Fresh Pineapple juice compliments Kale excellently in a kale pineapple smoothie.
Kale, a curled-leaf variety of cabbage, has grown in the Mediterranean and Anatolian region for the last 2000-or-so years. Packed full of Vitamins A, C, E and K, calcium, iron and loads of other healthy-sounding stuff has meant it surged in popularity across the rest of the world. Mixing a kale pineapple smoothie can be done with either fresh pineapple chunks or pineapple juice.
You will also (surprise) need kale. Fresh is best, available from a local store near you
1 cup kale
1 whole fresh pineapple, or 300g pineapple chunks
(Optional) Banana if you want to make a kale pineapple banana smoothie
(Optional) If you prefer your smoothies thinner, use either fresh pineapple juice or almond milk
(Optional) 30g protein if you’re on that gym ting
A cupful of this stuff, depending on the extra stuff you put in, will be around 300 KCAL (calories).
How to Make a Kale Pineapple Smoothie
The first thing we need to do is begin preparing the ingredients, starting with the kale, so that this thing blends together properly. So to prepare the kale, do this:
- Break the kale leaves away from the main stalk.
- Trim away the tough middle part of each kale leaf
- Wash the kale under fresh water
- Chop the kale roughly
Some people use the whole leaf because that’s their choice, and you’re welcome to do that, too! Now that’s one ingredient of the smoothie ready, we move on to the star of the show.
To cut a pineapple into usable chunks for the smoothie, you can read our PineapplesInfo guide on how to cut a pineapple because it should be prepared correctly!
How to Blend a Kale Pineapple Smoothie
Start your blender up.
According to your particular blender, add ingredients safely in something like this order:
- Add Pineapple
- Add kale
- (Optional) add extra stuff
- Wait until desired smoothness
You can then chill your finished smoothie in the fridge before drinking, if that’s your thing.