Pineapple Spinach Protein Smoothie

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Inspiration

Are you a smoothie lover? I drink smoothies at least 2-3 times a week. They’re a fast and easy way to get vegetables and fruits into your diet, and they’re delicious! Today, I’m sharing one of my favorite green smoothies, the Pineapple Spinach Protein Smoothie.

I keep the ingredients needed for this smoothie on-hand almost all of the time. They’re all great staples that can be used in other smoothie recipes, too.

Note: You will find affiliate links to several of the products used in this post.

Protein Powder

When I first started looking into protein powders years ago, I had a hard time finding one that tasted good and blended well in a shaker bottle. Fast forward to a few years ago, when I decided to try Orgain, a plant based protein. I liked the way it tasted in my shaker bottle and was even more impressed with the taste when I blended it into smoothies.

Protein powder is an easy add-in for any smoothie. A full serving of Orgain protein powder is 2 scoops (20 grams of protein). I kept this smoothie to one scoop, because I like the way it tastes with 1 scoop, more than 2. However, you can add another scoop to boost it up to a full serving if you’d like.

If you have a different favorite protein powder, feel free to use what you have on hand.

Chia Seeds or Flax Seeds in Smoothies

Chia Seed and Flax Seed

After reading up on both chia seeds and flax seeds, it seems that you can choose one or the other when it comes to smoothies. They’re both high in fiber (with chia seeds having 3 grams more per serving) and have a decent amount of protein (4-5 grams per serving).

For flax seeds, you want to buy it ground or grind them at home in a food processor to help your body digest it and get the most nutritional benefit. When deciding which one to buy at the store, you should also consider what other foods you might consider preparing with it. Chia seed pudding? Flax seed muffins?

Blender

I think the key to making smoothies regularly and without headache, is having a quality, high- power blender. I use a Ninja Professional Blender, which comes with a single serving cup that you can blend in, as well as a full-size blender and food processor.

I highly recommend the Ninja Blender, as it is powerful and reliable. I purchased it at least 3 years ago, and it’s still going strong.

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Pineapple Spinach Protein Smoothie

A delicious green smoothie that will fill you up and packs some protein. 

  • Author: stylepreservation
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1.75 cups 1x
  • Category: smoothies
  • Method: blend
  • Cuisine: healthy
  • Diet: Vegan

Ingredients

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  • 1/2 cup of frozen pineapple
  • 1/2 cup of frozen spinach
  • 1/2 of a frozen banana
  • 1 cup of Milkadamia (or the milk of your choice)
  • 1 scoop of Creamy Vanilla Orgain Plant Protein Powder (or the vanilla protein powder of your choice)
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds (optional)
  • 1 tbsp ground flax seeds (optional)

Instructions

Blend all ingredients in a high power blender for 45 seconds to 1 minute, or until well blended. 

Keywords: pineapple spinach smoothie, green smoothie

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If you’re interested in more blended recipes, check out the Sambazon Acai Bowl post or the Dragon and Passion Fruit Slushy post. Happy blending!

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