This delicious Mojito inspired Pineapple Smoothie with fresh mint and lime juice is the perfect refreshing treat. It's perfect for warm mornings and is a refreshing treat after a workout.
Enjoy a fun island-themed breakfast! These pineapple smoothies have refreshing mojito flavors that will jump-start your metabolism. Smoothies are a great way to start your day or fuel up after a tough workout. You'll also want to try these Oatmeal Smoothies and Orange Creamsicle Smoothies.
One thing that smoothies can definitely do is give you a mega-dose of nutrients all at once. Plus, they can be a ton of fun! Creating new smoothie flavors is as easy as trying to recreate my favorite cocktails or fruit platter combinations. For this recipe, I guess I felt like I really wanted a vacation because it reminds me of mojitos.
Whenever I make a fruity smoothie, I like to add some iron-rich green vegetables to it. In this case, I think spinach rounds out the sweetness of the pineapple and fortifies it with extra fiber and minerals. Always use fresh herbs too. Trust me - the fresh mint leaves really elevate this smoothie and make it irresistible!
Key Ingredients For Pineapple Smoothies
There are only five simple ingredients in this smoothie - so you'll have this recipe memorized in no time at all. Here is a bit more information about each ingredient.
- Spinach: Use fresh baby spinach leaves in the smoothie. The pineapple and mint will cover up the earthy taste, so you'll get the nutrition from it without the taste. Don't use frozen or canned spinach - it won't have the same texture.
- Coconut Water: Do not confuse this with coconut milk - use clear coconut water. This is the liquid that sits at the center of the coconut. It actually has fewer calories and more potassium than sports drinks, so it is fantastically refreshing.
- Pineapple: To get the best texture, use frozen pineapple pieces. This will also speed up prep time too.
- Mint Leaves: Fresh mint leaves have so much flavor. You only need about 1/4 of a cup.
- Lime Juice: Squeeze juice from a medium lime. That will give you enough to add some zesty mojito taste.
Note: For a full list of ingredients and detailed instructions on how to make this smoothie, take a look at the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post!
What To Serve With Smoothies
This smoothie is so filling and nutritious that you can enjoy it alone as breakfast on the go! However, if you want something light on the side, I suggest a banana egg pancake. It will give you just enough carbs to really make you feel full until your next meal.
Another fantastically portable option is a pumpkin chocolate chip oatmeal muffin. They're really high in fiber and deliciously sweet.
Since this smoothie doesn't have very much protein in it, choose something that does. Eggs, lean meats, and cheese are all fantastic choices. Even something as easy as scrambled eggs with cheese is the perfect breakfast.
Recipe Tips And Ideas
Follow these tips to make sure that this smoothie tastes just like a mojito every single time!
- Always use fresh ingredients. Canned spinach or jarred lime juice won't pack the same punch.
- If you think the smoothie isn't sweet enough, you can always add a small bit of honey.
- For some fun, garnish it with a fresh mint leaf.
Common Questions About this Pineapple Mojito Smoothie
Here are some questions I frequently get asked about by some readers...
How do you store leftover smoothies?
Honestly, smoothies taste the best when you make them fresh. You might be able to refrigerate them for about a day, but after that it will melt too much and the texture will be off.
I do not suggest trying to store leftover smoothies for very long.
What other types of fruit can you add to it?
One of the most popular types of fruit to add to a mojito smoothie is watermelon. You could also try to add either banana, mango, or strawberries.
Just understand that every fruit you add to the smoothie will also change how many calories it has. For this reason, I suggest just adding one different type of fruit each time.
If you are going to add just one type of fruit, add watermelon. It actually hydrates your body and is surprisingly low in carbs.
Can I add protein powder to this smoothie?
Yes, you can add a scoop of your favorite protein powder to the smoothie. If you do, it will definitely make this a well-balanced breakfast.
With all the different flavors at play, I suggest using only unflavored protein powder. I can't imagine that vanilla or chocolate protein powder will taste very good with it.
Can I use fresh pineapple instead of frozen?
I suggest you use frozen pineapple instead of fresh. If you want to use fresh or canned pineapple, then freeze some coconut water into ice cubes. That way, the smoothie will maintain the texture you love.
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.
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