THE 21-DAY AUTUMN CLEANSE IS HERE!

LEARN MORE

Plant-based whole foods cleanse to rawk your body! You in?

01
Plant-BaSed GuideBOOK
TOP AUTUMN RECIPES
21-DAY AUTUMN CLEANSE
Now Trending

Sign up now to experience just how tasty, affordable AND quick a daily green smoothie can be!

THE FREE GREEN
SMOOTHIE CHALLENGE

7 Days. 7 Smoothies.

Simple 7

I’m Jen Hansard, mom of two, ultra runner and lover of green smoothies, coffee & tacos. I took my family's health into my own hands while broke and without health insurance...and have helped 1 million+ other families along the way.

Fat burning smoothie
02
03
04

take control of your health for good with my incredible plant based program

year

It's not too late to...

 TheBlog

rawk the

Spinach Pineapple Smoothie


One of the most popular recipes is our Spinach Pineapple Smoothie, which we fondly call the Pineapple Upside Down Cake. Before you run from the sight of spinach—give this a shot…. TRUST ME! This smoothie tastes amazing and has some added health perks that you prob could enjoy.

While we love the cake this smoothies is based on, sipping on our version of the classic dessert means you’re nourishing your body with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber. Psst – come closer! Can we tell you something else? We think it tastes even better than the cake!

Pineapple Upside Down Cake Green Smoothie | SimpleGreenSmoothies.com

The #1 Spinach Pineapple Smoothie is a winner for these simple reasons:

  • naturally sweetened with whole fruit
  • thick & creamy thanks to the protein-rich almond milk + bananas
  • 100% plant-based to give you the healthiest smoothie

No wonder it’s such a favorite with our fellow green smoothie lovers!

Nutrients and Vitamins in Pineapple, Cherries, Bananas, and Spinach

Did you know cherries are one of the top antioxidant-rich foods you can eat? They also contain 260 mg of potassium per one cup serving. Not to mention the calcium, Vitamin C, iron, and even protein. Pretty sweet! If you swap out sweet cherries for tart cherries, you’ll be getting even more nutritional benefits. Tart cherries are known to help with muscle recovery and soreness, and may even help you sleep better if consumed near bedtime.

We love the frozen organic tart or sweet cherries from Costco – they’re not always available, so stock up when you find them! Check out your grocer’s freezer section when fresh cherries aren’t available. Most well-stocked markets carry frozen cherries.

We’re bananas about all the potassium in bananas. They are a great natural sweetener and also make this smoothie extra creamy.

Spinach is one of our favorite leafy greens to blend. Iron-rich spinach also contains vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, B9 (folate), C, and K, as well as many minerals: manganese, magnesium, iron, copper, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, and zinc. Spinach per pound is also high in protein. So don’t be afraid to make that handful a big one!

Pineapple is another smoothie staple. We love that it’s available all year long and adds natural sweetness to our green smoothies. But we also love that pineapple is full of Vitamin C, dietary fiber, and bromelain, an enzyme that can naturally help eliminate abdominal bloating.

What Kind of Almond Milk Should Be Used in Smoothies?

We prefer using a high-quality, preferably organic, unsweetened almond milk. This allows us to control the amount of sugar in the smoothie and the level of sweetness.

If you have the time and resources to do so, the best option is making our DIY Almond Milk. It’s rich, creamy, and absolutely heavenly. Store-bought Almond milk contains more water per cup of almonds and often includes other additives, gums, and stabilizers. If you can’t or don’t want to tolerate any of those, making your own is the way to go.

Pineapple Upside Down Cake Green Smoothie | SimpleGreenSmoothies.com

Ingredient Substitutions for the Spinach Pineapple Smoothie

Some rawkstars in our community are allergic to certain ingredients. Common ones include bananas, nuts, coconut, pineapple, and kiwi. Or, some simply don’t care for a certain fruit. We get it! That’s why we have some substitution ides for you.

If you can’t have or don’t like almond milk…use any non-dairy milk you can tolerate. We recommend coconut or hemp milk for an ultra creamy smoothie. Learn more about the best liquid bases for smoothies here.

Pineapple can typically be swapped with other tropical fruits like mango, or stone fruit like peaches, nectarines, plums, or apricots.

Cherries can be subbed with other stone fruits or any berry that you like best.

When it comes to leafy greens, we love switching things up! Try more mild greens to allow the fruit flavors to shine through. We recommend baby kale or chard for this smoothie.

Print
Pineapple Upside Down Cake Green Smoothie

Pineapple Upside Down Cake Smoothie

  • Author: Simple Green Smoothies
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2
  • Total Time: 5
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: Breakfast, Drinks
  • Method: Blending
  • Cuisine: Healthy

Description

This indulgent spinach pineapple smoothie is full of fruity flavor and tastes even better than the cake. YES! Plus it’s loaded with fiber, vitamins, and minerals, making it a real treat!


Scale

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • 1 cup almond milk (unsweetened)
  • 1/2 cup pineapple
  • 1/2 cup cherries (pitted)
  • 1/2 banana

Instructions

  1. Blend spinach and almond milk until smooth.
  2. Add remaining ingredients, and blend until smooth. Enjoy!

Notes

*Use at least one frozen fruit to make smoothie cold. Cherries can be substituted with berries.

Keywords: spinach pineapple smoothie, green smoothie, pineapple smoothie

For more dessert-inspired green smoothies, check out these other favorites:

Try our Spinach Pineapple Smoothie and Let Us Know How You Liked It!

