Sunday, January 22, 2012

Pineapple Orange Chia Spinach Smoothie

Pineapple Orange Chia Spinach Smoothie recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen

Pineapple, grapes, bananas and orange juice combine in this smoothie to create a green smoothie that doesn't taste at all green. The spinach is completely hidden by all of the other flavors. The chia adds a great list of extra health benefits too. If you haven't used chia seeds before, just remember to drink the smoothie immediately after making it. The chia will thicken the drink considerably after a little while.

Pineapple Orange Chia Spinach Smoothie
(printable recipe)

1 1/2 cups orange juice
2 large handfuls baby spinach leaves, about 3 cups
1 cup green grapes, frozen
1 large, slightly over-ripe banana
1/2 cup frozen pineapple tidbits
2 tablespoons chia seeds

Layer into blender as listed and puree until smooth. Enjoy!

Makes (3) 10-12 ounce smoothies


  1. Sounds yummy - I really like the orange/pineapple in this. I was putting chia seeds in my oatmeal for a while and I kind of forgot about it. A great idea adding to smoothies...and yes, definitely want to drink it quick before the gel starts forming on the chias!

  2. Very unique color, the yellow from the banana and pineapple almost not noticable.

  3. I'm thinking this would be a great breakfast - but I don't have any spinach and I bet lettuce would just not be the same :( You have the luckiest kids in the world! I bet they get excited when mom gets out the blender. Lovely!

  4. This is a great smoothie, so healthy. I have heard that chia seeds are good for you, but I have never tried them, I will have to give them a try.

  5. Awesome! A great healthy recipe that I love to try.

  6. I make this drink using one frozen banana, 2 frozen slices pineapple, a handful of green grapes, a little more than a handful of fresh green spinach leaves, and some orange juice. It is yummy!!