Coconut Kale Beauty Smoothie

SIP YO' GREENS GIRL!

Green smoothie obsession has reached an all time high! With the benefits of loading up on veggie-filled goodness, it's really no surprise. We're talking about increased energy, softer, more vibrant skin and of course, better overall health. The only downside is that once we find that perfect, tasty blend, we tend to stick to it. So how about a delicious new recipe to spice things up? Today we're giving you a whole new way to sip yo' greens! This Coconut Kale smoothie is a beautifying blend with an exotic twist. You're going to LOVE it. It fits perfectly with your Tone It Up Nutrition Plan!

SERVINGS

1

INGREDIENTS

  • 1

    cup coconut or almond milk, unsweetened

  • 1

    scoop vanilla Tone It Up Protein

    optional

  • 1-2

    cups green kale

  • 1

    Tbs coconut flakes, unsweetened

  • 1

    small banana, previously frozen

  • 1/4

    cup fresh or frozen pineapple

  • 1/4

    cup fresh or frozen mango

  • 1

    tsp powdered or fresh ginger

  • 1/4

    tsp cardamom

DIRECTIONS

STEP 1: Add kale and coconut milk to the blender. If you're not using a high speed blender, de-stem kale first. Blend for a few minutes to ensuring kale is completely broken up and smooth.
STEP 2: Add remaining ingredients to the blender and continue to mix until smooth. Serve and enjoy!
STEP 3: 

AUTHOR NOTES

How amazing is this blend of coconut and kale!? That tiny dash of ginger and cardamon add a nice layer of complexity AND incredible health benefits too. Both of these spices contain anti-inflammatory properties and help promote digestion. Feel free to mix things up by using coconut water instead of milk or baby coconut meat (it's available at health food stores in the freezer section) instead of coconut flakes! Do you have some favorite beautifying ingredients? Let us know in the comments below!

COMMENTS 49

  1. This looks great but I can’t have banana (big problem for me with green smoothies!). Does anybody have any suggestions for something I could replace it with? I struggle with this a lot as I love bananas and the taste and texture they give to smoothies but they make me so sick! Haven’t found anything that really replaces them well and have had some major disasters with certain fruits!

    1. Just made it — FANTASTIC. Really great. Did not have mango, so did not add, and used pineapple that was canned (DOLE), and that was fine. Used kale/spinach mix. Really terrific. Gorgeous bright green color. Now I want it for breakfast every day!

  2. yummm! This is super similar to my normal smoothie but I usually add vanilla perfect fit and don’t have the spices, excited for a small switch up! Did you all try it with perfect fit too? I bet it would still be bomb! <3

      1. Found this to be really spicy is that due to the ginger? Didn’t use perfect fit powder didn’t have any. Also the kale didn’t blend to smooth or the coconut flakes I kept chewing on them while I drank my smoothies any suggestions?

  3. This sounds delicious! I can’t wait to try it :D

    Side note, my Ninja blender seems to be having a problem pulverizing the kale, so my green smoothies end up having a weird chewy texture which just weirds me out lol. Do any Ninja owners have this same problem with theirs? Also, does anyone use baby kale instead of regular “adult” (lol) kale? My co-worker recommended trying baby kale instead to get rid of the weird chewy texture. But regular kale is so darn cheap and delicious! Double win ;)

    1. I pulverize my kale with a food processor and then store it in ice cubes with a little water. When I make the smoothies, I just toss in a few cubes. Helped me get a better consistency, and I always have fresh kale ready to go.

  4. Any suggestions to sub out the mango? I’m have an allergy to it. Looking forward to trying this…

    1. I’m allergic to mango, banana AND pineapple (and most everything else associated with a latex allergy) so I’m just skipping all 3. I think it will still taste delish & be nourishing! What did you wind up doing?

    1. What did you wind up doing? I’m allergic to pineapple, banana AND mango (and most everything else associated with a latex allergy) so I usually just skip what I’m allergic to. I think it will still be tasty!

  5. I don’t have any cardamom, but I’m making this with everything else tomorrow. Will it be as good with coconut protein? I’m looking forward to using my kale in the am & having the chickpea salad sandwich for my M3.

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