A beginner-friendly creamy dreamy green smoothie, so delicious and full of fruity tropical flavors that you won’t believe there are greens in it.
When I started my blog, I baked so many sweets, and it’s hard to imagine dieting with so much delicious food around. This was made even worse by the fact that I ate a lot (and by a lot I mean most) of it by myself. It seems that my belly isn’t too sensitive to sweets, and is easily able to digest everything I throw at it. That’s why it was time for a little diet, and green smoothies have become part of this diet. They don’t taste like vegetables AT ALL and you won’t even notice they’re there. It’s so delicious and simple, you have no idea. It’s recommended to use 40% greens with 60% fruits when making a green smoothie, so if you use 4 cups of greens, then you’ll need 6 cups of fruit. Simple as that. Plus, you’ll need to add some liquid for texture – milk, almond milk, coconut water, water, etc.
This green smoothie is one of my favorites and uses a combination of tropical flavors such as mango, pineapple, and coconut. I even used papaya once. Today I substituted most of the coconut water with regular water, and it still turned out just as great.
The mango and bananas make this tropical green smoothie super creamy and thick, so there’s no need to use yogurt for texture. That’s also why it’s best to use ripe fruits.
- 2 cups fresh spinach leaves
- 1-2 cups coconut water or water
- 2 bananas
- 1 cup peeled and diced mango
- 1 cup peeled and diced pineapple
- ice cubes
- In a blender, place spinach and 1 cup coconut water. Blend until smooth. Add bananas, mangos, and pineapple and blend until smooth and creamy. Add up to 1 cup more liquid and ice cubes until desired consistency.
- Best to serve immediately, but can be refrigerated for 1 day.
- - Instead of using ice cubes, you can freeze the diced bananas or mangos and add them to the blender frozen.
- - You can substitute the spinach with a combination of your favorite greens such as kale or chard.
- - Canned fruit is fine to use, but it may be higher in sodium and sugar than fresh fruit.