Smoothies are a quick and delicious way to fit in your daily doses of fruits and veggies. This refreshing green smoothie is chock full of ingredients that are both nutritious and easy for the body to digest. With sweet pineapple, fresh mint, and healthy kale, this smoothie packs a punch that is sure to kickstart your morning – or any other time of the day!
You may have recently discovered the nutrient-packed leafy green that is kale but have yet to fall in love. This tasty kale smoothie will leave you craving this superfood before you know it!
In Yassi’s green smoothie, the sweetness of the extra-ripe pear is the perfect thing to balance out the bitter taste of the kale. Meanwhile, the mint and parsley add a fresh herbal flavour into the mix. Frozen pineapple provides coolness, and contains bromelain that reduces inflammation and aids in digestion. Finally, the lemon juice gives the smoothie a sour tang, and the Vitamin C allows your body to absorb the iron from the greens.
Here is the recipe for this delicious and nutritious green smoothie!
- 2 cups water
- 8-10 leaves Lacinato kale (dino kale????)
- ¼ cup parsley leaves
- 6-10 mint leaves
- 1 very ripe pear
- 1 lemon’s worth of juice
- 2 cups frozen pineapple
- *Optional* add a scoop of protein powder to keep you full for longer
Simply combine all ingredients in the blender (water first) and mix until you reach a smooth consistency.
Watch our resident expert and registered holistic nutritionist, Yassi, whip up a batch of these delicious smoothies: