Kale Pineapple Smoothie

2021-01-06
Kale Pineapple Smoothie | Plant-Based on a Budget | #smoothie #kale #pineapple #tropical #vegan #breakfast #plantbasedonabudget
  • Yield : 4 cups
  • Servings : 3-4
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Ready In : 15m

From the author, Miranda Rivera: I’m not kidding, this Kale Pineapple Smoothie tastes like bubblegum! It’s soooo good! It’s fast, simple, and you’ll love it. A great way to keep getting in greens year around. Enjoy!

From Plant-Based on a Budget: This bright green smoothie Kale Pineapple Smoothie is so good we think you might squeak a little when you try it the first time (and maybe the second time too!). It’s a perfect way to get those much-needed greens into your diet and super energizing breakfast to begin your day in the right way.

Pineapple Wonder

Pineapple is seriously delicious, but did you know that it is also full of amazing properties? This juicy tropical fruit is not only packed with nutrients and antioxidants, but it is gifted with some incredible enzymes which help avoid and reduce inflammation. These enzymes, known as bromelain, are really great at helping your digestive system break down proteins.

Fun fact: this delicious fruit is originated from South America and received the name, pineapple, because the first explorers thought they looked like pine cones. Interesting, right?

Pack on the Frozen Fruits

If having healthy food easily available in your home is one of your goals, then we couldn’t recommend buying lots of frozen fruits (and veggies!) enough. Having a variety of fruits always on hand is a great way to make smarter choices and to whip up a green smoothie like this Kale Pineapple Smoothie one in a matter of minutes.

The Blending Secret Trick

We want to let you in a little secret. You don’t need a fancy high-speed blender to make nutritious and delicious smoothies! You can use a regular blender and the result will be just as good. The trick? Make sure you blend the greens with the liquid before adding the fruits, and once it’s fully blended, add the rest of the ingredients.

Let’s add more amazing green drinks into our lives!

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Photos by Alfonso Revilla

Kale Pineapple Smoothie | Plant-Based on a Budget | #smoothie #kale #pineapple #tropical #vegan #breakfast #plantbasedonabudget

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of freshly squeezed orange juice (you can substitute with apple juice)
  • 1 ½ cups of vanilla plant-based milk
  • 1 head of kale, destemed (or about 5 cups spinach
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 (16-ounce) bag of frozen pineapple chunks

Method

Step 1

Pour the juice and milk into a blender first, add kale and blend on high until well-blended.

Step 2

Add frozen bananas and frozen pineapple and blend on high for about 40 seconds or until smooth and creamy.

Kale Pineapple Smoothie | Plant-Based on a Budget | #smoothie #kale #pineapple #tropical #vegan #breakfast #plantbasedonabudget

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