Pineapple Spinach Pomegranate Smoothie ~ a healthy quick and delicious breakfast!
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Pineapple Spinach Pomegranate Smoothie

I know.  Winter is coming up fast and the weather is getting colder, but while I try to keep my blogging seasonal most of the time, at this time of year I often find myself craving something tropical and something green.  This November the west coast of British Columbia experienced the most amount of rain since 1954 and endless days of what we call “liquid sunshine” left me longing for some relief.  So this past weekend I whipped up a smoothie including fresh pineapple, bright green spinach and a splash of jewelled pomegranate seeds.  It was absolutely delicious and just what I needed to bring some brightness into this rather wet and miserable past month.

Pineapple and Smoothie Ingredients Still Life

Some smoothies I count as snacks, but some I enjoy having as meals and when I do, I like to add some nuts for protein.  With a little protein, I can make it to lunch without feeling hungry at all.  With this recipe, I also added water as a liquid to reduce the calories.  The taste is still heavenly and who needs more calories if they can be avoided, right?

Pineapple Spinach Pomegranate Smoothie ~ a nutrient dense breakfast that is absolutely delicious! (Vegan & Gluten-Free)

For a nice vibrant colour, you could replace the dates with honey or another sweetener, but dates are full of fiber, iron, potassium, carotenes, vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin K, copper, manganese, magnesium, riboflavin, niacin and pantothenic acid.  They’re a nutritional powerhouse that you don’t get with any other sweetener.

Pineapple Spinach Pomegranate Smoothie ~ a healthy breakfast that it beyond delicious!

So kick back and enjoy a fresh and revitalizing breakfast, that can almost take you out of winter and back to sunny and warmer days.

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Pineapple Spinach Pomegranate Smoothie

A delicious healthy smoothie with a rainbow of colours!

Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 215 kcal
Author Cleo

Ingredients

  • 1 small handful almonds
  • 4 pitted dates
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon virgin coconut oil
  • 2 cups pineapple, chopped
  • 1 handful spinach leaves
  • ½ large pomegranate (seeds) - optional

Instructions

  1. Put almonds in the blender and blend until fine.

  2. Add dates and water and blend until smooth.

  3. Add coconut oil, pineapple, spinach and pomegranate seeds and blend until smooth.

  4. Serve with a sprinkling of pomegranate seeds on top and enjoy a healthy nutrient-packed breakfast!

Food for Thought: “Love all, trust a few, and do wrong to none.”  ~ William Shakespeare, All’s Well That Ends Well

Pineapple Spinach Pomegranate Smoothie ~ with this healthy smoothie bring some summer into your day!

4 thoughts on “Pineapple Spinach Pomegranate Smoothie”

    1. Thanks, Lisa! It was really delicious! And you’ll be happy to know that it’s sunny today — I think the smoothie brought back the sunshine! Finally! I was beginning not to recognize blue sky …. ha, ha! 🙂

  1. This yummy pineapple and pomegranate smoothie was my breakfast this morning! I did take out two dates and add a banana to help me get through my workout, but it was tasty without it as well. Love that you added coconut oil 🙂 it’s so nourishing for the thyroid.

    1. That’s great that you tried it! And the addition of the banana is brilliant! I’ll have to try that myself. I love virgin coconut oil. If I remember to take it regularly during the winter, I don’t gain any weight. I’ve heard it also boosts your metabolism. That’s always a plus!

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