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Kale Pina Colada Smoothie

Tired of winter?  Get a taste of warmer days with my Kale Pina Colada Smoothie recipe!

Kale Pina Colada Smoothie recipe

Hi guys!

I’m officially over winter.  If your weather has been anything like Asheville’s in the past few weeks you are probably sick of gray skies, cold and rain too.  And I know that many of you who live North of me have had it so much worse with all kinds of snow instead of cold and freezing rain.  It seems like every year around this time I wonder why I ever moved away from Florida especially when I look at my Dad’s forecast and it’s in the 80’s.  I find myself listening to way too much Kenny Chesney and dreaming of long summer days at the beach.

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Luckily, I do actually LOVE living here despite the gloomy February, but I really need a few tropical pick me ups this time of year.  I decided to make us all a fun drink/snack to get us through these last few weeks of my least favorite season.

My Kale Pina Colada Smoothie recipe is like a perfectly tanned day at the beach in summer… but in a completely healthy package!

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Kale Pina Colada Smoothie recipe

Why you’ll love my Kale Pina Colada Smoothie recipe…

This smoothie is actually inspired by one of my favorite smoothies at a local smoothie shop called a Pina-kale-ada.  My version is packed with fruity pineapple, coconut milk AND some actual coconut flakes to bring even more tropical flavor.

You can really taste the pina colada in this!

Kale Pina Colada Smoothie recipe

Like a lot of smoothies, the base is a banana because that gives the Kale Pina Colada Smoothie recipe substance and makes it really creamy and smooth.  It also ads a lot of vitamins like potassium, magnesium and vitamin C to the drink!

If bananas aren’t your thing, you hardly taste it… so don’t knock it before you try it. 🙂

Kale Pina Colada Smoothie recipe

The kale in my Kale Pina Colada Smoothie recipe packs in more nutrition and is the perfect way to sneak in your greens.  Kale is actually one of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet and is also filled to the brim with Vitamin A, Vitamin K, Vitamin C, and Vitamin B6 just to name a few.

I think the pineapple and coconut totally mask the kale flavor so other than the green color this really doesn’t taste like a traditional green smoothie.

Kale Pina Colada Smoothie recipe

My Kale Pina Colada Smoothie recipe has all sorts of hidden goodness BUT still tastes like a day at the beach.  So find a warm spot in the house, get cozy, drink up and dream of a new season.

And for those of you who may be counting… spring is only 23 days away!

 

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Kale Pina Colada Smoothie recipe

 

5 from 5 votes
Kale Pina Colada Smoothie recipe
Kale Pina Colada Smoothie recipe
Prep Time
5 mins
 

The perfect green smoothie!  My Kale Pina Colada Smoothie recipe tastes amazing and is good for you.

Course: Breakfast, Drinks, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Kale Pina Colada Smoothie recipe
Servings: 1 smoothie
Ingredients
  • 1 cup kale
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup pineapple
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 cup coconut milk
Instructions
  1. Put all the ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth!

 

 

Kale Pina Colada Smoothie recipe

Your turn!

Are you ready for spring?

 

I’m linking up my Kale Pina Colada Smoothie recipe with: Meatless Monday, Meatless Monday, Full Plate Thursday, Foodie Friday, and the Weekend Potluck. Thanks so much ladies for the link up parties!
By | 2019-02-21T16:59:26-04:00 February 25th, 2019|All Vegetarian, Food, Smoothies & Drinks|9 Comments

9 Comments

  1. Brian Jones February 28, 2019 at 3:12 am - Reply


    That is such a stunning colour and a real fun play on the flavours of pina colada, love it!

  2. Amanda February 27, 2019 at 4:45 pm - Reply


    Oh this is my kind of green smoothie! Pineapple is one of my favorite fruits to put in a smoothie.

  3. Beth Neels February 26, 2019 at 1:27 pm - Reply


    I’m with you! I am so over winter! This smoothie sounds like it should get me out of the doldrums! Thanks for the idea!

  4. Tristin Rieken February 25, 2019 at 8:45 pm - Reply


    The kale and pineapple go so well together and this smoothie gives me a huge energy boost in the morning!

  5. [email protected] February 25, 2019 at 3:59 pm - Reply

    I’ll take one of these while lounging at the pool

  6. Deborah Brooks February 25, 2019 at 3:33 pm - Reply

    ooh this does make me think of warmer days for sure! Thanks for linking up for Meatless Monday

  7. Lesli Schwartz February 25, 2019 at 3:30 pm - Reply


    Sounds super refreshing! I would also make it not-so-healthy and add in some rum! Ha ha!

  8. Wendy February 25, 2019 at 8:56 am - Reply

    Yummmy!

  9. Maureen @ Maureen Gets Real February 25, 2019 at 7:47 am - Reply

    This sounds amazing. It’s making me want sun and warm weather though! A little difficult in February in the Northeast but a girl can dream.

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