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Spinach Pineapple Smoothie

By: Jen Hansard | last Updated: 9.2.2014 | COMMENTS: 356


One of the most popular recipes is our Spinach Pineapple Smoothie, which we fondly call the Pineapple Upside Down Cake or Pineapple Dream in our smoothie recipe app, Daily Blends It’s that good!

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!

Spinach Pineapple Smoothie

This Spinach Pineapple Smoothie is a winner for these simple reasons:

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

 

Nutrients & Vitamins in Spinach Pineapple Smoothie

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.

Sweet Cherries

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.

Bananas

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

Spinach

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

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 on a cake table

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.

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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!


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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

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  1. Elizabeth Chappelear says:

    This smoothie is absolutely delicious! I loved drinking it and will mark it as a favorite! I added protein powder and ground flaxseed and it was still super yummy! Thanks for the new favorite!

  2. Catherine Lennon says:

    For me this recipe SCREAMS summer !!!
    I used frozen cherries, banana and pineapple and got the exact same consistancy as a boost juice .
    I would buy a juice just like this at boost for $8 and made it in 60 seconds in the NutriBullet at home for at most a $1 !!!
    This is a print and keep recipe for a healthy summer treat – so refreshing and one of my favourites !!!

  3. Tammy Verhulst says:

    Making sure I rated this recipe.

  4. Sarah says:

    Cherries are so good in my green smoothies, thank you for a great combo in this recipe!

  5. Krista says:

    Love the combination along with the coconut water. Very tasty and refreshing.

  6. CJ says:

    Cherries are my favorite to put in a smoothie, but I usually have them in my chocolate protein powder mix. The cherry pineapple mix is really good in this. The color came out a bit like day old guacamole, but the taste was supreme.

  7. Ann Owens says:

    I love carrots so this mild flavored, thick smoothie lett the carrots shine! Many thanks!!

  8. Monique King says:

    My favorite!

  9. Deanna Perlmutter says:

    Pineapple dream was simply delicious! I love pineapples so this was a great one for me. I especially liked the hint of cherry flavor.
    These smoothies make me so happy!

  10. Kimberly says:

    This one hits my craving for pinapple upside down cake! Love it!!

  11. Susan Mcfadden says:

    Love pineapple in smoothies.

  12. Leah says:

    Yum again.

  13. Patrice says:

    Day 3 – Pineapple Dream. I really enjoyed this one!! I didn’t have cherries, so I substituted for blueberries. Yum!!

  14. Marcie says:

    Pineapple dream is soooo good. Love the cherry in combination with the pineapple and banana! Yum!

  15. Fiona Gough says:

    It was OK.

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