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The Green Berry-Cacao Smoothie Recipe of Your Dreams

Take one look at this smoothie and you'd probably think it was a milkshake, but this healthy drink only looks like dessert. There's tons of healthy green stuff packed in there (1 cup of kale to be exact), but we bet you'd never know it (or even taste it). Drop in tart, antioxidant-rich raspberries, classic ruby-red strawberries for natural sweetness, and some memory-boosting blueberries and you have yourself one seriously superfood heavy smoothie. Consider your recommended servings of fruit checked off for the day (and you're already on your way to your veggie goal, too!). Blend all this goodness together with almond milk and cacao nibs and you've got one stellar smoothie.

Looking for more green smoothie recipes and ideas? Try our Moringa Aloe Superpower SmoothieProtein-Packed Green Smoothie, and Banana, Date Smoothie Made with Kefir Milk.

Berry Cacao Green Smoothie Recipe


  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 cup raspberries
  • 1/2 cup strawberries, sliced
  • 1 cup kale, packed
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 TBS cacao nibs


1. Add almond milk to the blender first, then kale followed by the rest of the ingredients.

2. Blend until smooth and enjoy!

Make this recipe and practically any smoothie recipe even easier to make by turning it into a freezer smoothie. Just pack the fruit and kale in an airtight freezer bag, and bring it out when you're ready to blend. Add liquid ingredients first, then solid for and easy mix. Get started on with these recipes for Freezer Smoothies That Make Mornings Easier.


Alyssa Sparacino

Alyssa is the deputy digital editor for SHAPE & FITNESS and an ACE certified personal trainer. She is a cycling and barre enthusiast, and lover of both planks and pasta. Before joining the #ShapeSquad she was the digital editor for HGTV Magazine and assistant editor of  More →

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