Enjoy a burst of tropical flavor when you sip a healthy Pineapple Green Smoothie! You only need four ingredients to make this vegan smoothie that's full of vitamins, minerals, and anti-inflammatories.
- Non-dairy milk such as unsweetened coconut milk beverage or organic soy milk
- Frozen banana
- Baby spinach
- Pineapple chunks, either fresh or frozen
Benefits of Pineapple
Besides enjoying the wonderful taste of the tropical fruit, I try to add it to my diet whenever I can because of the nutritional benefits. Pineapple is really high in manganese and vitamin C. And it's also high in fiber, folate, copper, vitamin B1 and vitamin B6.
And because it's a natural anti-inflammatory, it's great for reducing swelling, bruising, and arthritis. In addition, since spinach also has natural anti-inflammatory properties, together in this Pineapple Green Smoothie they are a nutritional powerhouse.
Easy breakfast or snack
This Pineapple Green Smoothie really couldn't be easier to make. Simply add your ingredients to your blender and blend until smooth. I use a Vitamix high-speed blender, but other brands such as Blendtec work really well, too.
Besides enjoying this smoothie for breakfast, I love it as a post-workout recovery drink. It's easy to drink so that you replenish your calories while getting in healthy nutrients including carbohydrates and electrolytes.
If you're looking to add more protein to your diet, you can boost this smoothie by adding in chia seeds, hemp seeds, or nuts. Or if you're sore from a long run or ride, add a little turmeric root.
For the liquid, you can use any non-dairy milk you like. With the pineapple, I particularly enjoy using unsweetened coconut milk beverage that comes in a carton (not a can).
But if you don't want to use plant milk, coconut water works really well, too. Also, if you want to make your Pineapple Green Smoothie more of a frosty beverage, add a few ice cubes before blending.
In addition, if you don't have spinach on hand, try another green such as kale. As you can see, this simple smoothie recipe is really flexible!
Prep ahead option
This recipe makes two small smoothies or one very large smoothie.
If you want to save some time, try prepping your Pineapple Green Smoothie in freezer bags by portioning out the banana and pineapple. Then when you want to make it, add the plant milk, frozen fruit, and spinach leaves to your blender.
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If you love this recipe, please give it 5 stars! ★★★★★
Pineapple Green Smoothie
- 1 cup non-dairy milk, (I used unsweetened coconut milk beverage)
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 cup baby spinach
- 1 cup pineapple chunks, (fresh or frozen)
- Blend all the ingredients in a high-speed blender, such as a Vitamix. Enjoy!
Nutritional information is an estimation only.
Thank you Amy for the recipe.
I added Greek yogurt, a teaspoon of honey to mine.
It was really delicious and refreshing
Really great! Easy and delicious. I added flax seeds. Thanks for sharing!
So glad you enjoyed it, Deb!
Soo good! My first ever smoothie and it came out great. Super sweet, and you can barely taste the spinach! My blender isn’t the greatest so it was a bit chunky, but I would definitely make this again. Thank you for sharing!
Loved this recipe - just starting to add smoothies to boost my veg and fruit intake and to support my immune system
Good for you, Kay! I'm so glad you enjoyed it.
This was delicious. Thanks Amy. My husband is usually the smoothie professional in our house but I think I’m going to take his place after this one. The whole family loves it.
I'm so glad everyone enjoyed it, Cindy!
Very nice, I used activated almond & coconut milk plus I added a cup of kale. Delicious!
Sounds fantastic, Gareth!
Lovely and refreshing for breakfast!
I'm so happy you enjoyed it, Claire!
Quick, easy and delicious!
Thank you, Judy!
Is so delicious and a great pre workout breakfast!!! I add cashews to mine for more protein and they add a nice creamy texture! It’s not the healthiest but good quality pineapple is hard to find all year round so when it’s not available I opt for some no sugar added canned pineapple. Will definitely be making this regularly! <3
Thanks so much, Jamie! That's a great idea to add cashews!
This was so perfect!! Loved it! Just what I was imagining when I searched up a recipe with spinach and pineapple!! Thank you!
I'm so happy you enjoyed it, Shellagh!
I have diverticulitis need some smoothies to make life simple
This was delish and my picky mother approved as well. 😊
Thanks for the recipe.
I'm so glad you both enjoyed it, Sabrina!
could I use a juice instead of a non dairy milk product ? And if so what types of juices would be appropriate?
Hi Angelina, it will taste different, but you can try orange juice or coconut water.
Would this work with kale as well? I don't have spinach at the moment.
Yes, kale is great in this smoothie!
I’m a self proclaimed “smoothie queen” but normally stay away from anything with Bananas. Tonight I decided to live on the wild side- delicious!!! I used unsweetened almond milk and added a lemon+Hemp hearts and thoroughly enjoyed! Thnx so much for sharing!
Thanks so much, Carlene! I love your additions.
I’m not vegan so I used cow milk but otherwise followed the recipe with fresh fruit and a couple ice cubes. I think I need to get a vitamix because I ended up with little bits of spinach that needed to be chewed. The 3 food critics at my house (7, 3, and 1) were in agreement: it was “pretty good.” The 7yr old drank all of his. The 1 yr old did as well until she spilled. 3yr old sipped until he got distracted and went off for other things. I finished his because I liked it so much I didn’t want to waste anything. Next time I think I’ll add some Greek yogurt and freeze the fruit before hand to make it more the consistency of a milk shake. I plan to make it into popsicles.
My favorite green smoothie I have ever tasted so far (I've been drinking smoothies for about 4 weeks now).
That's fantastic! Thank you, Sandra!