Pineapple Smoothie Recipes and Nutrition

pineapplePineapples are one of my favorite tropical fruits. They add a delicious sweetness to a green smoothie and can be added to most recipes.

They blend especially well with other tropical fruits like mango, papaya, banana and coconut.

Pineapple Nutrition and Health Benefits

Pineapples are an excellent source of manganese as well as vitamins C, B1 and B6. Pineapples are also good sources of copper and dietary fiber. Pineapples have anti-inflammatory properties and they help with digestion. They contain an enzyme, bromelain, which helps break down protein.

Pineapple Smoothie Recipes

Pineapple-Mango Smoothie
1 cup pineapple
1 large mango
2 cups fresh baby spinach (or other leafy green)
1/2 – 1 cup water

Calories: 219 | Fat: 0.8g (grams) | Protein: 3.9g | Carbs: 57.8g | Calcium: 12% | Vitamin A: 114% | Vitamin C: 230%

PineApple-Banana Smoothie
1 cup pineapple
1 whole banana
1 apple
2 cups fresh baby spinach (or other leafy green)
1 vine tomato
1/2 – 1 cup water

Calories: 305 | Fat: 1g (gram) | Protein: 6.2g | Carbs: 79.1g | Calcium: 14% | Vitamin A: 101% | Vitamin C: 213%

Pineapple-Orange Smoothie
1 cup pineapple
1 orange
1 banana
2 cups fresh baby spinach (or other leafy green)
1/2 cup water if needed

Calories: 273 | Fat: 0.9g (grams) | Protein: 5.8g | Carbs: | 70.3g | Calcium: 18% | Vitamin A: 94% | Vitamin C: 272%

Pineapple-Vanilla Smoothie
1 cup pineapple
1 banana
1/2 vanilla bean (or more to taste)
2 cups fresh baby spinach (or other leafy green)
1 celery stalk
1/2 – 1 cup water

Calories: 211 | Fat: 0.7g (grams) | Protein: 4.6g | Carbs: 54.9g | Calcium: 13% | Vitamin A: 88% | Vitamin C: 156%

Pineapple-Orange-Green Smoothie

1 whole orange, peeled*
1 cup fresh pineapple
2 cups fresh baby spinach (or other leafy green)
2 celery stalks
1/2 -3/4 cup water
(OPTIONAL) 2-3 ice cubes to make the smoothie colder

* Be sure to leave as much of the white pith under the peel attached to the orange as possible since this part is high in calcium.

Calories: 158 | Fat: 0.6g (grams) | Protein: 4.6g | Carbs: 40.4g | Calcium: 19% | Vitamin A: 96% | Vitamin C: 254%

How To Select Pineapples

Pineapples should be heavy for their size and fragrant, especially at the stem end. Avoid pineapples with soft spots. Pineapples stop ripening once they are picked, so purchase the most ripe pineapple you can find and consume it within a couple days.

Pineapples rank low for pesticide residue (7 out of 100) according to research conducted by the Environmental Working Group, so if you are trying to cut costs on your grocery bill, it is not necessary to purchase organic.

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Tracy Russell is the creator of RESET 28: A 28-Day Program For Energy, Weight Loss & A Healthy Glow, and founder of Incredible Smoothies. She has been helping people take control of their health and well being with green smoothies, a whole foods diet, and fitness since 2009.