Sunday, April 14, 2013

Pineapple Spinach Smoothie

In anticipation of the spring weather that doesn't seem to be coming around here, I have been consuming a lot of morning smoothies. Generally, I use whatever fruit I have in the fridge or freezer on any given day.

I happened to have some pineapple one day and I thought it might add a nice tropical touch to my smoothie.

I threw about five chunks in a Magic Bullet cup and added a banana, a handful of frozen strawberries, half of an apple and some orange juice.

I wanted to add greens too, but I had to blend first, because I had overfilled the cup some.

In went a handful of baby spinach.

Another brief blend and breakfast was ready. You can see it's kind of a semi-green smoothie. I like the fruit to be the overwhelming taste, rather than veggies. This blend is nutritious but also tasty!

It calls for half an apple, because I like to give the other half to Jolene the beagle mix. She loves fruit...or any food at all for that matter.

What's your favourite smoothie mix?

Pineapple Spinach Smoothie

by Joann MacDonald
Ingredients (1 large serving)
  • 5 small chunks of pineapple
  • 1 banana, broken into chunks
  • handful of frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 of an apple, cut into chunks
  • handful of baby spinach
  • orange juice
Put fruit and spinach in a blender. Pour orange juice about 3/4 of the way up the fruit mix.
Blend and enjoy!
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  1. Yum! I bet the pineapple adds a nice touch when paired with the spinach. I use apple, lime and raw ginger when I juice to help drown out the earthy taste of the greens. Next time I'm going to try your idea.

    1. And I'm going to try YOUR idea. Love the lime and ginger! Good thinking girl! :)

  2. This looks like it would be delicious!! I can see myself enjoying one on the beach :)

    1. I would drink just about anything if I could sit on a beach right now Keith. :)

  3. Awesome! I was just thinking a few days ago that I needed to find a smoothie recipe with pineapple in it. Win! My favorite smoothie so far is 1 cup mixed berries, 1/2 a banana, peanut butter, spinach, and a little bit of honey and vanilla. Sometimes I switch out the PB for plain greek yogurt so it will still have a lot of protein but not as many calories. I do love my PB though....

    1. Yum, I love peanut butter too. Your smoothie sounds delicious!

  4. I really love the look of this - I will have to give it a try. If I make smoothie I generally go for a blueberry base and like to throw in a handful of oats as well.

    Hope you are having a lovely week.

    Kate x
    Kate at Home

    1. I never think of using oats. Interesting idea. :)

      Hope you are enjoying the week too, Kate.


  5. So, I'm just loving your smoothies! I get in smoothie ruts and love finding inspirational combos like this. Please come share at Raw Foods Thursdays!


    1. Thanks Heather!

      I have joined your party now. Thanks for the invite. :)