“Seasonal Cooking” brings you delicious home-cooked recipes with the freshest ingredients of the season. This pineapple smoothie recipe from Julia Mueller of The Roasted Root is the perfect spring snack and makes for a great breakfast alternative.
There is something so refreshing about pineapple season. After months of winter citrus, pineapple has a way of easing us into warmer months filled with sunshine and tropical fruit. The climbing temps bring chillier recipes, such as fresh salads and cool smoothies, into the rotation, and this simple pineapple smoothie recipe will become an instant favorite.
The subtle sweetness of juicy Harry & David pineapple lends itself well to this simple green smoothie. Tangy ginger complements the tropical flavor, while salty cashews add a natural source of protein to keep you satiated throughout the day.
Fresh and Green Pineapple Smoothie
- 2 cups fresh pineapple (chopped)
- 2 large ripe bananas (peeled)
- 12 ounces orange juice
- 1 large handful spinach
- 1 teaspoon fresh ginger (peeled and grated)
- ¼ cup raw cashews
- 5 cups ice
- Add all ingredients to a high-powered blender and pulse until completely smooth. Pour into two glasses and serve with a slice of fresh pineapple.