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Pineapple Mojito Green Smoothie

Pineapple Mojito Green Smoothie

By: Jen Hansard | last Updated: 9.2.2014 | COMMENTS: 88

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.

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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!

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Pineapple Mojito Green Smoothie

Pineapple Mojito Green Smoothie

  • Author: Jen Hansard
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 smoothie 1x
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Method: Blending
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Diet: Vegan


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



  • 1 cup fresh kale
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1 1/2 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.

Keywords: mojito smoothie

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  1. Amy says:

    Simple & very refreshing with the mint as I already love pineapple & spinach! A nice, light option & change from my usual almond milk/yogurt based smoothies. Happy to hear from the comments that it can aid in weight-loss as well! Will be starting my mornings with this one for a while! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Jen Hansard says:

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

  3. Reid says:

    Didn’t see a calorie count…any idea?

  4. Jenn says:

    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?

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      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!

  5. Liz Swan says:

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

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Liz,

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

  6. Vanessa says:

    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!!!

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      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!!

  7. markhaddin says:

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

  8. Amy says:

    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

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      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!

  9. Victoria says:

    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?

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      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 🙂

  10. Joy oladimeji says:

    Just made it, God bless you

  11. Kent says:

    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.

  12. fany says:

    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!

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      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 🙂

  13. meaninc says:

    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.

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      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…


  14. Melissa says:

    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.

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      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 🙂

  15. Lisa Karnish says:

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

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Lisa,

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

      Cheers 🙂

  16. Alina says:

    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?

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      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!

  17. Fions says:

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

  18. Poppy says:

    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.


    • SGS Rawkstar says:

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

  19. Marianne Widmer says:

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

  20. Isabelle says:

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

  21. LOUISE says:

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

  22. Tim says:

    Hi does this give a smooth or ‘fiber’ drink and what blender/juicer do I need? A nutribullet? Thanks

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie says:

      Hi Tim.

      Thanks for reaching out. Green Smoothies have tons of fiber in them. You will need a blender, like a Nutribullet, Vitamix or Blendtec. 🙂


  23. Alison says:

    Can I use coconut milk instead of water? Thanks

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie says:

      Totally! Here is a link to our favorite interchangeable liquids. https://simplegreensmoothies.com/liquid-base

  24. Joan Zakhour says:

    Hi. I have been making smoothies for a full week now and I lost 2 pounds! I love it! I bought too much mint and dried the remainder. Can I use the dried mint in recipes, or does it have less nutrients than the fresh?

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie says:

      Hey Joan.

      Thanks for the comment. We would prefer using fresh, but if dried is what you have on hand, feel free to try it. Hopefully you blender can get it nice and smoothie without dried chunks.

    • misty says:

      Hey Joan! You should consider growing your own mint. It’s so easy to grow. I keep it in a large pot on my patio. It grows like crazy with hardly any attention. So now i have out fresh, organic mint whenever needed. I never run out, it makes every smoothie better, and it seems like it keeps bugs away! Give it a try!

      • SGS Rawkstar says:

        Hi Misty,

        Great suggestion! I just planted some outside of my kitchen window, it’s perfect for adding mint to my smoothies, teas, or pretty much anything (I can’t get enough mint during these summer months!).

        Amanda, SGS Rawkstar

  25. Alex says:

    Just wondering with Kale do you remove the leafy part from the stock? and is it easier to chop it up to measure the correct amounts?

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie says:

      Hey Alex.

      We tend to leave most of the stock for blending, but feel free to groom any large stock off before measuring and blending.

  26. Keshia says:

    I’m new to green smoothies and i just made this one today. All I can say is YUM. I can’t wait to try another recipe.

  27. Stacie says:

    This was a great smoothie. I used organic shredded coconut flakes in a pinch and it turned out great.

  28. Ali says:

    I’m allergic to pineapple. What is a good alternative to it? I would love to try this one!

