Pineapple Green Smoothie Recipe

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.

image: Glass cup filled with green smoothie. In the background a large white bowl of spinach leaves and a smaller bowl of cubed pineapple. Image text reads: Pineapple Green Smoothie

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.

image: in blender ingredients for a delicious pineapple green smoothie recipe that is perfect for beginners!

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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image: little boy drinking green smoothie through a straw

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.

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.

image: Glass cup filled with green smoothie. In the background a large white bowl of spinach leaves and a smaller bowl of cubed pineapple

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

delicious pineapple green smoothie recipe that is perfect for beginners!

This delicious recipe will help you drink your daily glass of greens -guaranteed.

  • Author: Laura Fuentes
  • 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


  1. 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

17 thoughts on “Pineapple Green Smoothie Recipe”

  1. Christine says:

    Could you please direct me as to what blender you use… VitaMix is sooo expensive. Do you know if the NutriBullet ones work just as well? Also, I have severe Gastroparesis (digestive tract is paralyzed). They’ve removed my lg intestine n gall bladder amongst other things done. I need to find healthier alternatives to drinks such as Ensure etc as I CANNOT eat solid food(up to consistency of applesauce, yogurt…). ANY help/direction you can give me would be GREATLY appreciated. Oh! Any that would help me lose weight would be AWESOME!!!!

    1. Laura Fuentes says:

      I own a Vitamix an a Blendtec. If you want smooth green smoothies these are the only two brands that I’ve tried that will consistently blend them. I’ve heard good things about the nutribullet but I can’t advise. If you need to have food pureed, then please look at a high end blender as an investment. Good luck!

      1. Christine says:

        Thank greatly for your reply.

  2. stella says:

    Do I have to use the protein powder?

    1. charlotte says:

      Do i have to use protein powder?

      1. Laura Fuentes says:

        not at all. you can omit it.

  3. Maia says:

    Can I use fresh pineapple and add a cup of ice instead of frozen pineapples?

    1. Laura Fuentes says:


  4. Angel says:

    I made this smoothie this morning. Tasted Very Good. I did add about 1/2cups more almond milk,plus I always put 2TBS of organic flaxseed,1TBS Chia seeds in my green smoothies for extra benefits. I will be making this again soon.

    1. Laura Fuentes says:

      I’m so glad you liked it! It’s so refreshing for the summer.

  5. Sarah says:

    Great recipe! Love all your pins.
    My Ninja doesn’t blend very smoothly. What type of blender do you use?

    1. Laura Fuentes says:

      I have a Blendtec and a Vitamix. If I have to pick, I’d buy the blendtec. It takes up less counter space and it’s super easy to use.

  6. Steph AC says:

    What protein mix did you use?

    1. Laura Fuentes says:

      I used Vega One protein but you can use whichever is your favorite. Enjoy!

  7. Ki says:

    Do you have to add the protein powder??

    1. Laura Fuentes says:

      You do not have to add the protein powder to this pineapple green smoothie recipe. You can omit it. Enjoy!

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