You’ll see green from the kale—which your body will love—but what you’ll taste ispineapple and banana. Want it even frostier? Add a couple of ice cubes to the blender.
Sharp knife (adult needed)
Blender (adult needed)
- 1 cup yogurt, milk, or almond milk
- 2 overripe bananas, peeled, sliced, and (ideally) frozen
- 2 cups pineapple chunks (fresh, frozen, or unsweetened canned)
- 1 cup kale leaves with their thick stems removed or baby spinach
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- pinch salt
- 2 ice cubes (if your bananas aren’t frozen, or if you want it extra-cold)
Put all the ingredients in the blender.
Put the top on tightly. Turn on the blender to medium speed and blend until the mixture looks like a frothy green milkshake, 30 to 60 seconds. (Add up to 1 cup cold water if the mixture is too thick to blend.)
Divide the smoothie into 4 glasses and serve right away, or cover and refrigerate up to 1 hour.
To help make smoothies colder and thicker, it’s great to have slices of frozen banana ready to go. It’s easy:
· Peel overripe bananas.
· Use a butter knife to slice them into thin rounds.
· Put the slices in a resealable plastic bag, label the bag with the number of bananas it contains, and freeze until needed.