Pineapple Paradise Spinach Smoothie Recipe

Boost your GREENS intake the easy way! Fresh spinach, smooth avocado, and plenty of sweet pineapple make for one tasty Pineapple Paradise Spinach Smoothie. Scroll down for a video to see how easy it is to make.

Pop quiz: Do you, and does everyone in your family, always eat the recommended number of servings of fruits and vegetables each day?

When you factor in the prep and cook time PLUS the fact that your kids might not want to eat what you made, the task can be daunting.

Here’s one of the better ideas I have: A delicious, creamy smoothie that tastes sweet, like pineapple, but has the nutrition of spinach and avocado. Drink thy veggies. However, if you just can’t get past the green, try my tropical mango smoothie or my caribbean passion smoothie.

 

Boost your GREENS intake the easy way! Fresh spinach, smooth avocado, and plenty of sweet pineapple make for one tasty Pineapple Paradise Spinach Smoothie.

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How do you make a Spinach Smoothie?

To get the smoothest, creamiest smoothie without pieces of spinach, a high-powered blender is recommended. The two major players here are Blendtec and Vitamix.

Both are great! I have a Blendtec at home but I use a Vitamix in culinary school. Just be sure to add your liquids first (in this case, water).

Boost your GREENS intake the easy way! Fresh spinach, smooth avocado, and plenty of sweet pineapple make for one tasty Pineapple Paradise Spinach Smoothie.

What are the benefits of Spinach Smoothies?

I am not a nutritionist. The complete benefits of spinach, or any ingredient, are beyond the scope of my expertise. I also cannot speak to the benefits of raw vs. cooked spinach.

Spinach is high in niacin, zinc, protein, fiber, vitamins A, C, E and K, thiamin, vitamin B6, folate, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, copper, and manganese.

The other ingredients in this smoothie, avocado and pineapple, have their own complimentary health benefits including increased vitamin and mineral absorption and lots of healthy fat.

Boost your GREENS intake the easy way! Fresh spinach, smooth avocado, and plenty of sweet pineapple make for one tasty Pineapple Paradise Spinach Smoothie.

Do Spinach Smoothies taste bad?

Not a chance! This one tastes sweet like pineapple and creamy like ice cream (thanks to the avocado). You won’t even notice the spinach.

Is it ok to eat spinach every day?

Yes, sure! There are so many nutrients in spinach, it can be advantageous to eat it regularly. However, spinach should be part of a wide, varied diet (so eating ONLY spinach is not a good idea).

 

 

 

5 from 8 votes

Pineapple Paradise Spinach Smoothie Recipe

Boost your GREENS intake the easy way! Fresh spinach, smooth avocado, and plenty of sweet pineapple make for one tasty Pineapple Paradise Spinach Smoothie.
Course Drinks, Smoothies
Cuisine American
Keyword pineapple, smoothie
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 2 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 331kcal
  • ¾ cup water
  • 2 cups frozen pineapple chunks thawed
  • 1 medium ripe avocado halved and pitted
  • 2 cups spinach
  • ½ cup ice cubes
  • Combine all ingredients in a blender in the order listed. Blend until smooth.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Fresh Blends.

Nutrition

Calories: 331kcal

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  1. Susan Stone

    Meggan, your timing on this recipe couldn’t be better, because apart from liking smoothies, I am about to invest in a Blendtec blender. I’m curious to know which model you got, if you don’t mind sharing that information.

    1. I don’t mind at all, Susan! Of course. I got the Blendtec TB-621-20 Total Blender. It’s the same one that I have linked to above. I paid $325 for it on Black Friday (at that time the regular price was $380, so it is cheaper now at $350). I spent a lot of time reading about the differences between Vitamix and Blendtec and I think they are both amazing blenders and each one has just a few bonus points over the other. For me, the huge wide mouth of the Blendtec was a key factor, and also the lower price. Vitamixes, as you probably know, are on average $100 – $150 more than a Blendtec and for me there are no features that warrant the higher price tag. Anyway, sorry to ramble on about my blender. People don’t ask me about it nearly enough. ;) Good luck and if you buy one, I’d love to hear what you think!

    2. Susan Stone

      Thanks for the info, Meggan. For reasons I can’t figure, Vitamix has always turned me off. Not so the Blendtec. I’m looking at going whole hog and getting either the Designer 725 or 675. Probably the latter. No, I’m not rich, but I spend enough time in the kitchen that it’s worth the splurge. I’m tired of half-baked appliances. I will definitely let you know how I like it.

    3. It amazes me how lousy half-baked appliances can be. I spent $90 on an Oster blender and it was the most worthless piece of garbage you can’t even imagine (and it was $90!!!!). I had to actually thaw frozen fruit before I could blend. And that is just the beginning of a long list of grievances. So when you look at it that way, spending more on a blender is the only sane thing to do! I’m not rich either, but you can’t put a price on things like finding a way to permanently eat healthier foods. It really is a game-changer! I did find a good cheap toaster for under $20 which toasts better than more expensive models I’ve tried in the past, but that is probably an anomaly. ;)

    4. Susan Stone

      Hi Meggan,
      Just wanted to let you know that I got my Designer 675 Blendtec and so far I love it. There is a learning curve to it, as with all such appliances. But I am enjoying it. It has great features, and one of my favorites is the cleaning cycle. I’m looking forward to seeing what the Blendtec does with green smoothies and ones with pineapple, which have never worked well in previous blenders.

    5. Hi Susan, I am so excited you got a Blendtec! I am sure you are going to love it. It pulverizes the daylights out of anything green, and certainly pineapple too. I do try to always clean mine immediately because then everything comes right off. Of course, when you spend that much on a blender, it is incredibly motivating to keep it sparkling clean. :) Happy blending! Keep me posted too! I have a few more blender recipes on deck, I’m just trying to spread them out. :)

    6. Susan Stone

      I’m looking forward to more recipes for my Blendtec. I got in the habit of making sure my blender parts were well-rinsed with the Ninja I bought, so that makes it easy to remember with the Blendtec. I love having something that works very well and is easy to clean. I’ll probably even get rid of my food processor now that I have the Blendtec…

  2. Janette @ Culinary Ginger

    I have to admit, I drink smoothies to get as many servings in as I can. I do not eat spinach but I do put it in the smoothie too. I actually prefer it when my smoothie is green for some reason. I love your recipe and I love your blender :)5 stars

    1. You need this blender. Seriously. And there is an affiliate link above. ;) JUST KIDDING!!! Yes if your smoothie is green, you know it is healthy.

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