Broccoli Smoothie with Pineapple

This Vegan Broccoli Smoothie with Pineapple is a healthy way to start the day. It is thick and creamy with a strong tropical flavor. Even kids will drink this tasty green smoothie that includes a serving of vegetables!

If you’ve ever wondered how to get your kids to eat their veggies, this broccoli smoothie is for you.

Most green smoothies contain spinach or kale, but overlook broccoli. You won’t even know it’s there, and neither will your kids (see my list of the best veggies for picky eaters)!

Smoothies are a great way to sneak in hidden veggies. You can sneak in everything from cauliflower and broccoli to zucchini and greens. You just have to pair them with the right ingredients.

Even if you’re not a broccoli fan, you will love this smoothie. Mango, banana, and pineapple add natural sweetness and a tropical flavor. Make this vegan smoothie for a healthy breakfast or a nutritious afternoon snack. It’s sweet, delicious, and easy to make!

Contents hide 1 Why You Need This Recipe 2 Key Ingredients 3 Recipe Steps 4 Recipe Tips & Substitutions 5 Recipe FAQs 6 Other Healthy Smoothie Recipes You Might Like 7 Don’t Miss These Healthy Smoothie Resources! 8 Broccoli Smoothie with Pineapple

Why You Need This Recipe

  • This broccoli smoothie tastes amazing!
  • It’s super easy – just place everything into the blender and blend.
  • It’s dairy-free, vegan, gluten-free, & packed with nutrients.
  • You will love this kid-friendly on-the-go breakfast or snack.
  • It’s refined sugar-free and only sweetened with fruit.

Key Ingredients

Unsweetened plant milk – I used almond milk because it has a mild flavor and natural sweetness. Oat milk has a strong flavor so I only recommend using it if you like the flavor. Cashew milk, soy milk, rice milk, or any plant-based milk works perfectly. If you’re not dairy-free or vegan, you can use regular milk.

Broccoli florets – Fresh or frozen both work great. Just be sure to buy the florets and not just the cuts. Broccoli is a cruciferous vegetable that is packed with nutrients like Vitamin C and Vitamin K. It also has a healthy amount of fiber and antioxidants!

My preference is to use blanched and frozen broccoli in this smoothie to really hide the taste. See how to freeze broccoli for smoothies. You can also use boiled broccoli that you freeze just for this smoothie.

Frozen pineapple – Pineapple has a natural sweetness and acidity that masks the flavor of the broccoli. Pineapple is a perfect fruit for green smoothies.

Frozen mango – Mango adds to the tropical flavor and sweetness of the smoothie.

Frozen banana – Be sure to freeze a ripe banana for this recipe. When bananas ripen, their starch converts to natural sugar. A ripe banana is a sweet banana!

Avocado – Avocado is a sneaky ingredient that thickens and makes the smoothie creamy! It has a mild flavor so you can’t even taste it. Feel free to leave out the avocado and use chia seeds instead.

Ice – Ice is optional, but if you like your smoothie thicker, you can always add some ice.

Recipe Steps

Step One

In the base of a high-speed blender, combine the plant milk, broccoli, pineapple, banana, and avocado.

Please see the recipe card at the end of this post for the exact ingredients and measurements.

Step Two

Lock on the lid and turn on the blender. Process for 15-30 seconds, or until the smoothie is thick and creamy.

Step Three

Enjoy immediately!

Recipe Tips & Substitutions

  • If you use all frozen ingredients, you will not need the ice cubes. But, if you use fresh broccoli and fresh pineapple, you may need the ice cubes to thicken the smoothie.
  • You can easily double this recipe to make 4 servings.
  • Use a high speed blender to ensure this Broccoli Smoothie recipe gets nice and creamy.
  • To make this a meal replacement smoothie, feel free to add 1-2 scoops of your favorite protein powder.
  • If you don’t have broccoli, you can substitute spinach in its place.
  • Keep peeled bananas in the freezer to keep smoothies nice and thick!

Recipe FAQs

Is broccoli healthy for you?

Yes, broccoli is considered a superfood, and for good reason! It’s low in calories but packed with nutrients and lots of health benefits. It’s full of disease-fighting antioxidants and essential vitamins. It’s in the same family as cauliflower, brussels sprouts, and kale.

How do I make this vegan broccoli smoothie sweeter?

To make this smoothie sweeter, you can use pineapple or orange juice in place of the dairy-free milk. You can also throw in a date if you want to add more sweetness.

Should I cook the broccoli first?

You can, but you’ll want to steam the broccoli and then freeze it or chill it to make it cold. See my guide for how to freeze broccoli.

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  • Green Apple Smoothie with Spinach
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  • Peanut Butter Cauliflower Smoothie
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Or, see my entire index of healthy dairy-free smoothies.

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This Vegan Broccoli Smoothie with Pineapple is a healthy way to start the day. It is thick and creamy with a strong tropical flavor. Even kids will drink this tasty green smoothie that includes a serving of vegetables!

  • Total Time: 12 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened plant milk (I used almond milk)
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen broccoli florets
  • 1/2 cup fresh frozen pineapple tidbits
  • 1/2 cup frozen mango chunks
  • 1 frozen banana, broken into chunks
  • 1/2 avocado, peeled with the core removed
  • 1/2 cup ice cubes (optional, to thicken)

Instructions

  1. In the base of a high-speed blender, combine the plant milk, broccoli, pineapple, banana, and avocado.
  2. Lock on the lid and turn on the blender. Process for 15-30 seconds, or until the smoothie is thick and creamy.
  3. Serve immediately.

Equipment

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Notes

  1. If you use all frozen ingredients, you will not need the ice cubes. But, if you use fresh broccoli and fresh pineapple, you may need the ice cubes to thicken the smoothie.
  2. You can easily double this recipe to make 4 servings.
  3. You can also use coconut water instead of plant milk, if you prefer.
  4. To make this a meal replacement smoothie, feel free to add 1-2 scoops of your favorite protein powder.
  • Author: Carrie Forrest, MPH in Nutrition
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: Healthy
  • Diet: Vegan

Keywords: broccoli smoothie, broccoli pineapple smoothie, vegan broccoli smoothie

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