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Pineapple Mojito Green Smoothie

Pineapple Mojito Smoothie Recipe | Simple Green Smoothies

Our pineapple mojito smoothie is a great way to introduce your friends to green smoothies!

It’s refreshing served poolside on a hot summer day. Instead of cocktails, whip up a big pitcher of this green smoothie and watch as the compliments roll in.  You can even have a bottle of rum on the side as an option to upgrade to an adult drink.

No matter where ya serve it, this has got to be one of our family favorites— juicy, sweet pineapple; refreshing mint and a squeeze of lime. It’s the perfect summer drink to cool down, hydrate yourself and feel amazing!

If you’re not a fan of kale in your smoothies but want to be, this is a good one to start with. The pineapple and coconut water make it very sweet. The kale flavor ends up being very mild. Let me put it this way, normally my kids don’t like kale in their smoothies, but this one went down the hatch nice and easy with nary a word of, “I don’t like this! It’s too…green!”

Your friends and your body will thank you further on down the line. The recipe below will make 2 good-sized smoothies. For a crowd, make a double or triple batch. Trust me, your guests are going to keep coming back for more!

Planning your next blendin’ party? Check out this recipe + over 100 more in our book Simple Green Smoothies!

Pineapple Mojito Recipe with Raw Ingredients | Simple Green Smoothies

Pineapple Mojito Green Smoothie

Pineapple Mojito Green Smoothie

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Breakfast, Drinks


Friends will keep coming back for more when you serve up this refreshingly sweet pineapple mojito drink. This green smoothie recipe is a great way to introduce others to the world of kale!



  • 2 cups fresh kale
  • 2 cups coconut water
  • 3 cups pineapple
  • ¼ cup fresh mint leaves
  • Juice of 1 lime


  1. Blend kale and coconut water until smooth.
  2. Add remaining ingredients, and blend until smooth. Enjoy!


*Use frozen fruit to make smoothie cold.


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    February 20th, 2015 at 9:16 am

    just made this with frozen peaches and kale…no mint so used cinnamon…yummy…great way to TGIF!!

  2. SGS Rawkstar

    March 13th, 2015 at 8:40 am


    Great substitutions! Hope you enjoyed it!

  3. Isabelle

    March 12th, 2015 at 2:27 pm

    I usually do not like lemon, but…Miam Miam, this one is delicious…

  4. SGS Rawkstar

    March 13th, 2015 at 8:41 am


    So glad you enjoyed it! 🙂

  5. Marianne Widmer

    March 19th, 2015 at 3:39 am

    Hello from Denmark. I just love your green smoothies. They taste delicious

  6. SGS Rawkstar

    March 19th, 2015 at 8:15 am

    Cheers 🙂

  7. Poppy

    April 8th, 2015 at 5:05 am

    Hi Jadah and Jen, I am from South Africa and definately going on this. I have not tried but going to start as in yesterday. Will communicate on the progress and the benefits thereof.

    Wishing you guys all the luck.


  8. SGS Rawkstar

    April 8th, 2015 at 2:17 pm

    Welcome Poppy! We’re so excited to have you blendin’ with us! Please let us know if you have any questions along the way! 🙂

  9. Fions

    April 17th, 2015 at 6:40 pm

    I used spinach instead of Kale, because Kale was dare. I love it, very very nice.
    Thank you for giving us the recipes.

  10. SGS Rawkstar

    April 20th, 2015 at 7:43 am

    Hi Fions,

    Spinach is a great substitution for Kale! Happy blending!

  11. Alina

    June 15th, 2015 at 4:45 am

    Hi, this one turned out so chunky and fibrous for me – a first with the smoothies from this site. Is it because of the fibrous pineapple – I have a regular Kitchen Aid blender, and while it works fine with the other smoothies I’ve tried, I think it met its match in this one. No matter how long I blended, the final mix never really got homogenized. I wonder if this one needs a banana?

