Blueberry Pineapple Green Detox Smoothie + Blendtec Giveaway!

A refreshing and nutritious smoothie with blueberries, pineapple, flaxseed meal, chia seeds and ginger.

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It’s been a busy and hot summer so we’ve been keeping cool with lots of frozen treats, no-bake goodies, salads and grilling most of our meals outside.

Smoothies have also made their way back into our daily morning routine after a hiatus during the cold winter we had.

I love making green smoothies since they are an easy and tasty way to get the hubs and my lil guy to consume more veggies and fruit.

They are also great for detoxing after a weekend of indulging or fending off germs when you start to feel those first signs of getting sick.

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It’s so easy to sneak some spinach or kale into these without my guys noticing that they are drinking their greens.

You would think that after years of my veggie sneakiness, the hubs would be used to drinking super green monster shakes but dude – he is ONE stubborn cookie.

If the smoothie shows any hint of green, he won’t touch it.

So I’ve had to come up with a few variations just for him and anyone on team #wontdrinkanythinggreen.


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This one has no added sugar and is packed with frozen blueberries, fresh pineapple chunks, lemon juice, flaxseed meal, chia seeds, ginger root, ground cinnamon and turmeric.

For the greens, I usually alternate between baby spinach or kale but I used baby spinach this time.

Sometimes I even like to toss in some fresh parsley or mint for a refreshing and cool flavor.

If you use a fresh pineapple that is really ripe, the smoothie will be sweet enough that you won’t need to add any honey or sugar.  You can definitely add any sweetener or your choice if you find this not sweet enough for you though.


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Smoothies are awesome since you can customize them whatever way you like.

If you wanted to use fresh blueberries instead, just make sure to add ice or even toss in a frozen banana for a thicker smoothie. And instead of water, feel free to add juice or milk of your choice.


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Just toss all the ingredients into your blender and whirl away!


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Blueberry Pineapple Green Detox Smoothie
This is a refreshing smoothie with blueberry, pineapple, chia seeds and ginger. Perfect as a snack, breakfast, after a workout, or anytime you need a detox or pick me up!
Yields: 2 servings
  • * 1 cup baby spinach or can use baby kale, see notes below
  • * 1 cup *fresh really ripe pineapple, cored and cut into chunks
  • * ½ cup plain Greek yogurt (I used non-fat)
  • * 2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon
  • * dash of turmeric
  • * 1-2 teaspoons of chia seeds, flaxseed meal or both
  • * 1 small knob the size of a quarter of fresh ginger root
  • * juice from ½ lemon
  • * ½ cup water, milk or juice (I used water)
  • * 2 cups *frozen blueberries
  1. Place all the ingredients in your Blendtec or high speed blender in the order as they appear.
  2. Blend on high until completely smooth or until desired consistency is reached. Feel free to add more or less water depending on your preference.
If you are using a fresh ripe pineapple, you may not need to add any extra sweeteners like honey or sugar. Feel free to add honey or agave nectar if you find this not sweet enough for you.
For a thicker smoothie, you can add ice or a frozen banana
If you decide to use fresh blueberries, make sure to add ice or a frozen banana for a thicker consistency
* If you don't mind the green color, feel free to add more spinach or kale into your smoothie. When I'm making the smoothie just for myself and not my husband who isn't a fan of the green color, I usually add at least a cup or more of baby spinach.


And now for the fun giveaway!    

Giveaway is now closed.

Winner has been randomly selected and verified.  

The winner is entrant #1999 Patrick G.

Thank you all for entering!


Need more green smoothies?

Green Goddess Detox Smoothie

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Mango Orange Coconut Green Smoothie

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Lovely comments

  1. I have not done smoothies but you are totally convincing me, Kelly! This sounds healthy, tasty, and easy! Great giveaway, too. Would you believe I only bought a blender (a basic one) a year or so ago? Can’t live w/o it now since I make frappucinos with it. Need to get on the smoothies! Have a lovely week!

  2. I love Blueberry Green Detox Smoothie, thank you for the recipe

  3. Hi Kelly – I like the sound of this smoothie and wow, do I need a new blender! I think my 35 year old blender would be pretty happy to be retired. :) Thanks so much for the givewaway! Hope you had a great weekend and happy Monday!

  4. I love this smoothie!! Blueberry and pineapple = amazing combo!!
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  5. Pineapple and blueberries! Oh gosh I am in heaven, lovely smoothie!!!
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  6. Love all the healthy ingredients in this refreshing smoothie Kelly!
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  7. I could certainly use a detox smoothie after this weekend!

