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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.

More Healthy Breakfast Smoothies

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  • 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.

Kale Pineapple Smoothie

4.80 from 168 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 minutes
Cook: 1 minute
Total: 4 minutes

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. This is a bit of a strange recipe. The peanut butter overpowered everything and couldn’t taste the pineapple. Also too much kale as if the peanut butter wasn’t there it would taste like just kale. 

      1. Hi Mary! I’m sorry to hear that this smoothie wasn’t to your tastes. I (and many other readers) really enjoyed the flavors, so I wish it would’ve been a hit for you too!

  1. 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!

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

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

  5. 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.

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

  7. 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!

  8. 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! :-)

  9. 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!

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

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

  12. 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

  13. 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!

  14. 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… :-)

  15. 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!

  16. 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!

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

  18. 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.

  19. 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!

  20. 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!

  21. 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.

  22. 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

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

  24. 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.

  25. 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!

  26. 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!

  27. 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!

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

  29. 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!

  30. 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.

  31. 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!

  32. 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!

  33. 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

  34. 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!

  35. 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.

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

  37. 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!!

  38. 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. !!

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

  40. 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..

  41. 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.

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

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

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

  45. 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

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

  47. 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!

  48. 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. :)

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

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

  51. 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! 

  52. 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!5 stars

  53. 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 :)5 stars

    1. James, I am so happy to hear that you both enjoyed it so much! I hope you love the avocado smoothie too. Thanks for taking time to share your review!

  54. Just made your smoothie and that was awesome!!! ?

    Kale and pineapple are the perfect smoothie combo.5 stars

  55. 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!5 stars

    1. Brittney, YAY!! I’m so glad this has been such a solid recipe for you. Thanks so much for sharing this kind review too!

  56. 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!5 stars

    1. 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!

  57. 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).5 stars

    1. 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!

  58. 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!5 stars

    1. 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!

  59. 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.

    1. 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!

      1. 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.  

        1. 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 You can tweak it to however you like.

  60. 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. 5 stars

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

  61. 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?5 stars

    1. 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!

    1. Rhonda, I’m glad to hear it’s a favorite! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave this great review!

  62. I’ve just started to make Kale smoothies. I get a CSA box every two weeks and early in the season, inundated with Kale. So, I thought “why not?” Tried this recipe this morning. My only change was using vanilla flavoured Greek yogurt (it’s all I had). It was absolutely delicious.5 stars

    1. Bonne, I am SO GLAD you enjoyed the smoothie! Thanks for trying it and taking time to leave this loverly review!

  63. Was wondering if there is anything I can replace the banana with-not a fan and all the smoothie recipes I find include a banana ?

    1. Mary, banana has a pretty unique way of making smoothies sweet and thick. I think it depends on the smoothie to know what flavor would work well. For this one, I’d try mango!

  64. Wow! This is so tasty! I had some kale to use up and now I wish I had more kale to make more smoothies. I used almond butter instead of peanut butter due to personal preference and it is so smooth and well balanced. Normally I don’t like bananas in my smoothies but it is not overpowering here. Bonus: my 4-year-old son loved it too!4 stars

  65. I needed to change my diet to eating more healthy foods for health reasons. This was the very first ever green kale smoothie I ever had. You were right it’s delicious. I’m not used to cooking from scratch so this is a big change for me. I don’t like cooking for myself. My family and I have different tastes.Thank you5 stars

  66. Oops, forgot the greek yogurt. Does this recipe still have it’s same charm without? Can I maybe just add a little more milk?5 stars

  67. This is delicious. I made it yesterday for the first time and had to make it again today. I love kale but wasn’t sure how I would like it in a smoothie, but it’s awesome. It will definitely be added to my smoothie rotation recipes. Thanks!5 stars

  68. I love these, I would recommend: kale, spinach, pineapple, blueberries, strawberries, banana, carrots, salt, cinnamon, greek yogurt, honey, ice cubes, and water.. I make them a lot and change the fruits around, sometimes I’ll put in an apple, pear, or blackberries.

  69. This is the best Kale Smoothie recipe I have found. Having it for lunch right now it is delish! I used vanilla yogurt and cut out the honey,5 stars

  70. Good smoothie, but could have done without the peanut butter as it masks the taste of the other ingredients

  71. I made it exactly as written and it’s really yummy.  I usually make this with blueberries but I think the the pineapple is a refreshing change.  Very tropical.  
    Thank you for the recipe. 5 stars

  72. Hi Erin! Does it matter which type of kale you use? Lacinato kale is my favorite but not sure if it would be okay to use for this! Please let me know what you think! ?

