When you think you've had every possible kale smoothie in the book, don't retire your blender just yet. How about changing up your dark leafy greens into something more...tropi-kale? This one might just send you off into a Caribbean-daydream, even if you're still sitting at your desk at work.
Let's call in some tropical fruit to make things more interesting. Pineapple naturally reduces joint and muscle inflammation, and is a huge boost to the immune system. Mango improves digestion, clears your skin, and lowers cholesterol. Did we mention they taste a lot different than your routine kale smoothie? When combined with banana (potassium!) and kale, you've got a winner here.
Handful of Kale (from your garden)
½ Pineapple, peeled, cored, and chopped
1 mango, peeled and de-pitted
Splash of water or handful of ice cubes
Blend until well combined. Try some of our suggested steps below to kick it up a notch.
-Freeze your chopped banana, pineapple & mango chunks before blending to make the smoothie thicker & colder.
-Purchase your pineapple and mango already chopped and frozen to save prep time.
-Mix in some chia seeds or ground flax after blending for added fiber and omega-3's.
-Add your favorite protein powder or plain Greek yogurt for "staying power"/#gains.
Tropi-kale-ify your life.