Apple-Pineapple Green SmoothieApples and pineapples taste great together in this tropical fusion smoothie. They also make the perfect blend to try out a new (to me) type of leafy green – escarole.

Escarole is a type of endive. It has broad leaves and is much less bitter other endives or even kale. Like most leafy greens, it is a rich source of vitamin A (as beta-carotene), vitamin K, folate, calcium (21% RDA per head), iron (4.4 milligrams per head) and six grams of protein per head. Yes, I stuff the entire head into my blender pitcher!

This smoothie is a large, 36-ounce meal replacement. You can easily halve the recipe or drink half in the morning and half in the afternoon. Personally, I’m used to drinking large smoothies so I drink the entire smoothie in about 30 minutes.

Apples are loaded with healthy fiber to help you feel fuller longer. This smoothie lasted me until mid-afternoon. Fiber also helps promote colon health and may reduce the risk of colon cancer.

Apple-Pineapple Tropical Fusion Green Smoothie Recipe With Escarole

  • 8 ounces homemade almond milk
  • 2 apples, cored
  • 2 cups pineapple, cubed
  • 1 stalk celery
  • 1 head escarole lettuce

Start by adding the liquid to your blender (I use a Vitamix), followed by the soft fruit. Add the greens to your blender last. Blend on high for 30 seconds or until the smoothie is creamy.

Nutrition Information

(NOTE: Nutritional information is going to vary based on the almond milk you use and is not included in the information below.)

Calories: 447
Fat: 2g
Protein: 9g
Carbohydrates: 112g
Fiber: 30.0g
Calcium: 29% RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance)
Iron: 5.8mg
Vitamin A: 389% RDA
Vitamin C: 233% RDA

This smoothie is also a rich source of folate, vitamin B1 – B6, vitamin K, copper, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus and potassium.

Serving Size: One. (This recipe makes a large, 32-ounce smoothie. It is a meal-replacement smoothie and not a snack. I recommend drinking half right away and the other half about 30 minutes later. If it is too much for you, store leftovers in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.)

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About Tracy
Tracy Russell is the creator of the Green Smoothie Weight Loss Program, the 30-Day Whole Foods Challenge and founder of Incredible Smoothies. She is passionate about helping people improve their health with green smoothies and a whole foods lifestyle.

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