Healthy Tropical Green Smoothie. I absolutely love making smoothies! They are so easy to make for a busy morning! Plus, you can pack so much nutritional value into just one smoothie! This healthy tropical green smoothie is made with so many good ingredients like greens, banana, and mango!
Want to learn how to make the best smoothies at home? Make sure to read my tutorial on how to make a smoothie at home!
My Healthy Tropical Green Smoothie Recipe is:
- Excellent for weight loss
- High in fiber
- Great for gut health
- Perfect healthy breakfast on the go
Kale vs spinach vs super greens powder?!
I like them all!
But, if you are just easing into the green smoothies, I would start with a mild flavored spinach.
Then transition to super greens powder (or add a scoop with your spinach).
Then graduate to kale!
HEALTHY TROPICAL GREEN SMOOTHIE INGREDIENTS
Pineapple- I like to buy the big bags of frozen pineapple at the store. If you have leftover pineapple though, it is easy to cut up into chunks and freeze for a smoothie later!
Banana- I buy bananas fresh and then let them get really brown at room temperature. The more brown spots bananas have, the sweeter they will be! I freeze them for smoothies by peeling them, then putting them in a big freezer bag and using them frozen. Frozen bananas even work in banana bread.
Mango- I usually buy mangoes frozen from the freezer section too, but this time I had a bunch of fresh mangoes that I peeled, cut, and froze for my smoothies. Make sure you let mangoes soften before you peel and freeze them because if they are still hard they will not be as ripe and sweet.
Spinach- fresh or frozen is fine! I will usually use fresh baby spinach if I have it, but sometimes I buy the frozen bags.
Soy milk- I love using soy milk in place of dairy milk because it still has a lot of nutritional quality to it like protein and calcium. Sometimes I use kefir in my smoothies if I want some extra probiotics for my gut health.
Super foods powders: collagen, prebiotic powder, and super greens powder. These are totally optional but have some extra added health benefits.
Proteins: add one of the following to make your smoothie better for metabolism and weight loss. Protein powder, collagen powder, or plain Greek yogurt.
Fats: add a fat to your smoothie to help with your gut health & hormone balance. 1-2 tablespoons per smoothie is enough: cashew butter, almond butter, flax seed, chia seed, or hemp seed.
TROPICAL GREEN SMOOTHIE BENEFITS
Pineapples are loaded with vitamin C, manganese, fiber, and a powerful disease fighting antioxidant called bromelain.
Bananas are another great source of fiber, along with some potassium, vitamin B6, vitamin C, manganese, copper, and magnesium.
Mangoes contain fiber, vitamin C, copper, folate, vitamin B6, and beta carotene (converted to vitamin A in your body).
Spinach contains a HUGE amount of beta carotene, actually 1 cup is the amount most people need for an entire day! It also has fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K, folic acid, iron, and calcium.
Soy milk is a good plant based milk alternative if you don't drink dairy milk. It has a good amount of protein, calcium, and potassium.
And if you want even more healthy benefits in your tropical green smoothie, add some collagen powder, prebiotic powder, and/or super greens powder!
If you want a super greens smoothie as a meal replacement (like for breakfast on the go) make sure to add a fat and a protein!
TIPS FOR MAKING THE BEST HEALTHY TROPICAL GREEN SMOOTHIE
USE FROZEN FRUIT. Frozen fruit makes an amazing sweet base smoothie flavor.
AND USE FROZEN VEGETABLES. Frozen veggies are great because they add to the cool icy texture.
ADD IN PROTEIN POWDER OR COLLAGEN. For a high protein tropical green protein smoothie that will keep you full for hours, make sure to add protein!
Frequently asked questions about my healthy tropical green smoothie.
HOW DO I MAKE A TROPICAL GREEN PROTEIN SMOOTHIE?
For a smoothie to be a meal replacement, there needs to be sufficient energy, fat, protein, and carbs. Make sure to add at least one of the following: ½ cup plain Greek yogurt (full fat is best for women), 1 scoop of your favorite protein powder, and/ or 1 scoop of collagen powder.
TROPICAL GREEN SMOOTHIE CALORIES?
My tropical green smoothie has 275 calories, which may be more based on what fat and protein you choose to add in. Don't focus too much on calories and focus instead on how nutrient rich it is.
IS IT OK TO DRINK A GREEN SMOOTHIE EVERY DAY?
Yes! And actually it would benefit your health immensely if you drink one every day! Those who are trying to lose weight could drink this as part of a healthy weight loss breakfast.
DO GREEN SMOOTHIES HELP YOU LOSE WEIGHT?
Yes! Green smoothies are high in a number of nutrients, which are important for metabolism. Tropical green smoothies are also high in protein, healthy fat, and fiber, which will keep you full for longer and also support gut health which is key to long term weight loss.
More healthy smoothie recipes you might like:
- Strawberry banana smoothie
- Pina colada smoothie
- Carrot orange smoothie
- Strawberry smoothie with chia pudding
- Pink pitaya smoothie
- 5 smoothies with veggies!
HOW TO MAKE A TROPICAL GREEN SMOOTHIE
In a blender add: ½ cup frozen pineapple chunks, ½ frozen banana, ½ cup frozen mango chunks, 1 cup spinach, 1 ½ cups milk of choice, and the optional powders (collagen powder, prebiotic powder, and super greens powder), protein, and fat.
Pulse your blender until your smoothie is completely smooth and there are no chunks.
Pour into a tall glass and enjoy!
If you're using a hand blender, you don't need to pour it into a glass (obviously). But, I LOVE drinking from mason jars, something about them almost chills the drink. YUM!
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Here is the recipe with all the measurements I used for this smoothie. But, I encourage you to throw in different things and experiment! That is what makes smoothies so versatile and fun!
Healthy Tropical Green Smoothie
- ½ cup frozen pineapple chunks
- ½ frozen banana
- ½ cup frozen mango chunks
- 1 ½ cup milk or kefir I used coconut milk to make it more tropical!
- ½ cup spinach or kale
Healthy fat add-ins:
- 1 tablespoon cashew butter or almond butter
- 1 tbsp hemp seed, flax seed, or chia seed
- In a blender, add ½ cup frozen pineapple chunks, ½ frozen banana, ½ cup frozen mango chunks, 1 ½ cup milk of choice, ½ cup spinach.Also add the 1 scoop collagen powder, 1 scoop prebiotic powder, and 1 scoop super greens powder if you are using those.
- Blend until completely smooth.Pour into a glass and enjoy immediately!