Pineapple Mango Smoothie – Barefeet in the Kitchen


Pineapple Mango Smoothie, a refreshingly delicious and naturally sweet kid-approved green vegetable and fruit smoothie.

green smoothie in tall glass next to fruit

Pineapple Mango Smoothie

Using up leftover bits of this and that from the fridge or freezer can often result in some great new recipes. Quite a few of our favorite breakfast smoothies have begun this way.

These Pineapple Mango Smoothies with spinach are exactly that. I mixed this smoothie together recently because I wanted to use up the remaining pineapple juice from the canned pineapple I used in a batch of Hawaiian muffins.

When I shared this recipe with a friend her kids renamed these smoothies “Green Monster Smoothies” which gave me a good laugh.

I need to take notes from her because she has also convinced her kids that smoothies and crackers and cheese or hard-boiled eggs are a meal. That meal is a special treat they beg for when dad is out of town on business!

Frozen fruit creates a smooth texture for this drink. Often smoothies have ice cubes in them, which is fine, but we prefer ours this way. In order to always have ingredients on hand, you’ll want to freeze your fruit in advance.

If you have produce on the verge of spoiling, I like to prevent waste by freezing it. Just place the fruit on a sheet pan and freeze it. Then transfer the loose, frozen fruit to a zip-top bag for later use.

I do like to use fresh spinach when I have it on hand, but if you’re staring down a bit of leftover baby spinach don’t hesitate to toss it in the freezer. While it won’t be great on its own or if you try to cook it later, it will work well tossed into future smoothies.

Personally, we don’t care for the flavor of it after it is frozen and it just doesn’t seem to incorporate as smoothly. Speaking to smoothness though, since you are using spinach be sure to blend this extra to really get it purred in with the fruits.

All smoothies need some extra liquid to help the fruits and vegetables blend. Pineapple juice is the main one but water is your other liquid. Regular cold water is fine, or if you have some coconut water on hand it will be quite tasty.

The combination here is a great one. It was very smooth and much more juice-like than some of our other green smoothies. The kids and I enjoyed our smoothies on the back patio along with our Favorite Pancakes made into PB&J sandwiches. It was a fun lunch.

mango, grapes, banana, and spinach in blender for smoothie

Mango Pineapple Smoothie

  • pineapple juice
  • cold water
  • frozen mango chunks
  • green grapes preferably frozen
  • frozen banana
  • organic baby spinach

Layer the ingredients in the blender and blend until completely smooth. Pour into glasses and serve immediately.

grapes and bananas on board next to green smoothie

Smoothie Recipes

Smoothies are a refreshing and easy way to get lots of fruits and vegetables into your diet. I hope you’ll try a few more of our favorites.

While I really like this Kitchenaid blender, this Oster blender is another one that I’ve happily used for years, I love the glass pitcher and all metal bearings and blades.

I make smoothies several times a week either with our breakfasts or as snacks. Pink, purple, green, blue, brown, smoothies come in countless colors and flavors. Strawberry Smoothies and Blueberry Banana Smoothies are beloved standbys.

Trust me on this one. Luscious and sweet, this Peanut Butter, Banana, and Spinach Smoothie will make eating at least one of your daily servings of leafy greens a pure delight.

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Servings: 2 16 oz smoothies

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Please note: It’s important to blend green smoothies a little longer than other varieties in order to avoid little bits of spinach floating around in your drink.

Calories: 178kcal · Carbohydrates: 45g · Protein: 2g · Fat: 1g · Saturated Fat: 0.2g · Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g · Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g · Sodium: 16mg · Potassium: 621mg · Fiber: 4g · Sugar: 33g · Vitamin A: 2366IU · Vitamin C: 49mg · Calcium: 42mg · Iron: 1mg

{originally published 6/9/11 – recipe notes and photos updated 9/20/22}

Pineapple Mango Smoothie ingredients in blender



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