    1. Hi Tracy! You could try any type of kale you like. If you have a high-powered blender, you could use the larger variety. If not, I recommend trying the baby kale variety. I hope you love the recipe!

  73. Great taste. Low cal. Carbs are too high for a meal. Only complaint is I was almost immediately hungry after drinking it. I’ll definitely be making it again. Just trying to figure out how I can make it ahead and take it to work without compromising the taste and quality.4 stars

    1. I’m so happy to hear that you enjoyed the flavor, Debra! Thank you for taking the time to share this review! If you make this recipe ahead, you can store it in the refrigerator until you’re ready to enjoy it.

  74. Made it as a smoothie and I enjoyed it. Great way to have kale. Hopefully there will be more kale recipes so we can change it up5 stars

    1. Thank you for taking the time to share this kind review, Liz! I’m so happy to hear that you enjoyed the recipe! You can find more inspiration for kale recipes on my site.

  75. I’ve made this smoothie many times minus the peanut butter. So it tasted strange to be me on my first sips, but it got a little better towards the end. I think if I was going to try it again, I would use coconut peanut butter because the coconut would mesh better with the pineapple and banana. I also had to add ice cubes to help scrape the peanut butter off the side of the blender5 stars

  76. This smoothie tastes GREAT! Im a little confused about the calories of it though. Is it 187 for the entire (large) serving or 187 for each small serving?5 stars

    1. Hi Kristopher, I’m so pleased that you enjoyed the smoothie! Based on my nutrition estimate, one small smoothie is 187 calories. I hope this helps!

  77. I don’t have to look for any other recipe after reading yours. Surely going to make it and let you know how it come out. Looking forward for more recipes. Thank you.5 stars

  78. Hello! I love your smoothies. I sent my husband to buy the ingredients for all your smoothies I wanted to try. He came home with hemp hearts instead of hemp seeds. lol. Is it the same? Can I still follow your ingredients without it ruining the recipes?

    Thanks, Alexsandria

    1. Hi Alexsandria! Hemp hearts are just the softer inside part of the hemp seeds, and they will work fine in the smoothie. I hope you enjoy them!

  79. This was so tasty! I had a bunch of leftover kale from the farmer’s market I was dreading using since I was sick of sautéing it but was too impatient for kale chips. I love how the pineapple and banana offset the very green, sometimes grasslike taste of kale. My husband enjoys this smoothie too. I added some chia seeds for extra nutrition. Thank you Erin!!5 stars

  80. This is one of my husband’s favorite smoothies.  We’ve made it with oatmilk and pea milk, both are great!5 stars

  81. This recipe is delicious and nutritious. However, I wonder about your nutritional information data, eg. iron, calcium, vit C, vit A are stated as “0.” Is that pertaining to the kale/ pineapple / yogurt recipe?

    1. Hi Pam! That was an error and should not have displayed. The value certainly isn’t “0”, I just didn’t have it calced for this recipe. Sorry for the confusion!

  82. Erin, Thank you so much for this recipe. I am on a low sodium diet for BP, I need to lose some weight, plus I have a bad tooth so I can’t chew right now so I’m having a hard time finding anything healthy to eat. I just bought a fresh bunch of Kale & was wondering what new thing I could use it in and voila, I found your recipe. I made it with a couple of tweeks just for what I had on hand…Kale for sure but I slightly wilted it in toaster oven for 3 mins., non-frozen banana & crushed pineapple (just because I was hungry & couldn’t wait for them to freeze, lol), plain Almond milk but added vanilla, plain Greek yogurt & in order to drop the sodium content I used unsalted, unsweetened peanut butter and of course the honey plus 4 lg ice cubes. I was so pleasantly surprised! I really like this one! I think that wilting the Kale somehow toned it down a bit & made it smoother. Thanks again!5 stars

  83. Almost forgot, the biggest tweek I did was adding about 2 tsp Chia Seeds! That really helped thicken it up & added some protein without adding fat.

  84. Delicious, I was surprised. Wasn’t sure about how the peanut butter would fit in. The nutrition info is way off though. The peanut butter alone is 190 calories and it says here the whole smoothie is 187. Otherwise, fantastic recipe. I had to uses full fat greek yogurt because that was all I had (probably made it tastier). Thanks for the recipe :)5 stars

  85. Hi Erin,
    Thank you so much for sharing wonderful smoothie recipes. At the moment I am on a minced diet as I am getting dental treatment. Your smoothies keep me healthy without chewing.
    I thought that smoothies were sweets until I tried your recipes. Your smoothies totally changed my mind. Especially, I love your green smoothie recipes. Yum Yum Yum! It also keeps my bowels in good condition. A lot of benefits.5 stars

