This is the gateway Kale Smoothie to end all kale smoothies! And to end all green smoothies in general. It’s made with healthy ingredients like banana, pineapple, kale, and peanut butter, is high in protein and fiber to keep you full, and (this is important) doesn’t taste like kale.

Good for you kale smoothie in a glass made with ingredients like bananas, pineapple, and honey which have tons of health benefits

Even if you don’t consider yourself a green smoothie person, have disliked other kale smoothies you’ve tried, or are skeptical of anything green before 11 a.m. in general, you will be hard-pressed to resist this kale pineapple smoothie recipe.

  • This healthy breakfast smoothie has dozens of glowing reviews.
  • It’s cool, creamy, and absolutely delicious.
  • It’s powerful! Start your morning with a glass, and you’ll feel oddly invincible the rest of the day.

I realize I am at risk of dramatizing the impact that a breakfast smoothie can have on a person’s psyche, but this kale pineapple smoothie truly makes me feel fantastic every time I drink it.

After a few sips, I believe I can do just about anything.

  • My to-do list? Child’s play.
  • A poorly timed run-in with an ex-[boyfriend/girlfriend/boss]? I am the picture of poise.
  • Unloading the dishwasher? I won’t put it off one more minute!

With its oodles of fruit, veggies, and protein, this healthy green smoothie makes me feel like a booty-kickin’ superhero ready to take on the world, from my wildest goals to the laundry that I’ve been ignoring for the two weeks.

Now, THAT is power.

Best Kale Smoothie in a glass made with banana, peanut butter, pineapple, and other ingredients that are good for weight loss or detox

A Kale Smoothie Recipe That’s Actually Delicious

If the idea of a vegetable as ferociously green as kale in your breakfast routine 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 one is truly the best of all the healthy green smoothies in the land.

Thanks to the pineapple, banana, and honey, this healthy breakfast smoothie is sweet and creamy, and the kale’s flavor is mild.

Telltale green color aside, you won’t even believe it contains kale. (This Green Smoothie is another delicious way to sneak in some greens.)

Good for you Kale Smoothie ingredients like banana, kale, pineapple, Greek yogurt, and peanut butter

The Ingredients

This kale smoothie is SO GOOD for you. It packs fiber, protein, and a whole host of vitamins, antioxidants and other nutrients!

Here are the ingredients you’ll need to make it, along with a few of their nutritional benefits.

  • Kale. Kale contains fiber, antioxidants, calcium, vitamin K, and many others. It’s also a good source of vitamin C and iron. One cup of raw kale contains even more vitamin C than an orange! You can eat kale raw in a smoothie (no need to cook it first). The raw kale flavor is strong on its own, but the other ingredients mellow it.
  • Pineapple. My secret to taming the flavor of the raw kale and making it nearly imperceptible! Anytime I add pineapple to a green smoothie, it completely smooths and offsets the taste of the greens. As a bonus, pineapple also offers a variety of vitamins and minerals. It’s especially rich in vitamin C and manganese. Additionally, pineapple a good source of antioxidants.

Market Swap!

No pineapple on hand but need to tame the kale? Mango has a similar effect, so if that’s what you have on hand, you can swap it in this recipe (or try this Mango Green Smoothie).

  • Banana. Another ingredient that tames the raw kale. Banana is high in fiber, antioxidants and other nutrients. Since bananas are low in calories and high in fiber, they may aid in weight loss as well. Banana makes the kale smoothie rich, thick, and creamy, and it naturally sweetens it too. (Love banana in your green smoothies? Try this Blueberry Banana Avocado Smoothie.)
  • Honey. A bit of additional natural sweetness. Honey is full of antioxidants, can aid in digestion, and may soothe a sore throat. To make the kale smoothie vegan, swap maple syrup (which also has health benefits!).
  • Peanut Butter. A healthy fat that makes the smoothie extra satisfying. You can also swap almond butter or sunbutter, though I do enjoy the peanut butter flavor here (it’s so yummy with the banana and honey).
  • Greek Yogurt. A big dollop of nonfat Greek yogurt provides extra healthy protein and makes the kale smoothie even more filling. To make the kale smoothie vegan, use a non-dairy yogurt.
  • Almond Milk. My favorite for smoothies of all kinds (I love its flavor and texture), though any kind of milk will do.
A blender filled with good for you ingredients like peanut butter, banana, pineapple, and kale for a kale smoothie that can be used to detox

The Recipe Steps

While you’ll have the smoothest results with a high-powered blend like a Vitamix, you can make this banana kale smoothie with a regular blender too. Here are my tips:

  • If you have a high-powered blender: add all of the ingredients to it, then blend until smooth! It’s that easy.
  • I don’t recommend adding the kale stems to the kale smoothie, as they can be too tough and fibrous, even if you have a high powered blender.
  • If you are using a regular blender, I recommend starting by blending the kale and almond milk until the kale is as smooth as possible. Add the remaining ingredients from there.
  • If you’d like a thinner smoothie, splash in more almond milk. For a thicker smoothie, add a few ice cubes.
Good for you kale smoothie in a glass packed with banana and pineapple for health benefits

I realize kale smoothies might be sooooo 2016, but as far as this gal is concerned, the green smoothie trend is here to stay.

Food fads may come and go, but this recipe is here to be your little black dress of morning meals.