  29. MJ says:

    My boyfriend and I have been replicating 2 meals a day with your smoothies and this one is BY FAR my favorite! I use all of the “meat” of the lime, though- not just the juice. I also like using a little less fruit and a bit more veggies just to keep carbs/sugar down.

  30. Sue Hunt says:

    Arugula was mentioned in an early reply. I wouldn’t use it with pineapple, but it does go really well with mango & coconut water.

  31. Patti says:

    I just bought a blendtec yesterday at Costco and made my first green smoothie…I LOVE it! I was wondering if anyone has ever used Arugula? Just curious. I love spinach, kale and swiss chard but I live in the south so there are always lots of greens like mustard and collard greens. I grew up in the northeast so I never had these. Any feedback on these?

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie says:

      Hey Patti.

      Arugula is very strong and spicy. I would slowly add it to your green smoothies.

      Cheers. 🙂

  32. Brooke says:

    Was just wondering if you could use spinach instead of kale as I don’t have any kale and really want to try this soon

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie says:

      Totally Brooke. All of our leafy greens are interchangeable. 🙂 https://simplegreensmoothies.com/rotate-your-greens

  33. Vanessa says:

    Hello. Is there a substitute that can be used in place if the coconut water?

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie says:

      Hey Vanessa.

      We love all sorts of liquids, have you tried almond milk or coconut milk?


  34. Alaina says:

    Hi! So I just made this, but with spinach and no other ingredients were frozen except for the spinach leaves. It turned out to be more of a juice than a smoothie, and most of the drink is like fuzzy at the top instead of it just being juice. Did I do something wrong? It also tastes a bit bitter…is it because of the spinach??

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie says:

      Hi Alaina.

      Sometimes lime juice can be bitter. Next time I would suggest using frozen pineapple and less lime juice. Hope that helps. 🙂

  35. Alisa says:

    To make my smoothie a meal replacement I add a half cup of oatmeal. One morning I didn’t have any kale or spinach..so I thinking what am I going to use– frozen broccoli. Smoothies are addicting!!!

  36. Cassie says:

    What could you put in this to make it more filling as a breakfast substitute?

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie says:

      Hey Cassie! 🙂

      If you drink green smoothies as meal replacements, make sure to add a protein boost (plant-based protein powder, nut milk, nut butter), or snack on some nuts or a hard-boiled egg 30-60 minutes after you drink your green smoothie.


    • Melanie says:

      Hello! to eat a smoothie for breakfast I add a couple of spoons of hemp hearts or soy or almond milk or even soft tofu for a full meal replacement.

      • SGS Rawkstar Jessie says:

        Hey Melanie.

        Thanks for the comment. We recommend staying away from highly-processed soy products which can interfere with nutrient absorption and leach nutrients from your body. Small amounts of organic, non-GMO soy are fine.

  37. Karen says:

    Made this yesterday as my first green smoothie! I froze the pineapple so it was like a beautiful yummy slushie! Soooooo good! I used baby kale also and did it in my food processor! It worked really well, still had little pieces but I was happy with the consistency. I just got ingredients for 2 smoothies, so also the mango ginger immune support. Can’t wait to try that one today!

  38. Constance says:

    Trying this today. Can’t wait

  39. Chris E. says:

    I’ve been a “Rawkstar” since I got hooked during July’s 30 day challenge. I’ve tried them all and this one is one of the best! So refreshing! Perfect for the afternoon smoothie or for an evening treat. Served up cold in my insulated Tervis Tumbler and I’m in smoothie heaven!!

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie says:

      Hey RAWkstar Chris! Thanks for the feedback! 🙂 Happy to hear you enjoy the Pineapple Mojito! 🙂

  40. Jeanne M Wigoena says:

    Can I change kale with other vegetables? any recommendation? Thanks

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie says:

      Hey Jeanne.

      Feel free to rotate your leafy greens from kale to spinach/ or kale to swiss chard/ or any other leafy green. Enjoy!


  41. Cristina says:

    It’s delicious. My husband and i loved it.

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