Green Smoothie: Pineapple, Kale, Coconut Oil

Pineapple, Kale, Coconut Oil Green Smoothie

Try this nutrient-packed green smoothie with fresh cut pineapple, kale and coconut oil. Coconut oil has some amazing health benefits such as increasing metabolism and endurance— which is great if you workout or are running after little ones all day.



2 cups kale, fresh
2 cups water
2 cups pineapple
1 banana
2 tablespoons coconut oil

– Serves 2 –



Blend kale, water and coconut oil until smooth. Next add the remaining fruits and blend again.

* Use at least one frozen fruit to make the green smoothie cold.


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80 Responses to “Pineapple, Kale, Coconut Oil Green Smoothie”

  1. Christine 4.3.2014 at 12:47 pm #

    Should I melt the coconut oil before adding it to my smoothie? I have a ‘normal’ blender.

    • SGS Rawkstar Dan 4.4.2014 at 8:25 am #

      Hi Christine!
      You can, but it may not do much. Once it comes in contact with the other fruit/veggies and liquid it will most likely harden again. Try experimenting to see if it makes a difference for you!

  2. jane 2.14.2014 at 1:47 pm #

    Just joined this morning and have spent an enjoyable time puttering around the site and getting ideas prior to joining the next 30 day challenge. Am planning on having this smoothie for tomorrow’s breakfast – I have all the ingredients on hand so don’t even have to do any special shopping.

    One thing I noticed was your advice on how long leftover smoothie would last and it occurred to me that something I’ve always used to keep cottage cheese/yogurt fresh is to turn the container upside down. The product then falls to the top of the container which then becomes the bottom and there is therefore no, or very little, air left in the container. I’m assuming the same theory could apply to the smoothie being stored in a mason jar and could extend the “shelf” life for those who wanted to make a few days’ supply at one time.

    I love the concept of this site and just as a bit of background – I have my own pet sitting business and spend a lot of time walking dogs – only one at a time so I get to know them and love my “job” (you two seem to have learned that if you make your job something you love, you’ll never work a day in your life = congratulations). I just turned 70, and more by good luck than good management and in spite of kidney cancer and a somewhat misspent youth, am in remarkably good health but good management now has to take over so I think finding you was just what was needed.

    • Jadah and Jen 2.17.2014 at 10:06 am #

      Hi Jane!
      Thank you so much for writing us this note! We’ll definitely look into your idea about turning the container upside down :-)

      It’s also great to hear that you have a job that you love, and are still going strong… So encouraging! Have a great week!

  3. sharon bunim 2.10.2014 at 10:40 am #

    can you drink that smoothie every day ? can you do 2 table spoon of coconut oil every day?

    • Jadah and Jen 2.11.2014 at 12:09 pm #

      We’d suggest mixing it up from time to time to give your body access to different nutrients :-)

  4. Krystal Castano 1.21.2014 at 9:11 pm #

    Omg, i did his smoothie it was so good it was my first time at first it looked weird but i am wondering if there are ay fruity ones???

  5. Jennifer 1.7.2014 at 7:23 pm #

    On day 3 and this is not one of my faves, mine came out really pulpy, that combined with the waxy texture puts it on the backup list. Not undrinkable, just not delicious. Will drink again for health benefits.

    • Jadah and Jen 1.8.2014 at 8:01 am #

      Thanks for sharing your experience with it, Jennifer!

  6. tiffany S 1.2.2014 at 5:27 pm #

    LOVE IT!! Thanks for the recipe. Love the challenge so far as well. Thanks Jen and Jadah.

  7. Samia 12.29.2013 at 11:15 am #

    Will this recipe work in a NutraBullet

    • Jadah and Jen 12.30.2013 at 11:11 am #

      You may have to cut it in half, but it will definitely blend nicely!

  8. Yolanda 11.21.2013 at 1:27 am #

    My coconut oil is firm, how can you melt it down without using a microwave?

    • Jadah and Jen 11.22.2013 at 7:04 am #

      Hi Yolanda,
      My opinion is that it doesn’t really matter if it is liquified or not, because once it hits a slightly cool smoothie it will turn back into a hard form. From that point you just need to blend it so it is evenly distributed :-) It usually turns to liquid slightly above room temperature, so just setting it next to the stove or oven would turn it to liquid.

  9. Nick 11.18.2013 at 5:12 pm #

    Do you know how many calories in this smoothie?

    • Jadah and Jen 11.19.2013 at 12:39 pm #

      We do not, Nick. We don’t focus on counting calories in our healthy eating endeavors, but lots of people use “Lose It” or “My Fitness Pal” for counting nutritional content like this :-)

  10. sulafa 9.25.2013 at 10:12 pm #

    Hi, in my country for now there’s no spanish fresh and I can’t found kale so I think all the smoothie I can’t make it! ?

