Pineapple Kale Coconut Oil Green Smoothie

Try this nutrient-packed Pineapple Kale Coconut Oil Green Smoothie. 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.

Pineapple Kale Coconut Oil Smoothie

I finally decided to add coconut oil to my green smoothies…it’s delicious. Coconut oil is also a healthy fat which is filled with heart healthy goodness. Some people take a tablespoon a day to help with weight loss.

According to Dr. Oz, “Coconut oil improves calcium and magnesium absorption in the body, which in turn is greatly beneficial to dental and bone health. The improved calcium absorption created by coconut oil use ceases tooth decay and aids in the development of strong teeth.” So I think I’ll explore making a homemade coconut oil toothpaste next.

Trader Joe’s has an organic extra virgin coconut oil jar for $5.99 in California– that’s where I get mine, but you can also buy on Amazon too.

In this smoothie sometimes I add a little broccoli, which makes it a tasty health monster powerhouse (your kids will love it too)! If you have leftovers, feel free to pour your extra smoothie into popsicle molds for a healthy treat. So are you ready to try this nutrient-packed green smoothie with fresh cut pineapple, kale, coconut oil?

Pineapple Kale Coconut Oil Green Smoothie

Pineapple Kale Coconut Oil Green Smoothie

PINEAPPLE KALE COCONUT OIL GREEN SMOOTHIE

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2
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. // serves two
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Ingredients

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

Instructions

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

Recipe Notes

*Use one frozen fruit to make smoothie cold.
*Can use a refined MCT coconut oil that will blend easier too.

Looking for more ideas on how to use your jar of coconut oil? Then find out why we love coconut oil and how we use it!

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17 Responses to “Pineapple Kale Coconut Oil Green Smoothie”

  1. Clare 1.25.2017 at 7:15 pm #

    I just tried the recipe and it is delicious. I made a second batch and tried it with some ginger and that was great too. Thank you for the recipe. I really like adding the coconut oil, it will keep you feeling full longer. Similar to adding an avocado. This will be my “go-to” smoothie recipe.

  2. Olivia 1.20.2017 at 8:35 am #

    Hard to find kale here.If do..Super expensive.

    Can I replace with watercress/spinach/bokchoy/lettuce.. If yes, how much should I replace it with?

  3. Amber 9.2.2016 at 10:03 am #

    When i was a child my parents and i lived in Jamaica. They made their own coconut oil. They use it in their cooking a lot.

    • SGS Rawkstar 9.6.2016 at 12:49 pm #

      Hi Amber,

      That’s awesome! We’d love to be able to make our own coconut oil!

  4. C. Demarais 3.14.2016 at 2:01 pm #

    Sorry to burst your bubble, but coconut oil, and no oil, for that matter, is “health” food. I’m not sure where coconut oil’s reputation as a “good fat” started, but it’s hogwash. If you don’t wish to research it yourselves, start with this video. Ain’t science grand?
    http://nutritionfacts.org/video/is-coconut-oil-good-for-you/

    • SGS Rawkstar 3.15.2016 at 7:13 am #

      Hi C. Demarais,

      Thank you so much for taking the time to share nutritionfacts.org’s video.

      We personally love coconut oil because 90 percent of coconut oil is composed of medium chain fatty acids (or Triglyerides), which are easily digested and sent right to the liver for energy production. By traveling directly to the liver, it is not stored as fat and actually can help boost your metabolism. These triglycerides also help keep skin smooth and moisturized by trapping the escaping moisture from pores.

      Most of the medium chain fatty acids found in coconut oil are lauric acid, which is only found in as high a concentrate in human breastmilk. This powerful acid actually helps increase immunity and fight infections, which makes it essential to our daily diets.

      In addition, it’s antifungal, antibacterial, antiviral and antimicrobial properties make it ideal for a facial moisturizer, deodorant and for soothing sunburns.

      Learn more about why we think coconut rawks at the links below…

      http://simplegreensmoothies.com/coconut-oil

      http://simplegreensmoothies.com/healthy-eating/coconut-101

  5. Sade 11.25.2015 at 9:01 pm #

    If you want to save one serving for the next day what is the best way to store it?

    • SGS Rawkstar 11.30.2015 at 8:44 am #

      Great question, Sadie! We suggest storing your remaining green smoothie in an airtight container with a little bit of lemon juice to help preserve all of the green goodness! Your green smoothie will keep in the fridge for up to two days! 🙂

  6. Roely 11.15.2015 at 7:51 pm #

    What fruit can I use to make smoothie sweeter but not affect blood sugar?

    • SGS Rawkstar 11.16.2015 at 5:58 pm #

      Hi Roely,

      We prefer to sweeten our recipes with natural sweeteners like honey, dates, bananas, and maple syrup.

      http://simplegreensmoothies.com/healthy-eating/natural-sweeteners

      Worried about those natural sugars and your blood sugar? We suggest reaching out to your physician to decide what’s best for you and your body.

      Cheers 🙂

      • Jacked Beanstalk 3.27.2016 at 8:49 am #

        Honey and maple syrup are VERY high glycemic index sweeteners. Dates aren’t so great either.

        Cane sugar is every bit as natural as maple syrup or honey and it also jacks your blood sugar.

        Artificial sweeteners are shown to increase insulin levels despite having no sugar – they not only fool our taste buds but our entire body into reacting as if they are actually sugar.

        The only lasting solution is to stop eating sugar and thus retrain your taste buds to appreciate a lower level of sweetness.

  7. Arielle 1.4.2013 at 5:55 pm #

    I just had this and it was great! Thanks for the recipe. One question, 2 cups of water is listed twice. Should we be adding 4 cups of water?

    • Jen H 1.6.2013 at 5:11 am #

      Good catch Arielle— it should just be 2 cups. Sorry.

  8. Amy R. 12.31.2012 at 1:53 pm #

    Do you ever make any kind of smoothies with Star fruit?

    • Jen H 1.1.2013 at 6:47 pm #

      Starfruit is so yummy and great in smoothies! Just wash it and throw it in for a mildly sweet treat. I love that there is no peeling required. I think we are gonna have to share a starfruit green smoothie on here— thanks for the inspiration. Do you have a favorite recipe with it, Amy?

  9. Andrea 12.7.2012 at 8:26 am #

    Sounds great! Will try it! I’m also going to make the cold and flu remedy. Since it lasts several months, I think I’ll make some for my parents and sister as well so they can have for the upcoming winter season.

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