This refreshing kale pineapple smoothie is great for weight loss. It will leave you feeling satisfied and energized. This weight loss smoothie is gluten-free, soy-free, nut-free, dairy-free, and packed with nutrients.
Why this kale smoothie is good for weight loss
This smoothie was introduced as part of our 4-day challenge as a recipe in our sample meal plan. Many of the ladies in our group are trying to lose weight, and this smoothie provides the right nutrients for weight loss. It's high in fiber, antioxidants, and other beneficial compounds.
Nutritionally, kale, pineapple, and lime are excellent sources of vitamin C. Vitamin C is an antioxidant helpful for immune system health, tissue repair, and collagen formation. One study showed that those who regularly consume vitamin C-rich foods oxidize (or burn) more fat than those who don't.
Kale is also an excellent source of vitamin K. Vitamin K is necessary for blood and bone health. Kale is a low-calorie-dense food making it a great addition to this weight-loss smoothie.
Adding a small amount of avocado gives this smoothie a nice creamy texture while helping your body absorb the vitamin K in the kale.
Coconut water is an excellent source of potassium, an important mineral for electrolyte balance and heart health. So use this smoothie to fuel and hydrate your next workout!
Kale weight loss smoothie has 5 key ingredients
- Pineapple (frozen or fresh)
- Coconut water
How to prepare
If you're using frozen pineapple, you may not need ice. However, if you're using fresh pineapple, adding a cup of ice is recommended–and makes it even more refreshing.
Add chopped kale, pineapple, avocado, fresh lime juice, and unsweetened coconut water (no added sugar) to a high speed blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
This recipe makes two smoothies so if you're not sharing, put half into a mason jar to enjoy later. This smoothie keeps for 24 hours in the refrigerator before it starts to oxidize. So enjoy soon!
For other weight loss smoothie recipes, check out:
- Superfood Smoothie
- Spicy Orange Creamsicle Smoothie
- Simple 5-Ingredient Green Smoothie
- Energizing Tropical Fruit Smoothie Bowl
- Honeydew Blackberry Mango Smoothie
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