  11. Legra 8.19.2013 at 11:47 am #

    Just finished this one. Love it!!! First time trying a recipe from this site.

    • Jadah and Jen 8.20.2013 at 1:22 pm #

      Awesome! So glad you found our site! Keep rawkin’!

  12. Alanna 8.4.2013 at 6:26 pm #

    Hey I love these smoothie recipes. Some times I just need some ideas but my smoothies never come out creamy looking like all the pictures. It’s very watery i follow the recipe exactly maybe I’m not blending long enough or maybe it’s too long :-( idk what I’m doing wrong. Please some suggestions

    • Jadah and Jen 8.5.2013 at 1:34 pm #

      Hmm… It could be the blender? It is tough to say what you are doing wrong without being there to see what you are doing…

    • Kim Milks 10.4.2013 at 3:44 am #

      Try placing cocunut water ( or liquid of choice) in your blender first, then placing spinach blend until well mixed. Then placing the rest of your ingredients to blend. Good luck!

  13. Robin 7.17.2013 at 11:16 pm #

    I’ve been looking through all the recipes and I’m a little confused. For example, in this recipe I see people talking about broccoli and avocado. I don’t see it in the ingredients list. Am I missing something? I’ve seen these omissions in several of the recipes.

    • Jadah and Jen 7.18.2013 at 3:11 pm #

      I don’t think you are missing anything. People sometimes ask questions about things that don’t relate to what they are looking at :-) They may have seen avocado on another page, and just asked on this page.

      • Robin 7.18.2013 at 6:33 pm #

        Ok, thanks.

  14. Fabiola 4.22.2013 at 10:03 am #

    What is the coconut oil good for?

    • Jadah and Jen 4.22.2013 at 9:42 pm #

      Fabiola, it has a lot of benefits. Two of them that we highlight in this recipe are increased metabolism and endurance :-) You can read all about it here: Why I love Coconut Oil

      • Adina 8.6.2013 at 4:09 pm #

        I am making this smoothie right now and it looks so good. How long can I refrigerate for?

      • Jadah and Jen 8.7.2013 at 6:56 am #

        24-48 hours :-)

  15. Anna 4.17.2013 at 9:18 pm #

    i wonder if is ok mix fruit and vegetable together.We where told separate 4 hours different between Thank you

    • Jadah and Jen 4.18.2013 at 8:58 am #

      Absolutely, Anna! Lots of our recipes have fruits and veggies mixed, and we love them :-) Very nutritious, too!

  16. matt 4.11.2013 at 10:51 am #

    To boost protein and creaminess what about adding fat free Greek yogurt?

  17. cathy 4.3.2013 at 6:12 pm #


  18. cathy 4.3.2013 at 6:11 pm #

    I was wondering how you deal with the coconut oil? do you melt it before you add it to the smoothie? thanks

    • Jen H 6.24.2013 at 1:50 pm #

      Hey Cathy. I don’t melt it before because once you blend it with cold ingredients it does turn solid again. Coconut oil does change the texture of a green smoothie– it adds some chunks of coconut oil and also adds a coconut flavor too. These changes are fine for me since I know I am reaping some good benefits when I add healthy fats to my diet.

  19. cathy 4.3.2013 at 6:10 pm #

    How do you deal with the coconut oil? do you melt it prior to adding to the smoothie?

  20. Laura 3.29.2013 at 9:38 am #

    if I had a bigger blender jar I’d make a gallon…lol…and freeze some. Is one of my favorite smoothies. Incredibly creamy thick delicious and fruity. The ratio of ingredients let’s you taste a bit all of them .

  21. Penny 3.22.2013 at 4:12 pm #

    I don’t like avocados at all, can you give me suggestions for substitues for those? Thanks.

    • Jadah S 3.26.2013 at 5:24 am #

      Penny, avocado add a nice creamy texture. But if you’re not a fan, just don’t add them. They’re kind of a bonus. You could replace with half a banana. But in this recipe, you could just skip the avocado and still follow the recipe. :-)

      • Tim 3.26.2013 at 4:54 pm #

        When we break this drink down, we really need to look at what is actually in the drink and what you are actually getting, nutritional-wise ….

        This particular drink has a total of 84.95 NET effective carbs and 13.65g of protein.

        From first glance, in my opinion, it’s quite high in the sugar and quite low in the area of protein.

        As such …. IF you remove the avocado from this drink, I wouldn’t drink it… Why? Because of the fat content in avocado, which is actually good for you. But, fat helps slow down the absorption of sugar into the blood stream … If you remove the avocado, and replace it with another banana, you’re actually adding quite a bit of sugar …. natural or not, into the body … and bananas are not really low on the glycemic index …. I think they are around 40 or 50 …. I think …

        Each 8oz serving of this drink yields roughly 17g net carbs and 2.73g of protein…. but, the FAT in the avocado and coconut oil will help a lot….

