Tropical Island Green Smoothie… The best ever!!
This fresh tropical green smoothie happens to be my favorite, and can be enjoyed with a sprinkle of lime for some tart healthy smoothie goodness!
Some of my summer mornings begin with healthy green smoothies. This fresh tropical Island green smoothie happens to be my favorite, and every now and then I enjoy a big tall mug for breakfast.
This smoothie has easily become a staple at my kitchen table because of how quick it is to rustle up and prepare, and how healthy it is! It’s not unusual for me and my hubby to grab a cup of this early in the morning on our way to work (sometimes even sipping on it as we drive). Hubby, who seems practically immune to brain freezes usually gulps his down in 5 minutes while I tend to savour mine slowly. This tropical inspired island green smoothie includes papayas, honeydew melons, pineapples, spinach and a load of coconut water to complete the island theme. If this does not give you the feeling of sitting on an Island beach sipping some local beverage, it will at least keep you healthy enough to make that happen in real life!
While I used coconut water in this recipe, I have sometimes substituted it for almond milk because of how easy it is to prepare homemade (check out this vegan milk chocolate recipe where I talk more about that) and because of the extra creaminess it adds to the smoothie. I also usually add some yoghurt or some chia seeds if I want a massive burst of proteins and major nutrient boost without the extra calories.
This fresh tropical Island green smoothie happens to be my favorite, and can be enjoyed with a sprinkle of lime for some tart healthy smoothie goodness!
- A handful of frozen cut up papaya
- A handful of frozen cut up honeydew melon
- 2 frozen bananas
- A handful of cut up pineapples my pineapples were not frozen, but feel free to use frozen pineapples
- 2 big handfuls of fresh spinach
- 1 1/2 cups of coconut water
- A couple of lime slices optional
Simply chuck all the ingredients in the blender and blend till smooth.
Serve immediately with a slice of lime on the side.