I was never a fan of green smoothies until recently. When I say “recently” I mean in the last year. I always wanted to drink them but they tasted leafy. I.could.not.drink.them. No way. Until… I tried this Pineapple Green Smoothie Recipe.
Want to see how easy this smoothie is to make and learn some tips to make your green smoothies not taste leafy? Check out this video.
Pineapple Spinach Smoothie
I never understood why you’d want to drink your greens when salads are so awesome. Until I began having digestive issues and had to cut most of my leafy greens out of my diet. After a few months of limiting my greens, I realized I had to find another way.
In addition, my kids don’t like to eat green foods. Well, they don’t’ like most vegetables and getting them to get nutrition from food can be a challenge -but I’m working on it!
At first, I tried making lots of different green smoothie recipes but my kids rejected them. They complained that they had a funny texture and that they tasted leafy. And then, everything changed when I got a high powered blender (I own a Blendtec and a Nutribullet and love both.
I saw the difference it made making leafy things super smooth and practically invisible. I know a lot of people like things like ginger and seeds in their green smoothies, but I’ve found that my kids prefer a very smooth texture. Also, when you can make 3 cups of greens taste like a piña colada…you can say #winning-almost.
This pineapple smoothie recipe is my go-to recipe to drink our daily greens. It’s so good, my 2-year-old drinks it! I end up packing this smoothie in lots of lunchboxes every year so they get that extra boost during the day!
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I typically add protein to my smoothies when I need to supplement my meal (because I didn’t pack any protein) or need a hefty snack to hold me over for at least 4 hours before my next meal. I also use on days I work out and need extra nutrition. No matter which protein you choose for your family’s smoothies, it’s important that they are free of artificial sweeteners and additives. See my review of the best protein powders for women here.
As a mom that’s constantly on-the-go with the kids or for work, it’s tough to put health at the top of my priority list. For the last year, I’ve felt better physically than I have in a long time. Can I attribute it to my daily green smoothie? Not everything but I firmly believe that it plays a part.
More than ever I’m paying attention to the foods I eat, the quality of ingredients I purchase for my family, create healthy routines, make sure I move a lot and smile more. I want to live a rich life; and to do so, I have to put my health first.
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Considering how difficult it is to eat enough vegetables in our diet, drinking my green smoothie makes me feel like I’ve accomplished a health goal for the day. I realize that every day we have a choice to eat good for us foods or not, and I like feeling good about my choices.
I hope you enjoy this simple recipe as much as I have. Getting started drinking your daily green smoothie is simple and delicious when you have the right recipe. And, doing something that makes you feel good -like eating the right foods, exercising, recharging, meeting friends, reading a book… are all great things to live a good life.
Pineapple Green Smoothie Recipe
This delicious recipe will help you drink your daily glass of greens -guaranteed.
- Prep Time: 2 mins
- Cook Time: 2 mins
- Total Time: 4 minutes
- Yield: 1 smoothie 1x
- Category: Drinks
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 cup frozen pineapple chunks
- 2 handfuls fresh spinach
- 1 scoop vanilla protein
- Add all ingredients inside a blender in the order listed. Blend until smooth.
- Serving Size: 1 Smoothie
- Calories: 354
- Sugar: 53.4g
- Sodium: 363.3mg
- Fat: 4.9g
- Saturated Fat: 0.3g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: 67.6g
- Fiber: 10g
- Protein: 14.2g
- Cholesterol: 0mg
Keywords: Pineapple Green Smoothie, Spinach Smoothie, Pineapple Spinach Smoothie