Start your morning with a healthy dose of dark, leafy greens masked behind a delicious smoothie that tastes like the tropics.

The secret to hiding kale is pineapple. Ripe, juicy pineapple perfectly balances out any bitter kale taste. Even if you’re unsure about your tolerance for liquified kale, or swear off all things green before 11 a.m., you should still try this recipe because it doesn’t even taste like kale. That’s right. Get a crazy dose of fiber, antioxidants, calcium, vitamin K and C, protein, and more, all before you head out the door.

Try this Mango Green Smoothie, too!

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Tropi-kale smoothie

Makes 1-2 servings


  • 1/4 of a fresh pineapple, skinned and core removed (or 1/2 cup frozen pineapple)
  • 4 kale leaves, stem removed
  • 1 ripe banana, peeled
  • 1/4 cup water (optional)
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds


  1. Add all ingredients to a high-powered blender and puree on high for about 50 seconds or until smooth.
  2. Enjoy immediately as-is, serve over ice, or chill in fridge for one hour before drinking.

Didn’t turn out as planned? Here are some tips and tricks to save your smoothie.

Tropi-kale smoothie pineapple kale

Also see, 10 creative ways to use your blender besides smoothies.

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Meghan is a full-time writer exploring the fun facts behind food. She lives a healthy lifestyle but lives for breakfast, dessert and anything with marinara. Sheโ€™s thrown away just as many meals as sheโ€™s proud of.