Kick Booty Kale Pineapple Smoothie

Can you feel that? That twinge? That gentle hum of the atmosphere? Close your eyes and hear the crinkle of a calendar page turning. It’s a fresh new year. Anything, ANYTHING is possible, including a kale smoothie that actually tastes amazing. Take a great big sip of this Kale Pineapple Smoothie and believe with all of your being. This is YOUR year. Let’s kick some booty!

Banana Kale Pineapple Smoothie — the BEST, most delicious green smoothie! Packed with protein, it keeps you full, so it’s great for weightloss or detox. Easy, healthy, and even kids love it! Recipe at wellplated.com | @wellplated

I realize that I *might* be dramaticizing the impact that a beverage can have on a person’s psyche, but this Kale Pineapple Smoothie truly makes me feel so profoundly good that, after a few sips, I believe I can do just about anything. My to-do list? Child’s play. Spin class? Extra hills, please. A poorly timed run-in with an ex-[boyfriend/girlfriend/boss]? I am the picture of poise.

With its oodles of fruit, veggies, and protein, this Kale Pineapple Smoothie makes me feel like a booty-kickin’ superhero ready to take on the world, from my wildest goals to the laundry I’ve put off for the past three weeks. Now that is power.

The most DELICIOUS Banana Kale Pineapple Smoothie. Even kids love this easy, healthy green smoothie recipe! Recipe at wellplated.com | @wellplated

If the idea of a vegetable as ferociously green as kale in your morning beverage makes you wary, I am begging you to give this Kale Pineapple Smoothie recipe a try. I’ve made dozens of green smoothies over the years, and this recipe is truly the best.

Don’t believe me? Check out the comments! I (and, more importantly, YOU) love this Kale Pineapple Smoothie so much that I decided to give it a little facelift with fresh photos and share it again today.

Kick Booty Kale Smoothie. Just one sip of this green smoothie, and you'll feel ready to take on the world! Made with banana, kale, pineapple, and peanut butter, it’s easy, healthy, and filling. Great for weightloss and detox too! Recipe at wellplated.com | @wellplated

My secrets to a kale smoothie that doesn’t taste like kale are pineapple, banana, and a touch of honey. These three sweeten and mellow the kale’s flavor so that (telltale green color aside) the kale’s taste is undetectable.

Follow up the pineapple and kale with peanut butter and Greek yogurt for protein, and you have a creamy, filling smoothie that’s

a) loaded with vegetables, but

b) doesn’t taste like vegetables, and

c) will keep you powered for hours.

Filled with good-for-you ingredients, this Banana Kale Pineapple Smoothie will keep you powered all morning long! Packed with protein and vitamins, it’s the perfect way to start your morning. Recipe at wellplated.com | @wellplated

I realize that kale smoothies are sooooooooo 2016 (or are they more 2013?) and that we are in a hot new year with hot new food trends. What will it be this year? Jicama pizza crust? Heirloom breakfast pasta? Brownie-batter-stuffed egg roll Nutella cheesecake bites with gooseberry drizzle?

Food trends may come and go, but this Kale Pineapple Smoothie is your little black dress of breakfasts. It’s flattering, all about the essentials, and designed to make you feel fabulous.

This is the BEST green smoothie recipe! Packed with protein and vitamins, it keeps you full and tastes DELICIOUS. Easy recipe with banana, kale, pineapple. Great for weightloss, detox, and healthy breakfasts on-the-go. Recipe at wellplated.com | @wellplated

Does that make the LBD my superhero uniform of 2017? BYP (Black Yoga Pants) is probably closer to the truth, but as long as we have this Kale Pineapple Smoothie on hand, I know you and I can handle whatever the new year throws our way.

THIS IS YOUR YEAR. Drink up, and go get ’em!

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Kale Pineapple Smoothie

A delicious and creamy green kale pineapple smoothie with banana and Greek yogurt. Filled with healthy protein, nutrients, and will keep you full for hours!

