Yesterday was just too hot to cook! So I thought I’d make a smoothie. I’ve seen lots of healthy green smoothie recipes on the web and decided to try making my own. I was particularly inspired by some of the recipes I found at Green Smoothies Rule. The recipes I looked at had spinach in them–I’ve never made one with spinach, so I was curious to see how it would taste. I really did like it, and all the ingredients are so healthy and good for you! I read that spinach is a good source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, B-complex vitamins, calcium, iron, magnesium and other good things. So if you want to make something cool, yummy, and healthy, you’ll want to try this out! There is a very slight spinach taste to this, so if you want less of that, use two bananas in this recipe instead of one (I’m noting that in the recipe, too).
PINEAPPLE MANGO GREEN SMOOTHIE by NancyCreative
Makes about 28 ounces, or 2 to 3 servings
- 3/4 to 1 cup well-packed baby spinach leaves
- 1 cup small chunks of fresh pineapple
- 1 cup small chunks of fresh mango
- 1 banana (use 2 bananas if you want to mask the slight spinach flavor more)
- 1 cup vanilla yogurt or soy yogurt
- 1/2 cup low-fat milk or soy milk (if you want a thinner smoothie, use 3/4 cup)
- 2 Tablespoons honey
Put all ingredients in a blender and mix until well-blended (you may have to help stir the mixture along with a spoon at first). Serve immediately. Makes 2 to 3 servings.
VARIATIONS: You can substitute other fruits for the pineapple and mango: green grapes, apples, pears, peaches, and/or cantaloupe. You could also add 1/4 to 1/2 of an avocado to make the smoothie really creamy.
This is a great, healthy way to start the day or give you some energy in the afternoon!
Have you made any green smoothies yet? Do you have a favorite recipe for one?
Wow. Very beautiful. This post makes my mouth water.
Thank you, Connie! 🙂
Does it taste as good as it looks ;)?
Yes! The mango, pineapple, and honey give the smoothie a nice sweetness, so you don’t really notice the spinach.
I made something similar for my grands when they were here–my grandson said, “don’t forget the veggies (meaning spinach)”. I like your addition of pineapple, sounds so refreshing. XOXO
It’s the first time I tried a smoothie with spinach, and I was really happy with how it turned out! You really feel like you’re drinking something healthy! 🙂
It looks beautiful!! The color is gorgeous!!
Thanks, Cathy! 🙂
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Just whipped this up and WOW! So delish! It makes a lot so there’s another serving in the fridge for later. Thanks so much for my new favorite green smoothie recipe!
You’re welcome, Deena! I really like this smoothie, too! 🙂