This strawberry pineapple spinach smoothie is packed with vitamin C and antioxidants. It’s also a great source of protein, healthy fats, and fibre, which makes this green smoothie a super satisfying and filling breakfast option!
If you’ve been following along on Instagram over the past few months, it’s no secret that I’ve become hooked on green smoothies in the morning! I love switching up the flavours, but this combination has become one of my favourites. I’m so excited to share it with you!
This strawberry pineapple and spinach smoothie is jam-packed with nutrients. It’s super creamy, filling, and satisfying, too. I find that this fruity smoothie keeps me full for about 4 hours!
As a dietitian, I try to ensure that my breakfast smoothies get in sources of healthy fats, protein, and fibre. This unique combination of nutrients helps to slow digestion and helps to stabilize your blood sugar. This smoothie is also free of any added sugars, and is naturally sweet from fruit only.
Want to learn more? In this post we’re covering:
- Why green smoothies are healthy
- The nutrition + health benefits of the ingredients in this specific smoothie
- Ingredient modifications + swaps
- More healthy breakfast ideas for you to try
PS – if you’re more in the mood for a nutty green smoothie (versus this fruity one) or a chocolatey one, be sure to check out my other favourite smoothie recipes below:
Are Green Smoothies Healthy?
Green smoothies are one of my favourite (and most delicious!) ways to get in plenty of nutrition at the start of my day. It’s one of the easiest ways to get in a ton of greens, and I promise you can hardly taste them. If you have any picky eaters – why not give this recipe a try?
This strawberry pineapple and spinach smoothie is PACKED with vitamins, minerals, fibre, antioxidants, healthy fats, and complete protein. Just check out the nutrition stats of all the ingredients below!
Green Smoothie Ingredients + Nutrition Benefits
- Vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant + plays a key role in skin health. 1 cup provides 140% of your daily needs!
- Potassium, vitamin B6, folate, phosphorus + magnesium
- Dietary fibre – 1 cup provides 3 grams
- Vitamin C – 1 cup provides 130% of your daily needs
- Multiple B-vitamins, and minerals like manganese, copper, potassium, magnesium + iron
- Antioxidants + dietary fibre
- Micronutrients, like vitamin A, C, K, folate, iron + calcium.
- Phytonutrients (plant compounds) that have antioxidant functions.
- Heart-healthy monounsaturated fatty acids + dietary fibre. Just 1 cup of avocado provides about 40% of your daily fibre needs.
- Vitamin C, B6, K, E, folate, magnesium + potassium.
Greek Yogurt Nutrition:
- High in protein – 3/4 cups provides 16 grams
- Calcium, potassium, vitamin A + B12
- Gut-friendly probiotic bacteria
Hemp Seed Nutrition:
- Omega-3 fatty acids, which play a role in heart health, brain health + reducing inflammation throughout the body.
- Plant-based protein, with just 3 tablespoons providing 10 grams
- Vitamin E + minerals like zinc, iron, calcium, potassium + magnesium.
Chia Seed Nutrition:
- Omega-3 fatty acids (see above!)
- Plant-based protein + fibre, with 2 tablespoons providing 5 grams of plant-protein + 10 grams of dietary fibre (40% of your daily needs)!
- Minerals like magnesium, calcium + iron.
- Vitamin C – 1 lime provides 22% of your daily needs
- Small amounts of iron, calcium, B6, thiamin, and potassium
Ingredient Modifications + Swaps
I LOVE using the base of this recipe (so the spinach, avocado, yogurt, almond milk, seeds, and lime) and trying it with different fruit combinations (instead of strawberry + pineapple)!
You can get creative, but I’ve loved swapping in mangos, peaches, blueberries, and raspberries here, too.
Feel free to also experiment with different leafy greens and use any type of milk or milk alternatives that you’d like. Just aim for an unsweetened one if you can!
You also don’t need to use both chia and hemp seeds. If you have one or the other, that’s fine too!
Finally, feel free to add an extra boost of protein through an unflavoured protein powder or collagen. That said, Greek yogurt and the seeds also provide a fair amount of protein!
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More Healthy Breakfast Ideas
- Simple Creamy Green Smoothie
- Healthy Chocolate Banana Avocado Smoothie
- Strawberry Vanilla Overnight Steel Cut Oats
- Easy Grated Apple Bircher Muesli
- 4-Ingredient Chia Seed Pudding
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Strawberry Pineapple Spinach Smoothie
- 2 cups almond milk, unsweetened (or other milk of choice)
- 1 cup plain greek yogurt
- 4 cups spinach
- 1 cup pineapple, chopped (fresh or frozen)
- 1 cup strawberries (fresh or frozen)
- 3/4 cup avocado chunks (fresh or frozen)
- 2 Tbsp hemp seeds
- 2 Tbsp chia seeds
- 1 lime, juice only
- Approx. 10 leaves fresh mint
- Ice (if needed – if using frozen fruits likely unnecessary!)
- Optional: 2 scoops unflavoured collagen powder or protein powder (if additional protein desired)
- Place all ingredients into a high-speed blender, making sure to add the ingredients in the order of the recipe (this helps with blending).
- Blend on high for about 2 minutes, or until smooth and creamy. If not using frozen fruits or avocado, you will likely need to add ice to get it cold enough.
- Enjoy immediately or store for later!