Yield: 1 large or 2 small smoothies

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Cook Time: 1 minute

Total Time: 4 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups lightly packed chopped kale leaves, stems removed
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or any milk you like)
  • 1 frozen medium banana, cut into chunks
  • 1/4 cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup frozen pineapple pieces
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter, creamy or crunchy (I use natural creamy)
  • 1 to 3 teaspoons honey, to taste

Directions:

  1. Place all ingredients (kale, almond milk, banana, yogurt, pineapple, peanut butter, and honey) in a blender in the order listed. Blend until smooth. Add more milk as needed to reach desired consistency. Enjoy immediately.
All images and text ©/Well Plated.

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1 (of 2)

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 187 Calories
  • Total Fat: 9g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 3mg
  • Sodium: 149mg
  • Carbohydrates: 27g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Sugar: 13g
  • Protein: 8g

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About Erin Clarke

I’m fearlessly dedicated to making healthy food taste incredible. Wearer of plaid, travel enthusiast, and firmly convinced that sweets and veggies both deserve a place at the table. MORE ABOUT ERIN…

186 comments

  1. I would make a smoothie of some kind

  2. I would make smoothies.

  3. Our blender broke ages ago, and I’ve been missing our homemade mango smoothies!

  4. I would like to make peanut butter

  5. Dude, Erin, you can make kale smoothies 2015 (although I still think they are wildly popular!) with this fabulous one!!! We all need our butts kicked a little and I want to start my mornings off with this!!! love!! and so happy to be hosting with you today!! thanks for bringing us all together!

  6. I would make some milkshakes for my kids.

  7. A smoothie or perhaps a delicious adult beverage

  8. Butternut squash soup!

  9. I am going to make healthy smoothies to help me get the nutrition I need!

  10. Just what I need after vacation …think I will make it right now!!!

  11. The first thing I would make *would* be a smoothie. My blender broke a while back and I have been really missing liquified fruits and vegetables.

  12. Popovers. My blender was a wedding gift in 1982. Frankly, I’m surprised it’s still running.

  13. I would make a Strawberry or Peach Daiquiri -Haven’t had one in many moons! Is that Bad?

  14. I would make this smoothie! I’ve always been a little scared of kale but you make it sound so good!

  15. I’m drinking a smoothie right now as I type this. I can’t just enough. Now maybe I can go tackle those three weeks of laundry you reminded me about :-). I would probably make a pureed soup first. Can’t stop with the soups this time of year!

  16. I don’t have a blender so I would jump on the smoothie bandwagon – albeit late – and try one of these kale smoothie recipes.

  17. My jug blender broke a couple of months ago and I have been dying to make smoothies ever since!! I would make a Kick Booty Kale Smoothie straight away if I won as it sounds perfect for January blues.

  18. This smoothie is the perfect way to start the day. I seriously need to have more green smoothies in my life.

  19. I am certain a smoothie would be the first thing I’d make in the blender. But I’m certain I won’t wait that long to try this recipe. It looks delicious!

  20. I am going back to breakfast smoothies, so that’s what I’ll make first. I never felt better than in the summer when I drank my kale and spinach smoothies. I even had my son Steven drinking and loving them! Here’s to a healthy (green) new year! :-)

  21. I would make strawberry/Kefir smoothies for my husband and I!!

  22. Okay, I need to jump on the kale smoothie bandwagon! Looks amazing!

  23. Yum! I love green smoothies. I’ve fallen off the bandwagon since Thanksgiving, but I need to get my butt in gear again. Thanks for the reminder!

  24. Sounds like a smoothie I want to try.

  25. I’d like to try making a smoothie. Maybe this one.

  26. Sarah | Broma Bakery Reply

    Mmm, mmm! Smoothies are the healthy gods’ gift to man. And may kale never, ever go out of style.

  27. I would make a chocolate peanut butter/almond milk smoothie

  28. definitely just need a new blender to aid my smoothie drinking – my current kitchenaid is a little slow and choppy!

