Having a hard time getting enough greens in your diet? Try boosting your vitamin and nutrient intake with this simple smooth and creamy green Pineapple Spinach Smoothie.
There are days where finding the time to eat right can be a daunting task, I find one of the quickest and easiest ways to remedy the situation is to get the essential vitamins and minerals my body needs in a fresh, creamy and easy to drink green smoothie.
My favourite green has to be spinach, I love it’s mild taste and how easy it is to blend with other ingredients. This smoothie was inspired by a recipe for Pineapple Spinach Juice with Ginger I posted a couple of years ago. It’s such a tasty and refreshing juice, but juicing takes so much more fruit and veggies to produce the same amount of servings. Plus with smoothies you get the nutritional benefits of the fiber since you are using whole fruits and vegetables and fiber keeps us feeling full for longer so it’s better for keeping your appetite in check.
About this green smoothie
Though smoothies are often made creamy by adding banana to the mix, I like to use avocado, and since this smoothie is green it seemed liked the perfect choice. The pineapple and green apple sweeten the smoothie and a touch of fresh ginger gives this smoothie the right amount of zing that helps you feel refreshed and energized.
If you’re a beginner and haven’t tried a green smoothie yet, this recipe for Pineapple Spinach Smoothie is where you should start, the mild taste of spinach means this drink doesn’t have an overwhelming veggie taste. You could even serve this to your kids and there’s a good chance they’ll actually like it, one out of my two did! And if you have leftovers, you can pour it into popsicle moulds and enjoy later as a frosty treat!
- 1 cup water
- 2 cups pineapple frozen
- 2 cups spinach fresh
- 1 apple Green
- 1/2 cup avocado fresh or frozen
- 1 inch ginger peeled
- 2 tsps honey optional
- 1 cup ice cubes
- Starting with the water, place all ingredients (except for the ice) in the blender. Blend, then add ice and blend until smooth.