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.
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American, tropical
Keyword green smoothie, healthy, kale, smoothie, vegan
Prep Time 5minutes
Author Heather Nicholds, C.H.N.
1cupchopped pineapplefrozen or fresh
1cupchopped mangofrozen or fresh
1/2 to 1cupchopped kale
1cupwateror coconut water
1teaspoonmatcha green tea powderoptional
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.
Tropi-Kale Breeze Green Smoothie https://www.veganook.com/recipes/tropi-kale-blendtec/ March 12, 2018