Pineapple Salsa Smoothie

One of my all-time favorite green smoothies, this packs a powerful punch without pushing out the paunch.
Pineapple Salsa Smoothie

It bursts with complex flavors that dance on the tip of your tongue and tickle your throat long after they’ve massaged your belly. This one is a stunner, and it does justice to every bite of even the best pineapple salsa. It’s not to be missed.

CREDIT: Reprinted with permission from The Blender Girl by Tess Masters, copyright (c) 2014. Published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC.


  • 1 cup (240ml) coconut water or water
  • 2 ½ cups (400g) diced pineapple, fresh or frozen
  • 1 cup (43g) firmly packed baby spinach
  • 1 ½ teaspoons finely chopped
  • red onion, plus more to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cucumber
  • ¼ cup (7g) finely chopped cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped jalapeño chile, plus more to taste
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice, plus more to taste
  • Pinch of finely grated lime zest
  • Pinch of natural salt, plus more to taste
  • 1 cup (125g) ice cubes (none if using frozen pineapple)
  • Natural sweetener


Put all of the ingredients into your blender in the order listed and puree for about 1 minute, until smooth and creamy. Tweak flavors to taste (you may want more onion, jalapeño, lime juice, salt, or sweetener, depending on the ripeness of your pineapple; I find I never need it, but different strokes.

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