Pineapple Ice Cream Kale Green Smoothie

This delicious pineapple ice cream green smoothie is so mouth watering and completely UN-kale-tasting, and it tastes just like pineapple ice cream! The original recipe calls for water and unsweetened coconut, but you can easily substitute with store bought or fresh coconut milk (preferred) or for a non vegan version, use regular milk and vanilla yogurt. If using fresh pineapple, make sure to leave the core in the pineapple, it's the most nutritious part and can be easily pulverized with a Blendtec or Vitamix high powered blender. If you use frozen pineapple and/or banana, you will get more of a milkshake like texture with this smoothie. DELICIOUS!

Ingredients

Coconut milk 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Pineapple 2 Cup (32 tbs) , chop
Banana 1 Medium
Salt 1 Pinch
Dates 2 Medium , pitted
Cashews/Hazelnut 1/8 Cup (2 tbs)
Vanilla protein powder 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Dried unsweetened coconut 1/8 Cup (2 tbs)
Kale 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Ice 1 Cup (16 tbs)

Directions

MAKING

1. In the blendtec, combine coconut milk, pineapple, banana, salt, dates, cashews, protein powder, dried coconut, kale and ice.

2. Press the smoothie button and blend to a smooth smoothie consistency.

SERVING

3. Serve the Pineapple Ice Cream Kale Green Smoothie chilled.

NOTE

If using a vitamix start off with speed 1 and slowly increase to speed 10 and then flip to high.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Servings: 2

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 664Calories from Fat 337

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 40 g61.5%

Saturated Fat 32 g160%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 228 mg9.5%

Total Carbohydrates 57 g19%

Dietary Fiber 8 g32%

Sugars 33 g

Protein 31 g62%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet