Pineapple Green Smoothie

Pineapple Green Smoothie

10 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 10

July 19, 2019
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By: Nevie
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.
February 06, 2019
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By: RaisinHell91
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.
January 28, 2018
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By: Amanda
So good! I added 2 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...
September 27, 2017
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By: Steven Ekman
I use fresh pineapple, and also smooth milled flaxseed from 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!
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
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