Tropical Green Smoothie

Are you stuck in a winter slump and needing a little sunshine? While this smoothie won’t bring the sun back, this Tropical Green Smoothie will help you remember warm days of summer.

Tropical Green Smoothie, Dairy-free, Vegan

This Christmas break we visited my in-laws in Eastern Washington. It was slick, cold, and all of the county was blanketed with a beautiful layer of snow. We spent most of our time indoors, but the kids did manage to get out in the snow to go sledding a few times. They LOVED frolicking in the snow especially since we have a snow deficit in Western Washington!

Tropical Green Smoothie, Dairy-free, Vegan

While we were in Eastern Washington I couldn’t find almond milk at the store, but I managed to get my hands on some coconut milk. Almond milk is my go-to milk for day to day cooking and eating, yet coconut milk is a great substitute for almond milk.

Tropical Green Smoothie, Dairy-free, Vegan

I had been making my typical Green Key Lime Pie Smoothie multiple times a week this winter, and on vacation I had a variety of fruits and vegetables available. So I put this smoothie together as a variation on the Key Lime Smoothie, and oo la la, a tropical coconut bliss!

Tropical Green Smoothie, Dairy-free, Vegan

This Tropical Green Smoothie is a wonderful whole foods smoothie and is a great way to get some veggies in without tasting them. It’s especially great for those picky eaters in your house!

A few notes:

  • We’ve also thrown an apple into this smoothie.
  • I’ll use a mix of kale and spinach when I have both greens handy.
  • I didn’t use sweetened coconut milk, but that will make it obviously more sweeter.
  • Mango would be a great addition.
  • The more ice you use, the slushier this will be-which is especially nice in the summer as a cold treat.
  • Sometimes I throw in liquid probiotics and/or flaxseeds.

Tropical Green Smoothie

Prep Time: 7 minutes

Total Time: 7 minutes

Yield: 2 smoothies

Serving Size: 16 oz.

Tropical Green Smoothie

Ingredients

  • generous handful of spinach
  • 1 cup pineapple (frozen is best)
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 orange, peeled
  • 1 lemon or lime, peeled
  • 1 cup or more ice
  • 2 bananas, peeled

Instructions

  1. Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth and creamy.
  2. Serve immediately and enjoy!
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Have you tried a Green Key Lime Pie Smoothie…?

Key Lime Pie Smoothie with Zest

…or 7 Whole Foods Pie Inspired Smoothies?

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Comments

  1. says

    I absolutely love your healthy and tasty recipe for a tropical green smoothie. I make smoothies at home as well so this recipe will be added to my list of yummy, healthy smoothies to combine. I am so glad I found your blog on Simple Lives Thursday. All the best, Deborah

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