The Millennial Mom Times

Pineapple Banana Kale Smoothie

February 12, 2018

I’ve been making smoothies every single morning! I’m always on the go, and smoothies are an easy way to get quality nutrition for my body. Today, I share with you my go-to kale recipe that I’ve fallen in love with!

For a while, I only packed my smoothies with kale, but I recently learned spinach is a great addition because of its amount of folate, which is very important for pregnant women (like myself). There is research that states spinach helps reduce low birth weight in babies so with the many strengths of the leafy green, I made it a staple in this smoothie recipe.

A smoothie full of kale and spinach sounds gross to some, but I promise you, this is one of the sweetest smoothies I make and guess what? I don’t ever add any sugar– the sweetness comes from all the fruits. I add bananas, pineapples, kiwi, and mangos. Those fruits make it impossible to even taste the greens!

Some people want fatty acids in their smoothies so they’ll add hemp hearts or chia seeds, but I skip that step. I prefer using organic ceremonial matcha green tea powder instead. There are so many incredible benefits such as high in antioxidants, detoxifies the body, fortifies the immune system, burns calories, increases energy levels, and the list is endless.

I’m so excited to finally share this recipe with you all because it seriously tastes so good, and it is a much healthier alternative than shelf-life juice. If you try the recipe, I hope that you enjoy it as much as I do!

Ingredients:

1 cup of spinach

2 cups of de-stemmed and chopped kale

1/2 cup of fresh or frozen pineapple in cubes

1/2 cup of fresh or frozen mangoes in cubes

2 kiwis ripe and peeled

1 tbsp of organic ceremonial matcha green tea powder

1 ripe and peeled banana (fresh or frozen)

2 cups of coconut water

5-6 ice cubes

Directions:

1. In a blender, blend the kale, spinach, and water base until smooth.

2. Add the fruits one at a time, blending after each one.

3. Add the organic ceremonial matcha green tea powder last and then blend again.

If you’re a smoothie maker, what do you usually add? Comment below and let me know because I’m always looking to change up my recipes for more interesting ones.

 

 

 

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