This pineapple ginger green smoothie is my mum’s favorite smoothie.
She loves red radishes, and this smoothie utilizes the radish greens.
If you haven’t used the leaves of red radishes in smoothies, these leafy legends are the best-kept secret in the smoothie-making world. Not only radish greens contain more protein, calcium, and vitamin C than the roots, but they’re surprisingly mild in flavor (they taste a lot like lettuce) and go all-but unnoticed in virtually any blend.
For a typical 32-ounce smoothie use about 1 cup of radish greens, which is the amount of greens on a regular bunch of red radishes. Radish greens are not sold separately, so you need to get the roots as well. The leaves are usually covered in soil, so wash them thoroughly to avoid a gritty mouthfeel or a glass full of dirt.
Rich in vitamins A, C, and K, protein, calcium, iron, magnesium, radish greens are wonderful blood purifiers and boost bone, kidney, and heart health, and keep our skin, hair, and nails looking gorgeous.
Coupled with the anti-inflammatory power of the pineapple and ginger, this sweet smoothie packs a ton of medicinal mojo as well as awesome flavor. Enjoy.
Find more delicious smoothie recipes in The Blender Girl Smoothies book.
*Probiotic Powder – I add 1/2 teaspoon of probiotic powder to all smoothies to replenish stores of healthy bacteria for immunity, digestion, detox, and to balance the acidic effects of high-sugar fruits and other sweeteners. The really potent probiotics require refrigeration. If you have capsules, break the shell and release the powder. Unsweetened probiotic-rich liquids like kefirs (water, coconut water, milk varieties) or kombucha make wonderful health-promoting additions to shakes, too.
*Celtic Sea Salt – I add a pinch (or more) of this alkalizing, mineral-rich salt to all smoothies to boost the natural flavor of fruits and veggies; temper the acidity of sweet fruits and sweeteners; stimulate the lymphatic system; replenish electrolytes; aid digestion; and help the body access energy. I do not recommend adding common table salt which is generally heated to extreme temperatures, iodized, bleached, processed, and refined. This salt does not have the same benefits. If you have a health condition that requires you to limit your sodium intake consult your doctor before adding salt to your smoothies.
I was laying in bed this morning and thinking about making a smoothie (pineapple, ginger and pear). Great minds think alike :). will be having this one today. Thanks!
LOVE your blend too! YUMMO!
Yes…great piggy minds 🙂
Hi I think this is something to look forward to try. thanks
Love to know what you think Raquel 🙂
Yes! Spinach is FABULOUS in this smoothie.
So glad you enjoyed it.
Great to be connected 🙂
I am so pleased this is good for your blood AND your taste buds! ENJOY!
Thanks for taking the time to let me know!
I’ve never tried to blend lettuce or to juice it, but it does sound like it would be good with ginger and pineapple. What a cool and different idea. Thanks so much.
It is DELICIOUS.
Romaine lettuce is one of the best mild-tasting greens to start with if you are new to green smoothies. It is easily masked with sweet fruits.
This was really delicious and please understand this is barely my 2nd raw smoothie.
OH, I LOVE that! Keep going and try more green smoothies! They are SO good for us and I have tons more delicious recipes coming to keep you blending!