Tropical Kale Smoothie with Pineapple and Papaya

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If you checked out the last post then you know I’m working my way through the Whole30 thing this month. Here’s a little status update:

Day 1: Going ok, but I miss yogurt. Tried coconut milk for the first time.

Day 2: Made mashed plantains with coconut milk, pretty tasty.

Day 3: Tried out the new vegetable spiralizer. And it turns out coconut milk is a natural laxative.

So far, so good. I feel like I can eat all the vegetables I want and as long as I keep my coconut milk intake down to 1 serving per day, I’m in good shape. Although I miss my mid morning yogurt and not having oatmeal for breakfast, I haven’t felt deprived.

On the first day I stocked my fridge with fruits and veggies galore. I picked up a pineapple and a papaya (my new favorite) on this particular trip and they’ve been a favorite to snack on. Pair these with coconut milk and fresh ginger in a thick, frosty smoothie and I am in tropical island heaven.

Although smoothies are a gray area for Whole30 as the authors would rather have you chewing whole food verses liquid form, this smoothie is made with just 1 cup of fruit and gets most of it’s bulk from a big handful of kale and a couple carrot sticks. And I’m not going to apologize for getting my veggies in and way I can.

Kale, ginger, and turmeric help fight inflammation, which is a big reason I started Whole30. Papaya is packed with vitamin a and antioxidants and my sweet pineapple contains anti-bloating bromelain. Plus, it tastes downright delicious.

Paired with a couple scramble eggs, this makes a pretty filling breakfast.

If you’re not following the Whole30 plan, you’ll be happy to know that this smoothie doesn’t taste like you’re on a diet. Pineapple is a powerful force that covers a multitude of flavors. If you try it out, tell me about it in the comments below!

Tropical Kale Smoothie with Pineapple and Papaya

  • 1 Cup Kale
  • 1 Carrot
  • 1/2 Cup Papaya
  • 1/2 Cup Pineapple
  • 1/2 Cup Coconut Milk
  • 1 Tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Fresh Grated Ginger
  • Handful or 2 of ice

Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Add more ice to thicken, if necessary. Pour in a glass and enjoy!