This simple, vegan pineapple spinach smoothie is downright delicious. If you’re new to green smoothies and aren’t sure if you’ll like them, this is the perfect beginner’s recipe.
In this article – we share a super-simple yet incredibly tasty green smoothie (plus ingredient substitutions to match whatever’s available in your kitchen right now).
Don’t be put off by the vivid green colour – the brighter the better in our book! It’s a really tasty way of dosing up on your leafy greens plus loads of awesome nutrients.
Pineapple & Spinach Smoothie Benefits
Pineapple comes into season during March, so spring is the perfect time to throw one in your shopping basket. Its juicy sweetness and ridiculous levels of vitamin C (120% daily requirement) make pineapple an immune-boosting powerhouse.
The benefits of leafy green smoothies like this one are pretty well documented. A 50g serving of spinach provides 3x your daily vitamin K needs, 98% of your vitamin A, and 23% of your vitamin C.
It’s also a good source of folate (also known as folic acid) providing 49% of your RDA, which is essential for DNA. It also releases serotonin which acts like a mild but natural antidepressant. This makes spinach a healthy addition to any smoothie.
Adding a banana to your smoothie recipe increases energy density, providing fuel for everyday activities. It’s also rich in fibre, vitamin C, and potassium.
Taken together, the benefits of this smoothie include increased fibre along with vitamins A, C, and K. Combining these ingredients makes for a quick, easy, and highly nutritious beverage. If you’re new to green smoothies (or unconvinced by the idea of drinking salad leaves!) then this recipe is guaranteed to win you over.
Ingredients & Recipe
Here’s how to make this delicious green smoothie…
- 2 slices of pineapple (approx. 200g or you can use ½ tin)
- 10-20 spinach leaves (approximately 1-2 cups if chopped)
- 1 banana
- Peel the banana (and pineapple if using fresh).
- Place all the ingredients in a blender and add a little water (120ml max).
- Blend until smooth.
Alternative Ingredient Ideas
Want to make this smoothie without banana? Or simply don’t have one of the ingredients listed for the recipe? No problem! Here are some alternative options…
- Swap the banana for mango or avocado
- Use kale instead of spinach
- Try adding almond milk for an even creamier smoothie
- Jazz it up with some fresh ginger or dried storecupboard spices
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Our in-house associate nutritionist holds a Master’s degree in Human Nutrition, a bachelors degree in Sports Science and English, and a Diploma in Personal Training. She has over 15 years of experience in the health and fitness industry, working with leading health clubs, equipment manufacturers, and one-to-one clients.