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!
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:
- Blend kale, coconut water and orange until smooth. Watch for those leafy chunks to disappear.
- 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.
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
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!
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!
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.
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.
6 Pineapple Smoothie Recipes
- Beginner's Luck Green Smoothie: this is a great one for kids!
- Pineapple Mint Smoothie: super refreshing and a great way to use that herb garden
- Pineapple Ginger Smoothie: a great way to love on your immune system
- Tropical Skin Cleanser: will help beat blemishes and achieve glowing skin
- Pineapple Banana Smoothie: a unique blend of cherries, pineapple, and almond milk
- Perfect Pineappfle Smoothie: a blend of pineapple and peaches makes this the perfect dessert smoothie
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!
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- 1 cup kale
- 1 cup coconut water (unsweetened)
- ½ orange (peeled)
- ¼ cucumber (peeled)
- 1 cup pineapple (frozen)
- ¼ 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