Frozen Pineapple Kale Smoothie

I love a healthy smoothie for breakfast when summer is around the corner. It's a yummy way to sneak in more veggies, and it also helps me avoid all of the frozen tempting treats this time of year. Smoothie recipes can also double as healthy popsicle recipes, so pick up some popsicle molds if you don't already have them. There is no need to feel guilty over ice cream when you can enjoy a fruity frozen treat. I've also come up with a healthy chocolate smoothie that tastes great frozen. I'll be sure to share all of my healthy and yummy recipes with you guys as summer gets closer and the fear of swimsuits gets very real!

This tropical pineapple kale smoothie is loaded with vitamin A, vitamin C, as well as vitamin E and Calcium if you use almond milk. My kids totally loved it. This green smoothie really just tastes like a pineapple smoothie, so it's an excellent way to get your kids to eat more veggies. Wal-Mart has recently started to carry frozen chopped kale in large bags for just over a dollar! I put in it everything - smoothies, pasta sauce, rice, soup. It has an extremely mild flavor and doesn't get a mooshy texture the way spinach does, so don't be afraid to add it to your own recipes. It's all the goodness of greens without actually tasting them.

This particular smoothie doesn't have a lot of protein, so if you want to have it as a recovery smoothie post-workout, add a scoop of vanilla protein powder.

*serves up to two
  • one cup almond milk (or whichever milk you like)
  • half cup freshly-squeezed orange juice (about 2 large oranges)
  • one banana
  • one cup frozen pineapple
  • one cup chopped frozen kale (Fresh is fine too, but I find that the frozen kind blends very well and of course make the smoothie more cold without having to add ice.)

Blend until smooth and enjoy! I'd love to see pics if you make it. Follow on Instagram and tag it with #krisztinawilliamsrecipes and let me know how you liked it.

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