Our comment sections contains a wealth of knowledge and answers to any questions you may have about blending. We also encourage you to rate our recipes if you try them. That allows others to find and try our recipes and it helps us know that we’re creating recipes that our community loves.

Please leave a comment – we read every single one. Happy Blending!

21-day cleanse: $49

SMOOTHIE Cubes: $5

DESSERTS: $15

Dig deeper into the world of plant-based eating with our helpful guides and cleanses.

More plant-powered goodness!

7-DAY cleanse: $35

Comment+
93

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  1. Kelly

    January 18th, 2019 at 3:27 pm

    You surprised me again with this one! I really didn’t expect to like it so much. I never would have thought to put these ingredients together.

  2. SGS Rawkstar Carissa

    February 21st, 2019 at 2:50 pm

    Hey Kelly,

    Yay!! We love hearing that we surprised you with a recipe. That is why we love this challenge so much because it allows you to try new things that you normally would not 🙂

  3. Tracy

    January 18th, 2019 at 3:46 pm

    Although good, this one isn’t one of my favorites. I do love pineapple and cherries but I wasn’t a fan of this one as much as I LOVE some of the other ones.

  4. Cecily

    January 18th, 2019 at 4:17 pm

    Another delicious smoothie! I really loved this one, can’t wait to try more!

  5. Holly T

    January 18th, 2019 at 4:46 pm

    This has been a long time favorite of mine. I love the flavor combo it’s like a desert but healthy!

  6. Bethany Vines

    January 18th, 2019 at 5:21 pm

    I thought I was really going to like this one, but I didn’t love it. I tasted too much banana. Maybe my banana was too ripe? I’ll have to try it again sometime.

  7. SGS Rawkstar Carissa

    February 21st, 2019 at 2:54 pm

    Hey Bethany,

    I’m sorry you didn’t love this one. Sometimes the banana can have a really strong taste. You can always swap it with an avocado and it will still have that delicious creamy texture.

  8. Anita

    January 18th, 2019 at 6:09 pm

    Ah okay, two stars

  9. Sandra Simkins

    January 18th, 2019 at 7:54 pm

    One of my favorites! Pineapple Upside Down Cake
    My second attempt to make it was the best !
    I switched canned coconut milk for coconut milk in tetra pack. I also used a different greens blend. Delicious

  10. Mireille

    January 18th, 2019 at 7:54 pm

    Love this combo so much!!

  11. Martha Coleman

    January 18th, 2019 at 11:54 pm

    So good I love it.

  12. Shari C

    January 19th, 2019 at 12:20 am

    This was delightful and will be in my regular rotation of smoothies!

  13. Neal

    January 19th, 2019 at 8:38 am

    Didnt really like this one tbh. I used kale instead of spinach and maybe it needed a little lemon juice to offset that, Also my banana was not the ripest. I will give it another try but todays one was just ok.

  14. Darlene

    January 19th, 2019 at 8:41 am

    Simply devine! My favorite so far!

  15. Carys

    January 19th, 2019 at 9:12 am

    Love this one!! It is so good! We will definitely be making this one again!

  16. Tiffany

    January 19th, 2019 at 1:17 pm

    I LOVED this smoothie, one of many of my favorites love pineapples so I knew this would be delicious

  17. Valerie W

    January 19th, 2019 at 3:21 pm

    I wasn’t sure about this one, but decided to try it as so many seem to love it. It’s better than I expected, but not one of my favorites. I used coconut milk, as listed in the 30-day smoothie challenge, but think I would like it better with almond milk.

  18. SGS Rawkstar Carissa

    February 21st, 2019 at 2:59 pm

    Hey Valerie,

    I’m so glad that you decided to still try this recipe out and that it was better than you thought it was gonna be!

    Some people prefer the almond milk over coconut milk so I think that will definitely make a difference for you.

    Cheers!

  19. Theresa

    January 21st, 2019 at 9:20 am

    Enjoyed this one very much…good to the last drop! I am fascinated by the different blends of fruit and greens. This smoothie was refreshing! #simplegreensmoothies

1 2 3
Plant-Based Warrior Bars
Vegan Smoothie | Citrus Breeze
Vegan Tacos (Inspired By Austin, TX)
4 Best Detox Herbs for Green Smoothies
Coconut Thai Soup
Lemon Fat Bomb Treats
The Simplest Strawberry Milkshake
Fat Burning Smoothie To Boost Your Metabolism
Best Chia Seed Smoothie to Maximize your Workout
Dragon Fruit Smoothie Bowl
Beauty Smoothie time: SPA Skin Cleanser
Chocolate Covered Cherry Green Smoothie
Meal Replacement Green Smoothie
Spiced Almond Milk
The BEST Green Smoothie Recipe Ever
favorite posts
The BEST Green Smoothie Ever?

Yep! The #1 rated green smoothie recipe according to Google & our rawkstar community is this green gem! Kids, adults, dogs, chickens, and grandparents have all taste tested it and agree: it's the best.

HAVE YOU TRIED...
01
Are green smoothies good for you?
02
DIY VITAMIN C SMOOTHIE CUBES
03
HOW TO FUEL YOUR METABOLISM
Top Picks
Let us know what you think!

@simplegreensmoothies

follow along on instagram

Want more recipes, wellness tips & discounts on my fav products?
Join the FREE 7-day SMOOTHIE challengE
Kale yeah!
Artboard 3