Kale, Cucumber, and Pineapple Smoothie

Kale, cucumber, and pineapple smoothie

Here’s a pleasing combination for a green smoothie — kale and pineapple, with the added cleansing benefit of cucumber. Prepare to be refreshed and hydrated! Photos by Hannah Kaminsky.

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 among two tumblers and serve at once.

Kale, cucumber, and pineapple smoothie recipe

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