Tropical Kale Protein Smoothie

Exciting news!  And it has nothing to do with the royal baby.

…I finally found a kale smoothie that I actually like!

Tropical Kale Smoothie

Okay, maybe that’s not that exciting to most people, but it is to me.  I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect kale smoothie for what feels like a long time now, and I was just about to admit defeat and announce that kale smoothies just aren’t my thing.

But then this little sucker saved the day.

Tropical Kale Smoothie

Serves 1 or 2, depending on how much smoothie you like to drink!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup coconut or almond milk
  • 2 cups chopped kale (massaged first)
  • 1.5 cups frozen pineapple
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp flax seed
  • Water/ice as needed

Directions

Combine the coconut or almond milk, kale (make sure to massage first), frozen pineapple, banana, protein powder, yogurt, and flax seed in a blender.  Puree until smooth for at least one minute. Add water and/or ice as necessary to reach your desired consistency.​

Tropical Kale Smoothie

This was refreshing and made for a great snack during one of the 90 degree days last week.  Unlike the other kale smoothies I’ve tried, this one has enough other flavors that you can’t taste the kale in the smoothie.  I’m glad I didn’t give up on kale smoothies because kale is SUCH a nutritional powerhouse.  Plus, we’ve been getting some in our farm share the past couple of weeks, but because I’m only bringing home 25% of the produce, I haven’t had enough kale to actually make a full entrée with it.  Smoothies and single serving salads have been my go to!

Tropical Kale Smoothie

Anyways, I don’t think this smoothie has enough protein to hold me over as a whole meal, but it’s definitely snack worthy!  If you try this one out, let me know what you think.

Anyone have any other kale smoothie recipes they’d like to share? 

I still haven’t planned class for tonight… any requests!?