milk of choice
  • 1/2 teaspoon probiotic powder, optional
  • 1/2 cup raw, unsalted cashews, soaked
  • 1 cup torn-up curly green kale leaves
  • 2 ripe bananas, fresh or frozen
  • 1/4 cup chopped pitted dates, soaked OR 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon alcohol-free vanilla extract
  • 2 cups ice cubes (a little less if using frozen bananas)
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced ginger, optional


  • Put all of the ingredients into your blender in the order listed and puree for about a minute, until smooth and creamy. Tweak flavors to taste (you may like a bit more kale, sweetener, or ginger.)
  • Note: with a conventional blender, you’ll get the smoothest consistency if you use maple syrup or chop the dates finely.



Calories: 351kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Sodium: 92mg | Potassium: 796mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 1126IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 127mg | Iron: 3mg
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About the Author

Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.


  1. Smoothies are the best. One of the only ways to get veggies into my son. He’s such a picky eater.

  2. Can’t wait to make this
    I always use banana some sort of but butter, acai, protein powder and hemp milk

  3. I LOVE the Deliciously Holistic Raw Carrot Pecan Milk Tess!! What a great alternative to a nut milk. I have been making my own nut milks for over a year now (won’t’ ever go back to buying them :p) and have tried a few different fun alternatives, but this is by far the most fun and yummy!! Thanks you for “EXPANDING” my cooking brain to this new and delicious recipe! Yay!! <3

  4. My kids loved this smoothie! I’m so glad you posted this receive. I was looking for something new as a treat for the kids. This is going on the fridge for the summer! Yum.

  5. I want this book! I love all smoothies in my blender, and I love to add all kinds of healthy green things that my kids dont suspect!

  6. Power smoothie – some spinach, banana, mango/strawberries and some greek yogurt and almond milk

  7. Our favorite blender recipe is milk or milk alternative, pear, apple, spinach and blueberry. My toddler loves it! Thanks 🙂

  8. I use my blender for soups more than anything. (Roasted tomato and red bell pepper is my favorite!) That’s why I need this book!

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