Vegan Pine Lime Splice Green Smoothie

I feel like green smoothies were obviously invented by a mother.  Getting vegetables into someone without them realising it  – its right in the mum wheelhouse isn’t it?  When they first became a thing, I did my fair share of pointing and laughing at the hipsters with their green drinks on Instagram but then I realised that you can put whatever you want in there and you can’t taste the vegetables. Sold, sold sold.

They’re even better when you can make version that taste like other things – like my gorgeous Splice green smoothie.   I eat Splices in sickness and in health, in the cold and in the heat. Unfortunately I can’t eat them as often as I would like due to the extremely high sugar content, so what’s a Splice addict to do? If the answer is lock yourself in a room and cry until you’ve invented a healthy smoothie version then congratulations, you’re right and  you win nothing.

One extra note – while this smoothie is vegan, I am very much not. I recently almost wrote an entire post on the best cheeses I ate in Hobart, so the thought of giving up my beloved Tamembert makes me hyperventilate.  I do rarely put dairy in my smoothies  because it’s a good chance to give my system a break and I can easily get my calcium from cheesier, more delicious sources later in the day.   Also lime and pineapple combined with cows milk is kinda icky so maybe don’t sub it in for this one.


  • 1 frozen banana (great way to use up old bananas if you CBF making banana bread)
  • 1/2 lime, peeled
  • 1 cup pineapple, peeled and sliced into chunks
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 2 cups baby spinach


  1. Put almond milk in blender then whack all other ingredients on top.
  2. Blend like there’s no tomorrow.
  3. Pour it in a glass and serve.


BOOM. Breakfasted. Drink your delicious Splice green smoothie and have yourself a lovely day.

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  1. Yumptious. I really should get on the smoothie train, and cannot totally knock it because I’ve never tried it! Wonder if this would be an alternative to my breakfast avoiding kids.

  2. Oooo this looms wonderful! I have a green smoothie every morning, it is such a tummy and easy way to get some of your your servings of fruit and veg every day. I always put some spinach in there because you cant taste it!

  3. Great recipe! Splits are amazing!! So glad you found a suitable substitute! I’ll definitely have to try this some time soon – I was the same, I always thought green smoothies looked gross. But if they taste like splices, then I too am sold!

  4. I’m a bit on the blah side when it comes to this, but this actually looks delicious!! Very refreshing and I agree you wouldn’t taste the spinach at all! Interesting with the almond milk because I just wouldn’t have though it would go!

  5. I have been living under a rock… I didn’t know that CBF was an actual term. I am worried I will use it all the time now. I’ve shared this on my personal FB profile. xx Simone from Play with Food

  6. I love the idea of adding lime with pineapple in a green smoothie!I want to try this with my Essential Oils and I will let you know if it is a good substitute as I love Lime oil in everything. Sounds so refreshing! Can’t wait to try 🙂

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