Jan 29, 2017

Tropical Green Smoothie

Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 0 mins
This green smoothie recipe is made with spinach and kale, mango, pineapple, flax seeds and coconut water for a filling breakfast replacement.

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My boyfriend’s mom first started making me this smoothie years ago and now I love drinking it in the morning as a meal replacement for breakfast or a mid-day pick-me-up. It keeps me full and gives me a healthy kick to start the day.

This green smoothie is perfect for the day after binging on fast food fries – you’ve got to have some balance! I made it with some spinach and kale as the base then mix with pineapple, mango, flax seed and coconut water. I topped them with additional flax seeds, unsweetened shredded coconut to make them a little more aesthetically pleasing here.

Tropical Green Smoothie

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Key Ingredients in This Recipe

  • Kale – When I cook with kale I typically remove the tough ribs from the leaves. Since it will be blended there is not need in this recipe. I use a blend of kale and spinach in this recipe.
  • Mango – I like to keep a bag of frozen mango in the freezer for uses like this.
  • Pineapple – While I used fresh pineapple in this recipe you can also use frozen pineapple chunks instead.
  • Flax seeds – Flax seeds provide added protein and improve digestive health.
  • Shredded coconut –  I use unsweetened, shredded coconut in this recipe so the bread isn’t overly sweet. I like the texture it adds to this smoothie.
  • Coconut water – Coconut water is good for hydration and contains plenty of electrolytes.
tropical green smoothie

How to Make a Green Smoothie

  1. Blend ingredients. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until completely smooth.
  2. Serve. Divide between two glasses, top with shredded coconut and serve immediately.
closeup green smoothie

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Tropical Green Smoothie

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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Serves 2

Ingredients:

  • cups chopped frozen mango
  • cups chopped fresh pineapple
  • 1 packed cup baby spinach
  • 1 packed cup kale
  • 1 tablespoon flax seeds
  • 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ cup coconut water
  • 2 teaspoons shredded unsweetened coconut

Instructions:

  • Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until completely smooth.
  • Divide between two glasses, top with shredded coconut and serve immediately.

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