Toast Dad with a Piña Kaleada from Spicebox Kitchen

Father’s Day is tomorrow, and if you haven’t planned breakfast for Dad yet, have no fear! This simple recipe from Spicebox Kitchen requires 5 ingredients (or less), and comes together in less than a minute. The kale adds a vibrant color while also contributing a serving of greens. Also, it’s spikeable (with rum), if that’s how Dad likes to celebrate. And if he likes to cook, you can also get him a copy of Spicebox Kitchen!

Cheers to Dad with this Piña Kaleada!

Excerpted from SPICEBOX KITCHEN: Eat Well and Be Healthy with Globally Inspired, Vegetable-Forward Recipes by Linda Shiue, MD. Copyright © 2021. Available from Hachette Go, an imprint of Hachette Book Group, Inc.

Piña Kaleada

Serves: 2


1/2 cup coconut milk + 1/2 cup water, or 1 cup light coconut milk

11/4 cups cubed fresh pineapple

1 cup baby kale

2 ice cubes

1/2 frozen banana, sliced (optional, if your pineapple isn’t very sweet)


Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend until smooth. Pour into two glasses, umbrella optional.

Nutrition highlights

Pineapples are not only tropical, sweet and juicy but they are an excellent source of vitamin C and antioxidants. They also contain an enzyme, bromelain, which helps with digestion and inflammation.

Kale is full of fiber, iron, magnesium, potassium, vitamins A, C, K and B vitamins, plus lots of antioxidants.

Want more recipes like this? Please check out Spicebox Kitchen and follow me on Twitter and Instagram @spiceboxtravels and on Facebook and YouTube @theDoctorsSpicebox. To your health!

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