While we can’t all escape to the tropics during the hot, lazy days of summer, we can all refresh our bodies and minds with a healthy tropical smoothie. Packed with the nutrition of dark, leafy greens and flavored by the sweetest summer flavors, this smoothie will keep you full and energized…and possibly even fight back that urge to stop for ice cream on your way to the lake. Make a batch in advance and freeze them for an outing on a hot day–they’ll cool your food as they thaw and be ready for a cold afternoon snack.
It may be green, but the pineapple and banana flavors shine through! Make when pineapple is in season for the sweetest flavor. For an extra cold treat, cut and freeze bananas in advance to give your smoothie a creamy, milkshake-like texture.
Servings: 1 (577 G)
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cook Time: 10 min.
- 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1 cup packed chopped kale
- ½ cup diced pineapple
- ½ cup pineapple juice
- 1 medium banana
- Place all ingredients in blender and puree until smooth.