This Green Smoothie is healthy, delicious, and perfect for breakfast or quick meals. Packed with tropical fruits and fresh kale, it’s the ultimate pick-me-up!
What’s in this Green Smoothie Recipe?
This copycat Tropical Smoothie Cafe recipe is so simple, and simplicity is key for quick and healthy meals or snacks. It’s filled with tropical fruits, greens, and coconut water.
- Banana: Loaded with fiber to keep you fuller for longer.
- Pineapple: A great source of vitamin C and magnesium. Pineapple also contains bromelain, an enzyme that helps you digest food more easily.
- Mango: Rich in antioxidants and vitamins A and C.
- Spinach or Kale: Adds key vitamins and nutrients and makes the smoothie bright green.
- Coconut Water: A great source of hydrating electrolytes and potassium.
Pro Tip: Using frozen fruit is key in a great smoothie– it helps create that delicious thick consistency.
Variations on an Island Green Tropical Smoothie
When you make this smoothie at home, there’s no limit to how much customization you can do– plus, it’s way cheaper! Try some classic Tropical Smoothie Cafe add-ins, like avocado, chia seeds, flax seeds, ginger, lime, orange juice, whole-grain oats, or non-fat yogurt.
You can even add supplements, like protein powder, collagen peptides, or probiotics.
The ingredients list here is so simple. It’s made with frozen banana slices, pineapple and mango chunks, greens (you can use spinach or kale), and coconut water.
I highly recommend using frozen fruit for your smoothie. It creates the perfect thick and icy consistency. It’s just not quite the same with fresh fruits.
Personally, I like to use spinach, kale, or a mixture of both. Other greens you can try are chard and collard greens, but those tend to taste more bitter.
Yes, this green smoothie recipe is definitely healthy! There’s nothing added to it besides fruit, greens, and coconut water, so you know it’s nutritious. This is one of the reasons I love making smoothies at home, because I know exactly what’s in them. No added sugars or surprise ingredients.
This green smoothie is a great light yet filling breakfast all on its own. For days when you need a little extra boost, pair it with some chocolate chia pudding, PB&J granola parfaits, homemade granola bars, or carrot banana muffins.
Green Smoothie Recipe
- 1 cup fresh or frozen banana slices
- ½ cup frozen pineapple chunks
- ½ cup frozen mango chunks
- 1 cup spinach or kale packed
- 1 cup coconut water
- Add all of the ingredients to a high-powered blender and blend until smooth, about 1 minute.1 cup fresh or frozen banana slices, ½ cup frozen pineapple chunks, ½ cup frozen mango chunks, 1 cup spinach or kale, 1 cup coconut water
- Serve immediately.
- Optional Add-Ins: Flax seeds, Chia seeds, Protein Powder, or Greek Yogurt.
- This recipe can easily be doubled or tripled depending on how many servings you would like to make.
- Using frozen fruit is key in a great smoothie– it helps create that delicious thick consistency.
- To make a smoothie bowl, reduce the coconut water to ½ cup and top with your desired toppings (fresh pineapple, banana, coconut, and chia seeds are great options).