Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Simple Green Pineapple Smoothie

3 WWPP Posted by 5 years ago 17 Comments

With a ripe pineapple aging on the counter and 2 kids who refuse to eat it, I had to come up with something fast. I’m always shocked how yummy a smoothie can be with minimal ingredients. There’s no need for protein powder or mixes. Just put some yummy stuff in your blender and let them do their thing.

Simple Pineapple Green SmoothieThe combo of a ripe banana with super sweet fresh pineapple just screams refreshing. Adding in the spinach is just a bonus! This combo is a total winner.

Now all I have to do is buy opaque straw cups so the kids don’t get turned off by the color!

Here’s what I did…

  • 1/2 ripe banana
  • 100g ripe pineapple
  • 2 cups (85g) fresh baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup water
  • ~10 ice cubes

Put all ingredients except the once cubes in the blender.

Blend until smooth.

Add the ice cubes and blend again.


Pineapple Green Smoothie

Note: I base Weight Watcher info on total nutritional information.

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
1 Entire Recipe
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
120 0g 5g old: 1.5 new: 3
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
16g 0g 27g 3g

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    May 13, 2013

    I make this smoothie often. Add in some unsweetened coconut milk and you have a Pina Colada smoothie!

    Kate D

    May 14, 2013

    Just whipped this up as a mid-morning snack - used an over-ripe banana and some canned crushed pineapple. This is awesome!


    May 14, 2013

    120 calories and looks delish - win win. Can you use normal spinach as I don't have any baby spinach to hand?


      May 14, 2013

      As long as it's raw it will totally work. I use baby and "Regular" interchangeable. It honestly comes down to whichever is on sale at the time. :)


    May 14, 2013

    Looks great. One question... What do you do with the other half of the banana, outside of eating it?


      May 14, 2013

      I cut it with the skin on and just eat it later or give it to the kids. :)


    May 14, 2013

    I tried this recipe for lunch today. Yum!


    May 15, 2013

    I just tried this recipe. WOW!! Love it. Thanks


    May 15, 2013

    looks great, but how did you get the weight watchers points since on the new program fruits and vegetables are 0 points? thanks!


      May 15, 2013

      I base Weight Watcher info on total nutritional information.


    May 17, 2013

    looks yummy.

    Maxine Sebring

    May 17, 2013

    This smoothie looks so refreshing and delicious! It's a great combination. I also love making healthy smoothie like combination of Avocado and Strawberry. Anyway, I will try this recipe. Thanks for sharing! :-)


    May 22, 2013

    When out bananas are starting to get a little on the dark side we end up throwing them in the freezer. Then when I want to make a smoothie I pull one out and whack it in the microwave for 3040 seconds just to get the peel off. They certainly peel a lot easier when they are over ripe. You tend to get a fuller banana flavor as well.


    July 2, 2013

    I didn't have spinach with me so I used kale it also taste really good :) :) thank you for the recepie

    Jensina Martin

    September 10, 2013

    Just wrote down the ingredients for the smoothie, can't wait to try it! :) I hope it tastes better than it looks!


    March 6, 2014

    I have been searching for a smoothie that i dont mind drinking everyday. I have finally found it. Thank you so much for sharing!

    Jenica Marin

    September 6, 2014

    Low calories but has a ton of sugar this is more than half of my daily intake...