  29. I would love to make this Pineapple Kale Smoothie!

  30. I would make an “adult” smoothie with coconut and pineapple

  31. 1st let me say thank you for the chance to win. I could really use a nice strong blender to prepare my meals. The 1st thing I would make is a vegan avocado hummus dressing that I would use to drizzle over my kale salad. I have been a vegan for 6 month strong. Now I’m trying to transitioning into going fully raw. If I win I would definitely put this baby into good use

  32. I think we should take kale smoothies into 2015 as a never dying foodie phenomenon – after all, I know I can use something that will make me feel “like a booty-kickin’ super hero who can handle anything” ANY and ALL the time!
    Delicious smoothie, Erin and thanks for the giveaway!

  33. That kale smoothie is the perfect way to break in a new blender and a new year.

  34. I love making smoothies – I will definitely be trying this one!

  35. I would definitely make healthy smoothies for my boys.

  36. Kale smoothies will never go out of style! This looks amazing!

  37. I love the name of this. What are you drinking today? Oh a kick booty!

  38. I;d love to make an orange, pineapple banana super smoothie.

  39. I would finally be able to make smoothies

  40. Some kind of spinach or kale smoothie with some of my leftover frozen summer berries.

  41. This smoothie sounds very nice, even though I’m not a huge fan of pineapple. I think I’ll have to try this, especially if I have a new blender… :-)

  42. I would make a smoothie of course!

  43. I would make peanut butter in this blender. MMM!

  44. I’ve just bought loads of kale from the supermarket- now I know what to do with it! This looks delicious, Erin! I love the pineapple flavour, so delish!

  45. The first thing I would make would be smoothies for my kids, they love them!!

  46. How crazy is it to say something is “sooo 2014”?! I feel like we should still be saying that’s sooo 2002…or something like that ;) After the holidays, I’ve been craving all things green, so I’m really excited to try this smoothie!

  47. A smoothie!

  48. I would make my favorite Strawberry Chia smoothie!

  49. I can’t wait to make my girls some strawberry, banana, yogurt smoothies, their absolute favorites!! Easy and healthy!

  50. I would love to make a strawberry and kiwi smoothier!

  51. The very first thing I would make is a healhty green smoothie to boost my new year fitness routine.

  52. I would make some kind of fruity green smoothie.

  53. I’d make this here smoothie!

  54. I would make a coconut pineapple smoothie and try to make a homemade version of a frappuccino. And I also really want to try making my own nut butter variations.

  55. Woo-hoo! I’m so ready to kick 2015’s booty! Love this smoothie and thanks for the awesome giveaway ;)

  56. Love this smoothie! Greek yogurt, almond milk and banana (sometimes pear) are usually my base to any smooth. Love the addition of sweet pineapples and green kale here. Yum! Here is to healthy 2015!

  57. I would make a raspberry/Greek yogurt smoothie and probably add some kale for extra nutrition. :) My daughter loves coffee “slushies” so next I would make her one of those as well!

  58. Homemade roasted hazelnut milk, please!

  59. I would love to make some smoothies!

  60. I would make a green chile sauce.

  61. What wouldn’t I make. Maybe a hot soup or my favorite strawberry/spinach/yogurt/protein smoothie. Thabks for the chance to win this awesome machine.

  62. Love this post, and I can use a giant class of this kick booty smoothie right now! Hope your 2015 is off to an awesome start! xo

  63. I would make this smoothie again and again!

  64. Pineapple is the key to a good green smoothie!

  65. The first thing I would make would either be a smoothie or a quick batch of salsa.

  66. Crepes – I use a blender to really ensure the mixture is thin and blended

  67. I would LOVE to make this very smoothie first!
    It sounds DELICIOUS.

  68. This exact smoothie

  69. Banana Kale smoothie

  70. I love these smoothies, but it would be easier if I had a blender. Just having had heart surgery nutritional smoothies will help

  71. I would love to make a peanut butter banana protein shake.

  72. The first thing that i would make with the blender, if I won, is a smoothie. I find that a smoothie is what I would use the blender for the most.

