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Island Green Smoothie

This Island Green Smoothie is made with a refreshing blend of tropical frozen fruit, spinach, and coconut milk. One sip and you’ll feel like you’re on a tropical island with palm trees swaying in the wind.

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This is my favorite smoothie.  I’ve been making it for years and years and it only gets better with time.  The combination of sweet spinach pairs perfectly with mango and pineapple for a tropical flavor that will make you think you are sitting on an island.

My Island Green Smoothie is secretly healthy with a handful of fresh greens you will never taste.  You don’t even taste the spinach… you just get all the nutrients and detox qualities of it! It’s vegan, dairy free and filled with vitamins for the greens and vegetables.  It’s the perfect way to start the day whether you are sitting in the mountains or a gorgeous tropical island somewhere.

Close up of health green smoothie with a palm tree straw.

The Best Island Green Smoothie

I firmly believe that drinks (even sparkling water and smoothies) should be enjoyed with umbrellas whenever the blues hit.  I also firmly believe that life is better on an island.  This healthy tropical smoothie celebrates both of those things even from the comfort of home.

The simple fruity taste of my Island Green Smoothie will have you thinking tropical thoughts year-round.  Honestly, it just makes even the cold weather a little bit better.  It only takes a few minutes and a few ingredients to put this classic recipe together.

This smoothie is even a copycat version of the Tropical Island Cafe Detox Island Green Smoothie but without the added sugar.  It’s healthier and even more delicious.  If you want to make a healthy smoothie at home, start here.

 

What is in Island Green Tropical Smoothie?

  • Frozen fruit (pineapples, mangoes, bananas): Frozen fruit guarantees your smoothie will have a nice thick icy texture without having to water it down with ice.
  • Baby spinach: Spinach is rich in vitamins and antioxidants. Its neutral taste makes it the perfect addition to a smoothie!
  • Coconut milk: Coconut milk is rich and creamy and it adds the perfect amount of coconut flavor to this tropical-inspired smoothie.

How to Make Island Green Tropical Smoothie…

  1. Add frozen fruit to blender.
  2. Add a handful of spinach and a splash of coconut milk.
  3. Blend until well combined.

 

Step by step instructions photo on how to make a Tropical Island Green Smoothie.

Variations and Pro Tips

  • If you want a banana free smoothie substitute extra mango, pineapple or even papaya.
  • I list spinach in the ingredients but you can add any leafy greens to the mix.  If you have kale use a little bit of both.
  • I love using a good high speed blender to make my smoothies.
  • Add some fresh ginger in this to give this smoothie more detox properties.

Are green smoothies healthy?

Whether you add nutrient-rich spinach, kale, or Swiss chard to your smoothie, smoothies are a great way to get a boost of vitamins and minerals.

Can I use almond milk in this smoothie?

I love the flavor that coconut milk adds to this smoothie, but you can certainly use almond milk or another dairy-free alternative.

Can you taste the spinach in this smoothie?

Nope! If you follow the recipe as I’ve written it, you won’t be able to taste the spinach. Spinach has a pretty neutral flavor, especially when combined with the fruit and coconut milk.

Island Green Smoothie with colorful straws and umbrellas.

This Island Green Smoothie is the perfect combination of healthy greens and tropical mango and pineapple.  It’s dreamy, creamy and my all-time favorite healthy smoothies.  Give it a try and let me know what you think.

 

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Island Green Smoothie

Julie Wunder
This Island Green Smoothie is made with a refreshing blend of tropical frozen fruit, spinach, and coconut milk. One sip and you'll feel like you're on a tropical island with palm trees swaying in the wind.
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks, Smoothie
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 124 kcal

Equipment

  • Blender

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup frozen pineapple chunks
  • 1/2 cup frozen mango chunks
  • 1 small frozen banana
  • 1 packed cup baby spinach
  • 3/4 cup coconut milk

Instructions
 

  • Put the pineapple, mango, banana, spinach and coconut milk into a blender and blend until well combined.
  • Serve immediately!

