This Tropical Green Smoothie is loaded with three varieties of fruit, fresh spinach, coconut milk and juice! This naturally sweetened smoothie packs a big nutritional punch!
Are you team greens or no greens? I say the more the better! This bright and cheerful Tropical Green Smoothie is one of my go to breakfast recipes. It requires no cooking, minimal prep and keeps you full long into the morning!
Featuring mango, pineapple, peaches and spinach, this easy smoothie recipe has more fruit and vegetables than you’d normally get first thing in the morning! And just in case you aren’t big into green smoothies or juices, don’t worry. You truly cannot taste the spinach. The flavors that shine in this drink are tangy pineapple, sweet peaches and mango, and a hit of coconut! If you’re looking for more fun drinks, check out this list of 20+ Refreshing Summer Drinks!
What ingredients should I use for a Tropical Green Smoothie?
With a handful of ingredients, you can close your eyes and be transported to a lovely beach! All you need is…
- Baby spinach
- Frozen mango
- Frozen peaches
- Frozen pineapple
- Vanilla extract
- Light coconut milk
- Fruit juice (really any kind will work, such as white grape juice, pineapple juice, apple juice)
How do I make the green smoothie smooth?
With a high-powered blender, you should be able to just dump all of the ingredients in and give it a whirl! However, some blenders have a bit of trouble reducing the spinach down to a creamy liquid. There’s a way around buying a whole new blender, though!
Instead, you can simply blend in two steps. First you add your spinach and liquid ingredients and blend. Then when it looks like the spinach is completely blended, you toss in the frozen fruit and start blending again!
Allowing the blades to work with just the spinach and liquid at first helps make this a super luscious, tasty drink. This tip also works well for additives such as chia seeds and flaxseeds!
What can I substitute in this smoothie?
I love how versatile smoothies are! If you don’t have these exact ingredients, you are still only a few minutes from a delicious, nutritious drink.
If you only have fresh mango, pineapple, or peaches, you can still use those! However, you will want to add ice and possibly a bit less liquid. You’re adding the ice so that it will be nice and cold, and you may want to reduce the liquid to ensure that the ice doesn’t water down or thin out the smoothie too much.
Are you out of fresh spinach? Without making any additional changes, you could easily substitute frozen spinach. You may also choose to use other greens, but keep in mind that they may cause the smoothie to taste “greener.” It’s all up to your personal preferences.
What can I add to this smoothie to make it more nutritious?
We’ve packed this smoothie full of fruit and greens, so it’s already pretty nutritious! However, there are many add-ins you could choose to support your dietary goals.
If you’re looking to add more fiber to your diet, you could add ground flaxseeds, chia seeds, oats, avocado, or hemp seeds. This should help balance your blood sugar, keep you feeling full, and can even promote good heart and digestive health!
Do you have a long day ahead of you? Adding some protein would help keep you feeling full for hours. You could add protein powder, chia seeds, plain yogurt, hemp seeds, or even silken tofu to boost your protein intake without messing with the flavors too much!
If you don’t have a super high-powered blender, I’d recommend you treat them like the greens: Add them to the liquid and blend before adding your fruit.
Having a smoothie every day is a great way to build a healthy routine. However, this doesn’t mean you have to get bored drinking the same thing every day! Try some of these delicious smoothie recipes below:
- Berry Orange Smoothie
- Healthy Oatmeal Smoothie
- Salted Caramel Apple Cinnamon Smoothie
- Banana Almond Butter Smoothie
- Grapefruit Ginger Detox Smoothie
- Banana Tahini Smoothie
- 1 cup baby spinach
- 1 cup frozen mango
- 1/2 cup frozen peaches
- 1/2 cup frozen pineapple
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup light coconut milk
- 3/4 cup fruit juice, such as white grape juice, pineapple juice, apple juice
Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 187Total Fat: 0.8gSodium: 20mgCarbohydrates: 44gFiber: 4gSugar: 38gProtein: 2g