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5-Ingredient Ginger Pineapple Kale Smoothie

This 5-ingredient ginger pineapple kale smoothie is packed with delicious anti-inflammatory ingredients. It’s naturally gluten free & vegetarian with vegan, low FODMAP, and paleo options. You can whip it up in less than 5 minutes for a quick and easy breakfast or snack.

Ginger Pineapple Kale Smoothie

Spring is here!

And, what better way to celebrate than with a refreshing, anti-inflammatory Ginger Pineapple Kale Smoothie!

It’s light, refreshing, and perfect if you’ve been craving the arrival of spring like me.

Fresh pineapple offers a natural source of bromelain which aids in digestion and helps puts the kabosh on inflammation, along with the grated ginger, another terrific anti-inflammatory.

The orange provides a nice dose of vitamin C and folic acid, along with some extra fiber to fill you up.  And, then there’s the kale.  Oh, the glorious kale….

How do I love you kale???  Let me count the ways…

  1. Kale Frosty
  2. Blueberry Orange Kale Smoothie
  3. Lemony Kale Pistachio Pasta Salad
  4. Peppery Kale Caesar with Homemade Croutons
  5. Winter Panzanella Salad with Kale, Carrots & Watermelon Radishes

Let’s make a Ginger Pineapple Kale Smoothie!

Pineapple Ginger Kale Smoothie

5-Ingredient Ginger Pineapple Kale Smoothie

This 5-ingredient ginger pineapple kale smoothie is packed with delicious anti-inflammatory ingredients for a quick and easy breakfast or snack. It's naturally gluten-free & vegetarian with low FODMAP , paleo, & vegan options
4.25 from 8 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 glass


  • 1 cup milk {dairy or non-dairy} of choice
  • 1/2 fresh orange skin removed
  • 3/4 cup fresh or frozen pineapple chunks
  • 1 cup raw kale
  • Fresh grated ginger root or dried ground ginger, to taste
  • 1 cup ice


  • Place all ingredients in a powerful blender, such as a Vitamix {affiliate link} and combine until smooth. Pour into a tall glass and enjoy!


  • Low FODMAP: Use your favorite low FODMAP "milk" of choice such as lactose free milk, almond milk, or coconut milk.
  • Vegan: Use your favorite non-dairy milk such as organic soy milk or another plant-based milk. Don't have dairy-free milk on hand? You can whip up this easy homemade non-dairy milk recipe in 1 minutes with whatever nuts, seeds, or grains you have on hand.
  • Paleo: use your favorite nut or seed based milk.
If additional sweetness is desired, you can add a little maple syrup {low FODMAP}, honey, or 1 date.


Serving: 1glass | Calories: 215kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 141mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 19g
EA Stewart, RD | Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American, Mediterranean, MIND Diet
Diet Gluten Free, Low FODMAP, Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian
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If you’ve been thinking about trying an anti-inflammatory diet, now is a great time to start! In addition, to this Ginger Pineapple Kale Smoothie, here’s a day’s worth of quick & easy anti-inflammatory recipes your body will love…


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Healthy Energy Bites with Dates


Superfood Salad
Happy Spring!
Are you ready for spring?  Have you been craving lighter foods lately?  Is it as hard for you, as it is for me to wake up with the daylight savings time change???

43 thoughts on “5-Ingredient Ginger Pineapple Kale Smoothie”

  1. Im up here in Eau Claire Wisconsin I know we dont have a Costco here but not saying there isnt one in MN which isnt to far away. Thanks again for all of the heads up with the protien and with Costco..

  2. I just stumbled on this site after typing in recipes for kale and ginger. I have a special needs child whom is quite chunky and I’ve been wanting to get ourselves started on a healthier diet with smoothies and such. I tried a protein sample package from our health food store and I brought it home and mixed it with Chocolate Almond milk, I had a hard time getting it down for it was gritty. I don’t own a blender and don’t know which kind to buy to assure I end up with a no pulp no gritty smoothies. Any suggestions so I can get going on some of these shared recipes that sound so delicious?

    1. Hi Carolyn! I own a Vitamix blender and I love it. It is pricey, but well worth the money, IMO, b/c all the other blenders I owned before would break down after one year. Have you tried whey protein? I find it to be very smooth in comparison to some of the vegan based protein powders. Hope this helps!

      1. Thanks for your reply Spicy, I was kind of looking at the Vitamix but I haven’t ever had a smoothie so I’m not sure if I’m going to actually even like them, I wonder if there is an actual local business that serves fresh fruit/veggie smoothies. Whey Protein is Dairy based and my daughter is Lactose Intolerant. UGHHH!!! Yes frustrating..

        1. My pleasure Carolyn! One thought-some whey proteins, depending upon the amount of lactose, may be tolerated by lactose intolerant individuals, so you may want to check with manufacturers to see if they can tell you how much lactose is in the product. Also, another one to try is egg white protein {if your daughter can eat eggs}. I’m not sure where you live, but if you have a Costco near you, they sometimes do demos/taste testing with the Vitamix, so you can try before you buy 🙂

    1. PB&J Smoothie? My daughter loves her PB&J sandwiches and this would be a awesome start to get her going on smoothies. Could you share that recipe and also could you recommend an awesome blender for I want something that doesn’t leave pulp or grittiness behind in a smoothie.

  3. I have a confession EA, I am not a green smoothie, or any type of smoothie type, but I am coming around. How can I resist this green deliciousness?! You captured it so well. I love kale slightly braised but I bet I would love it here raw with the tangy pineapple. So healthy too!

    1. Absolutely no need to confess Shulie 🙂 I am a huge lover of green smoothies, but can understand how they might not be number one of everyone’s list. Braised kale? Delicious too!

  4. I rudely popped a link to this refreshing recipe on my recent post, but didn’t let you know. Sorry! I loved the look and sound of this and wanted to share it on my otherwise quite ego-centric breakfast post. I really can’t wait to try this. My daughter used the last of the ginger so I will have to wait a day or two, but otherwise, I’m there!

  5. teri@managedmacros

    I didn’t “miss” your posts b/c I have been missing in action myself! I understand the busy life! I am trying to make a return from my absence in blog land as we speak! I am excited about your website!! It is always fun to update!
    I LOVE kale and thanks to you, I eat a kale Caesar salad at least twice a week. It is the BEST!!

    1. Thanks Andrea! I usually do my standard kale, banana, cinnamon combo, but this was a delicious change, especially with the ginger. I hope you’re week is off to a fabulous start 🙂

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