Having a hard time getting enough greens in your diet? Try boosting your vitamin and nutrient intake with this simple green Pineapple Spinach Smoothie.Jump to Recipe Print Recipe
There are days where finding the time to eat right can be a daunting task. One of the quickest and easiest ways to remedy the situation is to get the essential vitamins and minerals our body needs in a fresh and easy to drink green smoothie.
My favourite green has to be spinach, I love its 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.
However, we need so much more fruit and veggies when juicing to produce the same amount of servings as we do when making smoothies. Plus, with smoothies, we get the nutritional benefits of fibre since we’re using whole fruits and vegetables. And since fibre keeps us feeling full longer, it’s better for keeping our appetites in check.
A 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 like the perfect choice. The pineapple and green apple sweeten the smoothie and a touch of fresh ginger gives this smoothie just the right amount of zing to help us feel refreshed and energized.
If you haven’t had a green smoothie yet, this Pineapple Spinach Smoothie is where you should start. The mild taste of spinach means this drink doesn’t have an overwhelming veggie taste.
Try serving this green smoothie to your kids, there’s a good chance they’ll actually like it. One out of my two did! If you have leftovers, you can pour it into popsicle moulds and enjoy it later as a frozen 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.