Every once in a while you just need a good green smoothie. Whether you’ve had too much pizza the night before, or just want to start your day (or afternoon) off with a good clean energy boost, this smoothie is calling your name! It’s packed with kale, which is a powerhouse when it comes to greens! And it contains the goodness of cucumber, pineapple, and kiwi.
Kale is one of the most nutrient dense foods and that is why I love the fact that this smoothie is packed with it. Cucumbers are packed with health benefits like keeping you hydrated and providing you with much needed vitamins and minerals. Kiwi is full of vitamin C and is high in fiber. Kiwi helps maintain fluids and electrolytes so is a great post-workout fruit. Did you know the skin of the kiwifruit is completely edible?! The skin is packed with vitamin C and fiber and makes the entire kiwi more nutritious. And let’s not forget about our friend the pineapple. Pineapples are great in boosting our immune system. So all around this smoothie is a nutritious win!
With most of my smoothies I add in a scoop of plant-based protein powder. This is totally optional, but if you have some I recommend adding that in as well. And I always recommend keeping frozen bananas, peeled and cut in half, on hand as this keeps you from needing any ice and helps create a nice smooth consistency for you smoothie.
- 1/2 frozen banana
- 1 kiwi (if organic, use the skin too)
- 1/2 cup frozen pineapple
- 1 cup packed kale
- 4 cucumber slices (sliced on the thicker side)
- 1 tbsp. chia seeds, flax seeds, or hemp seeds
- 1 cup coconut water (regular water works too)
- Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth. Adjust amount of water if you like your smoothie thinner.
- Pour into a glass and enjoy!