1.15.2020

Pineapple Green Smoothie

Smoothies like this pineapple green smoothie can be tropically delicious as well as healthy when you pack in fruits, veggies & coconut water

Heart healthy pineapple smoothie recipe

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:

  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.

Pineapple Smoothie recipe with kale

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.

Pineapple Smoothie Recipe

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.

Heart healthy pineapple green smoothie

6 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!

 

Heart healthy pineapple smoothie recipe

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. 
5 from 5 votes
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Course: Smoothie
Cuisine: Plant-Based
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1
Author: Jen Hansard

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • Blend kale, coconut water, and orange together until smooth.
  • Add remaining ingredients and blend again.

Notes

  • 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

Nutrition

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. Lisa says:

    Do you know how much potassium?
    Thanks in advance!
    Lisa

    • Simple Green Smoothies says:

      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.

  2. Diane says:

    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

    • Simple Green Smoothies says:

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

  3. Suzanne Gonzales says:

    5 stars
    This was delicious and my sugar levels are great. Thank you

  4. Bradley Price says:

    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

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      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. 🙂

  5. Patience says:

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

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      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! 🙂

  6. Nicole says:

    5 stars
    Tried it this morning, it was delicious! 🙂

  7. Amanda Mushynski says:

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

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      Hi Amanda,

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

  8. Caitlin says:

    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!

    • Jen Hansard says:

      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!!!

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Mom of 2, ran across the Grand Canyon and lover of smoothies, coffee & tacos. I transformed my family's health with a realistic plant-based diet. I also found myself again along the way.

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