Tropi-Kale Breeze Green Smoothie

Tropi-Kale Breeze Green Smoothie
Heather Nicholds, C.H.N.

Have you ever optimistically put some kale in your blender to make a green smoothie, only to regret it when it came out all chewy? I have definitely been there. Luckily, my dear friend Dreena Burton persistently nudged me until I finally got myself a BlendTec. Or, as we affectionately refer to it: Rambo Blender.

Since then, blending has been a totally different story! I have to remind myself when using a regular blender that I can’t just throw a carrot in, and expect it to all be ok.

Not that you can’t make some awesome stuff with a regular blender – but I generally stick with just fruit, maybe some english cucumber, maybe some spinach.

A high-powered blender like a BlendTec or VitaMix opens up so many more possibilities, like adding kale (with the stems!) or ice or cocoa nibs – and knowing it’ll come out super duper smooth.

You’ll find some tips below to make this delicious Tropi-Kale Breeze smoothie smooth if you don’t have a Rambo blender.

Tropi-Kale Breeze Green Smoothie
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Tropi-Kale Breeze Green Smoothie

Pineapple is a natural metabolism booster, has an enzyme that helps with digestion, and helps cut through the bitterness of kale. If you haven’t tried greens in a smoothie before, this is the one to try first. The stems of kale can be tough, so it’s best to tear the leaves off the stem and work only with the leaves. The kale does best if you have a high-powered blender, like a Blendtec. If you have a regular blender, try softer spinach or omit the fresh greens and use a greens powder to get the nutrient boost without the chunkiness. We’re also using avocado for creaminess instead of a banana, so this is a lowercarb option than other smoothies. Add a teaspoon of matcha green tea powder for an extra boost, if you’d like.
Prep Time5 mins
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American, tropical
Keyword: green smoothie, healthy, kale, smoothie, vegan
Servings: 3 cups
Author: Heather Nicholds, C.H.N.


  • 1 cup chopped pineapple frozen or fresh
  • 1 cup chopped mango frozen or fresh
  • 1/2 to 1 cup chopped kale
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup water or coconut water
  • 1 teaspoon matcha green tea powder optional


  • Purée everything in a blender until smooth, adding more water (or coconut milk) if needed.



Did you know? Matcha green tea powder contains catechins, which minimize inflammation and maximize fat-burning potential.
Tried this recipe?Tag me @HeatherNicholds so I can see!

This recipe is from my first cookbook, The Plant-Based Diet Meal Plan, and includes several other delicious smoothie recipes!

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  1. Jacqui Pappas 2 years ago

    I need a new blender! I keep saving for a high speed so I can make anything I want. Hope to win!

  2. Laura 2 years ago

    5 stars
    Great idea- speing green drinks. Love the idea to use pineapple to complement the kale. Thanks for the giveaway and the recipe :-). Mini vacation in a glass 🍹

  3. 5 stars
    This would be SO nice for nut butters and making our own nut milks. Good luck to everyone on the giveaway! I’m on disability and could never afford one. Fingers crossed!

  4. Mooinca 2 years ago

    Raw soups – fruit soups, veggie soups…hot soups with cashews…soup, soup, soup.

  5. Crystal 2 years ago

    Would LOVE a BlendTec! I drink at least one smoothie a day and could really convince my kids to too if they couldn’t see or taste chunks lol Thanks for the chance at a great giveaway! 🙂

  6. Lisa P 2 years ago

    I would use the high-speed for making smoothies with frozen fruit – I love thick smoothies that you can eat with a spoon!

  7. Ellen Hy 2 years ago

    A friend started making fresh fruit and vegetable smoothies 2 weeks ago and he raves about how he feels better already. So I’ve been thinking about trying it,and your post was timely being in my fb feed today

  8. Jeffrey 2 years ago

    I’d love to make smoothies in the Blendtec. Hummus and nut butters are also on my list!

  9. bn100 2 years ago


  10. Calvin 2 years ago

    I like blending milk shakes and sometimes sauces

  11. Lauren Couture 2 years ago

    Thanks for contest and recipe. Big smoothie lovers in our house!

