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April 12, 2018

by Alyssa

Hidden Veggie Pineapple Green Smoothie

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This healthy pineapple green smoothie recipe is the only green smoothie you'll ever need! It's packed with nutrients, sneaks in three types of veggies and tastes amazing!

healthy pineapple green smoothie with hidden vegetables

Think of this amazing green smoothie as a salad with some pineapple on top.

Strange yes, but when blended together you will not believe how delicious it becomes!

Starting your day with a burst of sweetness and a whole bunch of veggies is definitely going to put you on the right track. We're talking sky-high energy levels and a sense of fullness all the way till lunch. Not that kind of breakfast that makes you hungry two hours later and you find yourself snacking mindlessly at your desk.

No way. This pineapple green smoothie is the B-E-S-T ♡

ingredients for a pineapple green smoothie recipe

If you follow me on YouTube, then you've probably seen me put some semi-strange ingredients in my smoothies. And yes, it might be partly due to the fact that I'm definitely on the super healthy eating spectrum, but it's also because it doesn't affect the flavor or texture.

I wouldn't want to eat a real salad for breakfast. But a salad that's been made to taste like a tropical paradise? That I can be down with.

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So let's talk about this smoothie…

We've been able to sneak in 3 different kinds of vegetables in here! One of them is a green, and two of them are not your standard smoothie ingredients: zucchini and cauliflower.

Now before you roll your eyes or click that back button because you're thinking, “there's no wayyyy I'm putting that in my morning shake!”, let me explain:

I'm the same exact way!

easy pineapple green smoothie with spinach and zucchini

I'm definitely not one to air on the savory side of breakfast. I'm all about waking up and having something sweet and delicious, and a creamy smoothie is pretty much my go-to every single day (except for the occasional batch of quinoa pancakes).

And THIS is my new favorite combination.

The greens are there for antioxidants, micronutrients, fiber, and chlorophyll (that gorgeous green!), the zucchini and cauliflower are there to help make it even more fiber-rich and ultra creamy, the pineapple is there for sweetness, as well as aiding the digestive system, and the others are just icing on the cake!

healthy pineapple green smoothie for picky eaters

What you're going to love about this smoothie…

The texture. It's all about that perfect silky smooth texture when it comes to smoothies and this one is sheer perfection! The combination of fresh zucchini and frozen cauliflower makes it creamy and cold without making it too icy. It's also thick enough to eat with a spoon!

The sweetness. The combination of pineapple, coconut water and protein powder give this smoothie the perfect amount of sweetness without it being too much. It masks the veggies completely but doesn't leave you feeling like you've just had a bowl of ice cream for breakfast.

The energy. Probably the best thing about this pineapple green smoothie is how energizing it is! The sugar from the fruit (along with the electrolytes from the coconut water) is going to give you an instant natural energy boost, but paired with the fiber from the veggies and the addition of protein and fat, you're going to feel full, satisfied and energized all morning long!

And did I mention you can eat it with a spoon?!

best pineapple green smoothie for picky eaters

So whether you're personally trying to sneak in more veggies, or maybe you have a picky eater at home who refuses to eat their veggies, this is the smoothie for you!

It's a cinch to make, it's packed with nutrients, it's filling and super tasty. If you're a fan of pina coladas, this smoothie will become your new go-to!

Now go and get yo' drink on ????????

best pineapple green smoothie recipe for picky eaters

More Healthy Smoothies To Try!

Hidden Veggie Pineapple Green Smoothie

A healthy green smoothie recipe that tastes like the tropics! It's an easy way to get sneak in a ton of nutrients with fruits, veggies and healthy fats!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 220kcal
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  • 2 cups spinach or greens of choice
  • 1 cup fresh zucchini
  • 1/2 cup frozen cauliflower
  • 1/2 cup fresh pineapple
  • 1 scoop vegan protein powder optional
  • 1 tablespoon cashew butter or nut butter of choice
  • 3/4 cup coconut water or liquid of choice


  • Add all ingredients into a blender in the order listed. Blend on high until smooth and creamy, then transfer to a glass and enjoy!



Calories: 220kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 265mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 18g



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About Alyssa

Hey there, I’m Alyssa Rimmer, a certified Holistic Nutritionist, yoga-lover, dog mom, and founder of Simply Quinoa. It’s nice to meet you! I created SQ as a way to provide solutions for women just like me, who were struggling to find helpful information about how to live a healthy and fulfilled life. My hope is that you will find inspiration here on SQ – in my story, in my recipes, in the hundreds of wellness articles, and in our amazing community. Welcome!

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  1. Smart way to add more veggies! I am used to lots of spinach, but this was the first time I experimented with cauliflower and zucchini. Thanks for a great recipe! I just added half a teaspoon honey (maybe my pineapple wasn’t very sweet?)

  2. Hi,

    I can’t buy frozen cauliflower at my local shops, what veg/fruit could you replace it with? I hate the taste of veg but want the vitamins so which veg would you recommend- one that you can’t really taste! ha ha

    • Can you buy fresh? If so, you can just steam it and freeze it yourself 🙂 Just chop the head into florets, steam for about 10 minutes, let cool completely then freeze!

  3. I love your E-Mail and poet,I also love smoothies,I make all kinds,so healthy and good for you,I have alot of health issues,lung cancer,very sick sometimes,they go good on my stomach,love reading your healthy quinoa recipes!!!!!!

  4. Oh yes, this smoothie looks perfect! I would love to try it with Vega protein powder. Their vanilla is so delicious! You never fail to make the most amazing minimal fruit smoothies. Can’t imagine this one tasting bad!

  5. Alyssa, I love your healthy site. Your recipes are delicious, you are so encouraging and upbeat. I hope you have a wonderful well deserved vacation getaway with the love of your life!


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