  73. Def would make the Banana Kale Smoothie!

  74. I would make a strawberry banana OJ smoothie.

  75. A smoothie, no doubt. And probably hummus!!

  76. A strawberry and banana smoothie!

  77. I would like to make a chocolate coconut cashew butter!

  78. Kale power! There is no way it’s going away with 2014, and I LOVE this smoothie!

  79. I would make a frozen margarita!

  80. Definitely a big green smoothie!

  81. I would make a smoothie of some sort. I guess that’s where most start.

  82. baba ganoosh

  83. I should probably say I’d make a healthy smoothie but tonight I say a thick chocolate milk shake!

  84. What an absolutely delicious and healthy sounding smoothie..also gorgeous gorgeous photos!

  85. I’d make smoothies and nut butters, trying to eat healthy and going to the gym :)

  86. Kale smoothies are the best! I’ve turned so many people on to them when they realize they can’t taste the kale or spinach! I like to add chia seeds, flax and sometimes a few nuts too. I’ve never tried kale with peanut butter but you can bet it’s going to be breakfast tomorrow! Thanks Erin – you rock!

  87. A fruity smoothie!

  88. I love green smoothies but it has been too cold the past two days for me to drink one. I think I”d make some green juice first. Then I wouldn’t have to buy it at the store!

  89. The first item I would make would be the Creamy Spinach Lentil Soup. I am trying to eat really healthy and this would be a great, healthy soup!

  90. I’d be making a tremendous ampunt of smoothies and hummus.

  91. I would love to try this Kale Smoothie

  92. I would make a smoothie!

  93. This looks like a wonderful healthy . I have been loving the smoothie lately, I will have to try this.

  94. Stacey @ Bake Eat Repeat Reply

    Ok, you’ve convinced me, maybe I’ll give kale one more try! You did say it doesn’t taste like kale right?! I am on the hunt for some new healthy smoothies so I’ll have to try this one. The pineapple and peanut butter won me over!

  95. I last did laundry Dec 21…but tackled most of it today!
    I recently noticed that in the tskc Deb whips up the batter for a dutch baby in the blender, so that’s my plan. Also want to try your egg nog smoothie.

  96. I have been straight up OBSESSED with green smoothies lately. I feel like it’s the only sensible thing to do after all of my holiday grazing activities and all the chocolates/biscuits I’ve consumed over the last few weeks. Need this ASAP!

  97. I really want to try a Kale smoothie. I would probably try your recipe.

  98. Smoothie with frozen berries and bananas, vanilla whey protein powder, and milk… Occasionally peanut butter or oatmeal too. Best part of freezing fruit in advance is no added ice and resulting creamy texture!

  99. Colleen Boudreau (Collifornia) Reply

    I would make a strawberry banana smoothie.

  100. First thing I would make in this blender would be a smoothie. I don’t have a good blender ideal for smoothies and this is just what I need. Thank you

  101. I would love to try your Kick Booty Kale Smoothie.

  102. I would love to make a green smoothie first. I have never had one. I would love to try one.

  103. I don’t care what the trend says but I love this kale smoothie! It sounds delicious with the pineapple, banana peanut butter and almond milk in here! Perfect way to kick any morning’s booty off to a great start!

  104. I’d like to try to make soup, never had a powerful blender; mind can’t even handle ice at all!

  105. Brandi Davis Bryant Reply

    I would try this smoothie and I would make my daughter a strawberry smoothie too. Thanks so much for the giveaway. I like the upcoming name change for the blog too. Congrats to your hubby.

  106. I am so ready to kick it in 2015! This is just the smoothie I need to tackle my ever-growing list. Love!

  107. Healthy smoothies that I can count as breakfast for my kids. Breakfasts have become a bit of a battleground. I think smoothies are the answer!!

