Pineapple Cilantro Green Smoothie

Pineapple Cilantro Green Smoothie

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Pineapple Cilantro Green Smoothie

I know I’ve said this before, maybe as many as ten times before, but this is my new favorite green smoothie.  It all happened by accident when I bought cilantro instead of parsley at the store….I think the lack of sleep is catching up to me.  I wasn’t going to let the beautiful bundle of greens go to waste though!  Especially since cilantro is a wonderful detox herb.  I can feel like I am doing a little cleansing, but with four meals a day plus a smoothie.  ;)

cilantro smoothie

Cilantro is also a strong anti-inflammatory herb that naturally removes heavy metals like mercury, lead, and arsenic, from your body.  And who doesn’t need some of that out since we are all exposed at some point through environment, food, or medically!  Did you know some dental fillings have mercury, and so do most flu shots?  Scary thought.

I used avocado in place of banana in this smoothie.  Since pineapple is high in sugar, I decided to balance it out with avocado.  The avocado adds lots of added nutrition and fiber without the excess sugar.  In total, the smoothie has 17 grams of sugar!  Some fresh lime juice will help balance your body’s pH, and ginger will fight inflammation.  The pineapple takes center stage for the sweetness it adds, but pineapple is also good to help soothe coughs, and since it seems to be going around this should lend a hand!  Lots of good, cleansing, healing things going on in here!

This smoothie will send you straight to the tropics…a nice thought considering it is in the 30′s right now, but the sun is shining bright!  If only I had one of those paper umbrellas….

Pineapple Cilantro Green Smoothie
4.5 from 8 reviews
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Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 1 min
Total time: 6 mins
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup water
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1 cup greens (kale or spinach)
  • 1 cup of pineapple chunks
  • 1/4 of an avocado
  • 1/4 cup of cilantro
  • pea size amount of ginger
Instructions
  1. Add all the ingredients to a blender
  2. Start on low speed, slowly increasing to high
  3. Blend until smooth

 

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Jamie January 19, 2013 at 8:43 am

Victoria, how much pineapple?

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greenplaterule January 19, 2013 at 12:03 pm

Hi Jamie, that would be important!! It’s updated. Sorry about that. :)

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Laura January 19, 2013 at 9:57 am

I had all the ingredients and made this for breakfast! So yummy and fresh on this January day. Love your site and recipes. Thank you for making healthy eating easier!

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greenplaterule January 19, 2013 at 1:11 pm

Glad you enjoyed it, Laura! Have a great day.

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Heidi January 19, 2013 at 12:43 pm

Hi Victoria,
Thank you so much for your blog! I love seeing your great ideas. I am a runner as well and try to feed my family (including four little ones) as healthy as possible. We love the recipes we’ve tried so far! One clarification with the smoothie. Does it matter if the ingredients are fresh or frozen?

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greenplaterule January 19, 2013 at 1:07 pm

Hi Heidi! With this recipe and most any smoothie you could use frozen or fresh. The more frozen ingredients you use, the more liquid you may need, but other than that it shouldn’t change much. I do find frozen fruit doesn’t add as much flavor, but it’s not a huge difference. Hope that helps! Enjoy!

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Donna January 19, 2013 at 1:12 pm

I love when you post something and I have all the ingredients!! This was wonderful. I didn’t expect to love it as much as I did. I’ll make this one again soon. :)

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Minnie(@thelady8home) January 20, 2013 at 3:20 am

That looks refreshing cool!!!!

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Jamy January 21, 2013 at 11:52 am

This looks amazingly wonderful! Any suggestions for substitution for the avacado? I am working on losing some weight and that avacado is half of my daily fat! ;) Would the banana make it too gagging-ly sweet?

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greenplaterule January 21, 2013 at 12:22 pm

Hi Jamy! The avocado is there to add a creamy texture, so you could sub with 1/2 of a banana or just leave it out. Hope you enjoy!

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Sarah January 21, 2013 at 12:07 pm

I just started doing at least one smoothie every day about a month ago, and have used your blog for several recipes that were awesome; this one wasn’t my favorite but I think that I might have used a little too much ginger and it was kind of overpowering.

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Brittany January 21, 2013 at 4:23 pm

Oh, this smoothie sounds AMAZING! I am doing an anti-inflammatory cleanse, so I won’t be able to eat pineapple for a little bit longer but I am definitely making this in the future!

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Dee January 23, 2013 at 11:36 am

Hi Victoria
I’m new to your blog and I love it! I’m in FL and our avocados are HUGE. Did you use a FL or Hass avacado in this recipe? If Hass, is that your “default” kind of avocado in all your recipes?

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greenplaterule January 24, 2013 at 1:31 pm

Hi Dee, I use haas avocados. You just need a couple tbsp of avocado to thicken the smoothie. Hope it’s warm and sunny where you are! :)

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Robin January 26, 2013 at 7:37 pm

Just made this. Used mango because of pineapple alergy. First green smoothie but not last. Very good. Thanks.

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Sarah February 9, 2013 at 9:23 pm

Hi there! Any idea how many calories are in one of these?? Thanks so much!

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Hayley April 2, 2013 at 2:55 am

according to my calculator around 175 calories

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Abby May 24, 2013 at 10:14 am

Just found your blog, and I love it! Thanks so much for the great recipes. This smoothie is bringing some sunshine to my morning right now after a very rainy week in CT!

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Jocelyn June 4, 2013 at 1:16 pm

Just tried this and, OMGosh, seriously the yummiest smoothie I have had to date!!

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Renee July 19, 2013 at 2:22 pm

I tried this today! It’s really good, my new fav smoothie! I just started clean eating about a week ago and i’m adding this recipe to my collection of keepers! I added an entire chopped up green apple to mine to add just a hint more of tangy sweetness and tossed in a scoop of hemp based protein powder. Yum! =)

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Sarah September 4, 2013 at 1:31 pm

I LOVE cilantro, but I always end up throwing most of it away. This smoothie is really good, and it’s such a great way to use up any leftover cilantro!

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Yemisi January 18, 2014 at 1:16 pm

I just bought cilantro instead of parsley too haha, but I am going to try this out thanks.

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heather chapin January 23, 2014 at 1:10 am

Thanks for the recipe :) I tried this first with the listed ingrediants then added honey, mango (instead of pineapple) and mixed fruits with a dash of coriander. I also added green tea to make it punched full of antioxidants! I have a new favourite smoothie :)

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