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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

4 from 1 vote
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Course: Green Smoothie
32 oz/4 cups
Calories: 245kcal
Author: Inspired and Adapted from Healthy Blender Recipes

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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

Notes

Nutrition values are using coconut water, only 1/2 cup of the kale and 2 dates.. The optional items are not included.

Nutrition

Serving: 16g | Calories: 245kcal | Carbohydrates: 53.4g | Protein: 3.5g | Fat: 4.2g | Saturated Fat: 0.8g | Sodium: 105mg | Fiber: 5.2g | Sugar: 36.4g

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.

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Tarashaun Hausner
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Tarashaun Hausner is the founder of Blender Babes®. She credits using a blender daily for helping her heal an unhealthy relationship with food. A passionate advocate for self-care, she is committed to helping others pursue optimal wellness by balancing and healing their bodies and minds. She offers several opportunities to help people improve their health including free challenges and downloads, a gentle whole foods 7 Day Blender Cleanse™ and her holistic mind, body and spirit Slim Down Solution™ Womens Coaching Programs.

18 thoughts on “Pineapple Ice Cream Green Smoothie”

  1. 4 stars
    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

    1. Blender Babes

      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! 🙂

  2. 4 stars
    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?

    1. Leslie Williams

      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. 🙂

  3. 5 stars
    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)

  4. Carmen Douglas Sullivan

    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

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