Pineapple, banana and spinach smoothieWe love smoothies with a capital L in our house. Almost every morning I whip one up while Juliet waits impatiently yelling “moonie! moonie!”.

I hope she always calls them “moonies”. 

I recently purchased some fresh pineapple from Whole Foods and it was a delicious addition to our smoothies. Pineapple added such a nice brightness and freshness. It was also a nice change from our regular strawberry, banana spinach smoothies.

This bright green smoothie was also perfect for St. Patrick’s Day earlier this week.
Pineapple, banana and spinach smoothiePretty straw from Target

I am always experimenting with smoothie combinations. When I’m on Weight Watchers I like smoothies made with water instead of milk because it keeps them at 0 points, which is awesome. For Juliet’s smoothies I always include milk and sometimes yogurt. If the smoothie doesn’t taste sweet enough I’ll add a little honey or pure maple syrup. The other day I made a simple banana, frozen strawberry, whole milk, yogurt smoothie and Juliet exclaimed “ice cream!”. It was thicker than the usual smoothie so I put it in a bowl with a spoon and she was one happy girl.

Pineapple, banana and spinach smoothie

Ingredients

3/4 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or regular milk)
1 banana
1 cup fresh or frozen pineapple
A couple handfuls of spinach
Few ice cubes

Preparation

Place all ingredients in a blender (if using a high powered blender like a Blendtec add the milk first, followed by the spinach, banana, pineapple and ice) and blend until smooth.

I have a Blendtec Designer Series blender and I love it. In a big way. Full review coming soon.