This pineapple kale smoothie is made using simple ingredients and tastes like the tropics! Get in your servings of fruits & vegetables with this easy vegan smoothie recipe!
Where are my smoothie fans at? When the weather gets warmer, smoothies are my go-to breakfast or snack recipes. They are super quick to whip up, healthy, and I can really get my fruits and veggies intake.
Don’t get me wrong, I love a decadent ice cream sandwich every now and then too… it’s all about BALANCE people amiright?!
So I would consider this smoothie recipe more of a snack than anything because it only requires 4 ingredients! We’ll get into ways to beef up this smoothie in a moment to make it a delicious meal replacement.
How to make a pineapple kale smoothie
Blend almond milk, kale, pineapple, and banana in a blender and blend until smooth.
Tip: To make smoothie cold and creamier, use a frozen banana instead!
Note, if your blender needs a little love, I discovered Enbizio, a website that sells replacement parts for blenders as well as other kitchen gadgets!
Benefits of pineapple kale smoothie
It’s no surprise pineapple and kale are packed with health benefits! Here’s a breakdown:
- Inflammatory rich food
- Natural detox for the body
- Great source of Vitamin C and Vitamin A
- High in fiber
- Rich in antioxidants
- Is loaded with Vitamin K
Both kale and pineapple have great health benefits and when combined they make one powerhouse of a smoothie!
Variations of this smoothie:
Okay, now that we have the basics down, it’s time to customize this recipe!
- Add mango for an extra health boost and tropical punch
- Add ginger for a spicy kick
- Substitute banana with avocado for a creamy texture (and a banana free smoothie!)
- Add yogurt for a protein boost
- Blend your favorite vegan protein powder (I recommend plain or vanilla) for a meal replacement shake
- Substitute kale with spinach or another leafy green
- Add chia seeds, flax seeds, spirulina, or another super food for a health boost
- Use coconut milk instead of almond for a more tropical flavor
Customize this pineapple kale smoothie recipe to your liking! Even if you can’t take that paradise vacation at the moment, we can pretend with this healthy smoothie.
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Vegan Pineapple Kale Smoothie
Whip up this quick and healthy smoothie recipe with only FOUR ingredients! Perfect way to get a taste of the tropics AND your fruit and veggie intake!
- 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 2 cups kale destemmed and chopped
- 1 cup fresh pineapple can substitute with frozen
- 1 medium banana can be fresh or frozen
Additional Add-Ins (optional):
Add all ingredients to blender and blend until smooth
Use a frozen banana for a colder smoothie!
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