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Green Smoothie: Pineapple, Kale, Coconut Oil

Berry Tropical Green Smoothie

I finally decided to add coconut oil to my green smoothies…it’s delicious. Coconut oil is also a healthy fat which is awesome. Some people take a tablespoon a day to help with weight loss.

According to Dr. Oz, “Coconut oil improves calcium and magnesium absorption in the body, which in turn is greatly beneficial to dental and bone health. The improved calcium absorption created by coconut oil use ceases tooth decay and aids in the development of strong teeth.” So I think I’ll explore making a homemade coconut oil toothpaste next.

Trader Joe’s has an organic extra virgin coconut oil jar for $5.99 in California– that’s where I get mine, but you can also buy on Amazon too.

In this smoothie I also added broccoli and avocado, so this green smoothie is a tasty health monster powerhouse (your kids will love it too)! If you have leftovers, feel free to pour your extra smoothie into popsicle molds for a healthy treat.

 

Berry Tropical Green Smoothie Recipe

Broccoli is great for your body’s detoxification system. And if you have vitamin D deficiency, broccoli is your friend (also full of vitamins A and K). Slurp your veggies!


2 cups kale
2 cups water
1/2 cup fresh broccoli florets
2 cups frozen mango
2 cups fresh cut pineapple
1 cup fresh strawberries
2 bananas
1/2 avocado
squeeze of lime juice
2 Tbsp coconut oil (optional)

Directions

Blend kale, coconut oil and water first for 30 seconds (or until it is a juice-like consistency). Add frozen fruits 1 cup at a time and blend for an additional 30-45 seconds. Add remaining fresh fruits and blend until desired smoothness. Serve immediately for best texture and to receive optimal nutrients.

 

** FYI: Take it easy on the broccoli as it has a very strong taste. Add an additional banana to sweeten it up.


For more green smoothie recipes click here. Looking for more ideas on how to use your jar of coconut oil? Then find out why we love coconut oil and how we use it!

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20 Responses to Green Smoothie: Pineapple, Kale, Coconut Oil

  1. Sandy September 29, 2012 at 4:50 pm #

    Can coconut water be used in place of water and coconut oil? Probably not tge same but thought I would ask.

    • Family Sponge September 29, 2012 at 4:58 pm #

      Sandy, yes you can use coconut water in place of water. It tastes so yummy and full of natural electrolytes to keep your body hydrated. Most of our recipes call for 2 cups of water, almond milk or coconut water. You could also do 1 cup water and 1 cup coconut water. :-)

      • Sandy September 30, 2012 at 7:33 pm #

        Pure coconut water or flavored coconut water? Would flavored have extra sugar? Without coconut oil is okay? Do I need to adjust recipe if not using coconut oil or coconut oil is extra?

        • Family Sponge September 30, 2012 at 8:03 pm #

          I use pure coconut water with no added sugars. Yes, flavor could add more sugar– just check the label to be sure. And coconut oil is optional, so you don’t have to change anything if you decide not to use it. :-)

          • Lauren November 15, 2012 at 3:47 pm #

            I was wondering if coconut milk can be used and if so, how much:-)

          • Family Sponge November 18, 2012 at 10:40 pm #

            If you like the taste of coconut milk, you can use it as part of your liquid base. 1/4 cup to 1 cup, plus water if needed.

  2. Sandy November 23, 2012 at 10:48 am #

    The picture above has strawberries and lime but the recipe doesn’t. Just wondering if you have made it with those items too.

    • Family Sponge November 23, 2012 at 11:49 am #

      I added a cup of strawberries and squeezed some lime juice. Thanks for catching that. I totally forgot to include that. :-)

  3. Sharolyn July 16, 2013 at 3:44 am #

    This sounds like quite a lovely (and healthy) combination. I have a recollection of trying coconut oil in a smoothie but being disappointing that it stayed solid (very small, but lumpy pieces all throughout none the less). Have you experienced this? Or do you find if you blend it long enough that it separates into small enough little pieces? Thanks. (Looking forward to trying your toothpaste/deodorant recipes too).

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    Hi! This looks amazing. Can you please tell me if used as a meal replacement, how many people does it serve? Thanks!

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