Skip to Content

Cold Buster Smoothie

This strawberry and orange smoothie is packed with kale to help kick any winter cold away.

know what you’re thinking.

Another green smoothie…boring. But, before you click away let me say this.

I’m not a huge green smoothie person either. Swear. And I loved this one.

I’m not going to sit here and tell you I drink them all the time because “you totally don’t taste the spinach or kale.” That’s a lie. Anyone that says such things should not be trusted.

Cold Buster Smoothie

Yes, there’s kale in this smoothie. But you better believe I blended the shiznit out of it so I wasn’t chewing on kale pieces with every sip. AND, the strawberries and orange in this really steal the flavor show. I promise.

Cold Busting Smoothie

I used a blood orange because I still had 3/4 of one sitting in my fridge, but this would be fine (just a little sweeter) with a regular orange.

Cold Buster Smoothie

Waking up yesterday morning, I really felt no better than the previous day. I hate when colds just linger. I always expect to be on the upswing by the third day but apparently this one wanted to hang around a little longer. Not cool.

This was my attempt to really kick it in ass and shove it out the door. I’ve been looking forward to this weekend since 9am on Monday morning so I refuse to let this cold keep me down. Not sure if any of this is actually working but I‘m not going down without a fight!

Kale seemed like the perfect nutrient dense smoothie ingredient and strawberries and oranges just give it a tartness and tang that at least taste like they’re doing something to help my body fight off these germs.

Cold Buster Smoothie

And if I’m wrong, at least I drank something pretty tasty (and healthy!) in the meantime.

Cold Buster Smoothie

Cold Buster Smoothie

Yield: 1 serving
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This strawberry and orange smoothie is packed with kale to help kick any winter cold away.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chopped strawberries
  • 1 orange
  • 2-3 large kale leaves, stem removed
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • handful of ice

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend well until smooth, at least 2 minutes.

DID YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE?

Please leave a comment & rating below or share a photo on Instagram and tag @runningtothekitchen


 

Nancy

Saturday 14th of October 2017

Just made it, delicious. Thanks

5 ways to eat more vegetables for breakfast

Monday 13th of April 2015

[…] there are plenty of recipes you can follow for green smoothies (this detox green smoothie or this cold buster smoothie are some personal favorites), it’s really not necessary. Experimentation is part of the fun […]

Cold Buster Smoothie – Running to the Kitchen » webindex24.ch - News aus dem Web

Sunday 16th of November 2014

[…] Cold Buster Smoothie – Running to the Kitchen […]

How to make the perfect healthy smoothie - Running to the Kitchen

Wednesday 8th of January 2014

[…] butter and jelly smoothie / Cold buster smoothie / Watermelon frosty / Pineapple kiwi smoothie /  Orange date smoothie / Pumpkin banana smoothie / […]

blender dude

Friday 27th of December 2013

Just found this recipe and it looks great. Your photography is awesome. Load up those ingredients and blend the shiznit out of them. LOL!

Skip to Recipe