My sister in-law gave me a recipe for a Pineapple-Spinach Drink. Since I like to make smoothies for breakfast  with a fruit base, I changed the ingredients from juice to real fruit. It’s easy, delicious and that spinach is oh so good for you; so go ahead and try it.


Two cans of chunk pineapple (you can use crushed) and some fresh spinach. I pulled mine out of one of the five large bowls of the stuff in my fridge. Don’t worry–there’s more in the garden. I won’t run out any time soon. Put one can of pineapple in the blender with the spinach and blend until the spinach is only tiny green flecks. Add the second can of pineapple and blend until the green flecks are gone. Pour into a pitcher. You can add water to thin it if you want. I had some orange juice so I stirred that in, too. It’s perfectly all right not to add any other liquid.

strawI found these straws at our local grocery store. They are perfect for little cowboys and cowgirls.

Pineapple Spinach Smoothie

2 cans chunk pineapple (or crushed)
Some spinach
Orange juice or water if desired

Blend pineapple and spinach until green flecks are gone. Stir in chilled orange juice. When I’m thinking ahead, I put the cans of pineapple in the fridge the night before so the smoothie is cold in the morning. When I’m not  thinking ahead, I throw some ice cubes in the blender to “chill” the smoothie. Enjoy!

4 Response Comments

  • Jennifer  June 16, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    did you pick your site’s background colors to match this very beverage?

  • Kate  June 16, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    That’s too clever too me. Kismet must be at work here. I was pleasantly surprised by the match.

  • Doris  August 12, 2011 at 9:10 am

    I love pineapple and spinach so i will try this smoothie.

  • Kate  August 13, 2011 at 8:43 am

    Welcome, Doris. I hope you like the smoothie–it’s one of my favorites.