Green smoothie lover? Me too! I have tried a lot of smoothie recipes and I have perfected the ultimate green smoothie! But do feel free to be creative and make it your own based on what you like.
Smoothies are the perfect meal replacement for a quick breakfast on the go, or post workout to refuel. I recommend adding a scoop of vanilla protein powder this recipe if consuming post workout.
I would say the one part of this recipe not to skip is the pineapple.
The pineapple in my opinion is what gives this recipe its goodness.
For the kale, you may substitute with spinach or even swiss chard. Honestly any type of leafy green will do. In a pinch I have even used a cup of mixed green lettuce from the grocery store, and the smoothie still tasted great.
I personally like the flavor that the almond milk provides to this smoothie. But if you are partial to cashew milk, coconut milk or even regular milk, go for it.
The best part about creating smoothies is that there is so much variation that you can do. The point is that you want it to be something that you enjoy drinking.
One thing I like to add is flax seed. I take two tablespoons of whole flax seed and grind it up into a powder form by using my coffee grinder. Which works really well.
The flax seeds hardly have a taste, yet they provide a lot of health benefits. They are high in antioxidants, fiber and a source of healthy fats. You know, healthy fats like avocados!
- 1/4 Cup Pineapple
- 3 Ice Cubes
- 3/4 Cup of Almond Milk
- 1 Tbsp Honey
- A Cup Kale
- One Banana
Simply blend and drink immediately! Bon appetite!
If you love this recipe you are sure to love this complete list of 50 smoothie recipes from the Food Network.