Kale, Pineapple & Banana “Tropical” Protein Smoothie

I bought a juicer recently, but to be honest, I was quite disappointed by all the wasted veggies & fruit pulp it made (especially if you juice kale since what liquid does kale make anyway!).

As a result I started googling “kale smoothies” in hopes to find a way to salvage the wasted kale and after some trial and error I found an amazing recipe on Butter and Sugar for a tropical kale smoothie.  I took this recipe, made a few alterations (like adding in protein powder) and the result… success!

Pineapple-Banana Kale Protein Smoothie
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Recipe type: Smoothie
Serves: 2
  • 2 bananas (frozen if possible)
  • 1 cup kale, stem removed (I like the Trader Joe's in a bag)
  • 1 cup almond or coconut milk (coconut tastes better)
  • 1 tbsp organic extra virgin coconut oil (for texture)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup frozen pineapple
  • ½ tsp vanilla bean extract
  • 6 ice cubes
  • 1 scoop Sun Warrior Protein Powder (Vanilla)
  1. Place all items in blender & blend until smooth!


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