Updated: Aug 7, 2021
This fast and easy vitamin and protein-packed smoothie will help jump start and energize your day. Frozen pineapple, banana, avocado, spinach, and a splash of coconut water are blended up to create this beautiful bright green, tropical tasting drinkable meal on the go.
Recipe adapted from Gluten Free Dairy Free Cookbook by Danielle Fahrenkrug, Page 22
My kids love it when I make smoothies at home. This delightful, mom-approved smoothie is thick and creamy. It contains a healthy dose of greens and brain-boosting fats from the avocado. It contains no yogurt or milk, which keeps this recipe dairy-free.
Are you short on time? You can prep these ahead of time and store in sealed storage bags in the freezer. Just dump the contents in the blender, add the coconut water to enjoy this nutritious and delicious before school/work breakfast in minutes.
This recipe makes one smoothie.
Let’s get cooking!
2 cups of packed baby spinach, roughly chopped
1 cup of frozen pineapple chunks*
1/2 of a frozen banana
1/2 of a ripe avocado
1/2 to 3/4 cup of coconut water
1 tablespoon of maple syrup (optional, or to taste)
How to make:
Please be sure to reference: Gluten Free Dairy Free Cookbook for the source recipe and original instructions.
In a blender, combine the spinach, frozen pineapple, frozen banana, avocado, and 1/2 cup of coconut water and maple syrup (if using).
Process until smooth. You can add up to 1/4 cup more coconut water if needed to achieve desired consistency. I usually process this in my Ninja blender a couple of cycles to eliminate the green bits from the spinach to make it perfectly smooth.
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*If you cannot find frozen pineapple, you can use fresh pineapple. Place it on parchment paper on a rimmed cookie sheet and put it in the freezer until it is completely frozen.
Pro Tip: If you like your drinks a little sweeter, try adding a tablespoon of maple syrup.