Piña Kale-ada

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A healthy version of a tropical favorite!  Fresh pineapple, kale, hemp seeds and more combine for a refreshing, beautiful green smoothie!  The hemp seeds pack 10 grams of plant based protein to keep you going!  And kale, do I have to mention what makes kale a superfood?  Per calorie, kale has more iron than beef and more calcium than milk!  It is high in Vitamin A, Vitamin C, antioxidants, and fiber.  If you are kale adverse, then please try this smoothie because you won't even taste it!  Pineapple is high in bromelain which is an enzyme known to help digestion and help conditions such as allergies.  The pineapple core is the highest in these enzymes.  If you want to include more bromelain into your smoothie, chop the core in small pieces before you blend it. 

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup almond or coconut milk
  • 3 cups cubed pineapple
  • 2 cups chopped kale
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 3 Tbsp hemp seeds
  • 1 cup ice

Directions:

1. Add the ingredients to a blender in the order listed above (preferably a high speed blender like a Vitamix or Blendtec).

2. Blend thoroughly until you no longer see small pieces of kale in the smoothie, approximately 1-2 minutes.

3. Divide into 2 cups (or drink it all yourself).  Enjoy!

*A delicious addition would be some young Thai coconut meat.  You can learn to open a young Thai coconut by watching a quick video on youtube.   

I hope this smoothie helps you feel and look glowingly well!