Piña Kale-ada

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 may 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. 

This makes two servings, approximately 18 oz each. Each serving contains approximately 261.5 calories, 7.5 g protein and 6 g of fiber. Depending on your nutrition requirements, you may choose to add more hemp seeds, add protein powder, drink as is or drink both servings. This recipe is customizable and easy to adjust!

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 This smoothie is:

refreshing

tropical

smooth and creamy

packed with phytonutrients and enzymes

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

Makes two, approximately 18 oz smoothies.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup almond or coconut milk (homemade almond milk recipe, if you use coconut milk, use lite coconut milk or the fresh drinkable type)

  • 2 1/2 cups cubed fresh pineapple

  • 2 cups chopped kale

  • 1 frozen banana, sliced into one inch pieces

  • 3 tablespoons hemp seeds

  • 1 generous cup of ice

Directions:

1. Add the ingredients to a blender in the order listed above.

2. Blend thoroughly until you no longer see small pieces of kale in the smoothie, approximately 1-2 minutes. Make sure the pieces of the banana are blended as well.

3. Divide into 2 cups. Enjoy! Best consumed immediately after making.

*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.