        What this drink needs, in my opinion, is to replace the water with unsweeted soy milk. Doing so brings the drink a little closer to being balanced carbs vs. protein …. For example, 5 servings, each, would yield 18g carbs, and 7g of protein …. and if you REALLY wanted to balance it out, at this point, eat a hard boiled egg…. :) Then you would have 14g of protein and 18g of carbs …. perfectly balanced …. and with the fat you got in the drink I wouldn’t really worry about it….. drop out the avocado, and I believe this would an awesome drink ….. balance-wise…..

        Who’s confused? :)

      • Tim 3.26.2013 at 4:57 pm #

        Now that I think about it … it probably wasn’t my place to interject like that… I’m new here … and I approach these drinks a little differently in that I am diabetic and so I try to “balance” the carbs with the protein…. I do apologize for interjecting like I did …. I don’t want to come across as arrogant or anything like that …

      • Melissa H 6.6.2013 at 8:39 am #

        Tim, I’m glad you posted the nutritional stats! Most of us aren’t aware of how many carbs/sugar we consume in a typical day! Kudos to you for taking charge of your health! :o)

    • Jen H 3.26.2013 at 8:48 am #

      Bananas are a great subsititue becasue they will give you that creamy texture like an avocado.

    • Camille 4.8.2013 at 10:02 am #

      Penny, I don’t like avocados as well, but when I put them in the smoothies, I don’t really notice the taste or texture.

  22. Anna 3.22.2013 at 8:13 am #

    Is it just me or is that some chia seed in the corner?

    • Jadah S 3.26.2013 at 5:26 am #

      Great catch Anna! Those are totally chia seeds. Just added into recipe above. :-)

  23. Eva 3.7.2013 at 7:22 pm #

    My friend and I tried it with out the broccoli and coconut oil , it was still yummy. We added everything fresh expect the pineapples.( frozen) . We chilled the reminder for the smoothie in the freezer for about 20 mins. Cant wait to make it again

    • Jadah S 3.26.2013 at 5:27 am #

      Glad you liked it. Broccoli has a strong taste, so I’m sure you won’t miss it. :-)

  24. Camille 2.27.2013 at 11:38 am #

    I like to drink this along with slices of oranges :) Not sure if we can post photos, but check out my “glam shot,” lol:

    • Jen H 3.4.2013 at 9:09 pm #

      Oh, that’s awesome!!! I’ll post the image here so everyone can see it. So yum! Thanks Camille for sharing. lemon guest post

  25. Renie 2.7.2013 at 1:33 pm #

    Just made this. It’s important to note the volume of ingredients, I have a 6-cup Oster Beehive blender and couldn’t fit everything in the recipe. I started out with the full recipe of greens (didn’t have broccoli or kale so I used spinach), water, oil and strawberries but then halved the rest of the measurements as the blender jar crept towards overflow. I couldn’t fit the avocado. It was still good, but sort of brown-green and not nearly as creamy as your picture. Will try again and definitely book-marking this site!

    • Jen H 2.8.2013 at 12:53 pm #

      Oh wow— that sounds like it was a little adventure! You might try blending the greens and liquid together first, which will give you more room to add the rest of the good stuff. Thanks for sharing this— you prob saved a few people. :)

  26. Mamie Dawson 2.1.2013 at 11:34 am #

    How many calories is this?? I’m trying to track my calories.

    • Jadah S 3.26.2013 at 5:26 am #

      Mamie, we actually skip calorie counting. But if you want to check it out, people really like My Fitness Pal and the Lose It App. I hope that helps you out. :-)

  27. Sindy 1.31.2013 at 6:42 am #

    Hi there,

    I will be starting the 30 day challenge now and I can’t seem to find in your website as to when I should be having these smoothies. Is it only at breakfast meal replacement or both breakfast and dinner? Do you just eat your regular meals in between? \

    • Jen H 1.31.2013 at 7:08 am #

      Hi Sindy. Welcome! We just finished our first 30 Day Green Smoothie Challenge and will have our next live on April 1. Yet you dont have to wait until April to do the challenge— we actually just launched an eBook today that has all the information about the challenge, shopping lists and printable recipe cards. It’s pretty sweet. You can check it ou here.

  28. Anna 1.31.2013 at 3:35 am #

    I LOVE

    You guys have seriously changed my life. I feel amazing!

    I blogged about you on my beauty & lifestyle blog too!

    • Jen H 2.1.2013 at 6:18 am #

      You are so sweet Anna— and your blog is great. I love the nail art post.

