A lot of my summer mornings begin with a healthy smoothie. This fresh Island green smoothie happens to be my favorite, and since they’re so quick and easy to prepare, you’ll often find me enjoying a big tall mug of this for breakfast or on my way to work! 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 (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 savor mine slowly. This tropical 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 yogurt or some chia seeds if I want a massive burst of proteins and major nutrient boost without the extra calories.
How to Make an Island Green Smoothie
I made my Island green smoothie using a handful of frozen cut up honeydew melon, frozen bananas, cut up fresh pineapples, fresh spinach, coconut water and a couple of lime wedges.
Simply chuck all the ingredients in the blender and blend till smooth.
Serve immediately with a slice of lime on the side.
Island Green Smoothie Recipe
- 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.
Island Green Smoothie NutritionThe estimated calorie count and nutritional information for one serving (meaning a cup out of a total of 4 standard cups ) of this smoothie drink is shown below. Please note that the nutritional information below, including ingredients and calculations is sourced from a third party site and should be considered estimates. Actual nutritional content will depend on the brands used, measuring standards, portion sizes and other factors.
If you would like another healthy drink, why not take a look at my pineapple ginger juice recipe? This natural burst of multivitamins is perfect for the flu season or just a healthy refresher with a touch of spice!