Clean Eating Pineapple Breeze Smoothie Recipe

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So I’m going to start this off by talking about the weather.

Have I run out of things to talk about? No. I don’t think that’s possible for me. But the weather here has been nothing but gray and depressing lately. It’s april, and all I see are dreary skies and drizzle everywhere I go.

In weather like this, I often find myself fantasizing about laying on a beach somewhere under a large umbrella (this white girl burns at the drop of a hat!) with a light and fruity drink in my hand.

I love that fantasy.

Sadly, just before the cabana boy enters this scenario, Mini Chef will walk up to me and inform me that he has just sneezed the contents of his lunch all over the couch, and I’m immediately (and rather rudely, I might add) transported back to reality.

Gotta love motherhood.

So in the interest of maintaining at least some small amount of my very imaginary tan, I thought I’d come up with a smoothie recipe that would be at least somewhat close to what I had in mind during that fantasy.

I’ll let you be the judge. Is this smoothie “beach-worthy”?

NOTE: For those doing the No Sugar Challenge, this entire recipe equals 2 servings of the 3 allowed fruit servings per day.

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Clean Eating Pineapple Breeze Smoothie Recipe
Author: Tiffany McCauley | The Gracious Pantry.com
Serves: About 2 cups
Ingredients
  • 2 cups fresh, chopped pineapple
  • 1 cup raw spinach
  • 1/2 cup light coconut milk (from the can, not the carton)
Instructions
  1. Blend and serve.

 

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20 Comments

  1. hi Tif! I have an aversion to tofu – do not like it all! How about whey protein or greek yoghurt – as a matter of fact, I make yogurt… what do you think?

    ~dee

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Dee – Sure! That would work, but be aware that it will have the tang from the yogurt. It won’t be as sweet. Enjoy!

    2. Just like the spinach….when you blend the tofu into it you won’t even be able to tell it’s in there! Try it you might find you like it.

  2. ooh – I enjoy the tang! 🙂 Thanks girl!

  3. I made this today and it was decent. I am not a huge nutritional smoothie fan (I like dessert smoothies:) so I was very surprised to enjoy this mildly sweet smoothie. AND you are right….you can’t taste the spinach! Thank you. I am trying to follow your No sugar challenge.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Nichole – Wonderful! You’ll find that the longer you are on the challenge, the sweeter those nutritional smoothies will taste! You should try the apple smoothie next. You’ll love it!

  4. graciouspantry says:

    Cameracrazy – Because so far, I haven’t found one in the carton that is clean. They add a bunch of stuff to it that isn’t clean. The can is typically just the pure milk, though there are exceptions there too.

  5. graciouspantry says:

    Goodolsuthrnfrl – Any milk will work.

  6. graciouspantry says:

    Cameracrazy – I’m glad you’re enjoying it!

  7. graciouspantry says:

    I hope they enjoy it!

  8. graciouspantry says:

    My pleasure! It’s just a great way to get some added nutrients in your eating plan.

  9. This will be something new for me adding spinach, when I first saw the recipe and looked at the picture I thought it would be yellow then I saw the list of ingredients, something cool and refreshing but also good for you.

  10. Lynn Taylor says:

    what would be the difference if I use the carton milk?

    1. graciouspantry says:

      It’s not clean. Read the ingredient list. All kinds of added stuff.

  11. I’m participating in the Summerfit Program. I chose this to be my first green smoothie. Wowie! You are so right, the pineapple is sweet, and you can’t taste the spinach. Thanks for a great recipe.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Michele – Awesome! Glad you enjoyed it!

  12. I’m so glad I found your blog with all these great smoothie recipes! I’ll be checking out the rest of your recipes as well 🙂
    Just a question; I see some of your smoothies (like this one) don’t contain ice… with fresh pineapple, spinach and coconut milk, isn’t this smoothie at more of a room temperature? If I add ice will it just water it down?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Diana – You can certainly pour this over ice if you wish, or blend ice in with it. I wouldn’t overdo it if you are blending it in, but it won’t hurt it. You can also use frozen pineapple.

  13. there were earlier comments regarding tofu in this recipe but I see no tofu in the recipe. Have you revised it or what is with the tofu v yogurt?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Annagail – Yes, the recipe was revised. Most soy products these days are GMO soy. So I avoid it completely now.

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