One of the best green smoothie recipe you can try is a spinach pineapple smoothie. Independently, these two ingredients are awesomely nutritious in their own right and putting them together will not only make them taste great, but give you all the awesome nutrients in one go.
There are so many ways to have a spinach pineapple smoothie and we will be teaching you several recipes in this article. If you want to find ways to have a green smoothie that doesn’t taste too green, then you are definitely in the right place.
Understanding Your Ingredients
Spinach is a powerhouse when it boils down to its nutritious benefits. It is rich in cancer prevention agents, while it also contains more than a fair amount of vitamins:
The vitamin A is good for both your eyes and your skin. This vitamin is also essential in giving you healthy cells, which are very important for organs like our lungs to regenerate.
Vitamin is a riboflavin and is water soluble. It gives our body energy and is essential for organ functions.
An essential vitamin for a stronger immune system to fight off any infection and diseases.
This vitamin helps your blood to clot which is very important to prevent excessive bleeding whenever you are wounded.
Other nutrients and vitamins
Spinach is also rich in magnesium, manganese, folate (especially for pregnant women), iron, calcium and potassium. It also contains zea-xanthin for healthy eyes, especially essential in old age and continuous exposure to radiations that you get from spending a lot of time on focusing on the television, your computer and your cellphone. The artificial lights in these technologies are not healthy for your eyes and consuming spinach will be a great way to keep your eyes healthy.
Selecting and Storing Spinach for a Spinach Pineapple Smoothie
Fresh spinach is characterized by a green color that can range from medium to dark in color. It should have a fresh look to it, with crisp leaves with no signs of wilting or decay. The darker the green of your spinach leaves, the more it indicates that they contain high levels of chlorophyll and health promoting carotenoids such as beta carotene, lutein and zeaxanthin.
The Healthy Benefits of Pineapple
Moving on to pineapple – another nutrient powerhouse – not only is it very nutritious, it will also neutralize the taste of the spinach. While it is sweet, pineapples are very low caloric, while being fat and cholesterol free at the same time. They are also very in sodium which makes them ideal to aid weight loss.
Pineapples are a great fruit to:
- Improve eyesight
- Give you better hair and skin
- Promote healthier digestion
- Improve immune system and many more.
Time to make some Spinach Pineapple Smoothies!
Mango Spinach Pineapple Smoothie Recipe
Banana Spinach Pineapple Smoothie Recipe
One of the most filling, and super healthy smoothie you can have is a banana spinach pineapple smoothie. You can even substitute this for breakfast on the go!
Lemon Spinach Pineapple Smoothie
This recipe is so full of vitamin C which is perfect if you need an added immune booster. This is also fabulously refreshing in the summer months when you just want an alternative to your lemonade. We will not be keeping the pulp for this recipe so in terms of fiber, it will contain less.Keep in mind that by blending, you get to eat the pulp of all your ingredients, which only means that your smoothie will give you more fiber, so you can choose to keep the pulp at all times though I personally leave them out of my recipes every now and then just to have texture variations.
Strawberry Spinach Pineapple Smoothie
Strawberries are in a league of its own and I find that this is another recipe that makes my spinach pineapple smoothie so much more exciting.
Carrot Spinach Pineapple Smoothie
This is an awesome recipe that is perfect for helping cancer patients as well alleviating risks of having cancer. All of the ingredients are rich in anti-cancer properties that can really help those who are ridden with cancer, to prevent new cancer cells from growing, while it also helps those who does not have cancer to not get ridden by it.
You can also make a spinach pineapple smoothie with just these two ingredients and a bit of water. Smoothies are so versatile that you can make it is as exciting or as boring as you like.
Experiment with your smoothies and rotate your ingredients to have a balanced diet and to be able to take advantage of all the wonderful benefits nature can provide. Let me know what you think and leave your comments below. Share with your friends if you have found this article useful.