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. Source: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 2014

Lisa Valente
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Ingredients

Directions

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

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Nutrition Facts

297 calories; 5.7 g total fat; 4 mg cholesterol; 145 mg sodium. 54.3 g carbohydrates; 12.8 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (10)

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10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
07/19/2019
Pretty good! I made a few substitutions based on what I had available. I used plain whole-fat yogurt instead of nonfat Greek 1/4 cup pineapple chunks (not frozen) and 2-3 tbsp hulled hemp seeds instead of chia. I eyeballed the spinach w a couple handfuls so probably more than a cup. I also forgot to add any maple syrup or honey though I meant to. It turned out pretty yummy even with less pineapple than recommended and no sweeteners and more spinach (and hemp) than recommended. It wasn't too thick and mostly tasted of banana with no spinach taste. My 8mo baby demanded a taste and ate a few baby spoonfuls himself. Just the sliced up banana being frozen was enough to make the smoothie really cold even though my pineapple was just refrigerated. Very quick and surprisingly filling. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/06/2019
This was great! I didn't quite have enough almond milk so made up for what I was missing with a splash of pineapple juice. Used vanilla Icelandic skyr in place of the plain Greek yogurt. Will definitely make again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2018
So good! I added 2 tsp.organic coconut shreds 1 tsp vanilla and 2 organic celery sticks. One stick mixed in and one sitting whole in the smoothie to eat. Also added some coconut shreds on already made smoothie. The extra celery and coconut on top make it look so cute and yummy! Mmmmmm lol. Oh I did half c. coconut-pinneapple water and half c. milk. (Ran out of my Silk so had to use whole milk)?? Plus some ice cubes... Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/27/2017
I use fresh pineapple and also smooth milled flaxseed from manitobaflax.com. This allows you to skip the chia seeds. Flax gives you all of the benefits of chia and then some so you can skip taking chia! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/01/2017
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!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2017
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/17/2016
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? Read More
Rating: 3 stars
02/16/2016
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 Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/02/2016
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 Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/23/2015
One of my favorites! Read More