  86. Delicious! Didn’t have yogurt or almond milk so I used coconut cream w/ water and I don’t eat peanut butter so I added almond butter instead. Yum!5 stars

  87. Loved it…Absolutely delicious. This is my first every Kale smoothie and I am so glad I tried your recipe. I added my usual protein powder and replaced almond with oat milk. Thanks for sharing..Stay healthy :D5 stars

      1. Was looking for a a easy green smoothie that tasted great. Found your recipe and I love it. Will be using for me and my husband. Thank you!5 stars

  88. So very good&healthy especially when you dont like any type of greens of any kind! Cannot taste the greens best way I know of getting or eating any type of greens&so very healthy I give it a rating of 10 plus!!!5 stars

  89. This was so great!! My first kale smoothie and probably my last, I don’t think I want to try another. And the only recipe from this site that I’ve tried so far so will definitely try more, there’s lots that I’m interested in :)5 stars

  90. I just made this I was so skeptical but it is everything you said taste amazing I used almond butter instead of peanut butter5 stars

  91. This recipe was absolutely delicious! I had run out of spinach and only had kale so I had to face my fear and try making a kale smoothie—and it did not disappoint! I used almond butter, 2% milk, & Vanilla Greek yogurt instead since that’s all I had on hand. Will definitely make again and recommend!5 stars

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

  93. 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

  94. 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!

  95. 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

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

  97. 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

  98. 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

  99. 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

  100. 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

  101. 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

  102. 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

  103. 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

  104. 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).

  105. 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

  106. 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

  107. I have now made this smoothie multiple times. As is it’s perfection. I didn’t have any solid peanut butter on hand and I like the powdered because it’s lower in calories. So I just added a heaping tablespoon in place of the creamy. Just as delicious, for sure. I am totally addicted. It fills me up and extends my intermittent fasting easily. Thank you so much for this recipe! A new staple in my smoothie rotation.5 stars

  108. Loved making this smoothie !! I’ve been looking for a way to incorporate more veggies into my diet and this is now my go to! The flavors mix perfectly !5 stars

  109. I absolutely love this recipe!!! Taste amazing and I could feel the nutrients entering my body! It has all my favorite ingredients, Thanks for sharing! I put two bananas only because I needed to use them.5 stars

  110. Even though there’s not that much peanut butter, the whole thing kinda just tastes like peanut butter. Which is not what I was expecting or wanting. It’s drinkable though 🤷🏻‍♀️3 stars

    1. I’m sorry that this wasn’t to your tastes, Ren. I (and many other readers) have enjoyed the recipe, so I truly wish you would’ve too!

  111. My daughter is an extremely picky eater. I put this in a pink cup and lid and she drank it all in one go. Thank you for this recipe! I loved it too!5 stars

    1. Hi Jayden! I’m sorry to hear the recipe wasn’t to your taste. I know it’s disappointing to try a new recipe and not enjoy it, so I truly wish it would have been a hit for you.

  112. Wow!!! This kale smoothie tastes so delicious that I will be preparing it again and again. I’ve been preparing green smoothies for about 5 years, drinking them every morning. Even though they don’t taste good at all, I am very used to that not so good flavor. I’m so glad I decided to give this one a try because this one is not only healthy but also delicious!5 stars

  113. I am excited to try this smoothie!! But ai only have pineapple juice, it’s pure so can I use that instead of pineapple chunks?5 stars

    1. Hi! I’m sorry but I don’t believe just the juice will work. If you decide to experiment, let me know how it goes!

      1. I just did this with pineapple juice instead of whole pineapples. I added a few frozen peaches and a handful of ice, turned out great!5 stars

  114. This was delicious! I love kale and pineapple in my smoothie and the peanut butter in this went so well with it. A great recipe!5 stars

  115. Before I give blood, I need to drink your kale shake to keep my hemoglobin level up. This delicious recipe is helping me save lives. Thank you!5 stars

    1. Hi Laura! I haven’t tried it myself but others have with success. If you decide to experiment, let me know how it goes.

