Creamy kale smoothie with sweet tropical flavor from pineapple and banana. It’s a healthy and delicious way to start your day or enjoy as a refreshing afternoon/ post workout snack.
Kale Smoothie with Pineapple
This Kale Smoothie tastes amazing because it combines healthy kale with sweet pineapple and bananas. The kale adds nutrients, while the pineapple and banana add natural sweetness. You can use almond milk or water, so it works with whatever you have on hand!
It’s a yummy and nutritious choice for breakfast or a afternoon / post workout snack. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
Ingredients for Tropical Kale Smoothie
- fresh kale
- chopped pineapple (fresh or frozen)
- ripe bananas (or frozen bananas)
- ice cubes (you can skip these if you’re using frozen pineapple or bananas)
- almond milk or water (oat milk works too!)
Prepare the kale and fruit
- Wash the kale thoroughly, remove kale from stems and rip up into pieces.
- If using fresh pineapple, peel, core, and chop it into chunks. If using frozen pineapple, measure out one cup.
- Peel the ripe bananas and break them into smaller pieces for easier blending.
How to Make a Kale Smoothie
Start by adding the kale leaves to the blender. Placing them first aids in smoother blending.
Follow by adding the chopped pineapple, ripe bananas, and the ice cubes.
Pour in almond milk or water. Adjust the amount based on your preferred smoothie thickness.
Blend until all ingredients are smooth and no chopped kale leaves remain.
Serve in glasses and enjoy! If desired, adorn with a pineapple slice or a kale leaf to make it look fancy!
Want to add some sweetness?
If you prefer a sweeter smoothie, you can add a tablespoon of honey or maple syrup. Taste and adjust the sweetness to your liking.
How to Store Leftovers
This recipe makes 2 servings – either for you and a friend, or you can store the other in the refrigerator to have tomorrow!
Transfer leftovers to an airtight container, a glass or plastic container with a lid works great. Place the sealed container in the refrigerator. The smoothie can be stored in the fridge for up to 1-2 days.
Before consuming the stored smoothie, give it a good shake or stir as ingredients may settle or separate during storage.
Want to freeze a smoothie?
To prolong the shelf life, you can freeze leftover smoothie in ice cube trays and use the frozen cubes as a base for future smoothies. Just blend them with fresh ingredients when you’re ready to make a new smoothie.
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Kale Smoothie with Pineapple and BananaPrint
- 2 cups fresh kale leaves washed, ripped into pieces
- 1 cup chopped pineapple fresh or frozen
- 2 ripe bananas peeled
- 1 cup ice cubes (skip these if you’re using frozen pineapple)
- 1 cup almond milk or water
- Place kale in the blender first.
- Add chopped pineapple, bananas and ice cubes into the blender.
- Pour in almond milk or water. You can adjust the amount to achieve your desired smoothie consistency. Start with 1 cup and add more as needed.
- Blend until the mixture is completely smooth, and no kale or fruit chunks remain. If the smoothie is too thick, you can add more almond milk or water and blend again until you reach your desired thickness.
- Pour the tropical kale smoothie into glasses and enjoy!