Lacinato Dinosaur Kale Smoothie

by Micki
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This dinosaur kale smoothie with no bananas is naturally sweet, refreshing and oh so good! You won’t believe how easy it is to blend up this tasty smoothie for your family to enjoy!

Made with only five ingredients, This refreshing start to your day is ready in less than 10 minutes.

Lacinato Dinosaur Kale Smoothie Without Bananas

It’s made with healthy ingredients like banana, pineapple, kale, and even flax seed, so it’s packed with nutrients and fiber. This smoothie is perfect for those busy days when you haven’t had time to eat your fruit and veggies.

What is dinosaur kale?

Dinosaur kale is also known as lacinato kale. Grown in Tuscany for centuries, it’s traditionally used in minestrone, but it’s also delicious in fresh kale dishes. It’s sometimes known as Tuscan kale, Italian Kale, or palm tree kale.

Lacinato Dinosaur Kale

Dinosaur kale has a rich, dark green color, and its surface looks pebbled and bubbly.  It’s slightly thinner and more tender than curly kale.

Dinosaur kale has a deep, early flavor, but it’s less bitter than curly kale, making dinosaur kale perfect for smoothies.

Lacinato Dinosaur Kale Smoothie Without Bananas

If you like green smoothies and pineapple, this kale smoothie with no bananas is a sure hit! It’s packed with tropical pineapple flavor and fresh greens to start you day off right.

Green Lacinato Kale Smoothie

What you’ll need

There are only five ingredients for this dino smoothie: dinosaur kale, pineapple, ground flax seed, almond milk, and agave syrup

How to make this green smoothie

First, wash the kale, and shake dry. Next, trim the ribs out of the dinosaur kale.

I like my smoothies on the tart side, but some pineapple is especially tart, so I add a little natural sweetener, like maple syrup or agave syrup, to taste. 

I use ground flax seed for extra nutrition.

Making a Lacinato Kale smoothie in blender with pineapple

Making this smoothie is as easy as popping the ingredients in a blender, and blending until everything is smooth.

A high powered blender like a Vitamix will give you the smoothest result, but you can make this banana kale smoothie with a regular blender.

Lacinato Kale Smoothie with Almond Milk

I recently bought this blender and I love it, but you don’t need a fancy, expensive blender for this. You just need a blender that can crush frozen fruit.

Lacinato Kale Smoothie

If the smoothie is too tart for your taste, add a sweetener like agave syrup or maple syrup to taste. 

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Lacinato Dinosaur Kale Smoothie Without Bananas

Dinosaur Kale and Pineapple Smoothie

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

A delicious and refreshing green kale pineapple smoothie that's made without bananas. Filled with healthy fiber and nutrients, it will keep you full for hours!


  • 2 1/2 cups dinosaur kale, lightly packed
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen pineapple
  • 2 tablespoons ground flax seed
  • 2 cups plain almond milk
  • 1 to 3 teaspoons agave syrup (or maple syrup), to taste


    1. Add kale, pineapple, ground flax seed, agave syrup and almond milk to blender.
    2. Blend on high for two minutes, or until blended smooth and creamy.
    3. Test for sweetness, and add more agave syrup if needed.
    4. Serve immediately.


This smoothie tastes best right after blending, but you can keep it in the fridge for up to four hours,

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 160Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 26mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 4gSugar: 27gProtein: 3g

All information and tools presented and written within this site are intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information should only be used as a general guideline.

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1 comment

Marsha January 17, 2022 - 1:54 am

Absolutely delicious! Will definitely make again.


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