This Pineapple Spinach Smoothie is a delicious way to get in some greens, fibrous fruit, and can be adapted a variety of ways to suit your taste buds and dietary preferences. And no, you can’t taste the spinach!
This Pineapple Spinach Smoothie is the most delicious green smoothie with tons of flavor, thanks to pineapple, mint and mango!
- pineapple – Stock your freezer with a bag of frozen pineapple chunks. Using frozen pineapple will give this smoothie the best texture.
- mango – I love the mango addition and flavor in this pineapple smoothie, but you could also substitute more pineapple or more mango.
- banana – Adds some more natural sweetness and creamy texture.
- spinach – A great source of iron and fiber. You can’t taste it in this recipe!
- mint – Fresh mint leaves will give you the best flavor. I love the pineapple mint combo!
- yogurt – Use a Skyr a Greek yogurt for more protein. Plant based options work too if you need to keep this smoothie recipe dairy free.
- milk of choice – Feel free to use your favorite, i.e. almond milk, oat milk, cashew milk, etc. Coconut milk will add a more tropical feel to this smoothie (delish!).
- honey – Helps balance out all of the flavors but you can easily omit and not tell too much of a difference
More Add-Ins to Try
Feel free to add in your favorite protein powder, maybe some oats (about 1/3 cup per serving), and even some hemp hearts for some healthy fats.
Best Blender for Smoothies
A high powered blender is a must to create a creamy smoothie when using frozen ingredients. You can use something like a NutriBullet for 1-2 servings.
Or a blender like a Vitamix when making more than two servings.
How to Make a Pineapple Smoothie
Add all of the frozen ingredients into the bottom of the blender. Then add in the spinach, mint leaves, fresh banana, yogurt, milk and honey.
Begin blending, stopping if needed to move the ingredients back down to the bottom of the blender.
Check the smoothie for consistency, adding more milk if you’d like a thinner smoothie drink.
Adding Spinach to Smoothies
I love adding spinach to smoothies, especially in this recipe because the pineapple, mango and mint have such strong flavors, you can’t even taste it.
One big handful of spinach per serving (about 1 cup) is a good amount to use for this recipe.
Why Use Frozen Fruit?
If you’ve made a smoothie before with all fresh fruit, you might have noticed the smoothie tastes more like creamy fruit milk, instead of a nice thick and creamy consistency.
Using frozen fruit means you don’t need to add ice to thicken it, and it won’t water it down either.
This smoothie uses a combination of fresh and frozen fruit (frozen pineapple and frozen mango with a fresh banana) and you still get a thick and creamy smoothie drink.
That being said, if you happen to have a frozen banana chunks and frozen mango, you could opt to use fresh pineapple. I would just stick to two frozen fruits to one fresh fruit, if possible.
Looking for Ways to Use Fresh Mint?
If you’re looking for more recipes using fresh mint, try my Mango Mint Bruschetta, Avocado Mint Smoothie or my Watermelon Blueberry Salad.
You could also freeze the mint for making more smoothies! Just place it in an airtight storage bag and keep it in the freezer for the next time you make this smoothie.
Let me know if you make this Healthy Pineapple Smoothie by leaving a comment and rating below! It helps others learn more about the recipe too! Xx AshleyPrint
Mint Pineapple Spinach Smoothie
This Healthy Mint Pineapple Spinach Smoothie is a great way to get in some greens, fiber and protein. Use your favorite greek yogurt (or skyr). Make it dairy-free friendly using plant based yogurt. An easy filling breakfast and the perfect green smoothie for kids!
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 1 1x
- Category: Drinks
- Method: Blender
- Cuisine: American
- Diet: Vegetarian
- 1/2 cup frozen pineapple
- 1/2 cup frozen mango
- 1 small ripe banana (fresh)
- 1/3 cup Skyr (or Greek yogurt)
- 2 teaspoons honey or maple syrup, optional
- large handful spinach
- 4 fresh mint leaves
- 2/3 cup milk of choice, less or more for desired consistency
- Add all ingredients to blender, placing frozen fruit on bottom, then adding the rest of your ingredients.
- Blend until smooth. Start with 2/3 cup milk for medium thickness smoothie. If you’d like it thinner, add a full cup of milk.
Feel free to add in your favorite protein powder.
Keywords: pineapple smoothie, mint smoothie, breakfast smoothie recipes
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