Tropical Kale Smoothie (I swear this is good!)

Posted by: on May 25, 2011 | 8 Comments

Tropical Kale Smoothie

I know the color…well, it’s a little green.  Kale is good for you though!  Even my skeptical husband drank this, and proclaimed it to be “really good”.  I drink smoothies This results in lots of experimentation, and, yes, some are less successful than others. The tropical flavors and punch of healthful ingredients have made this a favorite. I have been keeping kale in the freezer for smoothies and find that 1 banana to 1/2 cup lightly packed up of kale is a good ratio (meaning you don’t taste the kale!). I like adding a bit of extra virgin coconut oil for the flavor and the smooth texture.

Tropical Kale Smoothie

Serves at least 2

2 bananas

1 cup kale, stem removed

1 cup almond , coconut or regular milk

1 tbsp organic extra virgin coconut oil

1 tsp cinnamon

1 cup frozen pineapple

1/2 tsp vanilla bean paste or extract

6 ice cubes

Blend until all of the kale leaves are completely smooth, add additional water if needed to blend.

Apple Blossoms

In other news, we may have homegrown apples this year!  At least I am hoping these blossoms mean our Cortland tree will bear fruit. It is only its second year in our yard.  Even if we aren’t at our house to eat them in the fall, it is still pretty exciting.



  1. K
    May 26, 2011

    I’m always looking for ways to get veggies into my smoothies! I foresee myself making one of these in the near future :)

  2. Amy D
    June 2, 2011

    I was looking for a way to get rid of my kale and found your recipe via foodgawker. You were right! This smoothie is good! I didn’t have pineapples though and used strawberries instead but I would imagine it would taste delicious anyways.

    Thanks for the recipe!

  3. jillian
    June 5, 2011

    Glad you liked it Amy D!

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  6. Allie
    April 3, 2012

    This is so darn good. I had it for breakfast this morning and will doing a repeat performance tomorrow. I love kale and always looking to put more in my diet.

  7. jillian
    April 4, 2012

    Allie- I’m so glad you liked it enough to have it for breakfast two days in a row! :)

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