Kale, Cucumber, and Pineapple Smoothie

Here’s another refreshing combination for a green smoothie, with the added cleansing benefit of cucumber.

Makes about two 12-ounce servings

  • 1 cup diced fresh or canned pineapple
  • 1/2 medium or 1 small sweet apple
  • 4-inch piece cucumber (leave peel on if unwaxed
  • 3 to 4 kale leaves (curly or lacinato)
  • 2 tablespoons hemp seeds or chia seeds, optional
  • 1 cup mango or pineapple juice

Combine all the ingredients in a high-speed blender and process until quite smooth. Divide amount two tumblers and serve at once.


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