Notes

Use the coconut milk in the refrigerator aisle near the almond milk. I buy the kind that is unsweetened and only 45 calories. With that milk, the smoothie is approximately 125 calories for a small smoothie and 250 for the entire recipe.

Nutrition

Calories: 124kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 1gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 2mgPotassium: 325mgFiber: 3gSugar: 19gVitamin A: 531IUVitamin C: 40mgCalcium: 42mgIron: 1mg
Keyword green smoothie, Island Green Smoothie, Island Smoothie
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By | 2020-08-03T13:58:32-04:00 August 1st, 2020|All Vegetarian, Food, Smoothies & Drinks|23 Comments

23 Comments

  1. Leslie August 4, 2020 at 4:17 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    I love spinach smoothies! The spinach flavor is so mild that you can make it super healthy and they are so versatile! This recipe is great! If I can’t go to an island, I’ll take an Island smoothie!

  2. spinach is my go to as well for adding greens to the smoothie.

  3. Sarah August 4, 2020 at 8:21 am - Reply

    5 stars
    This smoothie is so refreshing and tropical. Can’t wait to make it again for my toddler.

  4. Deborah Brooks August 3, 2020 at 7:08 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    Pineapple and mango are always so good in smoothies! Now to find a tropical island to enjoy this on

  5. Tina Muir February 2, 2015 at 3:57 pm - Reply

    Oooooh lovely, this would make me escape to a tropical place right now, which is great as its so cold outside! Thanks for joining, LOVE your recipes, always feel good ones!

  6. Mary Beth Jackson February 2, 2015 at 3:51 pm - Reply

    I posted my green smoothie today and I am loving it!

  7. Sarah February 2, 2015 at 12:05 pm - Reply

    Love green smoothies and I always think pineapple ones make the prettiest bright green ones! Umbrellas are like sprinkles they add that extra little “fun” element!

  8. Yummy that does look good! Thanks for linking up with us again this week!

    • JulieWunder February 2, 2015 at 3:31 pm - Reply

      Thanks Deborah! My recipe last week was fish so I went hunting to earlier in the month for you 🙂

  9. andrea January 8, 2015 at 11:23 pm - Reply

    I actually just started my green smooth regimen this week! Great minds! It has been so yummy. I’ve also been doing orange smoothies with carrots and other fruit blends. They also turn out tastey! I love knowing that I’m getting nutrition with the veggies.

    • JulieWunder January 11, 2015 at 9:22 am - Reply

      That sounds wonderful!!! I’m going to try to make a orange one next. They just make you feel healthy.

  10. Nicole @ Fitful Focus January 8, 2015 at 12:35 pm - Reply

    yum!! great flavor combo!

  11. Danyelle Musselman January 8, 2015 at 9:29 am - Reply

    Love your smoothie recipes! This sounds so yummy!

  12. Jenny January 8, 2015 at 8:32 am - Reply

    YUM! And you know I love sneaking veggies into a smoothie! I’m all for the umbrellas. 🙂

    • JulieWunder January 11, 2015 at 9:23 am - Reply

      I was pretty sure you would like this! Yay for veggies.

  13. Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie January 8, 2015 at 7:30 am - Reply

    Mmmm I love smoothies! Just not right now haha. I had to go run and get a blanket to put over myself after just looking at the picture of the smoothie ; )

    • JulieWunder January 11, 2015 at 9:24 am - Reply

      Haha! Yeah, sorry about that. Think warm thoughts!!!

  14. Blane Sherer January 8, 2015 at 6:31 am - Reply

    How about the contrast of your Island Smoothie with the artic cold today? If you were still working at WLOS you would have been out in that cold early this morning. I bet you love not having to do that ( smile ).

    • JulieWunder January 11, 2015 at 9:25 am - Reply

      Yeah, I don’t miss going to work in 7 degrees. Or in the ice or snow. AT. All.

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