Refreshing Detox Pineapple Smoothie You Need in Your Life

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Pineapple, ginger, lemon, apple, spinach/kale and wheat grass combined together make an intensely flavorful and nutrient-packed detox green pineapple smoothie that you will want to make again and again!

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Making this detox smoothie is simple, all you need is some fresh or frozen pineapple chunks, some leafy greens like spinach or kale, peeled fresh ginger, one peeled lemon, a green apple, and wheatgrass.

This flavor combo is very fresh and the ingredients offer wonderful health benefits.

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Detox Green Pineapple Smoothie Ingredients

Pineapple adds sweet flavor to this smoothie but also amazing health benefits-  the fruit contains bromelian, a rich source of enzymes that benefit digestion and in reducing inflammation.

Ginger is known for its ability to soothe an upset stomach, ease nausea and aiding in digestion, plus it adds amazing flavor.

Lemon adds a nice distinctive sourness to this smoothie that balances out the sweet pineapple. The citrus is a staple in many detox folk remedies and is a great source of vitamin C, an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent.

Apple adds a little sweet and sour tartness to this smoothie, I use granny smith apple but you can substitute with different apples that you like.

Kale or Spinach are a base of this green smoothie because we all need more leafy greens in our life!

Wheatgrass is more commonly used in juicing but I also like to add fresh wheatgrass to my smoothies. wheatgrass is believed to help cleanse the lymph system, restore balance, and help remove toxic metals from your cells. It is optional for this recipe, so if you have difficulty finding fresh wheatgrass simply leave out.

Water, coconut water and ice can also be added to this smoothie to get your desired consistency!

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How to Make Detox Green Pineapple Smoothie

Making this smoothie is very simple. Add the pineapple chunks, peeled ginger, cut apple, kale or spinach, wheatgrass and lemon to your high-power blender, I use a vitamix. Blend and add up to 1/2 cup of water or coconut water until it reaches a consistency that allows it to blend thoroughly.

Next, add up to a cup of ice until the smoothie is your desired consistency. Pour between two large glasses or four small glasses and enjoy!

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detox pineapple smoothie
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Detox Green Pineapple Smoothie

Pineapple, ginger, lemon, apple, spinach/kale and wheat grass combined together make an intensely flavorful and nutrient packed detox smoothie that you will want to make again and again!

Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword detox, detox shake, green, green smoothie, smoothie, spinach
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 128 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pineapple fresh or frozen
  • 2 cups kale or spinach leaves
  • 1.5 inches ginger peeled
  • 1 small lemon peeled
  • 1/2 green apple
  • 1 handful wheatgrass
  • 1/2 cup water or coconut water
  • ice cubes

Instructions

  1. Add spinach, wheatgrass (if using), ginger, apple, lemon, and pineapple to blender and blend until smooth. If extra liquid is needed (especially if you are using frozen instead of fresh pineapple) add up to 1/2 up of water or coconut water.

  2. If desired, add up to 1 cup of ice cubes and blend until you have your preferred consistency.

  3. Enjoy your detox smoothie!

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Nutrition Facts
Detox Green Pineapple Smoothie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 128 Calories from Fat 3
% Daily Value*
Fat 0.3g0%
Saturated Fat 0.2g1%
Sodium 95mg4%
Potassium 690mg20%
Carbohydrates 31.4g10%
Fiber 5.1g21%
Sugar 16.4g18%
Protein 3.4g7%
Calcium 124mg12%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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FAQ

Does it matter what types of greens I use in this smoothie? Feel free to use whatever greens you’d like in this smoothie. It I normally made with kale or spinach, but you can also do swiss chard, or other greens you have on hand.

Should I add the lemon in with the peel or without the peel? This is a mater of personal preference. When I make this smoothie I actually prefer to leave the peel on, but if I’m making it for my kids I cut off the peels; the flavor of the rind can be too strong for some people. Be sure to wash the lemon before adding to the smoothie if you decide not to remove the peel.

How do I prevent my smoothie from being too watery? For this smoothie if you don’t want it to be too liquid-like, using frozen pineapple instead of fresh is a good choice. Also, add only enough coconut water to get everything to blend well, and then add some ice to get your perfect consistency.

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  1. 5 stars
    This smoothie looks so vibrant and healthy, I love it!! The perfect combination of ingredients and it sounds like it makes you feel good from the inside out!

  2. 5 stars
    Great recipe! I love all these ingredients in my smoothies. The green apple and lemon help balance out all the other ingredients, getting it from bland to amazing in no time. Love it!

  3. 5 stars
    Kale and pineapple work beautifully together! I skipped the ginger in this recipe as not a lover of ginger. I think it tasted lovely!

  4. 5 stars
    This was one of the better Detox smoothies I have had. It was so refreshing and actually tasted awesome. I now have the hubby on the smoothie bandwagon. He loves this recipe.

  5. 5 stars
    I’m always on the hunt for more smoothie recipes (they’re my go-to breakfast), and this looks so lovely and refreshing, I can’t wait to try it!

  6. 5 stars
    Love this recipe! It was so easy, healthy and delicious. I’ll definitely be making again!

  7. This sounds so yummy and pineapple is full of enzymes and great for digestion too!

  8. 5 stars
    I have only just discovered pineapple and ginger together, and I love it! Perfect post-workout smoothie!

  9. 5 stars
    I’m a health cautious person and I loved this kind of recipe where every ingredients will have a great benefits in one’s body. Loved the texture and it looks so tasty plus the green color makes it more flavor.

  10. Whitney Zamiar says

    5 stars
    I definitely need this as I am sick in bed right now. I am hoping this will help me!

  11. 5 stars
    The combination of ingredients in this detox smoothie sounds perfect. Extra bonus is I have all the ingredients to make this today.

  12. 5 stars
    This is my kind of detoxing smoothie. I love all the greens and pineapple in there.

  13. 5 stars
    I love ginger but I’ve never tried it in a smoothie … looks like a great everyday smoothie to me (not just for detox)!

  14. 5 stars
    Love any smoothie with pineapple and this sounds fantastic! This will be a great way to start my day tomorrow, indeed!

  15. Jacque Hastert says

    5 stars
    This is exactly what I need in my life right now! I will be starting my days off with one of these in the near future.

  16. 5 stars
    This smoothie looks phenomenal! I particularly love the pineapple addition and the combo sounds terrific. Will be making this tomorrow morning to get my day the perfect start. Love the colour and your pictures 😉

  17. 5 stars
    I love this healthy and refreshing smoothie, it’s a delicious way to start the day! The pineapple instantly transports me to the tropics!

  18. 5 stars
    Such vibrant colors and great flavors in this smoothie. A perfect way to start my day.

  19. 5 stars
    I love this smoothie so much! The flavors are so delicious together. Such a healthy way to start the day, too!

  20. 5 stars
    What a gorgeous color! Can’t wait to make this for breakfast tomorrow. It looks tasty and sounds healthy!

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