I typically start each day with a smoothie. It's just such a quick, easy, and efficient way to get lots of nutrients in all at once. And when I prep these smoothie packs ahead of time, it's even quicker. Working from home for the past few months has meant that my mornings can move a bit more slowly for now but that doesn't mean I'm not still reaching for delicious, nutrient-dense smoothies. In case you haven't already gathered, today's new recipe happens to be one of them. Let's get into the details of what will undoubtedly be YOUR new fave: my pineapple matcha mint smoothie.
What Goes into a Pineapple Matcha Mint Smoothie?
- Frozen pineapple chunks
- Fresh baby spinach
- Coconut milk
- Matcha powder
- Mint leaves
- Honey (optional)
Y'all can call me Goldilocks when it comes to smoothies because I'm a little picky. I like them to be creamy but not overly thick...but also not too thin. Because then it's just juice, right? Also, flavor play is of the utmost importance! This summer fruit smoothie is a seasonal fave because the flavor is so perfectly balanced. Anyway, I try out new combinations on the regular in order to keep things fresh and expand my smoothie horizons, if you will. My latest combination is the result of that habit of experimentation. This pineapple matcha mint smoothie is made with just the handful of ingredients you see above. The taste is refreshing, earthy, and sweet all at once. It is really a beautifully balanced smoothie. I listed honey as an optional add-on just in case you aren't working with super ripe pineapple. More on that below.
Tips to Make this Smoothie
Aside from the ease and wonderful taste, the beauty of my pineapple matcha mint smoothie is that you can make a number of substitutions or modifications and still get a delectable final product. Here are a few tips to help you get creative in making yours.
- You can use powdered ginger instead of fresh. Once inch of fresh ginger converts to about 1 ¼ teaspoon powdered.
- Pre-made matcha tea can be used in place of powdered. I'd recommend cutting the amount of milk in half then making up the difference with liquid matcha so that you still get creaminess in the smoothie.
- Speaking of milk, any kind you have on hand will work fine but I recommend the full fat version of whatever you go with. In my experience, oat and cashew milks are closest to coconut milk when it comes to creamy texture.
- In a pinch, you can use fresh pineapple instead of frozen. Just be sure to also add in a few ice cubes.
- Honey is only necessary if your pineapple isn't sweet enough. Ripe, juicy, golden pineapple will provide enough natural sweetness on its own!
So you've got options when it comes to this pineapple matcha mint smoothie. And let me also recommend my post-workout smoothie (it tastes just like a frosty!) AND this gut-friendly pineapple smoothie deserves your attention, too.
I hope you try this pineapple matcha mint smoothie and know that you will love it once you do! And remember that sharing is caring, so pin this recipe on Pinterest. Thanks for reading!
P.S. more smoothies to get into:
A quick and easy blend of refreshing, earthy, and sweet flavors in a convenient green smoothie
- 1 ½ cup frozen pineapple chunks
- handful fresh baby spinach
- one-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled or 1 ¼ tsp ground ginger
- 1 ½-2 cup coconut milk
- 1 tablespoon matcha powder
- 10-12 fresh mint leaves
- 1 teaspoon honey optional
Add all ingredients to blender and pulse until mixture is smooth and uniform.
Pour into a glass and enjoy immediately.