Green Lemon Pineapple Smoothie Recipe

True story. I swiped this green lemon pineapple smoothie recipe.

I was shopping at Costco and had gone in for Pull-Ups only. But on my way to the register, I got sidetracked by the Vitamix girl.

Clean Eating Green Lemon Pineapple Smoothie

You see, whenever Vitamix (a high-powered blender) comes to Costco, it’s physically impossible for me to just walk by without stopping for a delicious sample, and Mini Chef knows that that is one of the few sample tables mom will always stop at. So it didn’t take much pleading from him to get me to come to a screeching halt directly in front of this woman.

Now, as I’ve mentioned before on my lil’ ol’ blog here, I don’t share food very well. In fact, I’ll wrestle somebody twice my size before I’ll share my food with them. Yes, my family lovingly refers to me as “Joey” (5 points if you get the reference). So when a woman cut in front of me at the Vitamix table, I can tell you that I was not a very happy camper. In fact, I spent the entire demo plotting how I would slip my hand in under her arm and swipe the first sample if she didn’t make room for me.

Lucky for her, the demo lady was holding the tray up while she filled it, so I couldn’t just reach in and grab it. And by the time she set the tray down, there was plenty for everyone. Crisis averted.

But seeing as how I had been plotting instead of paying attention, I really didn’t have much of an idea of what I was about to sample. So when I took my first swig, my eyeballs just about popped out of my head.


So I made the Vitamix lady recite her recipe for me, and it turns out that this was her own personal twist on a recipe from the Vitamix cookbook (pg 35).

So as you can see, I’m willing to not only swipe food samples, but apparently, I’ve stooped to swiping recipes as well. It’s an all-time low for me. But I can honestly say that in this particular case, I’ll be smiling all the way to my blender.



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Clean Eating Green Lemon Pineapple Smoothie

Clean Eating Green Lemon Pineapple Smoothie

NOTE: This was done in a Vitamix blender. If you have a common household blender, I don’t recommend this recipe. You definitely need something high-powered for this.
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Course: Drinks, Smoothies
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 23kcal
Author: Tiffany McCauley


  • ¾ cup grape juice concentrate (melted)
  • ¾ inch slice lemon (peel and seeds included)
  • ½ large orange (peeled)
  • 3 cups raw spinach (packed when measuring)
  • 1 cup baby kale (packed when measuring)
  • ¼ medium whole pineapple (peeled, core left on)
  • ice (to finish filling up the blender)
  • water as needed for blending


  • Pour the melted grape concentrate into the blender first.
  • Then add all other ingredients with the ice on the top and blend until smooth. Add water as needed to blend smoothly.
  • Storage: This will keep for up to 3 days in the fridge. Simply shake or stir before drinking.


Please note that the nutrition data below is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 23kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Sodium: 11mg | Potassium: 121mg | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1345IU | Vitamin C: 12.5mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 0.4mg

Recipe from the Gracious Pantry archives, originally posted 8/13/12.

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  1. I have been WAITING for vitamix to come back to Costco and was told on Sunday that I just missed it. I am so bummed! This smoothie looks good though so thanks for sharing!

    1. graciouspantry says:

      Deb – Hang in there! It’s worth the wait! (Costco should be able to give you exact dates)

  2. I’m sorry I don’t know what an arge orange is. Thanks Sounds delicious.

  3. graciouspantry says:

    Hahaha!!! You’re right. But I suppose any smoothie with healthy ingredients is better than no smoothie!

  4. graciouspantry says:

    Yes, just a typo. It’s a large orange.

  5. graciouspantry says:

    Haha!!! Ya, I’ve been there too… LOL

  6. graciouspantry says:

    You would probably have to cut the recipe in half for a regular blender and keep the hard stuff out of it. I believe it was the white grape juice I used, though any grape juice concentrate would work. A food processor would probably work, but I haven’t tried it to say for sure.

  7. graciouspantry says:

    Awesome! I hope that means you enjoyed the smoothie?

  8. Just found this recipe. I think I’m going to try it with frozen grapes as I have a fresh grapefruit and no ice cubes on hand. No oranges on hand either, so maybe I’ll try with a bit of lime too. Thanks for sharing!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Liane – My pleasure! 🙂

  9. 3/4 cup grape juice concentrated, melted – My brain must be on Christmas sugar overload because I have no idea what concentrated melted grape juice is??

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Amy – Juice concentrate is the frozen juices you buys that you have to add water to to make juice. I simply let it thaw without adding any water.