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PINEAPPLE ICE CREAM GREEN SMOOTHIE RECIPE
This delicious pineapple ice cream green smoothie is so mouth watering and completely UN-kale-tasting, and it tastes just like pineapple ice cream! The original recipe by one of our FAVORITE food bloggers The Blender Girl, calls for water and unsweetened coconut, but you can easily substitute with store bought or fresh coconut milk (preferred) or for a non vegan version, use regular milk and vanilla yogurt. If using fresh pineapple, make sure to leave the core in the pineapple, it’s the most nutritious part and can be easily pulverized with a Vitamix or Blendtec blender. If you use frozen pineapple and/or banana, you will get more of a milkshake like texture with this smoothie recipe. DELICIOUS!
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Pineapple Ice Cream Green Smoothie
- 1 cup 8 ounces coconut water or milk, or filtered water
- 1/2 to 1 cup kale leaves 2 to 3 large leaves
- 2 cups ripe pineapple fresh or frozen
- 1 bananas - fresh or frozen
- 1/8 cup raw cashews or hazelnuts
- 2 pitted dates or more depending on fruit ripeness
- 1/8 cup dried unsweetened coconut optional
- 1/4 cup vanilla protein powder optional
- Pinch of Celtic salt
- 1 cup ice if using fresh fruit
- Place all the ingredients in the jar in the order listed.
- For Vitamix: Start on variable speed 1, turn the machine on and slowly increase to speed 10, then flip high. Blend until smooth (about 1 minute)
- For Blendtec: Press the WHOLE JUICE Button (if using frozen bananas, may have to run twice OR use the soup button)
- All done! Enjoy!! Now take a photo, rate it, and share your accomplishments! 🙂 Tag @BlenderBabes & #BlenderBabes
HEALTH BENEFITS OF KALE
Kale also contains powerful antioxidants that help protect against certain cancers such as ovarian cancer. Kale is an excellent green to use for detox smoothies as it has cleansing properties. The nutrients in kale help protect against cataracts while promoting healthy lungs, cardiovascular health and boosts the immune system. Kale has anti-inflammatory properties making it an excellent food for those with rheumatoid arthritis.
18 thoughts on “Pineapple Ice Cream Green Smoothie”
Love this is so much faster and freeze- able ingredients! salads for lunch just never worked for me as a busy mom of 3:) this one was yummy although I only had romaine (frozen) I am still growing my kale
Love that you are growing kale Amy! We are so jealous, we want a garden! THis is one of our favorite green smoothie recipes too, way tastier and faster than a salad, agreed! 🙂
It tasted good but was lumpy. I put the powder in last and think that might be why is was lumpy. Has anyone found a way to blend the protein powder in so the smoothie is smooth?
What blender are you using? It may help to put the powder in earlier (but not first), but I’ve never had this problem before. Worst case scenario, you could mix the powder with the liquid first and then add it to the rest of the mixture – though I can’t imagine that a high-powered blender would need for you to do that! Try blending for a little bit longer. 🙂
You can't go wrong when you combine kale and pineapple!
So good! Even my non-green-eating Husband AND 3 year old liked it!! (I used about 1/2 scoop of Vega One French Vanilla powder)
Very good, I followed the recipe! I always freeze my bananas when they get to ripe to eat! They are great for smoothie recipes! Yum
Good but I liked Day 1 better
So filling and so yummy in the tummy!!! Very refreshing as well on a hot day.
Smidge bit gritty but still Delish. Toddler asked for seconds and I actually drank the whole thin myself too. Might change up a little next time but it’s a keeper
Super yummy! I used water, soaked and dehydrated hazelnuts, 3 T unsweetened shredded coconut, VERY ripe pineapple I froze, fresh banana, and two leaves of Dino kale.
Hello Pat and WELCOME to Blender Babes! There has been some controversy over this subject, mainly that greens such as spinach/kale are high in oxalic acid – which can lead to kidney stones. Should you be concerned? Usually the answer is NO. Unless you suffer from Hyperoxaluria or are susceptible and have been treated for calcium-oxalate kidney stones, and therefore at risk of forming them again, then you should not be concerned about restricting your dietary intake of oxalic acid.
Otherwise, oxalic acid is not believed to be a health concern for most people. Keep in mind that your body regularly produces oxalic acid, often synthesizing other substances such as vitamin C into oxalic acid. Whether you eat foods that contain it or not, your body maintains a naturally-occurring level of oxalic acid and regularly produces it whether you consume it in your diet or not. Hope that helps! 🙂 ~ Blender Babes
I keep reading that Kale, Spinach, etc., is very good for you. Then other people say to avoid them like the plague because of certain acids in the spinach and/or kale that prevents the body from using any part of the benefits mentioned over and over by health ghurus. What am I to believe?
Hello Hady and welcome to Blender Babes! The pineapple is there, you can use 2 cups unless you halve the recipe for one – we like to use frozen for an extra thick smoothie. This is one of our FAVORITE green smoothies with kale cuz you can't taste it! Let us know what you think! xo
where is the pineapple?
My dad loved kale!!
Umm.. there is no pineapple in the recipe?
Thx for pointing that out Michele!! Fixed 🙂