I mentioned last week when I talked about Snacks for Mom that I had lost a lot of weight a couple years back and that I had worked really hard to get back to a healthy weight.
When I went through my divorce (yes, I’m a single mom now), that is how my body decided to respond to the stress of such a big life change.
Pounds and pounds just fell off in the matter of months before I could even realize what was happening.
Once I realized and got to a point where I knew I needed to do something about it, I started supplementing with healthy smoothies like this Pineapple Coconut Kale Smoothie.
I was not going to gain back the lost weight by shoving pints of ice cream and bags of potato chips in my mouth.
So, a couple of times a day I would drink big huge smoothie full of nutrients and healthy fats in addition to my meals.
PLUS, it tastes a little bit like a Pina Colada.
I’m totally happy with where my body is at now.
I’m healthy and I feel great.
I’m not longer trying to gain pounds back, but I still love this Pineapple Coconut Kale Smoothie.
It is one of Madeline and my favorite things to eat for breakfast. I love it because she’s getting all those great nutrients in her body.
I highly recommend recipes like this for anyone who has a picky eater (if you can get them to drink it that is!).
It is such a great way to supplement their diet if they’re finicky about what you make for dinner.
Perfect for those days when everyone is a little tired of cereal or toast for breakfast.
If you’re a fan of green smoothies and want a couple of different recipes to mix things up flavor-wise you should also give this Pineapple, Green Apple, Kale Smoothie and this Green Smoothie Bowl a try.
We love them both!
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- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- 1 1/2 ounces frozen kale, or fresh
- 8 ounces water, cold
- 10 ounces frozen pineapple
- 2 ounces orange juice
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder, optional
- Add the coconut oil, chia seeds, kale and water to the blender.
- Puree (using the whole juice cycle if available) until completely smooth.
- Add the pineapple, orange juice and vanilla protein.
- Puree until well blended.
- Drink immediately.
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Nutrition InformationYield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 189Total Fat 9gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 1mgSodium 19mgCarbohydrates 21gFiber 3gSugar 16gProtein 8g