  8. I just love smoothies! Favorite breakfast, especially in the summertime when there are so many great in season fruits to add in. Love that you added ginger!
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  9. This sounds like a delicious smoothie. I love the addition of chia seeds too.
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  10. What an awesome giveaway, Kelly! I’m addicted to smoothies and love the combination of flavors in this one. The chia seeds are the best part :)
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  11. We love a good smoothie! This one sounds like a great breakfast!
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  12. This smoothie looks so refreshing and energizing, Kelly! Love the flax seed you’ve used in this. I think it adds such great texture. And pineapple, no less – this smoothie is right up my alley! :)
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  13. Oh wow, this smoothie looks SO good – what a perfect combination of flavors! YUM!

  14. What a wonderful giveaway! This smoothie looks fabulous. Love the pineapple! My husband is like yours. I have to hide the green from him. :)

  15. Natalie says:

    The first smoothie I would make is a strawberry, banana and blueberry smoothie mixed with a lot of vanilla frozen yogurt.

  16. I love smoothies and this one looks so refreshing and healthy Kelly!!

  17. I have a green smoothie everyday – I just can’t start my days without them! I’ve never thought of combining blueberry and pineapple and this looks awesome. Perfect way to hide your greens. :)
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  18. I have a few here that are also on team “won’t eat or drink anything green.” I bet they’d love this smoothie though! Sounds fantastic and so perfect for this time of year. Pinning!

  19. I love smoothies – they’ve been my main breakfast food lately since it’s been so hot! This sounds delish!

    I need to try kale in mine – I always just do spinach! And I love that your husband won’t drink if it’s green – mine does the same thing!
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  20. oh Kelly I would love to win, I am a smoothie addict, can’t wait to try this, I love pineapple!
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  21. This sounds so refreshing and perfect for the summer Kelly!

  22. Thanks for this great recipe Kelly. I have all the ingredients in the blender ready to go for my morning smoothie.

  23. I’ve never tried the combination of pineapple and blueberry, but it sounds scrumptious! My first smoothie would be one with berries for sure!

  24. What a fun giveaway Kelly! Also this smoothie, it looks perfect! I need to make this for breakfast tomorrow :) Pinned!

  25. This is awesome! I love the combination of pineapple and blueberry.

  26. Ooohh I’m definitely in the green smoothie lovers team BUT I cannot say the same about this family of mine…. if it looks green, chances are high that they won’t even touch it. Their loss,more smoothie for this girl thisway! 😉
    I love how you came across with this delicious way to masquerade the green color- this one looks absolutely delicious, refreshing AND adorable as well. I’ll have to try it soon!
    Have a great day Kelly! xxx
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  27. Wow, I would love to have a big glass of your beautiful and refreshing smoothie, Kelly!

    ela h.

  28. I can’t get enough smoothies in the summertime and I’m definitely craving this gorgeous sipper! LOVE sneaking green stuff into my smoothies—nobody’s never the wiser. 😉 Gorgeous photos too, Kelly! Thanks for the awesome giveaway too!
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  29. Kelly – you have snuck in so much goodness into this smoothie – love your addition of turmeric – I use it often in cooking but never thought to add it to a smoothie – BRILLIANT idea lady!
    And what a fabulous giveaway! I have been on the fence about a blender/food processor for awhile – in my hunting, I have not looked into a Blendtec – thanks for the headsup!

  30. I ate so much last weekend and totally need this yummy detox smoothie!
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  31. I would like to have a chocolate shake, but that really isn’t a smoothie, is it? Then I would like strawberry banana.

  32. Bananas are green smoothies best friend! They make it sweet and creamy without dairy. Blueberries are also awesome for covering up green-ness for those on team #nogreen :) The cinnamon and turmeric sound amazing!

  33. After a long weekend just eating and eating we all need a delicious and detox smoothie like this 😉
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  34. You have some pretty nice healthy flavors going on there.
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  35. With a crazy summer schedule I have been feeling really “off” This detox smoothie is just what I need to get back on track. Great giveaway, Kelly!!

  36. I have a vitamix that I’ve had for years and hardly ever used, but the past few months I’ve been making so many dressing and smoothies and I can’t get enough of it! The color of this smoothie is so great :)
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  37. I love peaches, frozen mango (from Trader Joe’s) and spinach in smoothies! SO good and SO healthy!