  108. I’d love to make a fruit smoothie

  109. I’d make a strawberry, banana and pineapple smoothie!

  110. The first thing I’m gonna is the kale pineapple smoothie you shared! :]

  111. I would totally go for the Creamy Lentil Spinach Soup!

  112. I would make a delicious kefir berry smoothie

  113. I am going to make a banana milkshake with my new blender if I won.

  114. I’ve recently completed Clean fit programs and loaded up with new recipes. I am in need of this blender to begin trying out smoothie recipes, etc. !!

  115. i would like to make some jalapeno ranch dip from scratch.

  116. I love smoothies, so a smoothie would be the first thing I would make. I would make a smoothie with bananas and blueberries.

  117. This one packs quite the punch, Erin! Love the pineapple, and milk/yogurt/peanut butter is some nourishment..something about drinking a smoothie like this just puts me in a pleasant mood..

  118. I’d make a spinach and peanut butter smoothie.

  119. Thank you and Kitchen Aid for the give away. I would very much enjoy winning this blender. Would have a lot of fun exploring making smoothies with it.

  120. All the yes, loving this little combo. Frozen pineapple is the winning ingredient I reckon. Great giveaway, thanks Erin!

  121. I’d definitely try this recipe with my homegrown kale.

  122. I would love to try this smoothie, but substitute strawberries for the pineapple. That is, if I had said blender

  123. Love smoothies, but avoid kale because my blender doesn’t process it smooth enough to not be unpleasant.

  124. I’d like to make butternut squash soup

  125. Honestly, first up would be smoothies. We love smoothies!

  126. I would love to win this blender…..

  127. I love your blog. Thank you for all these wonderful contests! The first thing I would make is a smoothie.

  128. A smoothie of Mango/Blueberry/Oatmeal (I use cold cooked oatmeal it makes smoothies very creamy)/Chia Seeds/Flax Seeds/plus a dollop of yogurt

  129. I would like to make a banana/spinach/mango smoothie.

  130. as much as I would love to make smoothies, I’ve really been needing a blender to make some fresh homemade salsa!

  131. Pineapple ginger water.

  132. I would definitely try some juices/smoothies.

  133. I can definitely use a good Kick Booty Smoothie! Love the recipe, Erin. Thanks so much for sharing!

  134. The first thing I would make is my morning juice.

  135. Thanks for that kale smoothie recipe, but you can have it all to yourself….

  136. I would make a healthy green smoothie.

  137. I have wanted to start a smoothie shake routine, this could really set me in motion!

  138. I just know you’re going to kick some major booty in 2015, girl! And this smoothie is right up my alley. We’ve been on a smoothie/juice cleanse this week and – despite the fact that I cannot stop dreaming about the pizza we’ll be demolishing tonight – I am amazed at how much energy I’ve had!

  139. I would make smoothies.

  140. I’ve yet to take the time to make a smoothie but this looks fabulous. Time to pull out the blender!

  141. Make lots of smoothies

  142. My nblender just died yesterday! We love smoothies here and I make a mean blender cheesecake too!

  143. I will probably make a different type of pasta sauce. Instead of tomatoes, I am going to use roasted red peppers with some spices I think. I am quite sure I would have some great fun with this KitchenAid blender! Good luck to everyone. :)

  144. I would definitely make a green smoothie with that blender. I have an older Kitchenaid that is leaking now, so I need an upgrade!

  145. I would make a mango spinach smoothie! I love them!

  146. The first thing I’d like to make is a fruit smoothie.

  147. I’ll make your new Caesar dressing!

  148. I’d make a  Hazelnut Chocolate Coconut Spread.  Better than Nutella!

  149. The first thing I would make is my special spicy salsa.

  150. I would make a frozen margherita

  151. I would love to make an avocado smoothie. It would be a good way to use my avocados before they start getting too brown.

  152. id love to make a chocolate smoothie

  153. a banana milkshake!

  154. I would love to make my morning smoothies with my brand new KitchenAid blender!

  155. I would smooth up my potato soup

  156. Smoothies will always be in style because of the easy mix-and-match simplicity that makes them so amazing. I never know what my smoothie will be until I’m blending it since I’m just grabbing the ingredients I have on hand. Since most go together so well it’s nearly fail-safe too! 

