Summer is now in full swing. Beach season is upon us, putting the fear of the perfect swimsuit body within us. We say, this doesn’t have to be a time for stress – instead focus on nourishing your body with healthy food and nutrients. Regardless of the season, it’s never the wrong time to start doing right by your body. When you feel good, you look good!

Unless you haven’t opened Facebook in a year, you’ll have noticed that green smoothies are the health craze of the moment. They’re an easy way to pack all your vitamin and mineral rich veggies into one sitting. This is a trend we can get behind! This recipe is our favorite find because it’s filling, given that the Greek yogurt provides some protein, and the chili powder gives it a surprising kick. Not only that, the citrusy lime and cilantro will kickstart your metabolism. Try whipping one of these up in the morning to look and feel fabulous all day.

Pineapple Kale Smoothie
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A refreshing, metabolism-boosting kale pineapple smoothie to start your day with energy.
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Prep Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
276 calories
57 g
4 g
2 g
11 g
0 g
355 g
142 g
45 g
0 g
1 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
355g
Yields
1
Amount Per Serving
Calories 276
Calories from Fat 16
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g
3%
Saturated Fat 0g
2%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 4mg
1%
Sodium 142mg
6%
Total Carbohydrates 57g
19%
Dietary Fiber 4g
18%
Sugars 45g
Protein 11g
Vitamin A
217%
Vitamin C
206%
Calcium
44%
Iron
12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 3/4 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
  2. 1/2 cup chunks of pineapple
  3. 1 cup large pieces of chopped kale, loosely packed
  4. 3 sprigs cilantro
  5. 1 tsp chia seeds
  6. 1 tsp lime juice
  7. 1 tsp agave nectar
  8. Several dashes of chili powder
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in the blender.
Notes
  1. Add ice if desired.
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calories
276
fat
2g
protein
11g
carbs
57g
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Author Michelle Truong-Leikauf, RD, from Fitness Magazine

 

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