Easy, 5 ingredient spinach pineapple smoothie that is so refreshing, it will wake you right up! I love drinking this banana pineapple spinach smoothie for breakfast. The wonderful fruity carbs are satisfyingly filling and give me the perfect energy boost.
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This fresh banana pineapple spinach smoothie is crammed with nutritious ingredients to start your day on the right foot. The balance between the more bitter spinach, the sweet frozen fruit, and the nutty, creamy almond milk and hemp seeds leads to a faultless combo.
A staple ingredient in almost every green smoothie is spinach. This leafy green is jam-packed with nutrients including vitamins A, C, and K, calcium, and folate. My body loves the benefits, however, I can’t say I wake up excited to chow down on a bowl of spinach. This is why blending spinach in a green pineapple smoothie is the best of both worlds.
Hemp seeds are used in this recipe to increase healthy fats. They contain a multitude of different essential fatty acids, including omega-6 and omega-3. Hemp seeds are also packed with protein and are a good source of vitamin E and minerals including calcium, iron, phosphorus, sodium, magnesium, potassium, sulfur, and zinc.
Therefore, the next time someone says you need cow’s milk to get enough protein or calcium you can send them a link to this green smoothie with pineapple recipe!
Is spinach still healthy in a smoothie?
I found it surprising that this is a frequently googled question. Adding spinach, kale, collard greens, chard, arugula, watercress, microgreens, or any other leafy green for that matter into a smoothie is a great way to pack in nutrients.
Personally, my favorite greens to add to smoothies are spinach or moringa. The most widely available form of the latter is moringa powder. I like using spinach and/or moringa because they are both fairly mild in flavor and become well hidden when mixed with fruit.
Spinach Pineapple Smoothie Substitutions
For that extra tropical beach vibe, swap the almond milk for coconut milk or coconut water. This simple swap is great if you are looking for a nut-free smoothie.
Alternatively, other plant-based milk types work well too. Oat or soy milk are classic examples but you could also use hemp milk to compliment the hemp seeds.
Prep In Advance
This meal prep hack is ideal for anyone who finds themselves rushing off to work in the morning. Instead of skipping breakfast or grabbing a quick granola bar on the way out the door, try this…
Take five Stasher bags (or other freezer safe bags or containers) and dish out a portion worth of spinach, pineapple, banana, and hemp seeds into each bag, and freeze. Now you can just grab the bags in the morning and toss the contents into the blender. All you need to do is add a splash of almond milk and you are ready to go. Just be sure to check you haven’t developed a green smoothie mustache before you start talking to your boss at work!
Make It A Smoothie Bowl
As this pineapple banana spinach smoothie uses frozen fruit it will be nice and creamy. However, if you want to make it even thicker or maybe turn it into a smoothie bowl, you can use frozen spinach and slightly less almond milk to reduce the liquid content.
Most importantly, to make the best smoothie bowl you will need to use a sturdy blender that can handle the mix without the extra liquid. My top recommendation would be a Vitamix Blender.
Finally, to thicken the smoothie even more you could add some plant-based yogurt or even half of a ripe avocado. These will also add some healthy fats to the smoothie to help keep you fuller for longer.
Green Pineapple Smoothie Bowl Topping Ideas
- Coconut flakes
- Fresh fruit
- Drizzle of agave nectar
- Nuts and seeds: flaxseed, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, cashews, toasted flaked almonds, etc
However you decide to serve this pineapple banana spinach smoothie, you are in for a treat, not even Karen could refuse.
More Plant-Based Smoothie Recipes
We hope you LOVE this green pineapple smoothie recipe! It’s:
& Easy to make!
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