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Having a hard time getting enough greens in your diet? Try boosting your vitamin and nutrient intake with this easy vegan green Pineapple Spinach Smoothie made without banana.

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Pineapple Spinach Smoothie

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 your body needs in a fresh and easy to drink green smoothie.

Pineapple Spinach Smoothie served into small glasses

My favourite green has to be spinach, I love its mild taste and how easy it is to blend with other ingredients. I even enjoy using it in drinks like in this Pineapple Spinach Juice with Ginger.

Though it's a tasty and refreshing juice and I do enjoy mixing vegetables with fruit to create delicious juices, we need much more fruit and veggies when juicing to produce the same amount of servings as we would with smoothies.

Also, 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, smoothies are better for keeping our appetites in check.

Pineapple Spinach Smoothie

How to Make it

Though I used spinach in this recipe, you can easily use kale to make this smoothie. Instead of using bananas to make this smoothie thick and creamy I used half a cup of diced avocado. So if you don't like bananas or don't digest them well, you'll be glad to know this smoothie is banana free.

The pineapple and green apple do sweeten this smoothie but you can add a bit of honey or maple syrup (for vegans) to sweeten it to your liking. A touch of fresh ginger gives this smoothie just the right amount of zing to help us feel refreshed and energized.

Ingredients Overview:

  • Pineapple. Frozen or fresh pineapple works.
  • Spinach. I used fresh for this recipe. You could also use baby kale.
  • Green apple
  • Avocado. You could use fresh or frozen avocado.
  • Ginger. I used fresh ginger.
  • Water. I added water to thin down the smoothie.  
  • Honey. This is optional, you could add the sweetener you prefer. For a vegan smoothie, I like to use maple syrup. If you like your smoothies less sweet, you may not find this smoothie needs any sweetener at all.

Steps:

  1. Place all of the ingredients, starting with the water in the blender.
  2. Blend until smooth add ice and blend again.
  3. Serve.
Pineapple Spinach Smoothie poured into two small glasses with larger bottle in background.

If you haven't had a green smoothie yet, this Pineapple Spinach Smoothie is where you should start. The mild taste of spinach plus the added apple and pineapple 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. And if they don't like it, try this Avocado and Chocolate Smoothie, my kids love it!

How to Store

I find smoothies are best consumed straight away, but if you have leftovers, you can pour the spinach and pineapple smoothie into popsicle moulds and enjoy them later as a frozen treat!


Frequently Asked Questions:

How to make a quick healthy smoothie

The easiest way to prepare a healthy smoothie quickly is by using frozen fruits and vegetables.

Should I mix fruit and vegetables in smoothies

Yes. Mixing fruit and vegetables in smoothies is a good way to control and lower the total amount of sugar and calories in your smoothie.


More Smoothies

Smooth and creamy green Pineapple Spinach Smoothie

Pineapple Spinach Smoothie

Having a hard time getting enough greens in your diet? Try boosting your vitamin and nutrient intake with this smooth and creamy green Pineapple Spinach Smoothie.
4.60 from 10 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Breakfast, Drinks
Cuisine Western
Servings 4
Calories 110 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups pineapple frozen
  • 2 cups spinach fresh
  • 1 apple Green
  • ½ cup avocado fresh or frozen
  • 1 inch ginger peeled
  • 2 teaspoons honey optional. Maple syrup can be used for a vegan smoothie.
  • 1 cup ice cubes

Instructions
 

  • Starting with the water, place all ingredients (except for the ice) in the blender. Blend, then add ice and blend until smooth.
  • Serve immediately.

Notes

  1. For a vegan smoothie use maple syrup or another vegan-friendly sweetener to sweeten the smoothie.
  2. Smoothies taste best served right away but leftovers can be frozen in popsicle moulds to be enjoyed as a frozen treat. 

Nutrition

Calories: 110kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 1gFat: 2gSodium: 18mgPotassium: 313mgFiber: 3gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 1505IUVitamin C: 47.6mgCalcium: 28mgIron: 0.8mg
Keyword Green Smoothie, Pineapple Spinach Smoothie, Spinach Pineapple Smoothie, Spinach Smoothie, Vegan Green Smoothie
Tried this recipe? Have any questions, comments or suggestions? Leave a comment below!Mention @sweetandsavourypursuits or tag #sweetandsavourypursuits!

This post was originally published in May 2018, it has been updated. The recipe remains unchanged.

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Linda

Friday 26th of February 2021

How many ww points

Sweet and Savoury Pursuits

Monday 1st of March 2021

Hi Linda, so sorry but I do not know how many weight watcher's points are in this smoothie.

Carla

Monday 11th of January 2021

This sounds like the perfect breakfast smoothie. How can I incorporate more protein with this smoothie without using protein powder

Sweet and Savoury Pursuits

Monday 11th of January 2021

Hi Carla, to add more protein to this smoothie, I would use Greek yogurt since it contains more protein. You could also add a bit of oats, see my post on Blueberry Oatmeal Smoothie to see how you can incorporate it. And lastly, a tablespoon or two of almond butter might work as well, just not sure about the taste. Start with one tablespoon and if you think it tastes good you could add a bit more.

Janelle

Friday 8th of January 2021

I tried this green smoothie today and I absolutely loved it.

Sweet and Savoury Pursuits

Saturday 9th of January 2021

Thank you so much for letting me know what you thought about this green smoothie. I'm so happy that you loved it!

Sophie

Thursday 17th of May 2018

Can I use milk instead of water?

Sweet and Savoury Pursuits

Thursday 17th of May 2018

Sure, I don't see why not, if anything it should make it even creamier!

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