  38. yum! how delicious and healthy… looks awesome. thanks for sharing!
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  39. This smoothie sounds super refreshing and delicious! Love pineapple and blueberries!

  40. I love using frozen fruit in smoothies like you said you don’t need to add ice! Don’t worry I have the same issue with my fella he is not into veggies in his drink so I sneak some in when he is not’t looking… 😀 The things we have to do!

  41. I would make a green smoothie

  42. This recipe just screams out Summer freshness! I am super loving all the tropical flavors happening here girl!

  43. Like the idea of adding chia seeds in the smoothie…I too make often green smoothie and always add whatever I have in the fridge…
    Thanks for the inspiration Kelly, hope you are having a great week 😀
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  44. This smoothie is just SO perfect for breakfast!!!!! I loveeee how this is naturally sweetened with the fruits and leaves no trace of greens AT ALL!!!!! 😀
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  45. That looks SO delicious! Yum!

  46. These are the perfect ratio of fruits to greens! Which I will need when trying to get the.boy to drink this.
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  47. I love smoothies! I personally think there are never too many smoothies, in the whole history of the world ever – so to add one more to my recipe box is just perfect with me! Looks great Kelly!
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  48. I use my cheap store glass blender all the time. I’ve gone through 3 in 5 years. I think my salsas burn out the motor. I want to try your detox smoothie. I’ve never added ginger before, but I’m excited to try it.

    I’m sorry I’ve been missing lately. I’ve missed your beautiful, delicious recipes and you, Kelly. I hope you have a great week! ♡
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    • Hi Chastity, no need to apologize sweetie, I completely understand. I’ve been missing a lot too. It’s been tough keeping up with blogging for me with the new baby and my 3 year old starting to show a feisty personality lol. And especially now that summer is here and everybody would rather be outside.
      I’ve missed reading all your articles that are always so well written and bring a smile to my face too. You are doing a great job mama and I totally understand that family time and real life commitments come first :) Hope you have an amazing week *hugs*

  49. This is so exciting!! What a great detox recipe!! :) Refreshing and satisfying!! YUM!
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  50. Lately smoothies have become one of my addictions..and this pineapple and blueberry combi sounds perfect.. I need to try this!! :)
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  51. What a great giveaway and the smoothie you made looks so good… I’m needing more of them in my life! Trying to eat healthier!
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  52. I’ve heard nothing but great things about this blender, and seeing how perfectly smooth and delicious your smoothie looks, it’s obvious they weren’t lying :) We’re huge fans of pineapple and bloobas (blueberries in two year old speak) so this sounds like a great combination!

  53. Love my morning smoothie and this is such a great one, love that you added some spinach and ginger. Very nice!
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  54. What a gorgeous healthy smoothie! I’ve also heard great things about this blender!
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  55. Mmm…mmm…love this flavor combo!
    Have an awesome weekend Kelly!
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  56. This smoothie looks delicious! I can’t remember the last time I made a smoothie… this definitely needs to change!

  57. This smoothie looks amazing Kelly. I’m very into detoxing right now and this is a very welcome meal!

  58. As much as I love veggies, I’m ashamed to admit that I’ve never had a green smoothie. I’ve shunned them because I just doubt that spinach would taste good in a “fruity” environment. haha I really need to get on the bandwagon…this looks delicious! Pinning to try. :)
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  59. I love a detox smoothie that actually sounds good and is yummy! Thanks for posting!
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  60. Eversince i allergic with raw pinneaple, i guess i’m gonna skip it from my smoothies….
    ps: the photograph is awesome!!!
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  61. I LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE blueberries! One thing I’ve been missing a lot while I’m in Japan… blueberries are so expensive here that I won’t be able to afford to make blueberry smoothies (lol). I can’t wait to go back and make this smoothie. I haven’t combined blueberries and pineapples yet! Looking forward to tasting it!

  62. I might make an apricot peach mango smoothie with wheat germ added.

  63. Love this smoothie girl! I always add greens to ours too! :)

  64. Colleen Boudreau says:

    I would make a strawberry banana smoothie.

  65. Thomas Murphy says:

    I would make a mango smoothie.

  66. Aw, I miss the giveaway! Looks like a great one to participate. The last few weeks have been crazy and I’m currently in Turin at the moment. Blueberries & pineapples are so good together including chia seeds and fresh ginger root. My boy loves his smoothies spicy with lots of ginger root. Have you tried adding coconut water instead of ‘water’, it tastes amazing in smoothies! Wishing you a wonderful weekend, my dear! x ❤


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