  12. Kimmy Ripley 2 years ago

    I am all about a delicious and nutritious smoothie bowl to start my day. My blender is awful though and I would be so thrilled to upgrade to this Blendtec!

  13. Shannon 2 years ago

    This sounds wonderful! High speed blender for the win!

  14. Darcy L Koch 2 years ago

    5 stars
    I would like to make smoothies in it. I need healthy drinks.

  15. Alex S. 2 years ago

    I would use it for soups.

  16. Tiesha 2 years ago

    I want a high powered blender to make sauces and smoothies

  17. Kelly D 2 years ago

    I would like to blend fruit smoothies and veggie soups.

  18. Judy 2 years ago

    I want to make morning smoothies

  19. Marlene V 2 years ago

    I would love to make some smoothies and soup in this!

  20. Mal/M 2 years ago

    If you want to get SLENDER/ Get a Blen Tec Blender!!!

  21. Gina 2 years ago

    Love high power for pureeing roasted veggies for soups and whole fruits for smoothies.

  22. Kayley 2 years ago

    I would blend cashews to make “cheese”.

  23. Maddie Allen 2 years ago

    5 stars
    I’d use the blender on fruit for smoothies or nuts to make nut milk 🙂

  24. Amy Heffernan 2 years ago

    Fruit for smoothies. Thanks!

  25. Lindsey 2 years ago

    I would love to make sorbet!

  26. Courtney H. 2 years ago

    Everything healthy – I want to do grains, herbs, soups, smoothies, and on and on. No animal products though.

  27. Jennifer Scott 2 years ago

    I create smoothies for lunch for my vegan husband everyday, just to make sure he is getting a wide variety of nutrients, and would love a new high speed blender!

  28. Darren Scrubb 2 years ago

    Fruit smoothies

  29. joyce s. 2 years ago

    I want to blend my soups.

  30. Erin 2 years ago

    I want to make my smoothies in this blender!

  31. Darlene Carbajal 2 years ago

    I want to blend up some yummy smoothies!

  32. Diane T 2 years ago

    Avocado shake!

  33. Tom H. 2 years ago

    I want to blend as many fruit and vegetable concoctions as possible – and probably more than my fair share of nut butters and hummus!

  34. Wayne Couzens 2 years ago

    A high power blender would be great for our frozen smoothie deserts

  35. Sara Zielinski 2 years ago

    I want to blend fruit smoothies with huge strawberries in them that are hard to blend, this would be perfect for that.

  36. Amy 2 years ago

    Frozen mango, fresh Tumeric and avocado to make a breakfast pudding.

  37. Kathleen Roffey 2 years ago

    I would blend frozen fruit for a smoothie

  38. Roberta Thompson 2 years ago

    This would be great for blending sauces.

  39. Kristin McCall 2 years ago

    I want to blend my chocolate cold brew protein smoothie.

    • Author
      Heather Nicholds, C.H.N. 2 years ago

      oooo that sounds good!!

  40. Micheline 2 years ago

    Love to try the Tropi-Kale Breeze smoothie, sounds so refreshing.

  41. Daniela Plume 2 years ago

    smoothies, smoothies and more smoothies

  42. Livi 2 years ago

    5 stars
    I’m in desperate need of a blender that gets my ingredients smooth the first time. I’ve been using the same blender so long it’s finally going out and it takes several tries to remove the lumps and get the right consistency.

  43. Dave H 2 years ago

    Green smoothies.. to the max.

  44. Ron 2 years ago

    I’d love it for smoothies or hummus.

  45. Carly S 2 years ago

    I can’t wait to make some nutritious smoothies. I would love a machine that can easily blend ice. Thank you!

  46. Leanne 2 years ago

    Thanks for the awesome contest. My New Years resolution is to eat healthier . Could use a new blender for fruit smoothies .

  47. Ashley 2 years ago


  48. Laurence Price 2 years ago

    Milk shakes and smoothies

  49. David 2 years ago

    I want to blend my green smoothies on high power. My current blender just doesn’t quite cut it and no one likes a slightly chunky green smoothie.

    • Author
      Heather Nicholds, C.H.N. 2 years ago

      it’s so true, no one wants that… we want them silky smooth!! good luck!

