Bucha Buddha’s Fruity Kale Kombucha Smoothie Recipe

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This fruity kale kombucha smoothie is a great way to introduce your family to green smoothies and kombucha. The fruits mask the flavor of the healthiest ingredients while adding even more health benefits. 

For those who aren’t fans of the flavor of kombucha yet, you’ll only taste a hint of kombucha in this smoothie. This kombucha smoothie is rich and sweet. Make sure to add the coconut oil—it creates a thicker texture and adds healthy fat to keep you satiated.


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Fruity Kale Kombucha Smoothie

  • Total Time:
    7 minutes

  • Yield:
    1 Serving 1x


Use this versatile recipe as the base for creative variations. These measurements provide all the health benefits and palatable flavor that children and adults will enjoy.



  • 1/2 cup kombucha, any variety
  • 1 cup kale
  • 1 frozen banana (fresh is fine too)
  • 1/2 cup frozen fruit (any kind)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 pinch of cinnamon


  1. Wash the kale and remove the leaves from the stems.
  2. Place the kale and frozen fruit in a high-speed blender. Pulse a few times until they start to break down.
  3. Add the banana, coconut oil, cinnamon, and kombucha.
  4. Blend on high until the mixture is smooth.
  5. Pour into a glass and serve.
  6. Garnish with more cinnamon, a piece or two of fresh fruit, or a drizzle of maple syrup. (optional)


Any unflavored, raw kombucha works—green, white, or black tea.

Vary the type of fruit: blueberries, strawberries, mango, peaches, or raspberries. Use 1/2 cup of one fruit or a combination of several.

Add your favorite superfoods: 1 tablespoon spirulina or hemp, 1 teaspoon minced ginger, 1 tablespoon ground flax seeds, or 1 tablespoon of soaked chia seeds.

Add a scoop of your favorite protein powder and turn this smoothie into a mini meal.

If you have too many SCOBYs, throw part of one in the blender during step 3. Your blender will grind it up so you won’t taste it, but you’ll get an extra boost of healthy probiotics and enzymes.

  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes

What Does a Fruity Kale Kombucha Smoothie Recipe Taste Like?

A fruity kale kombucha smoothie tastes sweet and rich. You’ll notice a slightly bitter, earthy taste from the kale and the kombucha. The banana and frozen fruit bring enough sweetness to overpower the bitterness. Coconut oil adds a smooth, slightly coconutty, rich texture. Overall, your kombucha smoothie will taste sweet but somewhat tangy.

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What Are the Health Benefits of a Fruity Kale Kombucha Smoothie Recipe?

Kombucha is full of probiotics, antioxidants, and vitamins B and C. Vitamin C helps support your immune system, while vitamin B helps support a healthy brain. Probiotics help your gut, while antioxidants help build healthy cells. Fermented foods like kombucha help increase good gut bacteria, helping improve overall wellness.

Kale is packed with nutrients and vitamins that help your body function at its best. It comes in both green and purple varieties. Kale leaves have more vitamin C than an orange and most other greens.

Kale also:

  • Contains vitamin E, which helps support healthy skin.
  • Has potassium, which helps support heart health.
  • Has plenty of fiber, which helps healthy digestion.
  • Is a good source of calcium.
  • Is a good source of vitamin K, which works with vitamin D to support healthy bones.


  • Are high in fiber, which can help regulate blood sugar levels.
  • Are full of antioxidants, which support heart health.
  • Can help support weight loss—they are low-calorie and filling.
  • Provide essential nutrients like potassium, magnesium, and vitamin C.

Other benefits depend on which frozen fruit you choose in your kombucha kale smoothie:

  • Berries are full of antioxidants and can help regulate blood sugar.
  • Cherries may help lower cholesterol and have vitamins A, C, and K.
  • Mangos are a good source of folate and fiber.
  • Strawberries are high in vitamin C and magnesium.

3 Kale Substitutes For a Kombucha Smoothie

If you don’t have kale on hand, try these substitutions. Wash the greens thoroughly and remove the leaves from large stems before blending.

  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 cup Swiss chard
  • 1 cup mixed leafy greens (turnip greens, collards, beet greens, etc.)

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Various leafy greens

How Much Caffeine Is In a Fruity Kale Kombucha Smoothie Recipe?

A fruity kale kombucha smoothie has around 7 mg of caffeine. Your smoothie’s exact amount of caffeine depends on which type of kombucha you use. Black tea has about 7 mg per half cup. White and green tea kombucha have closer to 3 mg per half cup.

How Many Calories Are In a Fruity Kale Kombucha Smoothie Recipe?

A fruity kale kombucha smoothie has between 300 and 350 calories. The exact calorie count depends on the type of fruit you use. The kombucha, kale, banana, and coconut oil have a combined 270 calories. A half cup of strawberries brings the total calories to 302. A half cup of mango adds a few more calories, bringing the total to 324.

Should You Make This Recipe with Young, Sweet Kombucha or Older, Sour Kombucha?

Make this recipe with either young, sweet kombucha or older kombucha. Most of the taste of the kombucha will be overtaken by the fruit. So, if you have some older, sour kombucha, this is an excellent recipe!

Sarah Pearce

Sarah first tried kombucha in 2015 and she was hooked. Her favorite flavor is ginger, but cranberry comes in a close second. She made her own for many years and loved experimenting with fruit flavors.

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