  12. SGS Rawkstar

    June 18th, 2015 at 7:11 am

    Hi Alina,

    Thanks for reaching out! Did you use fresh or frozen pineapple? Like you said, the fibrous pineapple can sometimes be tough on your blender, and using frozen pineapple is a great way to get around the pineapple’s texture! If you bought fresh, I love cutting up the pineapple, laying it out on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper in the freezer, and then once it’s frozen, store the pineapple in an airtight container.

    Hope this helps!

  13. Lisa Karnish

    August 16th, 2015 at 10:27 am

    Excellent! Frozen pineapple and a few ice cubes for a hot summer day! Healthy Mojito!

  14. SGS Rawkstar

    August 17th, 2015 at 9:50 am

    Hi Lisa,

    Our thoughts exactly! This is the perfect green smoothie for a hot summer day!

    Cheers 🙂

  15. Melissa

    October 9th, 2015 at 4:07 pm

    Do I have to use coconut water? I have almond milk and fat free milk and plain greek yogurt that I usually use in my smoothies.

  16. SGS Rawkstar

    October 9th, 2015 at 4:55 pm

    Hi Melissa,

    You definitely don’t! I will admit, we love our recipes the way they are, but please don’t feel like you need to follow them to a T! They’re here to inspire you! Swap in another liquid base you enjoy more!

    Cheers 🙂

  17. meaninc

    October 30th, 2015 at 6:03 am

    This is a tasty smoothie. I was a little hesitant to try it. I love the crispness of the pineapple and lime juice together. I didn’t have mint, so I used Cilantro instead. I’m so excited for November 3rd and all of the tasty new recipes the book contains.

  18. SGS Rawkstar

    October 30th, 2015 at 11:34 am

    Hi Meaninc,

    Way to blend adventurously! Using cilantro in place of mint in this recipe is a great + tasty idea! Check out our favorite herbs to blend with here…


  19. fany

    November 18th, 2015 at 5:04 pm

    Hi! i do really interested to try this recipe. but can I use spinach instead of Kale? since I live in Indonesia so Kale it’s kinda hard to find. and I have dried mint leaves. can I use it to substitute fresh mint leaves? thanks!

  20. SGS Rawkstar

    November 19th, 2015 at 11:10 am

    Hi Fany,

    Of course! We love switching up our leafy greens! Use what’s available and local to your area! And just remember – because of their more intense concentrated flavor, dried herbs can be substituted for fresh herbs at a ratio of 1 to 3.

    Cheers 🙂

  21. Kent

    November 24th, 2015 at 5:11 am

    Hi!. I have taken up the 30days challenge. Sorry this might be a silly question, on your recipe it says 2 cups of kale. Do you compact the kale into the cups?. I normally just get 2 stalks or should i say 2 leave from stem. They are about 20 to 30cm each leave. Would that be enough? . I am think that i might not be putting enough green leaf for smoothies. Never as green as your pictures. But i do add a fair bit into my juice. Kale, Celery, Chia, Raw almond, an apple, carrot and blueberries minimum.

  22. Kent

    November 24th, 2015 at 5:12 am

    Pardon my english. Leaf*

  23. SGS Rawkstar

    November 24th, 2015 at 7:25 am

    Hi Kent,

    Thanks for reaching out! When measuring our leafy greens, we tightly pack them into a measuring cup. If you’re blendin’ outside of the US, 1 cup of leafy greens is equal to 30g.

    Hope this helps! 🙂

  24. Kent

    November 24th, 2015 at 5:22 pm

    30g!. Perfect!. Yes i am located in Australia. Thanks for the help.

  25. SGS Rawkstar

    November 24th, 2015 at 5:50 pm

    Perfect! Happy be could help! 🙂

  26. Joy oladimeji

    December 10th, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    Just made it, God bless you

  27. SGS Rawkstar

    December 10th, 2015 at 6:34 pm

    Hi Joy!

