Pineapples are a staple in my house. They’re not only perfect for summer months- they’re a delicious treat year round… especially 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!

2 jars of pineapple green smoothie with paper straws.

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.

Table of Contents
  1. Simple Pineapple Green Smoothie Recipe
  2. Green Smoothie FAQs
  3. The Power of Pineapple
  4. 6 More Pineapple Smoothie Recipes
  5. Pineapple Green Smoothie Recipe

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 Top Superfoods List boosters.

blender container full of fresh produce ingredients.

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
  • flaxseed

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 don’t 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.

ingredients for a pineapple green smoothie including kale, cucumber, pineapple, orange and lemon.

The Power of Pineapple

Pineapples taste like dessert… can 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 properties– The bromelain in pineapple is a combination of enzymes that can reduce inflammation and nasal swelling.

Aid in digestion– High in fiber, pineapple helps with constipation

Vitamin C– Pineapple 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 body’s immune system as well as your energy.

smoothie container full of green smoothie next to 2 empty glass jars, sliced ingredients and paper straws.

6 More Pineapple Smoothie Recipes

Don’t forget to leave a rating + review once you blend the below pineapple green smoothie. I’d love to know how it turned out!

2 containers of pineapple green smoothie with paper straws.
5 from 6 votes

Pineapple Green Smoothie

In this Pineapple Green Smoothie, pineapples truly get the spotlight. Pineapples are exceptionally good at preventing heart disease because of the fiber, potassium, and vitamin C content. 
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Author: Jen Hansard
Course: Smoothie
Cuisine: Plant-Based
Serves: 1


  • 1 cup kale
  • 1 cup coconut water unsweetened
  • ½ orange peeled
  • ¼ cucumber peeled
  • 1 cup pineapple frozen
  • ¼ lemon peeled
  • 1 serving homemade protein powder 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 my protein powder recipe to help your body process the natural sugars from this smoothie
  • Feel free to swap kale for the leafy greens of your choice


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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    1. Hey Lisa! This smoothie contains a whopping 1,402.8 mg of potassium, which is roughly 1/3 of the amount of potassium needed daily by a healthy adult.

  1. 5 stars
    It is really tasty I used half kale half spinach to start with I struggle with high blood pressure and weight
    I will be checking out more recipes today
    Thank you cheers to better health

    1. So glad you enjoyed it Diane! Keep rawkin those greens – you’ve got this!

  2. This sounds Great I just suffered a mild Stroke due to my High B.P so I was advised of ways to reduce my B.P so I will try this and begin my healthy road to a better ME. If you have any other meal ideas please send thank you Bradley

    1. Hey Bradley. So sorry to hear about your stroke but glad you are taking steps to take back your health! Check out the recipes tab, we have *tons* of awesome, healthy smoothie + meal recipes. 🙂

  3. My Mum is hypertensive and diabetic. Please can you recommend a smoothie that will help lower sugar and hypertension?

    1. Hi Patience! For something like this, I recommend speaking to your mum’s health care practitioner and/or nutritionist. They know her + her body best. We do have many recipes for smoothies that contain low-glycemic fruits that she may be able to incorporate into her diet. Here’s a post on low-glycemic fruits to use in your smoothies- Low Sugar Fruits for Smoothies
      Happy blending! 🙂

  4. When you say 1/4 of a cucumber for one serving is this an english cucumber?

    1. Hi Amanda,

      This recipe refers to a traditional cucumber, but don’t hesitate to swap in an english cucumber in it’s place!

  5. 5 stars
    Not sure if this is the placebo affect but, I can feel it in my heart, literally! Thank you cant wait to try all of them!

    1. 5 stars
      Hahahaha! I love that Caitiln. I think it’s legit— when we fill our bodies with foods that are natural and full of nutrients our heart is happy. 🙂 Rawk on girl!!!