Pineapple Green Smoothie

pineapple green smoothie

Pineapples are a staple in my house. Theyre not only perfect for summer months- theyre a delicious treat year roundespecially in this pineapple green smoothie recipe. In the winter, the bright color and bold taste can be a hopeful reminder that summer is on its way- haha!

Besides making you wish you were on a beach, pineapples are exceptionally good at preventing heart disease. The potassium, vitamin C content, and an enzyme called bromelain work hard to keep the heart healthy.

Simple Pineapple Green Smoothie Recipe

When blending a green smoothie, I find that blending the greens + liquid first, then adding the other ingredients and blending again provides the smoothest result:

  1. Blend kale, coconut water and orange until smooth. Watch for those leafy chunks to disappear.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and blend again until creamy.

The orange acts as both a liquid and a fruit for this smoothie. If you decide to freeze this smoothie ahead of time, add a little extra liquid in before blending to help break down the ingredients. If you want to turn your pineapple green smoothie into a meal, or just help your body break down the natural sugar more easily, then read on for some great superfood boosters.

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Superfood Smoothie Boosters

There are several ways to give this pineapple green smoothie a super charge. The easiest way is to add a plant based protein powder with protein + healthy fats + fiber. Here are some more ways to boost your smoothie:

  • coconut oil
  • chia seeds
  • hemp hearts
  • bee pollen

How do you like to boost your smoothies? Leave a comment below and let me know!

Green Smoothie FAQs

Is it okay to drink a smoothie every day?

Yes, but make sure you rotate the leafy greens and switch up the fruits and veggies you add to your smoothies. Your body needs all kinds of nutrients from all kinds of plants, so dont limit your intake to just 1 smoothie recipe!

Do green smoothies help you lose weight?

Eating more plants is a great start to getting healthy. When I start my day with a green smoothie, I make healthier food choices throughout the day. Green smoothies are the healthiest fast food you can make!

Are green smoothies really that good for you?

They can be! Make sure yours are loaded with only whole food ingredients (no added sweeteners). Use unsweetened, plant based milk or water for the base. Boost your smoothies with protein + healthy fats to help your body break down the natural sugars.

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The Power of Pineapple

Pineapples taste like dessertcan they really be good for you? YES. While my pineapple green smoothie has multiple power house plants in it, pineapples can certainly hold their own in the nutritional value department. The many benefits of pineapple include:

Anti-inflammatory propertiesThe bromelain in pineapple is a combination of enzymes that can reduce inflammation and nasal swelling.

Aid in digestionHigh in fiber, pineapple helps with constipation

Vitamin CPineapple contains 131% of the recommended daily intake of this immune-supporting vitamin

So next time you decide to have a bowl of pineapple for dessert, know your body is thanking you! This pineapple green smoothie is a great cold weather boost for your bodys immune system as well as your energy.

pineapple green smoothie

6 Pineapple Smoothie Recipes

Dont forget to leave a rating + review once you blend the below pineapple green smoothie. Id love to know how it turned out!

pineapple green smoothie

  • 1 cup fresh kale
  • 1 cup coconut water – unsweetened
  • 1/2 orange – peeled
  • 1/4 cucumber – peeled
  • 1 cup pineapple – frozen
  • 1/4 lemon – peeled
  • 1 serving Protein Smoothie Boost – optional
  • Blend kale, coconut water, and orange together until smooth.

  • Add remaining ingredients and blend again.

  • Use at least one frozen fruit to make smoothie cold
  • Swap coconut water with regular water 
  • Keep the white pith on the orange and lemon for added nutrition
  • Add a plant based protein powder like Protein Smoothie Boost to help your body process the natural sugars from this smoothie
  • Feel free to swap kale for spinach

Calories: 209kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 281mg | Potassium: 1367mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 6996IU | Vitamin C: 217mg | Calcium: 223mg | Iron: 3mg


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