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This Pineapple Kale Smoothie is an easy-to-make green smoothie recipe that’s nutritious and high in protein. A perfect way to jumpstart your day and boost your immune system.

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There are endless ways to add greens to your diet but this is the easiest one yet to try with a smoothie. This easy Kale Smoothie recipe is an easy smoothie that’s loaded with nutrition and is so tasty! Add some whey protein to this green smoothie recipe as an option for some added protein. Made with fresh kale, pineapple, protein powder, bananas, and almond milk.

Another tasty green smoothie that you may also like is my Avocado Smoothie recipe.

Recipe Summary

  • Quick and Easy: Smoothies are so easy to make and a quick breakfast option too.
  • Tasty: you will love the flavors of this green kale smoothie recipe. The addition of pineapple gives it a nice touch.
  • Perfect breakfast: Not sure what to have for breakfast? Make a smoothie. This kale smoothie has all the nutrients to make for a perfect breakfast.
side shot of a green pineapple kale smoothie in a mason jar

Ingredients you will need

  • Whey Protein Powder- vanilla flavor: you may also use plant-based protein
  • Pineapple juice (or homemade)
  • Almond milk: or any milk of your choice
  • Fresh or frozen pineapple chunks
  • Torn Kale leaves: use fresh kale
  • Banana: fresh or frozen. Use ripe bananas if possible
  • Optional garnishes: pineapple chunks, mint sprigs

HOW TO MAKE KALE SMOOTHIE

Making kale and fruit smoothies is quite simple and can be ready in just 10 minutes. Gather up your ingredients and let’s get started.

  • Prep ingredients: Measure out and get all ingredients ready and set up. If using fresh kale, wash and chop them up.
  • Add ingredients to blender: Next, you need to add everything to the blender all that once. It doesn’t matter what goes in first. It may be easier to have the kale at the bottom. Place the pineapple juice, protein powder, almond milk, banana, pineapple, and kale in a blender; blend until completely smooth.
  • Serve: Pour the smoothie into 2 glasses and add optional garnishes if desired. Serve immediately.
top view of a mason jar filled with green kale smoothie

Frequently asked questions

Is it ok to put raw kale in a smoothie?

Yes! It is completely fine to use raw kale or any other leafy vegetables like spinach, chard, or arugula in your smoothie. Kale is especially high in antioxidants and makes a great addition to your breakfast smoothie.

How do you prepare kale for a smoohie?

I prefer adding raw kale to a smoothie. Some boil the kale for a few minutes and isn’t a necessary step. Some may argue that it is better to cook before adding to smoothies and at this point, it would be a personal preference. Just wash the kale leaves properly and remove the leaves from the hard stem before adding them to the blender.

Can you freeze kale for smoothies?

Yes. You may use frozen kale in smoothies if you don’t have any fresh ones on hand. Frozen kale is just as good to use for smoothies. Go right for it. Place the kale leaves in a freezer-safe container or ziplock bag. Freezer for 3-4 months.

How long to store kale smoothie?

Store your kale smoothie in a mason jar or tightly sealed bottle or container. Place in the fridge for 2-3 days. There might be a little separation, just give it a nice shake before drinking it.

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5 from 3 votes

Pineapple Kale Smoothie

By: Rena
Servings: 2
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
top view of a mason jar filled with green kale smoothie
An easy-to-make green smoothie recipe that’s made with fresh kale leaves, frozen pineapple, whey protein powder, almond milk, and banana.

Ingredients

  • 1 Scoop Whey Protein Powder , vanilla flavor, or plant-based
  • 3/4 Cup Pineapple juice, (or homemade) you can also use coconut water
  • 3/4 Cup Almond milk
  • 1 Cup Fresh or frozen pineapple chunks
  • 1 Cup Torn Kale leaves
  • 1 Banana
  • Optional garnishes: pineapple chunks, mint sprigs

Instructions

  • Place the pineapple juice, protein powder, almond milk, banana, pineapple and kale in a blender; blend until completely smooth.
  • Pour the smoothie into 2 glasses and add optional garnishes if desired. Serve immediately.

Notes

  • instead of pineapple juice, use more almond milk or coconut water.
  • use fresh kale if possible but you can also use frozen kale.
  • instead of whey protein, you can use plant-based protein.
  • you can swap the protein powder with Greek yogurt or plant-based yogurt.

Nutrition

Calories: 227kcalCarbohydrates: 42gProtein: 12gFat: 2gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 176mgPotassium: 642mgFiber: 3gSugar: 25gVitamin A: 3430IUVitamin C: 93.6mgCalcium: 262mgIron: 1.2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Breakfast, Drinks
Cuisine: American
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About Rena Awada

Hi, I’m Rena! I am here to help you prepare delicious, light, fresh meals that your whole family will love!

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6 Comments

    1. Hi there. It should be good for 3 days. You may notice separation. which is fine. Just give it a quick mix.

  1. 5 stars
    The pineapple kale smoothie may be the best breakfast smoothie I’ve ever had yet! Excited to try more “healthy fitness meal” breakfast smoothies!