12.09.2014

Kale, Strawberry, Pineapple, Protein Smoothie

 
Refreshing, sweet and thirst quenching protein smoothie is how we can describe this fabulous green colored drink made with 6 ingredients, fresh kale, strawberries, pineapple, banana, protein powder and almond milk.

Packed with incredible nutrients, kale smoothies are extremely popular these days and are known as "super-foods."

I felt fatigue the other day, so my friend Nicole (who is a Doctor) recommended I make one of her favorite smoothies to help boost my immune system and energy, the green smoothie.

Her kale-protein smoothie is so simple and light, making it ideal for me to drink it for breakfast; so filling it held me over until lunch time.

Oh, and don't let the green color dissuade you, the taste is truly wonderful!  The kale is hidden in this smoothie and best of all, its packed with enough protein and nutrients including vitamins A, C and K to keep you going all morning.


I keep my bananas and strawberries in the freezer, so making this smoothie was a snap!   And, I found already chopped fresh kale in a package, (which are sold in most supermarkets) making it also easy to make this smoothie.

Thanks to Nicole, I've become obsessed over these kale-protein smoothies.  I now make them often.  My friend Nicole makes various healthy smoothies for her kids every morning before sending them off to school.  They're even perfect for my high school and college kids too!  I'm so glad I took her advise.


 Kale, Strawberry, Pineapple, Protein Smoothie

  • 3 strawberries
  • 3 chunks of fresh pineapple
  • 1/2 of a small banana
  • 1 cup packed fresh clean kale, stems removed
  • 1 cup almond milk, original flavor
  • 1 scoop protein powder
  • few ice cubes

Blend all ingredients in a blender for 3 minutes on the highest speed.
Pour into a tall glass and serve.

Makes: 2 (4 ounce) servings
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23 comments:

  1. I love all the healthy ingredients in your smoothie!

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  2. I haven't tried kale in smoothies yet. Such a great idea.

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  3. Hi Anna and Liz!

    I love healthy smoothies and yours is so beautiful in color and ingredients. I adore pineapple in smoothies!!! I've missed you two, but had been just slammed at work! Hopefully, I be more frequent in posting and visiting soon! I cannot wait to hear about your guests from Italy and all of the deliciousness you will prepare for them!!!!

    xoxo
    Roz

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  4. You know this is going in my blender! Perfect combo - and I bet it works great with spinach too. Lovely!

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    1. Yes Tricia, it does work with spinach as well. I have tried this recipe with spinach and its delicious!

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  5. you know, i've never bought kale, i need to change that. this looks delicious, such a great way to eat your veggies and fruits at the same time

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    1. HI Honey! Welcome to our site, its so nice to meet you! You know we never bought kale until this past summer as well and now we are hooked!

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  6. I love kale smoothies and I have them at least 2x a week. They are the perfect on-the-go lunch or post-workout snack. I usually make one up when I serve hot lunch at the kid's school. The little kids always ask me what the green stuff is that I'm drinking, but the older kids totally know what it is and half of them say they love kale smoothies. It's so California! Anyway, I have not mixed kale with strawberries yet, so I need to try your version. You can never have too many kale smoothie recipes, right? xoxo, Jackie

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    1. Hey Jackie ...You are SO RIght! I keep making versions of kale smoothies, some are good and some not so good, but its always fun to try something completely new ( like out of our comfort zone), right?
      xxoo

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  7. Last year I restarted my regular exercise regime after realizing what a few years of unbalance had done to my once fit body. I also started getting more greens in my diet with great effects.

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    1. I am too! As I get older I notice it gets harder to stay in shape. And I noticed that smoothies keeps me from going to the pantry and grabbing something else! Thank you for your comment!

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  8. What a great idea for a power-packed smoothie!! Thanks for sharing this one.

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  9. Looks great, I love kale. I make one like this but I use coconut milk! :-)

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    1. Hey Mike, I love coconut milk too! I like to switch milks from time to time just to see what makes smoothies sweeter. Have a great day!

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    2. I am new to the whole smoothie thing and am excited to try this recipe, however, I do not like almond or coconut milk. What else can I use in it's place that wouldn't ruin the flavor? Any suggestions? Thanks so much!!!

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    3. Hi Stacie! You can use regular low fat milk or coconut water. It will change the flavor slightly but not too much to notice.

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  10. I love smoothies - especially with lots of fruit. I haven't been a green one in a long while though. Thanks for the reminder on how good they are!

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    1. Thanks Sue! You have to try some with spinach as well! Enjoy! xxoo

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  11. that looks so refreshing and delicious

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    1. Omg Jessica - it is! I think you will love this smoothie as much as we do! ENJOY!

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  13. Straight forward and very easy to put together. Nice smoothies.

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