This bright and fruity green smoothie is made with pineapple, mango, apple, and spinach. It makes the perfect breakfast, snack, or dessert for sipping on-the-go!
I love this time of year, where days are filled with school, sports, and a slew of different holidays. A great way to minimize the stress of these busy days is starting them with an energy packed smoothie! This Pineapple Mango Green Smoothie is not only delicious, but makes you feel fuller for longer, so you can last until lunch.
- English cucumber: Sweeter than an average cucumber, as well as seedless, it doesn’t need to be peeled or de-seeded before adding it to the smoothie.
- Green apples: Rich in vitamin C, vitamin A, antioxidants, and phytonutrients, a great addition to your green smoothie. I like using Granny Smith apples, but any green apple will do.
- Spinach: Full of fiber as well as vitamin E and magnesium, which helps to support your immune system.
- Pineapple: Adds natural sweetness as well as a whole lot of vitamin C.
- Mango: Not only a delicious fruit, but also a great source of magnesium and potassium.
- Flaxseed meal: The source of fiber, protein, and antioxidants to keep you feeling full. It’s also a fantastic source of omega 3 fatty acids. Most people, especially kiddos, don’t eat enough fatty fish during the week, so this helps to fill in the gaps!
- Lemon juice: Adds needed freshness and acidity.
How to Make Pineapple Mango Green Smoothie
To start your Pineapple Mango Green Smoothie, begin by cutting your produce. You want to put the hardest of your ingredients in first.
My Blendtec blender is extremely powerful, so I cut my cucumbers and apples into relatively large chunks, but if you are worried at all about your blender, you can cut them into smaller pieces.
Put the cucumbers and apples at the bottom.
Then push your spinach down to leave room for remaining ingredients.
Put your pineapple and mango pieces in after your greens.
Then add your lemon juice.
Finish with your flaxseed meal, and put on the lid.
Blend, blend, blend. If your smoothie is too thick, add more water, if it’s too thin, add some ice.
Easy Ingredient Swaps
- Customize your fruit. You could add banana and some fresh berries to the smoothie, or swap them out with the pineapple or the mango. Just don’t take too much fruit out, or you’ll lose the natural sweetness.
- Swap your greens. Don’t have spinach? Use kale, celery, or watercress. Or use a mixture of them all. Add some avocado instead of cucumber, or make an ultra blend by using it all!
- Add some spice! Want to boost your immune system and your smoothie’s flavor? Add some freshly grated ginger!
- Extra Nutrition. If you don’t have flaxseed meal, or don’t like it, you could also try adding chia seeds, hemp seeds, or protein powder to your smoothie. You could also switch out the water for almond milk or oat milk if it’s too thick.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Any tips for making smoothies?
Using frozen fruit will usually remove any need to add any ice, keeping the flavor stronger. I also always start with my blender on a low setting, then work it up to high to make sure that everything gets blended together evenly. Don’t be afraid to experiment with your ingredients!
Can I make this ahead of time?
Yes, smoothies are great pre-made breakfasts. I like to make single serve bags of ingredients and freeze them, then you just throw the frozen bag into the blender with some water, and you have a smoothie for one! I go into more detail in my make-ahead smoothie freezer bags post.
Are green smoothies actually that good for you?
Green smoothies are packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and healthy fats, so yes! They are a great way to increase your fruit and vegetable intake, while having a tasty breakfast or snack.
More Smoothie Recipes
- Apple Peanut Butter Smoothie
- Tropical Green Smoothie
- Chocolate Oatmeal Smoothie
- Blueberry Kale Power Smoothie
This is one of my favorite smoothies to get my day started. Packed with nutrients, antioxidants, and fiber, I feel healthy, energized, and full all morning long.
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Pineapple Mango Green Smoothie
- 1 cup English cucumber (cut in thick slices)
- 1 medium green apple (cored and cut in chunks)
- 2 cups spinach (or leafy greens of choice)
- ⅓ cup pineapple (fresh or frozen)
- ⅓ cup mango (fresh or frozen)
- 2 tablespoons flax seed meal
- ¼ cup lemon juice
- ½ cup water
- ice (to thicken)
- Place all ingredients in a high speed blender and puree until smooth. Add ice to thicken. Pour between two glasses to serve.