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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
Have you tried a Green Key Lime Pie Smoothie…?