My kids love the TropiKale smoothie at Robek’s. When I watched them make it, now I know why: it’s one lonely piece of kale and mostly pineapple and sorbet. I decided to make a healthier version of the TropiKale at home, and I’m happy to report that adding more kale did not deter from its deliciousness.
All you need is a blender and a few ingredients. I use frozen fruit because it’s easy to keep on hand, keeps for a long time, and eliminates the need for ice. Of course, add more or less of any of the ingredients as desired!
Makes about 2 cups
1.5 cups frozen fruit (pineapple or mango work best)
1/4 cup plain or vanilla yogurt (ok to use Greek yogurt)
1.5 cups chopped raw kale
3/4 – 1 cup orange juice
Starting with the frozen fruit on the bottom, place all the ingredients into the blender. Blend on high speed for about 1-2 minutes until pieces of kale are no longer visible (although smoothie will be green in color).
Tip: if the ingredients aren’t moving well in the blender, start by giving it a shake to dislodge anything that may be keeping the blades from running smoothly. If that doesn’t work, add a little more OJ to loosen things up.