  116. Such a fun way to get my kids to eat more kale! They loved the taste and the pretty color… and I did too! Pretty much a dessert – that I didn’t have to feel bad about! :) Thank you!!5 stars

  117. So amazingly good! And I do NOT taste the kale! I used fig syrup for the sweetener, was extra generous with the pineapple and left out the peanut butter, although I look forward to including that in the future. I also left out the yogurt. A local store has pineapples for 50 cents right now, so I have bags of cut up pieces in the freezer. Such a delicious way to get in a lot of greens! Thank you!5 stars

  118. I was looking for a recipe to make kale bearable and with your pineapple tip, I’ve found it! I had some carrots so I made some adjustments, I’ll definitely use pineapple from now on. Many thanks.5 stars

  119. I have to vouch for this one. Tried it today and wow! Delicious! Incorporating dairy/non-dairy substitutes vs. juice/water makes it feel a little heavier and obviously creamier but the taste is great. Will make again. Thank you!5 stars

      1. I love smoothies I’m all for them I have lots of kale in my fridge/freezer so I looked up kale smoothies and I stumbled upon this one and my goodness gracious this was amazing I usually don’t like kale and or kale in smoothies but I decided to do it anyway this was a very easy and delicious recipe thank you so much I will be using this again God bless5 stars

  120. This is a VERY good smoothie! I was surprised at the way it turned out but it was really, really good. I omitted the peanut butter and the honey because I don’t eat either one but it still turned out very good. Thanks for sharing!5 stars

  121. This is so good even without peanut butter and pineapple! I used strawberry yogurt instead of greek yogurt. Thank you! :)5 stars

  122. Thank you for this recipe! Going through chemo I don’t always have an appetite so this is awesome and does the job!5 stars

  123. Great recipe, but mine tasted mostly like peanut butter. Will try next time without it and substitute some protein powder.5 stars

  124. Just made this and love it! My kale didn’t break down fully, so not as vibrantly green as yours, it’s more of a light green with some tiny tiny green bits in it. However, still wonderful and so good. I used oat milk, was great. Didn’t have a frozen banana so added some extra ice to my banana slices. Super easy way to get some greens in your system—thank you!!5 stars

  125. I came across this recipe a few weeks ago. It’s delicious!! I’ve been having this smoothie approximately four times a week. Before having these smoothies I was always tired. Since drinking these smoothies I feel great!’5 stars

    1. I’m sorry to hear the recipe wasn’t to your taste, Kami. I know it’s disappointing to try a new recipe and not enjoy it. I (and many other readers) have enjoyed it, so I really wish they would’ve been a hit for you too!

  126. I’m just starting to make kale smoothies but this one was excellent! I added some frozen avocado for creaminess, but otherwise followed the recipe.5 stars

  127. This is the first recipe I tried on my new blender — yum! I added lemon juice and some fresh ginger and it’s just to my liking. Thanks!5 stars

  128. Very very sweet.
    I was looking for a healthy, soft drink for summer. This drink is heavy, it contains milk, peanut butter, bananas… does that sound like a smoothie? I was fooled! Either way, my mistake.

    1. Hi Amanda. I’m sorry this recipe disappointed you. A smoothie is defined as a thick and creamy beverage and made from a variety of ingredients placed in a blender. The beauty of it is, is that you can make it however you want. They can provide an extra source of vitamins and protein (ie why the peanut butter is added) and people tend to use them as a go-to snack between meals. Also smoothies are very forgiving and can be easily customized so you can basically make it to fit your needs. Hope this helps!

    1. I haven’t tried it myself but another frozen fruit like pineapple might work. It will not be as creamy without the banana. Enjoy!

  129. I must have made this wrong somehow because I thought it tasted awful, I’m so sorry. Maybe it was too thick or the peanut butter but I expected it to taste a bit more zesty and zingy with the pineapple (and kale) and it just didn’t.1 star

    1. I’m sorry to hear you had trouble with the recipe, Char. I know it can be so disappointing to try a new recipe and it does not turn out for you. It has worked well for myself (and others) and I wished it would have been a hit for you too.

  130. There definitely should be a description of what this thing tastes like because it’s very misleading. The whole thing tastes like peanut butter. And the color looks nothing like the picture. Looks like creamy spinach dip.1 star

    1. I’m sorry to hear the recipe wasn’t to your taste, Sabrena. I know it’s disappointing to try a new recipe and not enjoy it. I (and many other readers) have enjoyed it, so I really wish they would’ve been a hit for you too!

  131. I made this with kale from the garden. I also added a handful of mint leaves and a minced turmeric and lemon juice iceblock. Forgot the honey (next time). Was really good for breakfast.4 stars

  132. I was super dubious…those ingredients weren’t ones I would normally combine. But it’s really good! Glad I took a leap and tried it. I didn’t have yogurt, so I used cottage cheese.5 stars

  133. My garden had an over abundance of kale this year, so I went looking for a way to use some kale long term from the freezer. All 5 of my children LOVED this recipe. I did use vanilla Greek yogurt since that is what I had in my fridge. It is absolutely delicious! Thank you for sharing.5 stars

  134. After having tried a few kale smoothies in the past and not liking them, I was pleasantly surprised by this recipe. The pineapple brings a nice subtle sweetness and the peanut butter (I used 1 tsp) mellowed out the kale flavor.5 stars