  157. Made this for breakfast this morning with a baby kale mix and vanilla yogurt and it was amazing!! Im not sure if this is supposed to taste this good and be healthy for you!

  158. My girlfriend and I made this smoothie this morning and it was amazing! We both noticed an increase in our energy throughout the day by starting it out with a big serving of veggies! We loved the creamy consistency and how delicious it tastes. We will be trying out your Avocado Mint Smoothie tomorrow :)

  159. Just made your smoothie and that was awesome!!! 😀

    Kale and pineapple are the perfect smoothie combo.

  160. After making this every single day for breakfast two weeks straight, I thought I should come back and leave a comment. This is so so sooooo good. The only green smoothie I ever make now, and it really does keep me full. Thanks for an awesome recipe!

    Rating: 5
  161. OK, I never thought I would say this: This kale smoothie is DELICIOUS. Even my picky husband likes it (once he got over the green color anyway!) Thank for your an easy yummy breakfast!

    Rating: 5
    • The green color can be deceiving Lorie! I am so glad you liked it and that your husband did too. Thanks so much for trying the recipe and taking time to leave this lovely review!

  162. I was in a bit of a smoothie rut and this definitely broke me out of it this morning! It was absolutely delicious (and sweet enough for me without adding any honey).

    • Awesome, Jamie! I’m glad this recipe was able to help you break out of the smoothie rut. Thanks for taking the time to leave this nice review! I really appreciate it!

  163. Definitely need a smoothie that will kick my booty in the morning (;

  164. This smoothie is very, very good! There is no time limit on good taste. We don’t say potatoes are pre-2017, we enjoy them because they are good and good for us. Same with kale. This smoothie is filled with healthy ingredients and tastes delicious.

    This is an excellent combo! Thanks, Erin!

    Rating: 5
    • Suzy, veggies will never go out of style for me either! I’m so happy you loved the recipe. Thanks for taking time to leave this wonderful comment and rating. It means a lot!

  165. Can you please clarify on the calorie break down. As per my calculation it is close to 480 calories for 1 big serving as opposed to your calculation of approximately 380 calories.

    • Hi Amisha! I provide calories based on what I calculate using My Fitness Pal to the best of my ability, but it is a guide and a service, not a guarantee. (You can read more on the FAQs page if you’d like.) Your info may vary if you use different brands, sizes of bananas, etc. If exact calorie counts are very important, I recommend you do your own to make sure it matches what you used exactly. I hope that helps!

      • Christina Natoli Reply

        The smoothie is delicious, but I agree with Amisha, your calorie count is way off.  All brands of peanut butter have 200 calories for two tablespoons, which is the amount in this smoothie.  Your blog says the whole smoothie has 187 calories, so that’s obviously way off.  In my opinion, f you can’t get the calorie count accurate, you shouldn’t publish it.  

        • Hi! The nutritional information is actually calculated for two smoothies, not one. If you want to double-check any recipe on my site, you are always welcome to plug the recipe to http://www.myfitnesspal.com. You can tweak it to however you like.

  166. I forgot to mention how much i love this smoothie. I have a morning craving for this smoothie. Love the fresh taste of kale and combination with pineapple. Since I consume it almost every day, I just wanted to make sure that I was getting my calories  correct. 

    • Thanks so much for taking the time to leave this wonderful review, Amisha! I’m so happy to hear you enjoy the smoothie. :)

  167. This smoothie was simply amazing!  It was easy to make and it also taste great.  Thank you for this recipe. I did however substitute the unsweetened almond milk with regular almond milk.  I also used almond butter instead of regular peanut butter. Thanks a bunch😊

    Rating: 5
    • Nikki, I’m so glad you enjoyed the smoothie! Thanks so much for taking the time to share your tweaks and leave this great review!

  168. Very delicious and sweet and rich with flavors!

    Rating: 4.5

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