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The Best Green Smoothie Recipe (With Pineapple!)

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This nourishing Green Smoothie recipe is the perfect way to start your day. It makes a delicious, satisfying drink made with kale, spinach, pineapple, banana, Greek yogurt and honey. Learn how to make a healthy homemade green smoothie with this quick and easy recipe!

Overhead view of a mason jar full of a Green Smoothie with a straw against a light background.

You are going to adore this Green Smoothie recipe, because it is energizing, refined sugar-free and it tastes absolutely amazing. It makes an ideal morning meal, because it is super healthy, satiating, portable and is ready in just 5 minutes.

Green Smoothie Ingredients

Alright, before we get to the recipe, let’s talk ingredients. To make the best homemade green smoothie, you will need:

  • Spinach and kale: These are fantastic ingredients to add to smoothies, because they are both nutrient powerhouses that are packed with vitamins and minerals. 
  • Pineapple: This is the magical ingredient that naturally sweetens and flavors the drink so well that you can’t even taste the spinach and kale.
  • Banana: This gives your smoothie a rich and creamy consistency. It is also a great source of potassium and dietary fiber.
  • Water: This serves as the liquid base for the smoothie.
  • Greek yogurt: This adds richness, creaminess and additional protein. I recommend using plain and unsweetened yogurt only, because a lot of flavored yogurts contain a ton of sugar.
  • Honey: This adds natural and unrefined sweetness. Not all packaged honey is created equal, so I recommend using one that is 100% pure, raw, and unfiltered for optimal health benefits.

How to Make a Breakfast Green Smoothie

This recipe could not be easier. To make this healthy green smoothie recipe, simply:

  1. Add all of the ingredients – water, kale, spinach, pineapple, banana, Greek yogurt, and honey – to a blender.
  2. Blend until smooth and creamy, then serve.

Tip: When adding your ingredients to your blender, always add the liquid (in this case, the water) first near the blades. Doing this will help your blender to run a bit more easily whenever you are making a shake.

Overhead view of Green Smoothie ingredients in glass bowls on a light background.

Possible Recipe Variations

This homemade green smoothie recipe is very flexible with regards to variations. For example, feel free to…

  • Use a different sweetener: Rather than honey, you can substitute another natural and unrefined sweetener, such as maple syrup or agave nectar. Alternatively, you can throw in one or two pitted dates instead of a liquid sweetener.
  • Add some spice: A dash of ground ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, or vanilla all taste amazing in smoothies.
  • Stir in some collagen: Adding collagen peptides to smoothies majorly boosts their protein content. Collagen is also known to improve the condition of skin, hair, nails, joints, ligaments and is great for gut health. I recommend using one that is all-natural, unflavored and unsweetened.
  • Add some seeds: Chia seeds, ground flax seeds and hemp hearts get blended nicely into shakes. Aim to add one to two teaspoons per serving.

Those are just a few suggestions, so feel free to experiment with whatever ingredient swaps or additions that sound good to you.

The Easiest Way to Make Smoothies

I’m sure you know by now that drinking smoothies on a regular basis is super beneficial for your health. However, many people don’t drink smoothies often enough because they don’t have the time to shop for ingredients, measure them out, and chop them up. If you struggle to drink smoothies regularly due to lack of time, I highly recommend signing up for a smoothie delivery service.

Based on my research, my top choice for healthy, organic smoothie delivery is SmoothieBox. SmoothieBox sends everything you need to make nutritionally-balanced smoothies (in single-serving, blender-ready smoothie packs) straight to your front door. To learn more about SmoothieBox and my other favorite smoothie delivery companies, check out this post I wrote: The Best Smoothie Delivery Services. In that article, I review and compare a number of different smoothie delivery services based on convenience, price, and quality.

More Healthy Smoothie Recipes

Looking for more smoothie inspiration? Here are some of my favorite recipes on the blog:

If you make this Green Smoothie recipe, let me know! Leave a comment with a star rating ★ below, because I love hearing from you! ♡

The Best Green Smoothie Recipe (With Pineapple!)

Overhead view of a mason jar full of a Green Smoothie with a straw against a light background.
This clean, nourishing Green Smoothie recipe is the perfect way to start your day. Made with kale, spinach, pineapple, banana, Greek yogurt and honey!
Alia Kay
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 2 servings
Calories 138 calories

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup kale leaves
  • 1 cup spinach leaves
  • 1 cup chopped fresh or frozen pineapple
  • Half a banana
  • 2 teaspoons honey

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to a blender in the order listed.
  • Blend until smooth and serve immediately.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
The Best Green Smoothie Recipe (With Pineapple!)
Amount per Serving
Calories
138
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol
 
2
mg
1
%
Sodium
 
45
mg
2
%
Potassium
 
514
mg
15
%
Carbohydrates
 
28
g
9
%
Fiber
 
2
g
8
%
Sugar
 
19
g
21
%
Protein
 
7
g
14
%
Vitamin A
 
4800
IU
96
%
Vitamin C
 
86.4
mg
105
%
Calcium
 
131
mg
13
%
Iron
 
1.1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Notes

For easy blending, add the water first near the blades when adding the ingredients to your blender.
Keyword Green Smoothie

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8 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    SO GOOD! I cut the recipe in half and used agave instead of honey, it was divine. Totally my new recipe for breakfast.

  2. 5 stars
    This is the best smoothie! I did notice you marked the calories with kcal. Is it 138 calories or 138 kcal?

    1. Hi Lindsay! Thanks so much! It’s 138 calories, for some reason my recipe card just shows kcal. Sorry for the confusion!

  3. 5 stars
    I literally unpacked my new Vitamix, first one ever, within the last half hour, and made this smoothie for a quick lunch. I used frozen mango, kale, spinach, one banana, homemade yogurt, almond milk and honey, following this recipe pretty closely. Very tasty and a beautiful green color. I think I am going to love my new appliance.

    1. Hi Alexandra! Yes it is, but keep in mind the flavor of the smoothie will change. But I absolutely love including pineapple in green smoothies, because it masks the taste of the spinach and kale so well. So, I highly recommend using pineapple if you can! Other fruits I recommend using in place of the pineapple are peach, mango or about half a cup of any type of berries. 🙂