This green smoothie is based on one of the classic smoothie combos: spinach, pineapple and avocado. Be prepared to absorb lots of healthy nutrients from a creamy and thick smoothie.
I like to blend my smoothies in the morning. I don’t have a special plan, I like to keep things simple and improvise based on the ingredients that I have at hand. But there’s a catch: I try to keep in house as many smoothie ready ingredients as possible.
Now that you know my secret, let’s get to work!
So, why would you make this smoothie instead of buying one from the store? Let me tell you.
Homemade is simply better.
It’s naturally sweet.
Loaded with healthy nutrients.
You control the ingredients.
Homemade is cheaper.
It’s fun to make it.
For this smoothie I had lots of frozen spinach in the fridge so the choice was obvious. What I usually do is I let my spinach defrost naturally overnight in the fridge, but fresh or frozen spinach will work equally fine. You can even lightly boil the spinach before adding it into your smoothie. Did you knew that, when you cook your spinach, you actually remove some of the acids present naturally in the plant (namely oxalic acid), plus you bring up its flavor? Just make sure to cool it down at room temperature before adding it into your smoothie, otherwise you’ll end-up with a “tea-smoothie”.
With time I discovered that spinach works great in smoothies because it’ll keep me full for longer. It also comes with a good selection of phytonutrients (carotenoids and flavonoids), which makes it one of the most anti-inflammatory plants out there. Not to mention that spinach is literally loaded with vitamins and minerals, which will simply keep you healthy (as long as you consume it).
When I add spinach to my smoothie I just feel great and optimistic all day long. How about you? Don’t you love spinach?
If you decide to try this recipe, make sure to let me know what you think. Share a photo on Instagram, tag it #refreshmyhealth and I’ll follow up with a comment.
What is your favorite smoothie combo? Would you try this one? Share below!
Spinach and Pineapple Green Smoothie
- 3 big pineapple slices (cut into squares)
- 1 big avocado (skin and seeded)
- 200-250 g frozen spinach rolls
- 1 big red apple (no seeds)
- 1/2 stick celery
- 1 tbsp hemp seeds
- 1 tbsp turmeric powder
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
- 1/3 tsp Himalayan salt
- 250-300 ml water
- Prepare the ingredients as indicated and add them into your blender.
- Add enough water to cover the ingredients, but not too much or you’ll end up with a watery smoothie.
- Blend on medium to high speed for a few minutes or until the smoothie has a creamy consistency.
- Serve fresh or keep in the fridge for up to 2 days.
- Color: warm green
- Texture: creamy and thick
- Taste: spinach + pineapple