Easy, 5 ingredient spinach pineapple smoothie is so refreshing. It’s a delicious way to start your day. The wonderful whole fruits are satisfyingly filling and give the perfect energy boost.

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Cup of green smoothie with fresh spinach on the side.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Simple & Delicious: This fruit smoothie uses simple yet flavorful ingredients. Talk about a win-win!
  • Quick & Easy: It takes just 5-minutes to make. Who can beat that?
  • Nutrient-Packed: This pineapple green smoothie is an easy way to get more leafy greens into your diet.

Ingredients + Notes

  • Baby spinach: This is my go-to leafy green for a healthy green smoothie recipe. Many people opt for kale, but I’m not a fan and prefer fresh spinach.
  • Banana: A great addition to any delicious smoothie. Frozen bananas will help ensure that you have a thicker smoothie without adding ice.
  • Pineapple: The key ingredient in this easy smoothie recipe, giving it its delicious tropical flavor. Fresh pineapple works well, but I do prefer frozen fruit when making smoothies for optimal creamy texture.
  • Almond: Almond milk is a great option for non-dairy milk in this creamy smoothie. I would recommend using whatever plant-based milk you have on hand such as cashew milk, oat milk, hemp milk, or soy milk.
  • Hemp seeds: (optional)

Step-by-step Instructions

1. Add the spinach and hemp seeds into your high-speed blender first, followed by the remaining ingredients.

2. Blend on high until it is nice and smooth.

3. Pour into your cup of choice and enjoy!

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 this dairy-free pineapple spinach smoothie into a 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, or surprisingly, a food processor will do the trick!

Green Pineapple Smoothie Bowl Topping Ideas

  • Coconut flakes
  • Granola
  • Vegan greek yogurt
  • Fresh fruit
  • Drizzle of agave nectar or maple syrup
  • Nuts and seeds: flax seeds, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, cashews, toasted flaked almonds, etc
  • Nut butters such as almond butter or peanut butter

However you decide to serve this pineapple banana spinach smoothie, you are in for a treat. Not even Karen could refuse.

Pro Tip: 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! 

Nutrition Info

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 C, A, 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 an excellent good source of vitamin E, magnesium, potassium, and phosphorus,

FAQ

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.

What happens when you start drinking green smoothies?

A whole foods green smoothie is a good source of fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Drinking a green smoothie every day can therefore increase your whole foods intake, as well as fiber, vitamin, and mineral consumption.

Is it OK to drink a spinach smoothie every day?

Yes, drinking a whole foods spinach smoothie every day can be very healthy. Drinking only spinach smoothies all day and nothing else isn’t. Adding a spinach smoothie into your daily routine is a great way to get extra greens into your diet as well as fiber.

Does a spinach smoothie make you poop?

Fruit smoothies, including green spinach smoothies, are excellent sources of fiber. Eating enough fiber benefits digestive health and keeps things moving. So yes, spinach smoothies can make you poop!

More Healthy Smoothie Recipes

We hope you LOVE this green pineapple smoothie recipe! It’s:
Sweet
Creamy
Tangy
Refreshing
& Easy to make!

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Cup of green smoothie with fresh spinach on the side.

Spinach Pineapple Smoothie


  • Author: Rae Aflatooni
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 3 Cups/711ml 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This green pineapple smoothie recipe is quick and easy to make. It’s nice and thick but perfectly creamy. 


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 large handful of spinach
  • 1 large frozen banana
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen pineapple
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon hemp seeds (optional)

Instructions

  1. Blend: Throw all ingredients into a blender and mix it up! 
  2. Pour: Pour into an aesthetically pleasing cup and enjoy.
  • Prep Time: 5 Minutes
  • Category: Smoothie, Drink, Breakfast
  • Method: Blend
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: green smoothie, vegan green smoothie, pineapple banana smoothie, pineapple spinach smoothie

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  1. I’m not a big fan of green smoothies but you can’t even taste the spinach. Sign me up!