It’s flattering, all about the essentials, and is designed to make you feel fabulous.

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Recommended Tools To Make This Kale Smoothie Recipe

  • I recently purchased this blender and love it. I’m excited to use it for years and years to come.
  • That said, you do not need a high-dollar blender to make a great smoothie! If you plan to make smoothies a lot, it might be worth looking into options, but if not (or if the price tag is out of reach), you can still make a yummy smoothie.
  • For a regular blender, I owned this option for a while. While it doesn’t get things as smooth as quickly as a high-powered blender or come with the same bells and whistles, it’s a good option for the price.
  • I also have an obsession with these stainless steel straws. They make everything you drink through them from smoothies, to iced coffee, to even water taste extra cool and refreshing. I also keep a few in my purse for when I’m out and about, so I don’t need to ask for a (plastic or paper) straw.
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

Kale Pineapple Smoothie

4.95 from 69 votes
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!

Prep: 3 mins
Cook: 1 min
Total: 4 mins

Servings: 2 smoothies


  • 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


  • 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.


This kale smoothie tastes best right after being blended, but can be refrigerated for up to 4 hours (good results) or up to 1 day (less optimal results).


Serving: 1(of 2)Calories: 228kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 11gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 1mgPotassium: 702mgFiber: 3gSugar: 14gVitamin A: 6731IUVitamin C: 95mgCalcium: 247mgIron: 1mg

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  1. Bought Ninja Blender yesterday made this recipe today. It was so easy! And tasted great! And was my 1st one.
    Thank you5 stars

  2. This is delicious and you can’t taste the kale at all. I used maple syrup pineapple, kale, 1/2 banana almond milk and protein powder. I also really appreciate the info provided on all of the ingredients.5 stars

  3. I have been trying to boost my iron since I’m always low and donate plasma. Two foods recommended to eat to help with that is kale and liver…ew! But I put spinach in my green smoothies so might give kale a try. I have to eliminate any dairy as it inhibits iron absorption but apple cider/juice or orange juice will replace with. I’m actually going to try kale! Thanks for this recipe!

    1. I’m SO happy that you enjoyed it, Shah! You can find all the nutrition estimates under the recipe instructions at the bottom of this post. I hope that helps!

  4. This is absolutely delicious! My husband and I loved it and our 10 year old requested one after I let her try mine. This recipe is now a family favorite. Thank you!5 stars

  5. Love it!!!!! So easy and, as a vegetarian, it contains lots of good stuff that I miss out on. Thank you!!!!5 stars

  6. This is a wonderfully refreshing smoothie!
    I have two boys 6 and 3 and they both loved it. It’s not too sweet or heavy.
    We really enjoyed it and will be making it again. It is the perfect blend! Blended up so well in the vitamix.5 stars

  7. Finally got a high speed blender and this is the first kale smoothie I made! It’s absolutely delicious and will definitely be a staple of mine.5 stars

  8. Delicious. Thanks! A few substitutions based on what I had: mango instead of pineapple , spinach instead of kale, almond butter instead of peanut butter. Yum and yum.5 stars

  9. This was a very unexpected combo, pineapple and peanut butter. I almost skipped the peanut butter but so glad I added it. It’s delicious!! I also used spinach instead of kale because it’s what I had. Yum! Will be making again5 stars

  10. I was a little scared about adding the peanut butter but hands down this is the best smoothie I have had!! I didn’t have pineapple so I replaced with a Gold Kiwi instead. It was AMAZING!!! Thank you for this great find. Can’t wait to try the other flavours!!5 stars

  11. Great reciipe. I used one teaspoon of honey, and it was plenty sweet for my husband and me. Also I used my inexpensive Nutri Bullet and your suggestion of blending the milk and kale first, and it made the mixture very smooth. Thanks for sharing a tastey nutritious recipe!
    Mary Ellen5 stars

  12. Oh my word!!! So yummy!! I switched coconut water for almond milk and I added multisource collagen un flavored. Will be drinking this forever!!! Sharing on Facebook! Thank you so so much!5 stars

  13. Thanks so much for this recipe! It has worked its way to the top 5 list of go to smoothies in our house! Even though I have a Vitamix I still agree that you shouldn’t put the stems from the kale in the smoothie because they do not blend well. However, I make one tiny change to the kale, I wash it thoroughly and while it’s still wet I’ll pop it in the toaster oven for 3 minutes on 350 degrees. It takes away the raw green taste of the kale but doesn’t cook it completely. It gives the kale a nice nutty flavor. I do have one question for you, how much do you consider a serving of this smoothie? One cup? Two cups? Thanks again! Love this shake!5 stars

    1. Hi Lisa, I have not measured the servings in cups but this smoothie makes two servings, so one serving would be half the mixture. So glad you enjoyed this recipe! Thank you so much for this kind review!

    1. Hi Jen! This kale smoothie tastes best right after being blended, but can be refrigerated for up to 4 hours (good results) or up to 1 day (less optimal results).

  14. I so love this. I’m having it now for my breakfast. Since I’m a diabetic, I omitted the honey! It’s so delicious!💗😘🥳5 stars

  15. When I read the ingredients I was entirely sceptical. I’m not a huge fan of kale or pineapple so the idea of putting BOTH in a SMOOTHIE didn’t exactly float my boat. This is a FANTASTIC smoothie. Try before you judge 👍5 stars

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