Win the green smoothie game with this kale pineapple smoothie recipe. It’s made with just 5 ingredients, ready in minutes, jam-packed with fiber, nutrients, and antioxidants, and you can’t even taste the kale over the tropical, fruity deliciousness!
1cupof freshly squeezed orange juice (you can substitute with apple juice)
1 ½cupsof vanilla plant-based milk
1headof kale, destemed (or about 5 cups spinach)
1(16-ounce) bag of frozen pineapple chunks
Pour the juice and plant-based milk into a blender, add kale and blend on high until well-blended.
Add frozen bananas and frozen pineapple and blend on high for about 40 seconds or until smooth and creamy.
Fresh vs. frozen ingredients: It’s possible to use frozen greens for this green pineapple smoothie, too. Alternatively, omit all frozen ingredients. It won’t be as thick and dessert-like but is still creamy and delicious.
Remove kale stems: They’re highly fibrous and can add an unpleasant texture to the pineapple detox smoothie.
Adjust the consistency: Add more plant-based milk or juice for a thinner smoothie. For a thicker one, add some ice cubes.
For the best blend: Add any liquids and soft ingredients to the blender first and any harder/frozen ingredients last.