Spinach Pineapple Smoothie
Posted on November 23, 2020
Extremely nourishing, healthy, refreshing, super easy and delicious spinach pineapple smoothie! A great choice to start your day, an ideal after workout snack and an excellent choice for your postpartum diet. Worried about the taste of spinach in your smoothie? The banana and the pineapple totally cover the spinach flavour, without removing its refreshing aroma! For an extra touch and more health benefits feel free to add a pinch of grated fresh ginger! This green smoothie boosts your immunity, fills you with energy plus it is fat burning and kickstarts your metabolism! Still worried about adding spinach in your smoothie? Give this green smoothie a try and you will no longer have to worry about it!
This green smoothie is an excellent choice for your morning or post gym smoothie! Additionally it is a perfectly quick snack for your postpartum diet, which makes you feel full for hours! It is full of healthy and nutritious ingredients with many health benefits and of course it tastes delicious! The ingredients start with a cup of milk of your choice (I use unsweetened almond milk) and some greek yogurt which is full of protein, probiotics, vitamin B12, calcium and it is great workout recovery food (get more information about yogurt health benefits here). Additionally yogurt gives a creamier texture to the smoothie and helps to a smoother blending.
Then we continue with the basic ingredient, the spinach, with various health benefits, such as it strengthens your bones, your eyesight and immune system, promotes hearth health, repels bacteria and viruses (since its high in vitamin A) and keeps you energized (get more information about the spinach health benefits here).
The next basic ingredient is the pineapple which is full in vitamins and minerals, it contains disease-fighting antioxidants and much more (read more about spinach health benefits here).
Finally I add banana for taste (it actually covers the spinach flavour) and gives a creamier texture to the smoothie. Then according to your taste and choice feel free to add chia seeds, grated fresh ginger or turmeric powder in order to enhance and boost your smoothie! Chia seeds provide energy, are rich in antioxidants, are a good source of fibre and protect against heart attacks and strokes (you can see all the health benefits of chia seeds here). Ginger and turmeric are both also high in antioxidants and have anti-inflammatory properties.
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Just add all the ingredients in the blender, starting with the liquid ingredients. Add first the milk, the yogurt and continue with the spinach leaves, the frozen pineapple, the banana cut in pieces and the optional ingredients. Blend until smooth, serve in a big glass and consume immediately! Do not worry if after a while your smoothie starts to split, just give it a gut stir and enjoy!
Spinach Pineapple Smoothie
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1 cup milk of your choice (I use unsweetened almond milk)
2 tbsp greek yogurt
2 handfulls baby spinach
1 cup pineapple chunks, frozen
1 tsp grated fresh ginger or turmeric powder (optional)
1 tsp chia seeds (optional)
Put everything into the blender, starting with the wet ingredients for easier blending. Add first the milk, the yogurt and continue with the spinach leaves, the frozen pineapple, the banana cut in pieces and the optional ingredients.
Blend everything until smooth.
Your smoothie is done! Serve in a big glass and consume immediately. Enjoy!
Feel free to add chia seeds, grated fresh ginger or turmeric powder! Chia seeds provide energy, are rich in antioxidants, are a good source of fibre and protect against heart attacks and strokes. Ginger and turmeric are both also high in antioxidants and have anti-inflammatory properties. With these ingredients you boost more your smoothie!
You can use fresh pineapple of course, but you will loose this milkshake texture given by the blended frozen pineapple.
Instead of buying frozen pineapple, you can freeze your leftover pineapple. After peeling the pineapple and removing its core cut the pineapple in thick slices (2cm / 0.7inch) and then cut each slice to chunk pieces. Transfer the pieces into a zipped-top bag for foods and place it in the freezer. Remember to write on the zipped-bag the date of adding them in the freezer and the frozen pineapple can be kept in the freezer for about 6 to 9 months.