This spinach smoothie is not only good for you, but it’s also absolutely delicious! It’s packed with vitamin C, essential minerals, fiber, plant enzymes, and hydration. If you love it please leave a star rating in the comments below to help other readers in our community.
- 3–4 cups fresh baby spinach (about 3–4 large handfuls; or 3 tablespoons frozen)
- 1 cup freshly cut pineapple (fresh is best for the enzymes, but frozen is OK too)
- 1 small ripe banana, peeled
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds (high in omega-3s)
- 1 teaspoon virgin coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
- 1 cup filtered water
- 1 cup ice (8–10 ice cubes)
Blend all ingredients in a high-speed blender such as a Vitamix, starting on low and working your way up to high until well blended. This should take about 45-60 seconds in all.
The ingredient measurements in green smoothies are flexible, so you can add more or less of any ingredients to your taste. You can also do a spinach smoothie with milk of your choice (like dairy-free almond milk or coconut milk) instead of adding water.
Greek yogurt is another alternative for water that will make the smoothie thicker and more protein-rich. Adding a tablespoon of almond butter, peanut butter, or vanilla protein powder is another excellent addition to this healthy smoothie if you’re looking for more protein.
The pineapple and banana make this smoothie deliciously sweet. The lime adds a great tart flavor, but if you don’t dig tart flavor, just leave it out.
You can also substitute 2 tablespoons of avocado for the coconut oil if you don’t have any on hand. Flaxseed could work instead of chia seeds, too.
Green smoothies are best when served immediately but can be saved for later in an airtight glass container in the refrigerator for up to 12 hours. Fill the container to the top and seal tightly to minimize air exposure.
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