  50. wendy hutton 2 years ago

    I would blend smoothies on high power

  51. Sarahjferg 2 years ago

    I want to blend on high so I can make baby food and smoothies.

  52. Alex 2 years ago

    Kale and spinach smoothies!

  53. Joanne C 2 years ago

    I’d love to blend soup and ice cream.

  54. janine a 2 years ago

    i would love to win for making smoothies and soups 🙂

  55. Natalie 2 years ago

    I would use the high speed to make strawberry banana smoothies and vanilla milkshakes.

  56. Huguette E. 2 years ago

    I’d like to make breakfast smoothies

  57. Trenda Tillson 2 years ago

    I would make smoothies for my 3 little boys!

  58. Karen 2 years ago

    Pick me! My blender just broke. Help! 🙁

  59. Heather Swanson 2 years ago

    great for healthy smoothies

  60. liberty 2 years ago

    5 stars
    I’d love to be able to add more veggies and greens to my smoothies like kale!

  61. Valencia 2 years ago

    I want to blend frozen strawberries and blackberries.

  62. Tina 2 years ago

    I would like to make nut butter and soup

  63. Robyn Bellefleur 2 years ago

    I would like to blend a strawberry and banana smoothie.

  64. MELISSA AVEY 2 years ago

    What do I want to blend on hi power? Everything! haha smoothies, sauces , dips , soups! so many options!

  65. Kim 2 years ago

    4 stars
    I would make soups and sauces in it.

  66. Lester C 2 years ago

    chocolate, peanut butter protein shake with chia seeds and banana

  67. AlexisB 2 years ago

    I love to make green smoothies and nut butters!

  68. Dandi D 2 years ago

    I would love to make smoothies for the whole family!

  69. Lane Phillips 2 years ago

    I want to blend my morning green drink that has frozen items requiring some major action to break down and combine. I think this blender could do it!

  70. Lindsay A. 2 years ago

    Absolutely incredible giveaway, thank you so much! 😀 There’s so much I’d love to make with a BlendTec, & one of the main things would definitely be various nut butters! And coconut butter too! Mmmmmmmmm

  71. Charity Banman 2 years ago

    I want to blend green smoothies on high power. I love adding spinach or kale to my smoothies.

  72. raymond kimmell 2 years ago

    5 stars
    very nice

  73. Yuliya Anastasiya 2 years ago

    Yum yum

  74. Doreen Lamoureux 2 years ago

    I really would love to make my morning green smoothie.

  75. Angelica 2 years ago

    I want to blend my nomato sauce and bone broth cauliflower gravy. I can never get them quite smooth enough with my immersion blender!

  76. Julie A. 2 years ago

    Green smoothies- and I want them to be really smooth, no chunks of kale!

  77. Meghan Malicoat 2 years ago

    I would love to start making some healthy fruit smoothies at home.

  78. tracy k 2 years ago

    frozen berries to make smoothies

  79. Kriss 2 years ago

    Margaritas. My blender just can’t handle the ice. It’s a wimp. 🙂

    • Author
      Heather Nicholds, C.H.N. 2 years ago

      love it!!

  80. Debbie 2 years ago

    I would love to win the Blendtec so I could give it to my daughter who has 2 small children, so they can learn early on how fun eating healthy is (:

    • Author
      Heather Nicholds, C.H.N. 2 years ago

      awwwww how sweet is THAT??!! you are amazing Debbie!

  81. Teresa 2 years ago

    I love smoothies!!!

    • Author
      Heather Nicholds, C.H.N. 2 years ago

      me too!!!

  82. Ilt3u 2 years ago

    I’d love to make smoothies in it

  83. kokoronagomu 2 years ago

    5 stars
    i was trying to get my husband to drink smoothies since he’s got absorption problems… it’s difficult to make them with my thirty year old blender but that’s what i’ve been using.

  84. beebee 2 years ago

    a new blender would help me try out new vegan cheese, nut butters, and soup recipes!

