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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91 Responses to “Pineapple, Kale, Coconut Oil”

  1. Paige Price 9.2.2014 at 6:59 am #

    Another trick to smoother smoothies is freezing the bananas you use – or using ice. But the bananas work really well to give it smoother, colder consistency. Thanks for all the recipes!

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 9.2.2014 at 7:00 am #

      Great tip, Paige. :)

  2. Beth Bilous 8.29.2014 at 9:55 am #

    I had kale, a banana and a fresh pineapple, and just enough coconut oil. Tried this. and wow is it good, any way to tell the nutrition in please. It made enough to have a glass for about 3-4 days. Thank you.

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 8.29.2014 at 11:31 am #

      Hey Beth!

      When you are asking about the nutrition of the items, as in calories count or what each item does for you? As in Kale is high in Vitamin K: Eating a diet rich in the powerful antioxidant vitamin K can reduce the overall risk of developing or dying from cancer, according to a study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Vitamin K is abundant in kale but also found in parsley, spinach, collard greens, and animal products such as cheese. Does that help?

      Our smoothie recipes make about 4-5 cups (32oz – 40oz). Jadah drinks at least 2 cups (16 oz) everyday in the morning as a breakfast meal replacement. Jen drinks hers for lunch or sometimes as a mid morning snack Since green smoothies are full of fiber, they keep us both full for a while. If either of us needs afternoon pick-me-ups, we have been known to make another green smoothie later in the day instead of drinking a caffeinated beverage.

      Of course you can change up the recipes! All of our recipes are meant to inspire you to eat and live healthy, not to burden you with fruits/veggies that you can’t get your hands on, you don’t like, or are allergic to. Some recipes are made for specific purposes (i.e. detoxifying, immunity boosting, etc.) and need more specific replacements, but most are made to simply taste great and give your body access to fresh and raw ingredients. If there are adjustments that would make our recipe work better for you, then go for it!

      Hope that helps. :)

  3. Saralun 8.19.2014 at 9:00 pm #

    I started the 30-Day Smoothies Challenge today and it’s going great! I tried this recipe and it is amazing! I can’t believe I didn’t like green smoothies like this before.

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 8.20.2014 at 8:04 am #

      So HAPPY to hear you are joining the GREEN SMOOTHIE movement, Saralun!

  4. Ola 7.14.2014 at 5:41 am #

    Hello. Thanks for this website. It is really awesome and informative. I have one little concern about coconut oil. I gather from this website that you ladies use it quite a lot. I’ve only started using coconut oil and it tasted really nice in my green smoothie and fruit juice (sorry but I do love the taste of coconut!). But I’ve been coming across websites where you’re warned about using it, saying it leads to weight gain. I definitely don’t want to gain weight, lose, yes…gain…no, no. So what is your honest opinion on coconut oil please? Thank you.

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 7.14.2014 at 7:05 am #

      Hey Ola!

      Yes, coconut oil is very yummy! It is considered a healthy fat. This source of good fat is known as an appetite suppressant, an incredible energy booster and has antibacterial properties. Add two tablespoons to your smoothie for a flavor and good healthy fat boost.

      Here is a link you might enjoy! :)

      http://simplegreensmoothies.com/tips/healthy-fats

  5. Raychel 7.9.2014 at 8:45 pm #

    You should call this piña kale-oda!

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 7.10.2014 at 4:55 am #

      Love your name suggestion! :)

  6. 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!

  7. 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!

  8. 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 :-)

  9. 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???

  10. 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!

    • kenya 5.17.2014 at 1:44 pm #

      try frozen pineapple.

  11. 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.

  12. 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!

  13. 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.

  14. 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 :-)

  15. 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! ?

  16. 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’!

  17. 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!

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