Here's to getting a jump on your 2020 resolutions! This easy, high protein smoothie is a great way to get more greens in your diet! With naturally sweet fruits like pineapple and banana, the taste of kale is completely masked while still giving you a nutritional boost. Not to mention, the hemp seeds add protein and healthy fats to keep you full until lunchtime, making it the perfect smoothie to kickstart your morning routine!
Prep Time: 5 min
Category: Breakfast, Snacks
1 cup fresh pineapple
½ frozen banana
A handful of raw kale
1 tablespoon hemp seeds
1 cup vanilla almond milk
1 scoop vanilla plant-based protein powder (optional)
Measure out all of the ingredients and add them to the blender.
I usually add the almond milk first, then the fruit, protein powder, and hemp seeds. I add the greens last.
Blend until smooth, then enjoy!
Notes & Substitutions
The kale can be replaced with spinach or any other green of choice.
Chia seeds can be used in place of hemp seeds.
I like it best when some or most of the fruit is frozen. Otherwise, in order to get a cold smoothie, you would have to use ice, which, in my experience, can dilute the flavor and change the consistency to make it less smooth.
I would love to see your recreations! Tag me on Instagram at @nicolebolar.blog if you give this one a try!