Pineapple Kale Banana Smoothie

How to Make a Kale Smoothie with Pineapple, Banana, Coconut Butter & Green Tea

This crave-ably tropical pineapple kale smoothie recipe is naturally sweet—made with just 6 simple ingredients! No sugar or sweeteners needed. A flavorful, nutritious green smoothie to fuel your morning, or to enjoy as a nutritious snack throughout the day. Learn how to make a kale smoothie with pineapple, banana, green tea, turmeric, and coconut butter.

Pineapple Kale Smoothie Recipe

Green smoothies are a fantastic way to fit a wider variety of nutrients into our day. If you’re not typically a fan of a kale salad or sauteed kale, a green smoothie with pineapple is worth a try! You get to enjoy all the superfood nutrients kale contains, but its typically bitter flavor is masked by the sweet, tropical flavor of pineapple, banana, and coconut.

For convenience, I make this kale pineapple smoothie with frozen kale and frozen fruit. Of course, you’re welcome to use fresh produce instead. But frozen produce is easier to store, cheaper to buy, and it adds a thick, creamy texture to your smoothie. Plus, produce is flash-frozen at its peak freshness, so it’s just as rich in vitamins and minerals as fresh produce!

Is kale bad in smoothies?

No, kale is a great addition to green smoothies—especially when paired with sweet fruits! Raw, fresh kale has a bitter flavor and a tough, fibrous texture. The beauty of this pineapple kale smoothie is that the greens get blended up so you can hardly taste the kale, but you still sip up all of its superfood benefits!

Pineapple Kale Banana Smoothie
Kale Pineapple Smoothie Recipe

Pineapple Kale Smoothie Ingredients

  • Kale—You can make this kale pineapple smoothie with fresh kale or frozen kale. Or, you can do what I do: chop leftover kale and freeze it before it goes bad!
  • Green Tea—I like that green tea adds a nice subtle flavor, a dash of caffeine, and some antioxidants, but you can use any liquid you like! Regular water or coconut water, almond milk or coconut milk, dairy milk, fruit juice—whatever you prefer.
  • Banana—A frozen banana adds to the sweetness and creaminess of this green smoothie. If you’re not concerned about the sweetness levels, you could also substitute with a frozen avocado to add more healthy fats to your breakfast smoothie!
  • Pineapple—I love the sweet, juicy flavor of pineapple, but there are plenty of other fruits to try. Mango, peaches, cantaloupe, kiwi, strawberries, or green apples could all be tasty choices!
  • Turmeric—This is optional, but turmeric adds a nice subtle flavor as well as a powerful boost of antioxidants from the curcumin!
  • Coconut Butter—A great source of tropical flavor and creaminess. Plus, satisfying healthy fats that make this smoothie tastier, more filling, and more nourishing.

What does a kale smoothie do for you?

Kale is one of the most nutrient-dense foods we can eat, with a high concentration of micronutrients per calorie. With the array of nutrients in this pineapple kale smoothie, you can support healthy bones, eyes, hair, nails, and your immune system. Plus, fight off chronic inflammation and free radicals with kale’s powerful antioxidizing phytonutrients!

Green smoothie with pineapple and kale

Pineapple Kale Smoothie Benefits

From the two cups of kale in this kale pineapple smoothie recipe, you’ll get:

  • Over 13 times the recommended daily amount (RDA) of vitamin K1—an essential nutrient for our bone health, that also helps to regulate inflammation.
  • Around 4 times the RDA of vitamin A, which protects our eyes from age-related damage and suppors healthy skin, hair, and nails.
  • Nearly 3 times the RDA of vitamin C, for a serious immune system boost and antioxidant power.
  • Almost 20% of the RDA of calcium—which is almost as much as a glass of milk!
  • A healthy dose of cancer-fighting compounds known as glucosinolates. As part of the cruciferous vegetable family, kale is rich in these antioxidizing compounds that can scavenge free radicals and have powerful anti-inflammatory effects.

This green smoothie also has anti-inflammatory benefits from the bromelain in pineapple. Plus, turmeric contains one of the most potent anti-inflammatory compounds on earth: curcumin. And, coconut butter offers satiating healthy fats that help our bodies to absorb vitamins K, A, D, and E!

Is it OK to drink a kale smoothie every day?

This pineapple kale smoothie is a great option to add to your daily routine! With a nourishing array of nutrients, it’s a wholesome choice that can support your body. But, a diet that consists of only green smoothies is bound to be imbalanced. I recommend enjoying this healthy smoothie along with other whole foods: healthy fats, protein, whole grains, fruits and veggies.

Pineapple Kale Smoothie Recipe

What is the best vegetable to put in a smoothie?

To switch things up from kale, check out some of these other vegetable smoothie recipes:

See how to make this pineapple kale smoothie in my Green Veggie Smoothie Recipes video!

 

Kale Pineapple Smoothie Recipe

Pineapple Kale Smoothie

A crave-ably tropical pineapple kale smoothie recipe with only 6 ingredients! How to make a kale smoothie with pineapple, banana & green tea.
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Ingredients

Pineapple Kale Smoothie:

  • 2 cups frozen kale
  • ¾ cup green tea, (or milk of choice/water)
  • 1 frozen banana
  • ¾ cup frozen pineapple
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • 1 Tbsp coconut butter

Instructions 

  • Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Serve and enjoy!
Serving: 1smoothie, Calories: 310kcal, Carbohydrates: 51g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 11g, Fiber: 10g, Sugar: 27g
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