Pineapple, Kale, Coconut Oil

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.

 

Ingredients

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

— Serves 2 —

 

Directions

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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136 Responses to “Pineapple, Kale, Coconut Oil”

  1. RLR 6.17.2015 at 12:00 pm #

    I made the Beginner’s Luck smoothie for my kids a couple of days ago, and they have been asking for another one! I had some kale on hand, so looked up a recipe and found this one. Believe it or not, my “picky” eater finished his serving! (We won’t talk about my not-so-picky eater leaving hers alone. Coconut…) But what a great way to incorporate healthy oil! We are gearing up for the July challenge – can’t wait!

  2. Danielle 5.15.2015 at 2:59 pm #

    The reason why I cut it in half, was because I found I couldn’t finish it all in one day, and I either wasted it, or it set in my fridge and the next day it didn’t taste as fresh with the coconut oil setting. I even re added it to my ninja and hoped it would help but no, lol. It was not very tasty.

    Danielle

    • SGS Rawkstar 5.15.2015 at 6:27 pm #

      Hi Danielle,

      We love saving our leftover smoothies in the fridge for up to two days, but if you find yourself not enjoying them the next day, cutting the recipe in half is a great way to prevent waste!

      Rawk on!

  3. Danielle 5.15.2015 at 2:55 pm #

    Hi there! I am new to the green smoothie world. I heard about it from my sister a long time ago, and then I looked it up online. The recipe I found called for 2 cups leafy greens, 2 cups liquid, and 3 cups of fruit, with a plant based protein powder as a meal replacement. I cut it in half though, and have been making it like this. Let me know if I’m doing this right?

    1 cup spinach
    1 cup 2% milk (I tried almond milk and I didn’t like it at all!) – any other ideas other than this 2% milk?
    1 cup frozen strawberries
    1 banana
    1 tablespoon of coconut oil
    1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
    1 scoop of plant based protein powder (to be a meal replacement)
    6-8 ice cubes
    adds up to be 536 calories, 5 cups.

    I can never drink it all, so I just pour 2.5 cups at first, and then in an hour or two I’ll drink the rest. But it’s extremely delicious! I tried the recipe I found online a while ago and I couldn’t finish it at all. Now I make this version and I can drink it all without a problem. Anyways, any help or advice would be great so please let me know what you think! And thank you so much :)

    Danielle

    • SGS Rawkstar 5.15.2015 at 6:21 pm #

      Hi Danielle,

      It looks like you’re doing a great job following our Simple Green Smoothie formula! Our smoothie formula makes two servings, so you’re right in cutting it in half if you’re enjoying one smoothie serving throughout the day! You’re also providing yourself with a great combination of healthy fats + protein, rawk on RAWKSTAR!

      We personally don’t use dairy in our smoothies, but you need to decide what works best for you! If you’re interested in using a different liquid base, check out some of our favorites here…

      http://simplegreensmoothies.com/liquid-base

  4. Kelly 4.13.2015 at 4:51 pm #

    Hi! Is there a secret to using coconut oil? I scooped out a tablespoon for my smoothie but after I was finished drinking, it seemed like most of the grease/residue from the oil was left along the sides of my cup. Just want to make sure I am doing this right in order to get all the health benefits and not waste this delicious addition!! Thank you :)

    • SGS Rawkstar 4.14.2015 at 5:11 am #

      Hi Kelly,

      Coconut oil can sometimes be tricky! I like to melt (not hot, just melted) my coconut oil and slowly drizzle it into my smoothie while blendin’ on low right before I’m done, this ensures it’s full incorporated into the smoothie! I hope that helps!!

  5. Pat 3.28.2015 at 9:03 am #

    This tastes great! The coconut oil creates a smooth taste. I tried amother version by adding 1 tsp of ginger which tastes great as well.

    Pat

    • SGS Rawkstar 3.28.2015 at 1:22 pm #

      Hi Pat,

      Adding ginger sounds like a great addition! We love the immunity and detoxifying benefits of ginger! :)

  6. ape 3.13.2015 at 9:19 pm #

    can i not use the coconut oil and sub the water with coconut water instead?

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 3.15.2015 at 5:29 pm #

      Yes, you can. :)

  7. Vanitha 2.25.2015 at 12:17 pm #

    This is an awesome drink but DON’T USE ROCKET! UGH!

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 2.25.2015 at 7:04 pm #

      Yes, Rocket can be spicy. :) Sorry you learned the hard way. Try spinach next time. :)

  8. Holly 2.3.2015 at 5:09 am #

    I really loved this smoothie. I tastes AMAZING!! I was a little leery of the coconut oil at first, I worried I was going to ruin a perfectly good smoothie. Boy I was wrong, this is now one of my favorites. I felt like I should be sitting on a beach enjoying this summer time frozen drink. Thanks for all the wonderful recipes, I enjoy making my green smoothie everyday : )

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 2.3.2015 at 6:46 am #

      Way to go! So proud of you Holly for trying it though you were leery! Cheers to taking chances.

  9. Vanitha 1.19.2015 at 3:53 pm #

    I have been able to keep up with having a smoothie daily for the last two weeks. I must say I enjoy smoothies better with spinach then I do the kale but I just think about the health benefits and gulp it down. Wasn’t very sure about the coconut oil with this one, so I didn’t use it. It wasn’t bad but it did have a slightly bitter after taste. đŸ˜›

    • SGS Rawkstar Shauna 1.19.2015 at 9:42 pm #

      Hi Vanitha! I totally hear ya about the kale. It is a bit stronger than spinach. If you can find baby kale, try that. It has a more delicate taste and might not be as strong as the larger kale (for some). :)

  10. Glenn and Nikki 1.14.2015 at 3:30 am #

    Just joining the smoothie world and so far I really appreciate the way you keep it as simple as possible. I’m still trying to figure what “Fennel” is.

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