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Tropical Green Smoothie

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This green smoothie is packed with nutrients from greens and the fruit gives it a sweet tropical taste..

Landscape view of 2 green smoothies.

Green Smoothies are a great way to pack in good nutrition and perfect for an on-the-go breakfast or post-workout drink. Especially during the warmer months, I love an ice cold smoothie after a good sweat sesh!

How to Make Your Smoothie Green

The key to making your smoothie a Bright Green color is to keep your fruit a more Neutral color.

The majority of times the smoothies I make are not the prettiest in color because I’ll mix all different kinds of fruits. But they say you eat with your eyes and this bright green color just looks Healthy!

Hand holding a green smoothie.

What kind of fruit should you use in a Green Smoothie?

My preference is frozen fruit. It saves time, keeps fresh in the freezer, and you can buy pre-mixed varieties.

The mix I used is from Costco and has Pineapple, Mango, Peaches, and Strawberries. I just don’t add the strawberries when I want the color to stay green, and instead save those for a strawberry banana smoothies.

If you plan on using fresh fruit, then I recommend adding ice for a colder smoothie.

What kind of greens can you use?

In this recipe I used a blend of Baby Kale and Baby spinach. I also like to use just baby spinach. But get creative and try using curly kale or even spring mix greens.

I also like to freeze my greens right before they start going bad, store them in a container, and use them straight from frozen in my smoothies.

Overhead view of two green smoothies with some spinach on the side.

What kind of base can you use?

My base for smoothies is unsweetened vanilla almond milk. It’s neutral in taste, but still provides creaminess to the smoothie. Any type of unsweetened nut milk will work too. I recommend unsweetened since the fruit will provide a good amount of sweetness.

Another great option is Coconut Water. It adds to the tropical taste and is a great electrolyte to hydrate after a workout or in the hotter months.

You can also use just plain water as well.

Optional Smoothie Add-Ins

I like to add more nutrition to my smoothies with different add-ins. Here are some of my favorites:

Ground Flax Seeds- They give the smoothie some thickness and have a nutty taste to them. Flax seeds provide protein, fiber, and omega-3 fatty acids.

Chia Seeds Chia seeds will also add thickness to smoothies, and will thicken as it sits, so I recommend drinking the smoothie right away. They also provide, proten, fiber, and omega-3 fatty acids.

Collagen Peptides I also like to add a scoop of collagen to my smoothies. The benefits for me include decrease joint pain, healthier hair and nails. Collagen peptides has a neutral taste and won’t change the consistency of your smoothie.

Vanilla Protein Powder- If you need the smoothie to be a meal replacement, then adding 1-2 scoops of protein powder will add more calories and make it more filling. The Orgain brand is my favorite one.

Two glasses on a marble cheese board.

If you like a nice thick smoothie, then Whole Cashews, Avocado, or Greek Yogurt are all great thickeners.

Making the Smoothie

I recommend using a high speed blender for the best consistency, especially if you are using frozen fruit.

I’ve had my blendtec for over 7 years now, and it’s still going strong!

Now there’s quite a few options and brands for high speed blenders.

If the smoothie seems too thick, stop the blender, mix it around and see if that gets things going. Otherwise a little bit more liquid.

Blend on a lower speed first, then speed it up once things get incorporated.

Here are some other Easy Breakfast ideas:

Banana Blender Muffins

Coconut Chia Pudding

Bacon Egg and Cheese Burritos

Up close view of green smoothie in a glass cup with spinach on the side.

Tropical Green Smoothie

Renee
This green smoothie is packed with greens and has a sweet tropical taste.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 16 oz

Equipment

  • High Speed Blender

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk Or you can use any kind of nut milk or coconut water
  • 1 Cup Greens I used baby kale and spinach, or just spinach.
  • 1 Cup Frozen Tropical Fruit (Mango, Pineapple, and Peaches)
  • ½ Frozen or Regular Banana
  • 1 Tbsp Flax Seed Optional
  • 1 Scoop Collagen Peptides Optional

Instructions
 

  • Add everything to blender and start on low speed then gradually increase once everything is incorporated. If Smoothie is too thick then add a splash of liquid.

Video

Notes

Other add-ins: Cashews, Hemp Seeds, Chia Seeds, Yogurt, or Vanilla Protein Powder for a more filling smoothie.
A High Speed Blender works best for frozen fruit. I use a BlendTec
More Breakfast Recipes:
Banana Blender Muffins
Coconut Chia Pudding

Nutrition

Serving: 16ozCalories: 233kcalCarbohydrates: 40gProtein: 6gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 344mgPotassium: 541mgFiber: 7gSugar: 24gVitamin A: 588IUVitamin C: 93mgCalcium: 355mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional information is provided as an estimate only and depends on ingredients and amounts used. Thai Caliente makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information.

Keyword Green Smoothie, Healthy Smoothie
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