This green smoothie recipe has just 3-ingredients. It's paleo, vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free — with no added sugar. And it tastes like a pina colada!
I'll be the first to admit that I'd been avoiding green smoothies. While I love smoothies, and I love greens, actually drinking greens just seemed weird. So I decided to kick off the new year by experimenting with adding greens to my pina colada smoothie. The only requirement was it still had to taste like a pina colada. While I didn't mind it being green, I really didn't want to taste the greens.
What makes this smoothie so good is the strong fruit flavors of pineapple and coconut. The pina colada flavor masks the taste of the spinach. That makes this simple green smoothie recipe so perfect for beginners. It's the best green smoothie to start with.
The coconut milk gives this smoothie it's creamy texture. And the pineapple adds sweetness so you don't need to add any sugar. Using frozen pineapple keeps it extra cold like a frozen pina colada. Of course, you can always add ice if you want a more frozen smoothie.
This 3-ingredient green smoothie is paleo, gluten-free, and dairy-free — with no added sugar and a bunch of leafy greens. And it still tastes like a pina colada. A great way to start a new healthy habit!
Easy smoothie recipes to try
Here are some more healthy breakfast smoothie recipes that are perfect for beginners:
- Peppermint Mocha Protein Shake
- Paleo Peach Coconut Smoothie
- Healthy Shamrock Shake Recipe
- Espresso Protein Shake
And here's an easy blender green juice recipe to try!
3-Ingredient Green Smoothie Recipe
- 1 cup fresh baby spinach
- ¾ cup coconut milk
- 1 cup frozen pineapple
- Add coconut milk and spinach to blender. Blend on high speed until completely smooth.
- Add frozen pineapple and blend again, until smooth.
I found your recipe through Chris Kresser's blog, and look forward to trying it!
Glad you found it Adam!
HI there - part of your Sits Tribe here! I' did almost three solid weeks of daily green smoothies, but am having to take a break until I figure out a food allergy I'm having. Bummer because they really helped with my sugar cravings. I'll give this one a try when I'm back!
Hi just wanted to say I big thank you. I've been trying to start a Paleo Diet but was finding all the information out there a bit overwhelming. I just didn't know where to begin. Your blog has been so inspiring and made a huge difference. Thank you for all the fab and easy recipe ideas as well as the clear and easy to follow lay out.
Ann Marie, thank you so much for your kind words! When I first went paleo five years ago it was hard to find information and simple recipes. That's one of the reasons I started the blog - I'm so glad it's been helpful for you!
Carole from Carole's Chatter
This is great. I would love you to stop by Food on Friday: Essentially Raw Treats over at Carole's Chatter to add this to the recipe collection! Cheers!
Thank you for a great simple and easy smoothie. It is one of my favorites and so good for you. Love your site and recipes. Thank you!
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Thanks Sarah! It's one of my favorites too. 🙂
Thanks Lindsay! Hope you love it!
HI, I had a question- Could one replace the coconut milk with say, almond milk, soy, milk, regular milk, etc?
If you replace the coconut milk it won't taste like a pina colada.
Can I replace the spinach with dandelion?
Hi! This sounds delicious! Do you use canned coconut milk or the coconut milk in a carton (like almond milk)?
I always use canned coconut milk!
Love this! Can’t even taste the spinach. Tastes like a pineapple drink with a touch of coconut. Made it for a quick light breakfast this morning.
Right? It's a great way to sneak in those leafy greens. I'm so glad you love it, Kara!
Is this a weight loss smoothie