  85. Maria 2 years ago

    I want to blend veggies to make a soup! It’s still cold here in northern California and I am still craving a smooth carrot, broccoli, or acorn squash soup. Yum! Thank you for extending this opportunity to your followers. It’s a lot of fun! 😀

  86. Charlene 2 years ago

    Like everyone else who has commented here, I would love to have a blendtec for the many recipes I could potentially use it for! The smoothie recipe looks delicious. Fresh tropical fruit is not available where I live (northern NY) but our local co-op likely carries the frozen variety. I’ll have to check on that!! Love your recipes, Heather!!

  87. Jenni 2 years ago

    Smoothies, cashew cheese, dressings…

  88. Lauren 2 years ago

    I want a Blendtec to blend everything that’s edible including rice and small nuts

  89. Jolene Johnson 2 years ago

    I would LOVE to blend fruits and veggies without having to first chop then all up into small pieces. Lol. That would probably encourage me to make smoothies more often!

  90. Meli 2 years ago

    Awesome giveaway! Smoothies and hummus for me!! I moved into my new apartment about a year ago, moving out of my home with my mom. I haven’t used a blender since living with my mom, and I think this would be a great addition to my current kitchen arsenal!

  91. Myrl 2 years ago

    I want to chop kale and chia seeds and tough veggies. I am shifting to a vegetarian diet. Also anti-Candida. The machine I have is not capable. Thanks.

  92. Carrie Kennedy 2 years ago

    I have never made vegan cheese…might be interesting but would need a new blender! heehee!

  93. Alyssa 2 years ago

    If I win I am going to try my hand at a big bowl of nice cream!!!😋🍨

  94. Michelle 2 years ago

    I would like to make smoothie bowls with this blender!! It would be great =))

  95. Shauna Z 2 years ago

    What do I want to blend in a high powered blender? Um, everything? 😀

    While I already bought your new book, I unfortunately cannot buy a new blender, so I’m crossing my fingers to win <3

  96. Tina W 2 years ago

    I want to blend pineapple at high power! “Milkshakes” (smoothies) are one of the only ways I can get my Dad to consume fruit (apple pie is the other). Pineapple is his favorite flavor, but I’ve managed to burn out the motor on my Kitchen Aid blender after about 6 months of smoothie-making.

  97. Courtney 2 years ago

    I want to make baby food for my little one

  98. Andree 2 years ago

    I’ve never had any type of high-speed blender & this has greatly limited me. I love making my own soups, as well as smoothies & would love to be able to include more raw greens in them without a lot of hassle.

  99. Janet 2 years ago

    Banana ‘ice cream’

  100. Michelle 2 years ago

    I would love to try blending nuts into nut butters.

  101. Lydia Amaral 2 years ago

    I would love a blender to start making cashew cream that isn’t lumpy!

  102. Karen D 2 years ago

    I want to make smoothies and almond milk

  103. JHF 2 years ago

    Thanks for this opportunity! Blending juices/smoothies/soups smooth is soooo much better than chunky 😜 amiright?!

  104. Audrey 2 years ago

    5 stars
    I would love to make some delicious soups, dips and smoothies. And when summer comes have some delicious popsicles made with fruit and veggies blended up for my children!

  105. Richelle G 2 years ago

    I want to blend ALL the things! Especially want to try plant based milks. Thanks for the chance!

  106. Fel Friesen 2 years ago

    Saving for one of those!
    Oh, the smoothies and soups and butters and dips and flours!

  107. Natalie 2 years ago

    Mm looking forward to green smoothies and yummy soups! yes! Amid almond milk and smooooooth homus. Good luck everyone.

  108. Angie 2 years ago

    Smoothies! Sauces! Soups! All this and more! Good luck to everybody and thanks for the chance to win!

  109. Lindsey 2 years ago

    Homemade curry paste!

  110. OT 2 years ago

    5 stars
    A super blender for nectars.

  111. Kristi 2 years ago

    I’d love to use it for my daily smoothies and to also make cashew sauces and desserts.

  112. Lenore 2 years ago

    Sounds yummy, can’t wait to try it. Thanks for the recipe and the contest!

  113. Manju 2 years ago

    Smoothies made with blendtec makes a difference. Would love to win one. Thanks!

