Kale Cucumber Pineapple Smoothie

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Like I said on Monday, I’m all about the super foods like kale. Yup, I’m probably eating so much kale that my skin is going to turn a slight shade of green, but whatever, at least I’m getting my daily intake of fruits and veggies.  No bid deal.  Right?

So by now I think you all know that I’m crazy into juicing. I just love it. I feel great. I see everything more clearly. And I mean that in a literal sense, not some metaphor or anything. Like, I literally wake up in the morning and everything is clear. It takes me about .02 seconds to get out of bed and I’m immediately awake. There’s no lolly-gagging around for me. I’m up and I’m ready to go! And it’s seriously all because of my daily green juice! I like drinking my greens. It’s the way to go.

I decided to mix things up a bit and make myself a green smoothie for lunch this week. Holy yum. It was epic. Get this… cucumbers + kale + pineapple + raspberries. Yup that’s it. Add a touch of ice and a little bit of water to get things moving around in the blender and then you’re ready to take on the rest of the day. Throw in a cute straw when you’re drinking it too. It makes it taste even better. Well, maybe not. But at least you look good while you’re drinking it!

Cucumber Pineapple Smoothies are quickly becoming my go-to when I’m in a hurry. They are filling and I’m getting tons of my daily fruit and vegetables in one drink! And… you don’t even need a juicer for this recipe! Just a good blender. And a fancy straw. Clearly.

What do you guys think? Are you into these fun superfood juice and smoothie recipes? Have you tried any of them?

Give this one a whirl this weekend – you’ll love it!~

Cucumber Pineapple Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup freshly cut pineapple
  • 1/2 cup fresh raspberries
  • 1-2 leaves of kale (any kind of kale will work)
  • 1/2 English cucumber, peeled and roughly chopped
  • ice
  • water

Instructions

  1. Combine everything into your blender with 3-4 ice cubes and a touch of water. Blend.
  2. Add more water if needed to get things moving around in the blender.
  3. Drink up!
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34 Comments

  1. Sounds SO good! I had a tooth taken out yesterday and have been chowing on the smoothies with frozen fruit and greek yogurt, but am thinking it’s time to throw some green smoothies into the mix, and make smoothies a regular part of my usual healthy diet! :)

  2. Fun idea! I’ve been trying to eat more kale (I read it has the most nutrients per calorie of any plant!), and this looks like just the way to do it. Thanks!

  3. All kale all the time! But Pineapple, ok now I’m in. I think I read something about pineapple being the #1 best food you can eat?

    And definitely commented on a different post by accident!

  4. I guess I will be looking for kale at the farmers market this weekend. I will need to try this just to see what everyone is talking about!

  5. If you say green juice and smoothies will help me get my butt out of bed in the morning… THEN I WILL DEFINITELY START MAKING THIS! :)

  6. I love all these healthy recipes! Thank you for helping me incorporate these into my daily life. Can’t wait to try this one.

  7. Just made this unique smoothie for lunch and it was cool and refreshing. Just felt healthier drinking it!!

  8. Gaby, what a tasty and healthy smoothie recipe! We thought you might be interested in our Simply Delicious Meals Banana Smoothie, http://bit.ly/AeEcsu. Let us know if you try it. – Carrie from Sam’s Club

  9. Gaby!

    I just got back from Mexico and my bpdy needs a serious wake-up call. Starting everyday with this smoothie immediatley, thanks girl!!!

  10. Can you leave out the raspberries? I have a thing about food combining…. (I mean, I KNOW you can but suggestions?

    1. Just made this yummy smoothie. Didn’t have raspberries, so substituted frozen strawberries and left out the ice instead. Even my husband loved it and was trying to guess what it was made with. Never guessed any of the ingredients, not even the kale. He thought it tasted like kiwi, banana, mango, and celery. lol

  11. I was searching for things to make with my crazy amount of cucumbers and kale from my garden and came across this. Just happen to have some fresh pineapple – no raspberries but the last round of peaches from our farmers market in Chicago. Thanks – can’t wait to whip up!

  12. That cucumber and pineapple smoothie looks delicious. I eat a lot of cucumber and i think this is going to make me want even more now! Looking forward to making it this weekend and a few others I have came across.

    Thanks for the share,
    Tony

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