    YAY! Thanks for sharing the green smoothie love! <3

  28. Victoria

    January 15th, 2016 at 5:37 pm

    I am trying to find smoothie recipes I can make ahead of time for “individual frozen smoothie packs”.. Have you ever tried that with this recipe?

  29. SGS Rawkstar

    January 18th, 2016 at 8:02 am

    Hi Victoria,

    Looking to pre-blend and freeze our recipes! Go for it!! We suggest storing your pre-blended smoothies in an airtight freezer-safe container. When you’re ready to enjoy, simply thaw your green smoothie in the refrigerator the night before. Because none of our recipes have yucky additives or stabilizers, separation is completely natural, simply give you smoothie a quick shake before enjoying.

    We also love to prep our smoothies to make morning blending even easier. Check out our tips here…


    Cheers 🙂

  30. Amy

    January 25th, 2016 at 5:31 am

    Hi, I was wondering what could use instead of cocunut water? I don’t care for that stuff! An also is this a good one for losing weight??

    Thanks, Amy

  31. SGS Rawkstar

    January 25th, 2016 at 7:39 pm

    Hi Amy,

    Not a fan of coconut water? No worries, we love changing up our liquid bases. Water is an especially great option! Check out our other favorites here…


    Looking to use your green smoothie for weight loss? Did you know our co-founder Jadah lost over 25 lbs by replacing one meal with a green smoothie?


    We suggest adding protein + healthy fats to ensure you’re fueling your body with a complete meal. Here are our favorite meal replacement booster combos…


    Also, check out our Kiwi Berry Punch recipe. It’s the perfect combination to help you reach your weight loss goals.


    Hope this helps!

  32. markhaddin

    January 29th, 2016 at 4:28 am

    Enjoy the new green pineapple smoothie and its cool tropical flavor.

  33. SGS Rawkstar

    January 29th, 2016 at 7:18 am

    Hi Mark,

    YAY! Thanks for reaching out + sharing your leafy love! 🙂

  34. Vanessa

    July 25th, 2016 at 1:01 pm

    I have purchased smoothie books etc in an attempt to encourage my child to eat more greens, fiber, beneficial enzymes etc that supports our probiotic intake and avoids dairy (I’m a Chiropractor with a Masters degree in Nutrition and human performance with teaching experience in functional nutrition so I’m a bit passionate on this). My child has avoided most green smoothies and thought they were ‘too weird’. He continued to request this smoothie and it is a first! I’ve never left a comment on a site before but this thrilled me so much I wanted to share my experience with other parents who may be struggling as well. Thank you!!!

  35. SGS Rawkstar

    July 26th, 2016 at 7:04 am

    Hi Vanessa,

    WAHOO!! We’re so excited to hear your son is loving this recipe and fueling his body with healthy ingredients + plenty of leafy greens.

    Thank you so much for reaching out + sharing!!

  36. Liz Swan

    September 11th, 2016 at 8:54 am

    I made one of these once. I used Maca to give it a nice boost 😉

  37. SGS Rawkstar

    September 12th, 2016 at 8:15 pm

    Hi Liz,

    Yum! We love the energy + nutrient boost we get from adding maca powder to our green smoothies!

  38. Jenn

    March 21st, 2018 at 9:31 am

    Hi, I’m brand new to smoothies. I’d like to work my way up to kale as so far I hate it would fresh spinach be a suitable alternative?

  39. SGS Rawkstar Amanda

    March 22nd, 2018 at 12:01 am

    Hi Jenn,

    Yes, you can totally swap in spinach! We love changing up our recipes, so never hesitate to swap out one leafy green for another! Also, not a fan of kale? Have you tried baby kale? It’s packed with the same nutrition as it’s more mature version, but it’s milder in flavor + blends great!

  40. Reid

    June 7th, 2018 at 9:28 am

    Didn’t see a calorie count…any idea?

  41. Jen Hansard

    June 29th, 2018 at 8:29 pm

    This recipe is so refreshing! I love how it just feels like summer and energizes me.

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