Pineapple Green Smoothie

Pineapple Green Smoothie

6 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 2014

Use ripe bananas for this creamy Greek yogurt, spinach and pineapple smoothie. Chia seeds add healthy omega-3 fats, fiber and a little protein for an extra nutritional boost.

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  • ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • ⅓ cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 1 cup frozen banana slices (about 1 medium banana)
  • ½ cup frozen pineapple chunks
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1-2 teaspoons pure maple syrup or honey (optional)

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  1. Add almond milk and yogurt to a blender, then add spinach, banana, pineapple, chia and sweetener (if using); blend until smooth.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: about 1½ cups
  • Per serving: 297 calories; 6 g fat(1 g sat); 10 g fiber; 54 g carbohydrates; 13 g protein; 113 mcg folate; 4 mg cholesterol; 29 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 3,216 IU vitamin A; 61 mg vitamin C; 297 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 145 mg sodium; 1,038 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (102% daily value), Vitamin A (64% dv), Calcium (30% dv), Folate (28% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 3 fruit, 1 low-fat milk, ½ fat

Reviews 6

July 17, 2017
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By: Hilla Araujo
Absolutely delicious!! I made this without the greek yogurt and added coconut milk instead and it came out amazing! I will make this everyday and I'm sure both my husband and daughter will love it too! No more going to jamba juice when we can make it at home for a fraction of the price!! Nice job and thank you for the recipe!! ??
February 19, 2017
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By: Davina Jacobs
Delicious , mostly taste the banana. Very quick and easy to make, filling, although it was very moreish. I added a little cucumber to mine also. Definitely recommend this to anyone that doesn't like to eat greens or veg. The spinach is nutritious but you cannot taste it.
February 17, 2016
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By: EatingWell User
What is a good alternative for spinach? I have Hypothyroidism and have been told by my doctor to avoid raw spinach and kale... so what would be a better alternative?
February 16, 2016
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By: EatingWell User
Tried it, liked it, keep going back to it!! I was looking for recipes to use some fresh pineapple I had on hand and tried this. I was unsure how the spinach flavor would blend with the others. Surprisingly good!! Have made it since with less banana, more pineapple, and/or substituting low fat milk for almond milk to suit. Pros: Healthy mix of fruits, vegie and dairy Cons: None
January 02, 2016
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By: EatingWell User
Nice change of pace I am not a smoothie drinker but i thought i would try something different for the New Year. I used low fat milk instead of the almond milk since that is what i had on hand. It was a little thicker than i thought it would be but next time i will add a bit more milk. Good way to get in your daily fruits & veggies. Curious to see how quickly i get hungry :) Pros: Adaptable Cons: A little thick
August 23, 2015
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By: EatingWell User
One of my favorites!