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Pineapple Mint Smoothie (Paleo + Vegan)

Pineapple Mint Smoothie – This light, fresh pineapple smoothie makes a beautiful healthy breakfast or snack! A perfect kid-friendly green smoothie! (Vegan, Paleo)

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So…my kids don’t love vegetables. Yet.

They each have a few they’ll tolerate, but neither one loves green veggies. Smoothies have been our veggie-saving grace since they were babies, since both kids will blessedly sip veggies in a smoothie they’d never touch on their own. (I’m looking at you, greens!)

If I had to pick one fruit that’s best for kid-friendly green smoothies, it’s pineapple. Pineapple is the perfect blend of tart and sweet, and its brightness can cover up quite a lot of greens without impacting the flavor. That’s why you’ll find a lot of pineapple smoothie recipes on this site–Pineapple Ginger, Pineapple Coconut Lime, Pineapple Peach, and Pineapple Julius, to name a few!

Today, I’m revisiting one of our favorite kid-friendly pineapple smoothie recipes from when Milo was in preschool: Pineapple Mint Smoothies!

This fresh, bright pineapple mint smoothie is a delicious blend of flavors, fits in a dose of greens, and easily takes on extra smoothie boosts to add even more nutrients to the smoothie. It’s light, easy, and a perfect healthy breakfast or afternoon pick-me-up.

Here’s what you’ll need to blend up a batch of our Pineapple Mint Smoothie…

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HERE’S WHAT GOES INTO MY PINEAPPLE MINT SMOOTHIE:

FROZEN PINEAPPLE. I love using frozen pineapple in smoothies! It gives this pineapple mint smoothie a gorgeous frosty texture that’s so satisfying. (Especially when it starts warming up!)

LITE COCONUT MILK + WATER. To help the pineapple blend, I use a bit of coconut milk and water. If you want things more creamy, you can use all coconut milk. I find keeping it a little lighter lets the pineapple and mint flavors shine through. Yum!

SPINACH. I love adding some green to a smoothie! Spinach is our go-to for pineapple mint smoothies, since it blends so smoothly and won’t impact the flavor noticeably.

FRESH MINT. Then, our secret ingredient: mint! Don’t worry–it won’t make the smoothie taste like toothpaste! Instead, it’s subtle, cool flavor will brighten the taste of the pineapple. It’s LOVELY.

YOUR FAVORITE SMOOTHIE BOOSTS. You can blend it up as-is, or you can feel free to add some of your favorite smoothie boosts. (See the FAQ for some of my favorites!)

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YUMMY SMOOTHIE BOOSTS FOR A PINEAPPLE MINT SMOOTHIE:

COLLAGEN PEPTIDES. Collagen protein is my go-to for smoothies. I like that it doesn’t impact the flavor noticeably and it never upsets my stomach. It’s gluten-free, paleo, and non-dairy (no whey!), but isn’t suitable for vegans. If you’re looking for a plant-based option, you might like…

HALF AN AVOCADO. Hear me out! A little avocado will add some healthy fats (and more staying power!) to this smoothie. This amount isn’t enough to impact the flavor, and it’ll add a gorgeous creaminess to the smoothie.

CHIA SEEDS. Another option with healthy fats and fiber. I love chia seeds!

GROUND FLAX. Or, you can go with ground flaxseed. It has Omega-3 fatty acids, but does impact the flavor in large quantities, so start small!

Close up Front view of a glass of pineapple mint smoothie with a red striped straw

FAQ + TIPS AND TRICKS FOR THE BEST PINEAPPLE MINT SMOOTHIE:

DON’T HAVE A HIGH-SPEED BLENDER? I’ve been there. High-speed blenders, like Blendtec or Vitamix are unmatched when it comes to getting the smoothest smoothies around, but if you’re working with a standard blender, try blending your greens with the liquid (in this case, the coconut milk and water) before adding the other ingredients. I’ve found I can get a really smooth finish that way (and no big pieces of spinach left over!)

DON’T WANT TO MAKE IT WITH MINT? If you’re really not a mint fan, it’s okay! I understand. Feel free to skip it, though you may want to add a little squeeze of lime juice to brighten things up (a la this recipe).

TRY IT WITH LIME! If you want to play with the recipe a bit, try adding a squeeze of fresh lime juice to the smoothie along with the other ingredients. Lime + mint are so good together!

CAN I USE FRESH PINEAPPLE INSTEAD? You bet. If you’re making your pineapple mint smoothie with fresh pineapple instead of frozen, I suggest adding at least 1 cup of ice to the blender for a frosty finish.

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Pineapple Mint Smoothies (Vegan + Paleo)


  • Author: One Lovely Life
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 4 small or 2 regular smoothies 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

Pineapple Mint Smoothie – This light, fresh pineapple smoothie makes a beautiful healthy breakfast or snack! A perfect kid-friendly green smoothie! (Vegan, Paleo)


Ingredients

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  • 3 cups frozen pineapple
  • 1 cup baby spinach (can use kale)
  • 24 Tbsp fresh mint
  • 1 cup light coconut milk (like the refrigerated carton kind)
  • 1 cup water
  • optional: 2-4 Tbsp collagen peptides, unflavored vegan protein powder, 1 Tbsp. chia seeds, or 1 Tbsp. hemp seeds.

Instructions

  1. Place pineapple, spinach, mint, coconut milk, and water in the blender. (Add collagen peptides or any other desired smoothie boosts here.)
  2. Puree until smooth, adding more liquid as needed.
  3. Pour into glasses and enjoy!

Notes

You can make these with frozen or fresh fruit. If using fresh fruit, I recommend adding at least 1 cup of ice to the blender for a frosty finish.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: pineapple mint smoothie, pineapple smoothie, mint pineapple smoothie

 

6 Comments

  1. I love mint with fruit. We’ll have to try this one. We just got a new blender (not a Blendtec, but the Kitchen Aid Diamond Blender – it is amazing!) and so I’m happily trying lots of new smoothie recipes because they come out so smooth. This one loosk great.

  2. Great smoothie combination. For myself I’d like to try it again with frozen pineapple. I added spinach and an apple which was great.

  3. I never ever review recipes but this is the absolute most delicious smoothie I have ever had in my life.

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