  114. Bonnie Anderson 2 years ago

    My blender is on its last legs so I would love to win a new super powered one!!

  115. Rust 2 years ago

    I would really enjoy making my own nut butters and also salsas and dressings.

  116. Lisa 2 years ago

    Ooo someone said they want to make their own nut butters and I wholeheartedly agree! I would love to blend up a blueberry spinach something on high, and see how creamy I could get it!

  117. Elizabeth V 2 years ago

    I would blend all of the smoothies and soups I can with everything else blend-able. Thank you for this amazing opportunity!!

  118. Emily 2 years ago

    I love smoothies!

  119. Yolanda Pugh 2 years ago

    I just received my copy or your book and would love to have the blender as well! 🙂

  120. elizabeth w 2 years ago

    Lots of smoothies and some cashew butter!

  121. Brenda 2 years ago

    I’d love to use my frozen fruit and add a raw veggie

  122. Sandra S 2 years ago

    I’d love to use it for smoothies, soups, nuts butters

  123. Sarah 2 years ago

    Smoothies! Juices! Dips! Soups!

  124. C Robertson 2 years ago

    Would love to win a Blendtec. I could blender all the things 😜

  125. Bridgett Wilbur 2 years ago

    I would love to make some homemade apple sauce.

  126. Erin M 2 years ago

    I would make soups in it.

  127. Jonnie 2 years ago

    would love to blend up some nut butters with this!

  128. Heather Nicolds 2 years ago

    5 stars
    I would love to blend the tropi-kale breeze smoothie in a blendtec! Hope to win the prize!

  129. sara 2 years ago

    I would love a new blender

  130. brenda heads 2 years ago

    I am going to start with dates and then go through the recipes I have saved to ‘make when i have got a good blender.

  131. Jeremy McLaughlin 2 years ago

    For making smoothies

  132. Kate Mason 2 years ago

    I would be thrilled to have a good blender! I went vegan a few months ago and have used my blender for lots of yummy cashew-based cheeses. A better blender would make that a bit easier! Thanks 😀

  133. Mo 2 years ago

    Sweet potatoes!

  134. ivy pluchinsky 2 years ago

    I would love to make fruit smoothies!

  135. B.J. Bernal 2 years ago

    I want to make a peanut butter and banana milk shake.

  136. Rhonda 2 years ago

    I would love a Blendtec! Effortless smoothies, dips and nut butters would be on regular rotation here. Thanks for the opportunity!

  137. cyndi br 2 years ago

    I like to blend vegetable smoothies and fruit smoothies

  138. Stephanie W. 2 years ago

    I hope to incorporate fibrous veggies (kale, carrots etc.) into my daily smoothies AND make cashew cheese! Mmm!

  139. Kayla Klontz 2 years ago

    I would love to make smoothies with this. Some wonderfully healthy smoothies would make this mommy happy!

  140. Candace Galan 2 years ago

    5 stars
    I want to blend guacamole on high power!

  141. MichelleS 2 years ago

    I can juice veggies like a juice master.

  142. Andrea P. 2 years ago

    Home made hummus !

  143. Austin H. 2 years ago

    Zucchini and rosemary soup would be great to blend up. I make it a lot in the late summer.

  144. Cassandra D 2 years ago

    5 stars
    I want to blend carrots,kale and cucumbers. I want to blend a lot of things and make up different concoctions.

  145. Marilyn 2 years ago

    My grandsons love green smoothies. I could make many different kinds.

  146. Trisha Musgrave 2 years ago

    I would love it to make smoothies, without worrying about the ice!

  147. Donna porter 2 years ago

    My blender is old and does not work well. If I had one like this I would be able to make some delicious veggie and fruit smoothies.

  148. Dina Lindquist 2 years ago

    5 stars
    Because I want my smoothies to be SMOOTH! I have a very old blender and whenever I try to make fruit and veggie smoothies, I end up drinking chunks or stems. It’s not very appetizing.I have been dreaming of owning a Blendtec for a few years!

  149. Rajee Pandi 2 years ago

    Almond green smoothie

  150. Eileen Boyce 2 years ago

    I want to blend fruit and veggies. Thanks


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