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.
You may have noticed I share a lot of recipes that contain pineapple.
Come to think of it, those would all be delicious together for a pineapple-themed meal!
But besides the wonderful taste of the tropical fruit, I try to add pineapple 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-inflammary, it’s great for reducing swelling, bruising, and arthritis.
A Pineapple Green Smoothie is an easy on-the-go breakfast or snack.
It really couldn’t be easier to make.
Simply add your ingredients to your blender and blend until smooth.
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.
And 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 a more 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!
Now it’s time for a Pineapple Green Smoothie!
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!