  29. Dlee 1.29.2013 at 8:31 pm #

    Can you use frozen veggies? Do they need to thaw first?

    • Jen H 1.30.2013 at 12:32 pm #

      You can use frozen veggies like peas, broccoli, kale and spinach in green smoothies. And I wouldn’t recommend defrosting them— being frozen helps mask the taste while still getting all the nutrients.

  30. Paige B 1.28.2013 at 6:57 pm #

    hi there, I’m allergic to coconut, and I’m a bit worried about adding anything like coconut oil, or milk into my smoothies… what would be good to replace the coconut with?
    I really love the sound of all the other ingredients included in the recipes with coconut stuffs, but I just can’t have the coconut…

  31. Rhonda 1.14.2013 at 3:10 pm #

    I made this tonight and it was delish!!! I melted the coconut oil for about 20 secs just so it was a smooth consistency…really worked well!! I felt so good after drinking this…cant wait for the leftovers that i popped in the freezer for the am!!
    Such a great challenge!

  32. Camille 1.10.2013 at 9:27 am #

    Wow, this is tasty! I LOVE pineapple so I couldn’t wait to try this recipe! I got my mom in on drinking smoothies with me. She’s allergic to coconut, so I replaced it with flaxseed oil as you suggested to Marijana above. I had never had kale before ever, so I wasn’t sure how it was going to taste. It’s GOOD! So far, this recipe and the “Strawberry, Banana, Blueberry, Green Smoothie” are our favorites.

  33. Jo Copner 1.6.2013 at 1:27 pm #


    I am a week behind but looking forward to the 30 challenge, with your smoothies can I add flaxseed oil as well?

    Kind regards,


  34. Rohan Sood 12.30.2012 at 1:44 pm #

    Hi, really looking forward to this challenge for January ! I was just wondering would it be possible to say, make it the night before and leave in the chiller to eat the day after ?

  35. Nadine 12.30.2012 at 6:34 am #

    Are most of your recipes serving sizes for two?

    • Jen H 12.31.2012 at 6:22 am #

      Hi Nadine. Yeah— we stick with 2 serving sizes. Usually we share with our hubbies or store the second serving for later in the day.

  36. Jen H 11.29.2012 at 5:13 pm #

    Hi Heather. You can definitely leave it out yet I recommend replacing it with another fruit (to keep the sweetness up, which helps mask the leafy greens). Add an extra banana, some blueberries, frozen cherries, more strawberries etc and it will still be very yummy. Hope you enjoy! — Jen

  37. RookieMom Heather 11.29.2012 at 3:37 pm #

    Aww man, I just realized that this recipe has mango. Can I leave it out and still have it be yummy?

  38. ashley 11.28.2012 at 10:49 am #

    hi there
    awesome reciepe…this serving size for how many ppl? and whats reccomended ingredients serving for only one person?

    lastly would you advice to make the smoothies and store it in the fridge to save prep time?


    • Jen H 11.28.2012 at 11:17 am #

      Hi there Ashley. Glad you are liking the recipes. In general, our smoothie recipes make about 4-5 cups (32oz – 40oz), which is for 2 adults. You could cut the recipe in half for yourself— or even make the whole recipe and store the extras in the fridge. We have some more information about storing smoothies right here:

  39. ashley 11.28.2012 at 10:48 am #

    hi there
    awesome reciepe…this serving size for how many ppl? and whats reccomended ingredients for only one person?

    lastly would you advice to make the smoothies and store it in the fridge to save prep time?


  40. Ivette 11.24.2012 at 11:48 pm #

    Thank you so much for these great tips and recipes. My husband and I have stocked up on mason jars and are ready to start off our mornings with a bright green cup of deliciousness thanks to you!

    • Jen H 11.26.2012 at 5:45 am #

      I love hearing families getting on board with green smoothies! Enjoy your green smoothie dates with your husband! Send us a pic if you can— would love to share this with our community. Cheers!

  41. Marijana 11.18.2012 at 2:34 am #

    Is there any substitute for coconut oil?

    • fsponge 11.18.2012 at 4:31 am #

      Hi Marijana! You can leave it out or even use flaxseed oil if you want to have omega-3 booster. I prefer the coconut oil because it enhances the coconut flavor and has some great health benefits which you can read more about here. Let me know what you decide to do for this recipe and how it turns out.

  42. britney 11.8.2012 at 10:02 pm #

    So I was just getting bored with my breakfast and then I saw this. Now I can get excited that I will have something great for breakfast! And i’m even more ecstatic that I have all the ingredients already!!!

    • Jen H 11.9.2012 at 5:36 am #

      That’s awesome! I’ve been there: you can only eat oatmeal so many times in a row before you just skip breakfast. Haha! Hope you enjoy some new yummy breakfast options that will fuel you through the day.

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