This is the easiest green smoothie ever, and it’s so delicious. You can’t taste the spinach, so it’s perfect for those who are hesitant to add greens to their smoothies.
What’s your opinion on green smoothies? Are they a regular part of your routine? Do you love them? Hate them?
For a long time, I feared green smoothies if you can believe that! I was certain that I would be able to taste the spinach or kale. But that’s not true at all.
This green smoothie recipe is simple, creamy, and delicious. It’s kid friendly, because the blended spinach doesn’t have any detectable flavor.
This is the perfect recipe to try if you’re new to adding greens to your smoothies.
Why make a green smoothie?
If you’re already drinking smoothies, adding spinach or kale to them is a great way to get the nutrients from those greens. Spinach and kale are good sources of vitamins C and K, as well as iron.
If you don’t normally eat greens, this is a great way to include them in your diet.
Can green smoothies be made ahead of time?
For the best quality and texture, drink your green smoothie right after blending it. But if you need to save it for a while, you can store it in the fridge, and then stir or shake before drinking.
Don’t store it for more than 12 hours for the best quality.
Is this green smoothie recipe kid-friendly?
Yes, it’s very kid-friendly! The combination of bananas and pineapple make this smoothie sweet and creamy, and as I mentioned, the flavor of the spinach is undetectable.
Can I use kale instead of spinach in this smoothie recipe?
You can, but I find that kale is a little harder to blend up. You may notice some flecks of kale in the smoothie rather than an even green color. Depending on if you have picky eaters, that may or may not be an issue for you.
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The Easiest Green Smoothie Recipe.
The easiest green smoothie recipe that both kids and adults love!
- 2 frozen bananas
- 1 cup frozen pineapple
- ⅔ cup fresh spinach packed
- 1 cup non-dairy milk I used SO Delicious Original
Place the frozen fruit in a blender and let it thaw for 5-10 minutes.
Add the spinach and non-dairy milk. Blend on high speed until smooth and creamy.
Top with coconut flakes, or blueberries, or hemp seeds. (Leave the toppings off if serving to young children). Drink immediately.
You can store the smoothie in the refrigerator for up to 12 hours. Stir before serving.
Feel free to use kale if you prefer - just remove the stems first.
Makes 1 adult-sized serving or 2 kid-sized servings.
This post was originally published in March 2016. It has been updated with an improved recipe and photos.
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can i make it without the pineapple? or what would be a good alternative?
Any fruit you like…peaches, mango, banana, berries…
Quick and delicious. Thanks for the recipe.
This is so good I drink all of it pretty much in one sitting!
Loving your site! Trying this recipe for sure. Mandarin oranges in a smoothie is a great idea!
Thank you! :)
Kristy @ Southern In Law
This looks so bright and fresh – and it’s full of vitamin C with that pineapple and mandarin! Yum!
Mandarine oranges in a smoothie!? Now that’s something I need to try!
I love the frozen mandarin oranges for smoothies!
This looks like a super kid friendly green smoothie! :)
It really is!